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Word on ‘la Rue’: MIPTV Executive Questions

Find out what’s on the minds of those bustling animation executives racing around the Palais at MIPTV with our annual run down of their musings on the industry, new media and ... Continue Reading →
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Disgusted Animation Exec Brings Nothing to MIPTV Market

After many years of cluttering the market with cheaply produced, nasty-looking animated shows about robots, aliens, baby dolls who look like tiny Parisian hookers and yellow Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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Giving Linus a Break!

The Peanuts gang is back in a new stand-alone DVD special in Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown. It’s not every day that an animator chooses to quit his day job at Pixar ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Adapting ‘Muncle Trogg’ for Big Screen

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired the motion picture rights to Janet Foxley’s prize-winning book Muncle Trogg. The deal was announced by Bob Osher, president of Sony Pictures Digital ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! & FremantleMedia Bring ‘M.A.S.K.’ to Home, Digital

Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) have announced a deal to bring popular ‘80s animated series M.A.S.K. to the home entertainment market. Under the multi-year agreement ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Goes for Laughs at MIPTV

Canada’s Nelvana Enterprises is putting the spotlight on its animated comedies at the MIPTV market next week. Three new toon series Sidekick, Spliced and Scaredy Squirrel will be ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana, Nick Nab ‘Bolts and Blip’

In advance of the MIPTV market in Cannes, ToonBox Entertainment and CJ Entertainment have secured international deals for the Redrover Co. Ltd. & ToonBox animated comedy series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hop’ Leaps into Weekend Box Office Race

Illumination Entertainment’s second feature film, Hop, jumps into theaters this weekend looking for a sweet payoff. The film, which mixes live action and CG animation, is set ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Debuts ‘Zapped!’ Short, YouTube Channel

Rainmaker Entertainment has launched a new channel on YouTube featuring an original animated short feature, Zapped!, starring company mascots Ting and Juma. Check it out at http://www.youtube.com/user/rainmakeranimation. ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Serves ‘Tom & The Slice of Bread … ‘ at MIP-TV

Cake Entertainment has signed on to distribute the kids’ animated series  Tom & The Slice of Bread with Strawberry Jam & Honey and will represent it at the MIP-TV market. Created ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Top Draw’s Wayne Dearing

On the eve of the MIPTV market in France, we caught up with Wayne Dearing, founder and manager of Manila-based Top Draw Animation, one of the world’s leading indie animation production ... Continue Reading →
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Bakery’s Relight to Be Served Fresh at NAB

French 3D CG software company The Bakery has announced that it will unveil its new animation and visual effects lighting and rendering solution Bakery Relight at the upcoming NAB Show, ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Names Sequel ‘Monsters University’

The long-awaited sequel to Pixar’s hit film Monsters, Inc. has a title: Monsters University. Disney confirmed at CinemaCon in Las Vegas both the title and that the new film will ... Continue Reading →
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FX Picks Up Expanded Season 3 for ‘Archer’

FX has renewed the half-hour animated spy spoof comedy series Archer for a third season, The Hollywood Reporter writes. The cable network’s order calls for 16 episodes of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Geronimo Stilton’ Gets New Website, Japan Book Deal

Atlantyca Entertainment is taking its hit animated character Geronimo Stilton into new realms both online and in Japan. First, the Milan-based producer of the seris has announced the ... Continue Reading →
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Tribeca Fest Revives Animated Short Program

The Tribeca Film Festival has announced an animated shorts program — its first in several years. The shorts program, titled All You Can Eat, includes the following films: A Lost ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Hit with Lawsuit Over ‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ License

Yu-Gi-Oh! creators TV Tokyo Corp. and Nihon Ad Systems have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against 4Kids Entertainment and terminated the company’s license for the show, according ... Continue Reading →
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‘Megamind’ Writers Take ‘Penguins’ Back to the Big Screen

The Penguins of Madagascar, having found success as a small-screen spinoff from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar film series, is looking to complete the circle and head back to the ... Continue Reading →
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First Images from Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Surface Online

Brave is Pixar’s major release for 2012, and the first images from the film have been released online at EW.com. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, Brave tells the tale of a princess ... Continue Reading →
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WB Streams ‘Yogi,’ ‘Inception,’ ‘Potter’ on Facebook

Warner Bros. is expanding its experimental Facebook rental program to include five new movies including the hybrid animated feature Yogi Bear. The studio’s digital distribution ... Continue Reading →