Dan Efergan

Aardman Exec Efergan Engages Kids with Toons, Games

Animation is one of the many modern arts requiring both creative vision and technical skills. And as those technical skills have become increasingly more technical, involving a deeper ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Suits Up in Second Trailer

Disney has unveiled the second official trailer for its upcoming animated Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6, out November 7. The new spot gives more insight into the origins of the soft-body ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Fiction Opens Montreal Studio

Award-winning visual effects studio Atomic Fiction has announced the opening of a new flagship facility in Montreal. The location’s first project is Robert Zemeckis’ The ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Become Discovery Family Oct. 13

It’s official — TV network The Hub will transform into Discovery Family effective Oct. 13. According to Discovery, the network will broaden its programming focus to serve families ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Vet Arthur Sheriff Tapped by Triggerfish

Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation has appointed Arthur Sheriff as an advisor to the company. Based in London, Sheriff has many years of experience in the film industry as a marketing ... Continue Reading →
Bill Hurtz

When the Studios Saw Red

These days, it’s difficult not to wander into a social-media argument over unions, with organized labor having become just one more political wedge issue. But as anyone familiar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Gets ‘Lost’ with Damon Lindelof

It’s been more than four years since Lost, one of the most successful and popular TV series of the 21st century, ended its six-season run. But one series on TV isn’t afraid ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya’ Opens October 17

GKIDS has announced it will release Studio Ghibli’s latest feature animation The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto on October 17 — ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite, Comic Animations Enter Feature Toon Market

Cinesite and 3QU Media have announced a major deal which will bring Cinesite into the family feature animation realm, with the first project — Charming — on deck. 3QU Media ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Scott Scripts ‘Zeth & Zuna’ Pilot for Hello Horizon

The new U.K.-based production company Hello Horizon is ready to take its first series to market at MIPCOM: a 3D animated kids series titled Zeth & Zuna, the pilot for which was ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Inks Two Series Deal with Discovery Kids Asia

Genius Brands International has licensed two of its animated kids’ series — Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club — ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Picks Global Shorts Finalists

Nickelodeon has whittled the nearly 600 submissions from around the world for its 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program down to eight finalists. This is only the second year that international ... Continue Reading →
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J.J. Abrams to Receive VES Visionary Award

J.J. Abrams will receive the Visual Effects Society’s Visionary Award in recognition of his contributions to filmed entertainment. The award will be presented at the 13th Annual ... Continue Reading →
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Pickups and Premieres: Poppy Cat, Octonauts, Regular Show, Black Dynamite, Slugterra

It’s fall TV season time, which means there’s plenty of premieres and pickups for animated series aimed at both young and old. Here’s the latest: Nerd Corps Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Partners with Imagination Movers Act

9 Story Entertainment has entered into a development deal with award-winning musical act Imagination Movers. The kid-friendly rockers have previously starred in Disney Junior’s ... Continue Reading →
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Victory Arts, TVO Developing ‘Air Crafters’

Victory Arts has signed a development deal with Canada’s TVO for a new animated preschool series, Air Crafters (52 x 11 mins). Created by Tero Hollo, founder and director of creative ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya’ Tops Fantastic Fest Winners

Fantastic Fest in Austin, Texas has declared Studio Ghibli’s animated feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya — directed by Isao Takahata — to be the audience-voted top ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ Plays Hardball with Redskins

In accordance with its proud tradition of mercilessly tackling the hot-button issues of the day, a new promo for season 18 of Comedy Central’s South Park (premiering September ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Missing Scarf’ Arrives Online Sept. 29

One of the year’s most successful short films will be available for online viewing next week as Shortoftheweek.com prepares for the web premiere of Eoin Duffy’s The Missing ... Continue Reading →