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Godzilla Invades the Animated World of Crayon Shin-Chan Toho Studio’s iconic monster makes a guest appearance in one of the oddest animation cross-overs ever. Rajiv Chilaka Talks ... Continue Reading →
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Lionsgate Swoops for Starz in $4.4 Billion Deal LG will make a massive addition to its portfolio (the combined total will surpass 16,000 film and TV titles) with the acquisition, pending ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Games Program Highlights Revealed

SIGGRAPH 2016 has revealed the Games program lineup for this year’s “Render the Possibilities” festivities. A fascinating range of talks, course, Real-Time Live! demos and ... Continue Reading →
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Fantoche Animation Fest Receives 1,000+ Entries

Switzerland’s Fantoche International Animation Film Festival has received a total of 1,394 film submissions from 79 different countries — 81 of which are local productions. ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Prime Strikes Exclusive PBS KIDS Deal

Amazon and PBS Distribution have entered into a multi-year agreement that makes Amazon Prime Video the exclusive premium SVOD home for a broad collection of PBS KIDS series. Prime members ... Continue Reading →
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UWE Students Bring Personal Stories to Life for BBC

BBC World Service has teamed up with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) to animate select audio clips from the service. Students at UWE were presented with 10 one-minute ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vet Heather Walker Buys Yowza! Animation

Heather Walk, executive producer and established industry veteran, has purchased Yowza! Animation from founder Claude Chiasson. Established in 1996, Yowza! has built a reputation on ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Holds Off on Ruling in Sumner Redstone Competency Hearing Viacom and its subsidiaries remain in limbo as Judge George Phelan relends, “Obviously I have a lot of info to digest.” ’Clifford ... Continue Reading →
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Eleven Arts, Toei Announce One-Night ‘Digimon’ Movie Event

L.A. based distributor Eleven Arts and Toei Animation announce that they will release the English-language version of feature-length anime Digimon Adventure tri. – Chapter 1: ... Continue Reading →
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Nucleus Exhibit Bids ‘Farewell to the Falls’

To mark the release of Gravity Falls: Journal #3 (out from Disney Press on July 26) and the closing of the acclaimed Gravity Falls animated television series, creator Alex Hirsch along ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Debuts ‘Tip & Oh,’ More ‘Puss’ on Netflix in July

July marks the arrival of an all-new Netflix original series from DreamWorks Animation — the out-of-this-world buddy comedy Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh — as well ... Continue Reading →
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‘Splash and Bubbles’ to Be MIPJunior World Premiere Screening

MIPJunior organizers have announced that The Jim Henson Company and Herschend Enterprises series Splash and Bubbles will receive a World Premiere TV Screening at the 2016 event — ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Sets Key Awards Season Dates

The Academy and the ABC Television Network today announced key dates for the 89th Oscars, taking place Sunday, February 26, 2017 and airing live on ABC. The 2016 Academy Awards season ... Continue Reading →
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Dan Meth Named Artist-in-Residence at KLIK!

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival has named award-winning cartoonist and animation director Dan Meth as its artist-in-residence for 2016. In this solemn duty, Meth will create animations ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Brings MST3K, Power Rangers, Ladybug and Lovecraft to CCI

Shout! Factory returns to the showfloor at San Diego Comic-Con this year with a dynamic lineup of pop-culture panels, signings, new home entertainment products, CCI exclusives and fun ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Returns in 2018

Disney Animation has announced that an all-new adventure in the arcade is coming March 9, 2018 in an untitled sequel to the Oscar-nominated feature Wreck-It Ralph. Stars John C. Reilly ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Studios Presents First-Ever Animation Jam

Cartoon Network is inviting college undergrads from across the country to create original, 15-second animated shorts inspired by the immersive world of O.K. KO! Let’s Be Heroes during ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation’s Katzenberg Sued for Comcast Merger ‘Side Deal’ A class-action complaint filed in Delaware by a minority shareholder alleges the Comcast merger is worth ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supe Eric Gambini, Two More Join FuseFX

FuseFX Vancouver announces the arrival of fresh talent to its ranks, with VFX Supervisor Eric Gambini coming on board along with VFX Producer Graeme Marshall and CG Supervisor Adam ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Invites the ‘90s to Comic-Con

Nickelodeon and its library programming block The Splat are opening the vaults for a slime-tastic, immersive experience at Comic-Con International in San Diego (July 21-14). Based out ... Continue Reading →