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Double Negative, Primes Focus World Merge

Prime Focus Limited has announced the merger of its creative services arm Prime Focus World with acclaimed feature film vfx house Double Negative to create a major effects, animation ... Continue Reading →
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Disney TV Animation Starts ‘Pickle & Peanut’

Disney Television Animation has begun production on Pickle & Peanut, a buddy comedy series about two unlikely friends — an emotional pickle and a freewheeling peanut — voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Malaysia-produced ‘Ribbit’ Tops Niagara Fest

Ribbit, a 3D animation comedy/adventure story about a frog with an identity crisis won the Best Family Film Award at its world premiere at Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Offers New Streaming Options

PBS KIDS has announced families now have new ways to stream the tot-friendly programming on more platforms as PBS KIDS launches on Apple TV and the PBS KIDS Video App debuts on Android ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’

Cowabunga, dudes! Fans of the heroes in a half-shell are surely getting ready for the release of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, due in theaters Aug. 8. And now they have ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Ent. Adds to Senior Exec Roster

HIT Entertainment is continuing its expansion efforts with the new appointments of Karen Davidsen as Director of Production – Global Content, Phil Molloy as Senior Creative Manager ... Continue Reading →
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‘Florrie’s Dragons,’ ‘Maya the Bee’ Take Wing for Poland

Studio 100 Media has made sales for two of its key girl-targeted animation properties to Poland. ITI NeoVision S.A. has acquired 78 x 12 episodes of the popular CG revamp of Maya the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Picks Up ‘Camp Lakebottom’ Season 2

9 Story Entertainment has licensed a second 26 x 22 episode season of animated comedy Camp Lakebottom to Disney XD in the U.S. Season two has also been picked up by Disney Channel and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wrinkles’ Gets NYC Opening July 4

GKIDS will be opening a special New York theatrical run for the acclaimed Spanish animated film Wrinkles on July 4 at the IFC Center. This will be followed by a July 15 DVD and digital ... Continue Reading →
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Vishnu Athreya Named VP of Program Scheduling at CN

Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher announced that the channel will be shipping in one of their top programming directors from Hong Kong and installing Vishnu ... Continue Reading →
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Video Releases Complete Trip to ‘The Boondocks’

It’s taken a while, but fans of The Boondocks can finally complete their collections. The Adult Swim series, based on the comic strip created by Aaron McGruder, arrives with two ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Opens Shorts Program to Comic-Con Pitches

Nickelodeon for the first time will hold an open call for original animated projects at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. The network’s animation development ... Continue Reading →
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Rian Johnson Up for Completing New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Another week, another Star Wars director announcement. Rian Johnson is reportedly in talks with Lucasfilm to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. While the news ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Hangs in With Hit Comedies

It was crowded at the top for this weekend’s box office results, with the top three features finishing within $5 million of each other in an overall weak weekend for movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peg,’ ‘Panda,’ ‘Clone’ Top Daytime Creative Emmys

The PBS series Peg+Cat won three awards at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards, including the award for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Meanwhile, DreamWorks/Nickelodeon’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ to Simulcast on Neon Alley, Hulu

VIZ Media will be launching the giddily anticipated (c’mon, you know you’re excited) new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal on Neon Alley and Hulu starting July 5. The rebooted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Wins Critics Choice Animation Award

FX’s mature-auds spy spoof Archer took home the top animation prize at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night. The show, created by Adam Reed (Frisky Dingo) and ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Finds Exclusive U.S. Home on Amazon Prime

Aardman is coming to Amazon. The U.K.-based animation powerhouse has signed a deal for its content to stream exclusively in the United States on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service. The ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer Launches

If the new trailer for Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t whet your appetite for the summer spectacle, we don’t know what will. Destruction, dystopia, ... Continue Reading →