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Magic Light Producing ‘The Highway Rat’ for BBC One

Magic Light Pictures — the Oscar nominated and BAFTA award-winning production company behind The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo’s Child and Stick Man — has announced it is crafting ... Continue Reading →
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Stone Newman Expands Role at GBI; Jo Kavanagh-Payne Joins as SVP

Genius Brands International has promoted Stone Newman to President of Global Consumer Products, Worldwide Content Sales & Marketing. This expansion of the executive’s purview ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ollie & Moon Show’ Secures Pan-American Deals

Kids content producer-distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media announced two new pre-sales for animated preschool series The Ollie ... Continue Reading →
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Odin’s Eye & Shout! Ink ‘Kikoriki’ Movies Deal

Odin’s Eye Entertainment and Shout! Factory have entered a multi-picture deal for new animated feature Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon and 2011′s Kikoriki: Team Invincible ... Continue Reading →
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Gust and Toei Reveal ‘Kakuchou Shoujokei Trinary’

The mysterious collaborative property teased last week by Toei Animation and game developer Gust (part of KOEI Tecmo Games) has been revealed in the latest issue of Japan’s Weekly ... Continue Reading →
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KLIK! 2016 Official Selections Revealed

Organizers of KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival — taking place in the Netherlands’ capital October 25-30 — have revealed the official selections for this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Party Down at OIAF’s ‘NIGHTOWL’ Sci-Fi Affair

The Ottawa International Animation Festival turns 40 this year, and joining in the lineup of celebratory events is the just-announced NIGHTOWL party. An “interactive, multi-level ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Greece Picks Up ‘The Mojicons’

Ink Global announces that Nickelodeon will be bringing new animated series The Mojicons to screens across Greece through a deal for the firs 52 x 11 season. The series, from Russian ... Continue Reading →
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Adobe Reveals Video Collaboration, VR and Animation Updates for Creative Cloud Debuting at IBC this week are new team collaboration features, improvements to VR video workflow and updates ... Continue Reading →
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Marza Movie Pipeline Pushes Unity Beyond the Gaming Sphere

With each animated blockbuster release, the boundaries of what is possible in computer graphics is pushed by technical and artistic inches. But behind every moment of on-screen eye ... Continue Reading →
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Clyde Petersen’s Torrey Pines Is a Fascinating Work of Ambient Animation The Seattle animator’s debut feature film is a paper-cut road trip through his childhood experiences with ... Continue Reading →
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New VFX Progression Shots for ‘Jungle Book’ Released

Disney has released a new batch of hi-res progression stills and animated GIFs showing how director Jon Favreau and his innovative virtual production team brought the nearly full CG ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Watch the Magic Come to Life in ‘Kubo’ Time-Lapse

Focus Features and the fastidious, fantastically creative crew at LAIKA have released another gob-smacking glimpse behind the scenes of original stop-motion animated feature Kubo and ... Continue Reading →
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Senua from Ninja Theory to Offer Realtime Virtual Characters

UK-based videogame developer Ninja Theory has launched Senua Studio, a new division specializing in realtime virtual character for stage, film, broadcast, games and VR experiences. Ninja ... Continue Reading →
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ANNY Announces First-Ever “Best of Fest”

Animation Nights New York, a monthly short film screening and networking event coming up on its first anniversary this month, and to celebrate the organizers are planning a two-day ... Continue Reading →
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Chinese Government Probing Comcast’s DreamWorks Acquisition

China will be pursuing an anti-trust investigation into the recent acquisitions of DreamWorks Animation by NBCUniversal parent company Comcast, a spokesman for the Ministry of Commerce ... Continue Reading →
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Marie Congé Appointed GO-N Head of Sales & Business

Paris-based producer and distributor GO-N has appointed Marie Congé as Head of Sales & Business Development. In this newly created role, Congé will develop and implement international ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Festival 40th Anniversary Look-Back: ‘Two Sisters’ Experimental animator Kelly Gallagher (Pen Up the Pigs) discusses the meaning and impact of Caroline Leaf’s ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: ‘Suzy’s Zoo’ Creator Suzy Spafford

As international producer-distributor Mondo TV prepares to reintroduce her delightful characters to young audiences, Suzy Spafford discusses creating Suzy’s Zoo and the new Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Loot Crate Reveals Marvel Collaboration

Leading swag-to-your-door service and fan community platform Loot Crate has announced a collaboration with Marvel to create a new bi-monthly subscription crate. These deliveries will ... Continue Reading →