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TIFF Kids to Celebrate 40 Years of Aardman Animations

The TIFF Kids International Film Festival, taking place in Toronto April 8-24, is planning a special 40th-anniversary program to celebrate the achievements of Aardman Animations. The ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Paul DeBenedittis Talks Programming Remit SVP of programming strategy for Disney Channels Worldwide talks kids entertainment trends. Japan MIPCOM 2016 Country of Honor Reed ... Continue Reading →
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Tarek Mounir Promoted to VP & GM for Mediterranean Turner

Turner EMEA has announced that Tarek Mounir has been promoted to the post of Vice President and General Manager for Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, Greece & Cyprus. Mounir will ... Continue Reading →
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Animortal Kicks Off ‘Chuck Steel’ Production

Welsh toon house Animortal Studio announces that production has begun on its feature length, stop-motion animated comedy-action-horror flick Chuck Steel in Night of the Trampires. Spurred ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV 2016 Wrap: Big Euro Pay TVs, High End Drama and Millenials Dominate Trade Fair Pay TV operators and streaming services are ramping up original IP production. Detroit Gets Its ... Continue Reading →
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Digitoonz, Teidees Team for ‘Misha the Purple Cat’

Digitoonz Media & Entertainment has signed a co-production deal with Teidees Audiovisual S.I. and Spain’s TV3 (Televisio De Catalunya) to produce a second season of 2D animated ... Continue Reading →
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BTI Uncovers Asian Voice Talent at Comic World

Localization company BTI Studios took to Comic World Hong Kong in February to uncover the next generation of Asian voiceover artists, as BTI Asia (formerly Medi-Lan) held the first ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Piper’ Prepares to Take Wing

Pixar Animation Studios have revealed a first look at its upcoming CG-animated theatrical short, Piper, which will run in theaters ahead of the long awaited sequel Finding Dory (out ... Continue Reading →
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Destination D: Amazing Adventures Set for November

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club has announced that this year, members are invited to join in a celebration of all things adventurous at Destination D: Amazing Adventures, taking place ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jabu’s Jungle’ Goes into Season 2 Production

South African animation company Pixcomm announces that not only has its unique series project Jabu’s Jungle sold to 22 countries throughout Africa, but the show is currently in production ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ Teaser Arrives

The next phase of Disney’s aggressive plan for Lucasfilm’s iconic franchise is imminent, with a new teaser trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story debuting on Good Morning America ... Continue Reading →
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Funimation Releases Entire Samurai Champloo Series for Free on YouTube NorAm anime giant releases Shinichiro Watanabe’s seminal series to the huddled internet masses. Nick’s Layla ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Kitchent and Famosa’s animated comedy PINY, PinyPon Institute of New York (52 x 11) has been picked up for broadcast in Mexico and Russia. The transmedia property set in an ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Ranked Among Top NorAm Game Schools

Cogswell College has been named one of the top schools in North America to study game design in 2016, according to new rankings from The Princeton Review. The San Jose college ranked ... Continue Reading →
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Mattel Creations Trailers New ‘Thomas & Friends’ Movie at MIPTV

Mattel Creations — the new centralized theatrical, TV and digital content creation company from Mattel, Inc. — gave MIPTV attendees a first look at the newly announced CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Zagreb Announces 2016 Line-Up

Organizers of the 26th edition of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb (taking place June 6-11, 2016) has revealed this year’s official festival lineup, featuring ... Continue Reading →
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Guillermo del Toro to Give Annecy Masterclass

The 2016 Annecy festival and market will welcome a very special guest to the charming French burg this summer, with organizers announcing that award-winning filmmaker and master storyteller ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Is Safe at Home

Star Wars: The Force Awakens arrives on Blu-ray-DVD-Digital HD combo pack this week, allowing millions of the world’s Star Wars fans the chance to begin dedicating its every detail ... Continue Reading →
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‘BFG’ Trailer Gives Tour of Giant Country

Disney has released the latest trailer for Steven Spielberg’s The BFG — arriving in theaters July 1. The new feature adaptation of the Roald Dahl classic is produced by ... Continue Reading →