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Jazwares Named ‘Chuggington’ Global Master Toy Partner

Leading preschool IP creator Ludou has appointed Jazwares as the new Global Master Toy partner for CG-animated preschool hit Chuggington. Jazwares is one of the top names in toys and ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Funds Community Programs & Events

ASIFA-Hollywood has this year earmarked nearly $150,000 for animation-based programs and events. The budget breakdown includes $15,000 for Community Assistance, $29,000 for Film & ... Continue Reading →
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ThunderCats and the Impact of Japanese Animation on Film Den of Geek‘s Ryan Lambie looks at the 1980s cult classic and its long shadow in popular entertainment. Go Behind the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardian Brothers’ Casts Streep, Brooks, Kidman & Zendaya

The Weinstein Company has announced it is picking up worldwide rights (excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) to Light Chaser Animation’s freshman animated feature The ... Continue Reading →
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Russia Plans Tax Cut for Local Animation Industry The international success of Russian produced toons like the Snow Queen movies, Kikoriki and Masha and the Bear have spurred government ... Continue Reading →
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Eonite Raises Funds to Bring 3D Mapping Tech to VR

Palo Alto-based Eonite Perception has completed a $5.25 million seed round of equity funding from leading Silicon Valley venture capitalists and angels to finance taking Eonite’s ... Continue Reading →
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Interactive Art Gallery to Feature at SIGGRAPH ‘16

A gallery exhibition of highly interactive art from around the world will be a special feature of SIGGRAPH 2016, taking place July 24-28 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Southern ... Continue Reading →
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Lyndsey Gallant Tapped as Creative Director at Guru Arcade

Guru Arcade — the “indie plus” game developer house at Guru Studio on Toronto — has appointed accomplished games artist Lyndsey Gallant as Creative Director. The outfit ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo’ Final Poster Revealed

A finalized poster for LAIKA’s latest animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings has been revealed, with Focus Features set to release the film nationwide on August 19, 2016. The poster ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior EMEA Picks Up ‘Claude’

Disney Junior Europe, Middle East, Africa & Australia/New Zealand has snapped up Claude, a new 52 x 11 animated series from BAFTA-winning and Emmy nominated studio Sixteen South ... Continue Reading →
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Job, Joris & Marieke’s ‘Otto’ Arrives Online

The latest film from Academy Award-nominated Dutch studio Job, Joris & Marieke has arrived online through The New Yorker Screening Room. The heartfelt 10-minute short, Otto, tells ... Continue Reading →
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AmebaTV Puts on Some Glad ‘Raggs’

Leading Canadian kids streaming platform AmebaTV has signed a deal with Blue Socks Media to take on 20-plus episodes of the Emmy-winning live-action and animation preschool series Raggs ... Continue Reading →
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Auctionata Presents ‘Icons of Animation & Illustration’ May 27

Leading online auction house Auctionata will present “Icons of Animation & Illustration” on Friday, May 27, offering an extensive collection of vintage animation art, production ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Celebrates 30 Years with Refreshed Website

VIZ Media, the premiere publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese anime and manga in North America, is proudly marking its 30th Anniversary this summer. While details of exciting ... Continue Reading →
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2016 CalArts Animation Showcases Attract Hundreds

Hundred of CalArts students, faculty and alumni as well as entertainment industry executives convened at two events to screen and celebrate the latest batch of student films from the ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot, per George Lucas’ original vision. Batman: ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman, Ogilvy Tell Stories with Stains in Persil Campaign

Ogilvy in collaboration with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has redefined the product demonstration with innovative content for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. A first of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Premieres in NYC May 6

New York City’s Metrograph cinema will run a week-long premiere engagement for lost Japanese animation treasure Belladonna of Sadness, from May 6 through 12. The newly restored 1973 ... Continue Reading →
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Albino Fawn Teases Hybrid Pic ‘Apocalypsis: Theosis’

Albino Fawn Productions, known for its experimental independent film and animation projects, has released a new teaser trailer for its new live-action/animation feature project, Apocalypsis: ... Continue Reading →