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Wow! Unlimited Inks Strategic Pact with Bell Media

Canadian kids’ entertainment company Wow! Unlimited Media and Bell Media have struck a deal that will bring Wow! programming to Bell channels in exchange for equity in the production ... Continue Reading →
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2017 Asian Animation Summit Returns to ‘Straya

The sixth annual Asian Animation Summit will see the co-production promotion event return to Brisbane, Australia from November 29 to December 1 this year. Organizers expect some 250 ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Looks to the Future with Academic Partnerships

Women in Animation has announced a first round of academic partnerships to encourage the next generation of animation professionals to engage with its network of support. New York’s ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Serves Up Kids Original ‘Danger & Eggs’ June 30

Some fresh high-energy adventure is coming to streaming to Amazon Prime Video viewers in the US and UK with the launch of Amazon Original Kids Series Danger & Eggs set for June ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Pulled into Michelle Cuevas’ ‘Black Hole’

Fox Animation has picked up adaptation rights to forthcoming middle grade book The Care and Feeding of a Pet Black Hole, Deadline reports. The book is coming this September from Dial ... Continue Reading →
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Not to Scale Signs Oscar Winner John Kahrs

Commercial production company Not To Scale have signed Academy Award-winning director John Kahrs, who will join its newly opened Los Angeles studio for exclusive commercial representation. ... Continue Reading →
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Laura Laas Appointed VP Animation TV Sales at Gaumont

LA- and Paris-based entertainment mainstay Gaumont has appointed Laura Laas as Vice President, International TV Sales, Animation. Charged with selling the company’s TV toon slate ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Names First 2017 Speakers

Registration is now open for the 2017 VIEW Conference (www.viewconference.it) — Italy’s premiere computer graphics, digital media and games confab. The 18th edition will ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Taps New Distribution Partners for ‘Tall Tales’

Following a productive Cannes film market, international brand manager PGS has lined up a raft of top distribution partners for the upcoming animated feature Tall Tales from the Magical ... Continue Reading →
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GLAS Presents Georges Schwizgebel Retrospective Swiss indie animation legend (and this year’s Annecy Honorary Cristal recipient) will be celebrated with a special screening and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mush-Mush and the Mushables’ CG Series in Development

France’s La Cabane Productions and Belgium’s Thuristar are planning to put the “fun” in “fungi” with a new CG animated comedy-adventure, Mush-Mush ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: Meet Disney-Pixar’s ‘Coco’ Character Family

Disney-Pixar has revealed the character and voice talent lineup for its November 22 release Coco, featuring an all-Latino cast bringing to life a multi-generational family tale. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Studio PHD Launches in Los Angeles

A new creative collective called PHD has opened its doors in Los Angeles, led by visual effects industry veterans John Hughes (co-founder, Rhythm & Hues) and Helena Packer (VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Sallis, Voice of Aardman’s ‘Wallace,’ Dies Age 96

British actor Peter Sallis, a prolific performer who provided the voice of Wallace for Aardman Animations’ popular Wallace & Gromit franchise, died in his home at Denville ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz & ReachMe.TV Launch Kids’ Entertainment Channel

International animation and entertainment company Toonz Media Group, based at India’s Technopark, and Hollywood-based mobile entertainment network ReachMe.TV, announce the launch ... Continue Reading →
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TF1 Tapped to Rep ‘Monchhichi’ Toy & Animation Brand

TF1 Licenses has been named licensing partner for collectible, cuddly toy brand Monchhichi, which will make a fresh 3D animated debut on TFOU this year thanks to production house Technicolor ... Continue Reading →
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Unreal Announces Return of E3 Awards, $275K in Dev Grants

The dynamos behind Epic Games’ Unreal Engine are keeping quite busy, announcing the return of the Unreal E3 Awards to the LA gaming extravaganza (June 13-15), as well as the awarding ... Continue Reading →
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Go Behind the Scenes of ‘American Gods’ Stunning Animation Sequence The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s widely acclaimed modern myth recently featured a haunting ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Plans ‘Totoro’ Theme Park to Open in 2020

Acclaimed animation house Studio Ghibli is planning a theme park dedicated to one of co-founder Hayao Miyazaki’s most beloved films, My Neighbor Totoro. Dubbed “Ghibli Park” ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek: Steve Buscemi, Joe Pantoliano Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Bikini Bottom’s favorite comedy foil and perpetual driving student gets up to some mistaken aiding and abetting in an all-new episode of SpongeBob SquarePants, “The Getaway,” ... Continue Reading →