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T Brand Studio Opens Call for Selects 2017

T Brand Studio, the brand marketing unit of The New York Times, is seeking animators for its 2017 Selects program, which offers creative professionals the chance to work with the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Upfronts: New ‘Henry Danger’ & ‘TMNT’ Toons

Top kids’ network Nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in New York on Thursday, full of exciting announcements on the animation and broader content front, and punctuated ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Disney XD’s ‘DuckTales’ Already Re-Upped for Season 2

Oh boy! Ahead of the highly anticipated summer premiere of the all-new modern take on classic cartoon DuckTales, Disney XD has ordered a second season of the animated comedy. To celebrate, ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: New ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ Trailer Chris Pratt unveiled the new spot on Jimmy Kimmel Live Tuesday night, revealing a brand-new character: Star-Lord’s father, ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Programs Get Digital Debut in China on iQIYI

BBC Worldwide last week signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China’s largest online video platform, iQIYI, which will bring nearly 300 hours of preschool content from its CBeebies ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon’ Out March 7

The lovable little spherical stars of Russian animation are rolling onto DVD in North America next week as Shout! Factory Kids releases Kikoriki: Legend of the Golden Dragon, produced ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Vets form Nuttery Ent., Crack First Game

The founders of animation studio Assorted Nuts, Magnus Jansson and Erik Öhrner, have cracked open a new venture with The Nuttery Entertainment — a digital-first studio targeting ... Continue Reading →
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Corel Painter Unveils ‘Epic Character Contest’

Digital art software Corel Painter has debuted an exciting new challenge for comic/manga illustrators, concept artists, animators, and anyone who enjoys crafting amazing character designs ... Continue Reading →
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GKMC in Angouleme Presents International Perspective

Next week, an international consortium of children’s entertainment professionals and analysts will collect in Angoulême, France for the third edition of the Global Kids Media Congress. ... Continue Reading →
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Valerie Meraz Upped to SVP Acquisitions for Turner Nets

Turner announced the promotion of Valerie Meraz to the post of Senior Vice President, Content Acquisitions & Strategy for the broadcasting giant’s entertainment networks. Based ... Continue Reading →
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‘Trolls 2′ Gets 2020 Release Date from Universal

Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation have officially announced a sequel to 2016′s mega-colorful musical comedy Trolls, which will see Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Blasts Off with ‘Spark’ Trailer & Poster

Distributor Open Road Films has released the official trailer and poster for action-packed animated comedy feature Spark: A Space Tail, in theaters April 14. The spot shows off a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Puts Flanders Production in the Spotlight

The Belgian region of Flanders will be a guest of honor at this year’s Cartoon Movie feature animation confab, taking place March 8-10 in Bordeaux, France. About a dozen animation ... Continue Reading →
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CAKE Ready to Launch ‘Space Racers’ Season 2

UK-based kids’ entertainment company CAKE announces the launch of a fresh 40 x 11 second season of award-winning animated preschool series Space Racers. Produced by Space Race ... Continue Reading →
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Hello Kitty Theme Park Taps InstaVR for VR Content

San Francisco-based authoring, publishing and analysis company InstaVR, Inc. has been announced as the virtual reality content producer for the Sanrio Puroland theme park, per a new ... Continue Reading →
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Xsens Launches Indie Program to Bring Mo-Cap to the Masses

Leading 3D motion tracking technology company Xsens announces the Xsens Indie Program, a new initiative designed to democratize the use of professional motion-capture solutions. The ... Continue Reading →
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LEGO, Disney, Spin Master Win Toy of the Year Awards

The 17th Annual Toy of the Year Awards, presented by the Toy Industry Association, have been bestowed on the year’s best toys, games, and more. Among the honorees, animated properties ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – Secret Cargo When a routine refueling mission goes awry, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting Mon Mothma (voiced by Genevieve O’Reilly, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Announces 2017 Tribute Nominees

Organizers of Cartoon Movie — Europe’s premiere animated feature pitching and co-production event — have revealed the finalists for the 2017 Cartoon Tributes honors. ... Continue Reading →
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J.K. Simmons Voices Maestro Mackerel in New ‘SpongeBob’

Oscar-winning actor J.K. Simmons (Whiplash) is taking his first trip to Bikini Bottom for a guest voice star role in SpongeBob SquarePants “Snooze You Lose” — a brand-new ... Continue Reading →