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Nucco Brain Unveils ‘Living with a Dragon’ at Cartoon Forum

Nucco Brain, a studio with offices in London, Milan and Rio de Janeiro, is dipping its toes in the IP pond by unveiling a new preschool-targeted animated series at Cartoon Forum. Nucco ... Continue Reading →
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ZDF Secures Global Sales for ‘Q Pootle 5′

ZDF Enterprises will be sending Snapper Productions’ Q Pootle Five (52 x 11) rocketing around the globe with new acquisitions by CBeebies Africa, Ketnet (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Picks Up ‘Horrid Henry’ for APAC

Zodiak Kids has announced a new deal for Novel Entertainment’s animated kids’ series Horrid Henry, which sees the popular 2D show licensed by Cartoon Network for their APAC ... Continue Reading →
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Review: ‘Hal – The Movie’

Hal – The Movie Funimation: $29.98, DVD/Blu-ray combo pack The popular new mini-feature Hal plays like cross between the live-action film Her and a three-hanky weeper from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Plug-In Sells ‘Tee and Mo’ Series to CBeebies

Plug-in Media’s has placed its animated series Tee and Mo with CBeebies in the U.K., securing a 50 x 7 min. series order. The channel has also committed to expanding the brand’s ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Exec Efergan Engages Kids with Toons, Games

Animation is one of the many modern arts requiring both creative vision and technical skills. And as those technical skills have become increasingly more technical, involving a deeper ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Suits Up in Second Trailer

Disney has unveiled the second official trailer for its upcoming animated Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6, out November 7. The new spot gives more insight into the origins of the soft-body ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Fiction Opens Montreal Studio

Award-winning visual effects studio Atomic Fiction has announced the opening of a new flagship facility in Montreal. The location’s first project is Robert Zemeckis’ The ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Become Discovery Family Oct. 13

It’s official — TV network The Hub will transform into Discovery Family effective Oct. 13. According to Discovery, the network will broaden its programming focus to serve families ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Vet Arthur Sheriff Tapped by Triggerfish

Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation has appointed Arthur Sheriff as an advisor to the company. Based in London, Sheriff has many years of experience in the film industry as a marketing ... Continue Reading →
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When the Studios Saw Red

These days, it’s difficult not to wander into a social-media argument over unions, with organized labor having become just one more political wedge issue. But as anyone familiar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Gets ‘Lost’ with Damon Lindelof

It’s been more than four years since Lost, one of the most successful and popular TV series of the 21st century, ended its six-season run. But one series on TV isn’t afraid ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya’ Opens October 17

GKIDS has announced it will release Studio Ghibli’s latest feature animation The Tale of the Princess Kaguya in theaters in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto on October 17 — ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite, Comic Animations Enter Feature Toon Market

Cinesite and 3QU Media have announced a major deal which will bring Cinesite into the family feature animation realm, with the first project — Charming — on deck. 3QU Media ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Scott Scripts ‘Zeth & Zuna’ Pilot for Hello Horizon

The new U.K.-based production company Hello Horizon is ready to take its first series to market at MIPCOM: a 3D animated kids series titled Zeth & Zuna, the pilot for which was ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Inks Two Series Deal with Discovery Kids Asia

Genius Brands International has licensed two of its animated kids’ series — Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab and Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club — ... Continue Reading →