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APD to Qualify 3 Projects for Cartoon Forum

Three of the presented series at the Animation Production Day — hosted by the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX — will qualify directly for participation in Cartoon Forum. The ... Continue Reading →
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Demi Lovato to Voice Lead in ‘Charming’

Singer, songwriter and actress Demi Lovato will voice the female lead Lenore in the 3QU Media animated feature film production of Charming. Lovato also will executive produce the film’s ... Continue Reading →
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CN Adds 3 New Series, Events, Returning Shows for 2015-16

Cartoon Network unveiled its 2015-16 programming lineup, adding three new animated series as well as several special events and acquired series. New original programs include: We Bare ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Animating ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International has partnered with Penguin Young Readers and author/illustrator Anna Dewdney to lead the worldwide expansion of Dewdney’s New York Times bestselling and ... Continue Reading →
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France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Mark Simon’s ‘The Key’ Wins Telly Award

Florida-based animator Mark Simon was honored with a 2015 Telly Award for his Toon Boom Animation showpiece, The Key. Nearly 12,000 entries from across the States and numerous foreign ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Scores Multi-Year Deal with Reel FX

Reel FX Animation Studios, producers of the acclaimed CG feature The Book of Life, has entered the film’s writer and director Jorge R. Gutierrez into a multi-picture deal. The first ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Kitchent, Famosa Adapting ‘Pinypon’

Spanish toy company Famosa has teamed up with Anima Kitchent — the Spanish offshoot of Mexico’s Anima Estudios and part of the management team of Vodka Capital — to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Fifth ‘Pirates’ Film Kicks Off Production

Disney and Jerry Bruckheimer Films have commenced production for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales on location in Australia. The fifth film in the $3.7 billion-grossing ... Continue Reading →
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Jetpack Nabs ‘Moe Show’ Rights

U.K.-based Jetpack Distribution has inked deals with leading producer Pop-Up Workshop for exclusive, global distribution rights to kids’ series The Moe Show. The series is already ... Continue Reading →
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‘Waybuloo’ Coming to China

Zodiak Kids announces that CBeebies favorite Waybuloo will have its debut in China next month, with CCTV acquiring the full 150 x 19 series package for its kids’ channel CCTV-14. ... Continue Reading →
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Superights Picks Up ‘Story Time,’ ‘Will’

Superights Kids & Family Entertainment will be heading to the Kidscreen event with two new animated series in their catalog: Story Time and Will. Story Time (13 x 13) collects little-known ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kaguya,’ Season 4 of ‘Thrones’ Arrive on Video

Valentine’s Day was last weekend, but your love of animation can continue this week with the release of Oscar-nominated The Tale of the Princess Kaguya and season four of Game ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Sets Broadcast, Licensing Deals for ‘Doozers’

The Jim Henson Company has licensed the CG-animated preschool series Doozers to leading media partners around the world. Additionally, licensing agents have been appointed in key global ... Continue Reading →
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Inaugural Animate Dubai Fest Set for April

As part of Dubai Art Season, the Arabian Gulf region will see the launch of its first annual, international animated film festival: Animate Dubai, kicking off April 22-25. The organizers ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer McCann Named Development Director at 9 Story

9 Story Media Group has appointed Jennifer McCann to the position of Director of Development. In the new role, she will be responsible for sourcing and developing animated and live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Framestore Grows London Ad Team

Framestore has augmented its advertising production team by taking on three new talents for the London Integrating Advertising department. Senior Producer Anna MacDonald, Senior VFX ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: eOne, ‘Powerpuff’ Toys, ‘G-Fighters’ and More

Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed VP creative affairs for eOne Family, effective March 2. Based in Toronto, Reinseth will lead creative affairs for eOne Family and oversee linear ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kingsman,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Hold Up Under ‘Grey’

You might think from all the hubbub that Fifty Shades of Grey was the only movie to do well at the box office this weekend. But it was also a strong weekend for the indie comic-book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Wins WGA Award for ‘Brick Like Me’

There was only one award for animation at the WGA Awards this weekend, and it followed the odds and went to The Simpsons. The beloved and long-running Fox animated series earned four ... Continue Reading →