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Pokemon, KidZania Partner for Educational London Studio

The Pokemon Company International has partnered with global entertainment company KidZania which will see a new Pokemon Animation Studio within its London experience facility. KidZania ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood, Gulli Partner on ‘Squish’

Cottonwood Media and Gulli have teamed up to produce Squish (52 x 11), an animated comedy about the secret life of amoebas. The deal is a first collaboration between David Michel’s ... Continue Reading →
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Jackie Chan Returns To Toons with ‘La & Zy’

Jackie Chan is returning to animation with a CGI animated comedy series titled Jackie Chan Presents: The Adventures of La & Zy. The series is being developed as a 104 x 11 min. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Builds on Ratings with New Licensees

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group are expanding their Wild Kratts licensing program based on the hit animated television series. New licensees include In Character (Halloween ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Tops Animation Category at Critics’ Choice Television Awards

The Broadcast TV Journalists Association gathered this weekend to present its TV awards, naming the FX series Archer the Best Animated Series. The fifth annual Critics’ Choice ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Human League Publishes 1st Set of Open Data

The Digital Human League has released the first batch of data in its attempt to overcome the “uncanny valley” effect in creating digital versions of humans. The league is ... Continue Reading →
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Google Sets More Animated Spotlight Stories

Google’s Spotlight Stories project has announced the next wave of mobile-based moviemaking projects, including the next animated short from Patrick Osborne, Oscar-winner for the ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Orders Two Seasons of Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

HBO has forked over for two seasons of a new animated series from Mark and Jay Duplass (Togetherness), titled Animals. The first two episodes screened earlier this year at the Sundance ... Continue Reading →
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Primal Screen Picks Up ‘Maya the Bee’

Studio 100 Film has closed a deal for the German/Australian co-pro Maya the Bee Movie that will bring the CG feature to the U.K. and Scandinavia, thanks to London-based Primal Screen. ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Casts First Flick ‘Henchmen’

Canadian production house Bron Studios has revealed the prime talent it has procured to voice its first-ever animated feature, Henchmen. The film will star James Marsden, Thomas Middleditch, ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Inside Out – Riley’s Memories’

Pixar has unveiled a new clip from Pete Docter’s upcoming journey into the mind, Inside Out (June 19), titled “Riley’s Memories.” Synopsis: Based in Headquarters, the control ... Continue Reading →
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LA Times Reflects on Toon Town Gender Imbalance

The Los Angeles Times reached out to major college-level animation programs to explore the rising tide of women enrolling to study the art form, and the way that hiring in the industry ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Debuts ‘Dr. Dimensionpants’ in U.S.

DHX Media has signed a deal that will see its animated action series Dr. Dimensionpants (26 x 30) premiere in the U.S. through streaming service Hulu. The exclusive debut is set for ... Continue Reading →
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Reubens Honor Animators for ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Garden Wall’

The National Cartoonists Society honored Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore for best feature animation and Patrick McHale of the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for ... Continue Reading →
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Reitman to Adapt ‘Beekle’ For DreamWorks

Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman is stepping from live-action to animation to writer and direct Beekle as a feature for DreamWorks Animation. Beekle is the story of an imaginary ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures 10-Plus Broadcasters for ‘Jungle Bunch’ Season 2

The global success of TAT Productions and Master Films’ The Jungle Bunch franchise has boosted pre-sales for the second season of Jungle Bunch: To the Rescue!. The CG series is created ... Continue Reading →
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Blanca Lista Upped to VP of Features at Henson

Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made by CEO Lisa Henson, to whom Lista will report. “[Blanca’s] ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Snags ‘Gorburger Show’

HBO has placed an order for a TV pilot of The Gorburger Show — the internet talkshow spoof from Funny or Die that blends puppetry and star power. The webseries has enjoyed two ... Continue Reading →
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Production Begins on Stop-Mo ‘Magic Button’

Varna, Bulgaria-based 4 Friends Studio and ZOOM Studio have begun production on a new stop-motion kids’ animated series, The Magic Button, after more than three years in writing/development ... Continue Reading →