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‘Home’ Earns $19 Million in Overseas Debut

DreamWorks Animation’s Home had a strong opening overseas with a $19.2 million gross in a handful of markets one week before its United States release. That total included $9.3 ... Continue Reading →
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GDC: Making Money from Free Games, Part 2

This is a continuation of a previous article on one of the hottest topics at GDC 2015: How to earn money from free-to-play games, an increasingly important genre. The two top F2Ps, ... Continue Reading →
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Ireland Honors Four Animation Projects with Stamps

Guess it’s time to find an animation pen pal in Ireland! Ireland has issued a new set of four postage stamps honoring the nation’s most iconic animated projects. The honored ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

It’s coming up quickly, and Paramount has sneaked out an early look at the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, due in theaters July 31. Take a look: The fifth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases ‘Astro Boy Reboot’ Series

As proof that some franchises are perennial, a new TV version of Astro Boy is in the works and an advance trailer of the new series, Astro Boy Reboot, was screened at a convention in ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Night Presents Poland Focus

Cinema Without Borders, East Los Angeles College and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles are planning a World Animation Night Festival on May 7 focused on work from Poland. The program, ... Continue Reading →
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TV Spots Incrementally Tease ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

As the May 1 release nears for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the number of fan-teasing clips showing up is only likely to increase. Example one is this extended TV spot for the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Seth’s Dominion’ Earns Hot Docs Spot

The National Film Board of Canada is sending off eight projects to be featured at the 2015 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, running in Toronto from April 23 to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hero of Color City’ Celebrates National Crayon Day

Exodus Film Group’s CG fantasy adventure Hero of Color City will be returning to theaters to celebrate National Crayon Day — taking place March 31 this year. The charitable ... Continue Reading →
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Multiple Disney Channels Pick Up Go-N’s ‘Zip Zip’

Go-N Productions has signed a raft of deals with Disney Channels in multiple territories for its 52 x 13 animated comedy series Zip Zip, which officially launched at MIP Jr. last October ... Continue Reading →
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Montreal Stop-Motion Fest Calls for Entries

The Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival is returning for a seventh edition this year September 25-27. The call for entries is now open and the festival will accept submissions until ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Deconstruct ‘Big Hero 6’ at April Event

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences will be examining the creative leaps and technical innovations that helped may Disney’s Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6 an Oscar-worthy ... Continue Reading →
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CG Student Awards Calls for Entries

The CG Student Awards, sponsored by Autodesk, has opened the call for entries for the 2015 contest. The event showcases excellence in computer graphics from students and recent graduates ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Introduces Children’s TV Tax Relief Scheme

In a budget announcement by the British Film Commission and Film London today, Chief Executive Adrian Wootton announced that key changes will include a new Children’s Television Tax ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Teases ‘Pixels’

Columbia Pictures has released a teaser for the upcoming action-comedy Pixels, coming to theaters July 24, 2015. The film is directed by Chris Columbus (Percy Jackson: The Lightning ... Continue Reading →
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Three Top Toon Execs Depart Nick

Three top execs exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio last week: Rich Magallanes, senior VP, current series; Jenna Boyd, senior VP, animation development; and Jill Sanford, VP, animation ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Opts for Foundry’s FLIX on ‘Kubo’

Award-winning stop-motion studio LAIKA (The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman, Coraline) has picked London developer The Foundry’s web-based FLIX software solution to aid its pre-production ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Ocelot Gets Animafest Lifetime Award

The council of the 25th Animafest Zagreb will honor French animation master Michel Ocelot with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award at the festival’s official opening ... Continue Reading →
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Karen Vermeulen Named Head of Global Sales & Co-Pros at American Greetings

Zodiak Kids executive Karen Vermeulen is joining up with American Greetings Properties as the new Head of Global Sales and Co-Productions. Vermeulen’s appointment, which she will ... Continue Reading →
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Hamill Joins Forces With Free Comic Book Day

Actor and lifelong comic book fan Mark Hamill has lent his iconic voice to promote this year’s Free Comic Book Day, set for May 2. The prolific voice actor is best known as Luke ... Continue Reading →