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Cake Inks ‘Angry Birds’ Deal with Rovio

CAKE has entered a distribution deal with Rovio Entertainment to represent its slate of animated content based on the popular Angry Birds brand. Under the agreement, CAKE will rep the ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Clip and App Launch

In anticipation of the theatrical launch of Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep Movie on August 7, the flock has put together a charming new featurette introducing its littlest, most ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Beams Down ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

Comedy Central is expanding its animation selection by greenlighting a spinoff of the toon incubator TripTank, titled Jeff and Some Aliens. The series is exec produced and created by ... Continue Reading →
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Brothers Chaps Shorts Launch on XD Platforms

The Brothers Chaps, a.k.a. Mike and Matt Chapman, a.k.a. the intrepid webtoon pioneers behind the hugely popular Homestar Runner, will present an eclectic new series of 40 original ... Continue Reading →
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Only Days Left for Animation Summit Early Bird Tickets

It’s time to grab tickets for the 2015 World Animation and VFX Summit, as early bird ticket rates end June 30th. Purchase tickets through animag.eventbrite.com and join some of ... Continue Reading →
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80 New Projects Slated for Cartoon Forum

More than 80 new animated TV projects from across Europe are to be presented at the 26th edition of Cartoon Forum, set for Sept. 15-18 in Toulouse, France. More than 150 projects were ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Dials Up ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ Series

Disney XD has picked up the United States broadcast rights to 26 half-hours of Yo-Kai Watch from Dentsu Entertainment USA and Level-5, Inc. The show will begin airing later this year. Based ... Continue Reading →
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‘All Creatures Big and Small’ Gets Google Play Debut

Entertainment One announces that the CG animated family adventure All Creatures Big and Small — which has also made the news under the title Ooops! Noah Is Gone or Two by Two ... Continue Reading →
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Lawless, Mondo Team Up for ‘Duckport’

San Diego-based Lawless Entertainment has partnered up with Italian producer Mondo TV to co-produce and distribute a new 2D HD animated series based on the Adventures in Duckport characters ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Holland Cast as Next Spider-Man

Nineteen-year-old English actor Tom Holland has been cast as the lead in Sony’s next Spider-Man feature film, due in theaters July 28, 2017. The new feature will be a stand-along ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Animago Extends Deadline to July 20

Organizers of the Munich/Potsdam-based CG animation and vfx Animago Award & Conference (October 15-16) have extended the submission deadline for the 2015 competition until July ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Racks Up Eastern Europe Sales

9 Story Media Group has secured a raft of sales for its kids and family content across Eastern Europe. In Poland, Telewizja Polska has picked up season 1 of Peg + Cat (80 x 12), Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Signs 77 New Channels

Channel Frederator Network is continuing its steady takeover of the digital animation distribution sphere by signing on 77 new channels in May, including HBruna and KawaiiPiranha. Frederator ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Pig Goat Banana Cricket’ Premieres July 18

Independent comic-book collaborators Dave Cooper and Johnny Ryan have teamed up to create and co-executive produce Pig Goat Banana Cricket, a new comedy series for kids debuting July ... Continue Reading →
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‘April,’ ‘Cosmos’ Top Annecy Awards

Another Annecy festival is in the books, with the announcement of the awards for the 2015 edition of the animation festival in France. The feature film April and the Extraordinary World ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Opens to $91M, 2nd to ‘Jurassic’ Juggernaut

It’s rare that a Pixar film doesn’t open atop the weekend box office rankings, but Jurassic World is shaping up to be a rare phenomenon. Inside Out exceeded expectations ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’

The first trailer has been rolled out for DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 3. Returning voice cast members include Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases New ‘Dragons’ Series, Debuting June 26 on Netflix

The Dragons are back, and they’re coming exclusively to Netflix. DreamWorks Dragons: Race to the Edge is a new series that will premiere June 26 with 13 full episodes that follow ... Continue Reading →
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E3 2015: The Excitement is Back!

Long ago, in ancient history (about 2005), E3 was the hottest show of the year, with more than 70,000 attendees, giant industry “islands” and lots of buzz and press coverage. Sometime ... Continue Reading →