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SOVAS Announces 2017 Voice Arts Awards Nominees

The Society of Voice Arts & Sciences has announced the nominees for its 2017 Annual Voice Arts Awards, celebrating top talent across the voiceover industry. The awards gala will ... Continue Reading →
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Joan Lambur Forms New Prodco with Sinking Ship Ent.

Respected and established producer Joan Lambur is launching a new production company, Lambur Productions, with Sinking Ship Entertainment (Dino Dana, Annedroids) taking a minority interest. ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vets Form VFX Company Kevin

A trio of visual effects and production pros, Tim Davies, Sue Troyan and Darcy Parsons have teamed up to launch a new LA-based VFX commercial company with a friendly shingle: Kevin. ... Continue Reading →
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Marni Shulman Tapped as SVP & GM for WOW! Unlimited Media

WOW! Unlimited Media has appointed Marni Shulman as Senior Vice President and General Manager, tasked with overseeing the launch of WOW!’s new multiplatform kids and youth brand ... Continue Reading →
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Rediscovering Oswald

Like many in the animation industry, I was very aware that Oswald the Lucky Rabbit was an early and popular animated character that ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Launches Original Comedy Toon Platform AardBoiled

The Academy Award-winning UK studio Aardman has launched a new online outlet for original, offbeat animated comedy creators: AardBoiled. The new YouTube hub builds on the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Debuts Kid Genius Cartoons Plus! on Amazon Channels

Starting Thursday, Sept. 28, Amazon Prime members can add a new premium streaming channel full of family-friendly “Content with a Purpose,” as Genius Brands International ... Continue Reading →
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New Deals for Industrial Bros. & Jim Henson’s ‘Dot.’

The Jim Henson Company has secured several new linear broadcast deals around the world for tech-savvy kids’ animated series Dot. (52 x 11 min.), based on the picture book by Randi ... Continue Reading →
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Manchester Animation Fest Reveals 2017 Program

The Manchester Animation Festival returns to the city’s HOME venue for the third year in a row November 14-16, 2017, bringing a three-day celebration of the best and brightest ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Cartoons Bringing ‘Last Kids on Earth’ to TV

Thunderbird Entertainment announces that its animation studio, Atomic Cartoons (Beat Bugs, Little Charmers, Rocket Monkeys), has optioned the TV adaptation rights to Max Brallier’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya the Bee’ Phallus Saga Gets a Rise Out of Netizens

Entertainment news watchers were kept busy with unusual headlines the past few days, as the internet was buzzing with reports that an episode of animated children’s series Maya ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘SpongeBob’ Stop-Mo Special Premieres Friday the 13th

Nickelodeon has unwrapped a tasty treat fans, revealing that the previously announced stop-motion animated Halloween special SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Clocks Major Renewal Orders

Kids’ entertainment leaders Guru Studio and Jetpack Distribution has scored two key broadcast deals for the third series of its global hit preschool show Justin Time, called Justin ... Continue Reading →
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TV PinGuim Opens US Office in Miami

Leading Latin American animation company TV PinGuim has announced last week the opening of a US office in Miami, Florida. The Brazilian toon shop will use this new outpost as the administrative ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Doffs ‘Cat in the Hat’ & ‘Doki’ for China’s iQiYi

Leading kids’ content producer-distributor Portfolio Entertainment has inked its first-ever deal with China’s iQiYi Kids VOD platform, which will bring 86 half-hours of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ugly’ and ‘Night Is Short’ Win Grand Prizes at Ottawa

The 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped this weekend with the announcement of this year’s Official Competition winners. This year’s festival received 1,992 ... Continue Reading →
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Telus Storyhive Team Wins TAC’s Pitch This! Competition

The team of Denver Jackson and Alain Williams won the Pitch This! Competition at the Ottawa International Animation Festival’s TAC with their pitch for the 13 x 22 min. series Somnius. ... Continue Reading →
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Pushing Real Diversity in Kids’ Toons: Chris Nee and Jennifer Oxley in Conversation at TAC

One of the highlights of this year’s TAC conference in Ottawa was an inspiring panel featuring two highly regarded TV animation creators: Chris Nee (Doc McStuffins, Vampirina) and ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Questions for Niki Lindroth von Bahr

It’s been a great year for Swedish artist Niki Lindroth von Bahr. Her brilliant musical short The Burden, which featured singing and dancing animals fighting existential despair in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Trollhunters’ S2 Recruits Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley

Netflix has announced three stellar additions to the voice cast for season two of DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro. Accomplished voice actor and Star Wars hero Mark ... Continue Reading →