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Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2017: Interview with the Feature Animation Competition Preliminary Selector, Tomoyuki Saito The industry vet shares views on this year’s competition (read ... Continue Reading →
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Clips & Pics: ‘Justice League Action’ Takes a Field Trip April 29

General Zod is at it again, and Earth’s only hope is a bunch of teen heroes — and one alien kitty cat? — in the all-new episode of Warner Bros. Animation’s Justice League ... Continue Reading →
The Star

First Look at the Stars of ‘The Star’ from Sony Pictures Animation

Sony Pictures Animation has revealed four of the key characters from its upcoming fath-and-family film The Star, and announced that triply Emmy winner Patricia Heaton has joined the ... Continue Reading →
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Joanna Priestley to Appear at Stuttgart, British Film Institute

Acclaimed indie animator Joanna Priestley will step away from her Portland, OR home base for a series of international appearances over the first week of May. First, the Stuttgart International ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ben 10’ Universe Expands in Australia & New Zealand

Cartoon Network’s biggest franchise Ben 10 is bringing intergalactic adventure to multiple platforms and into more Australian and New Zealand homes this month through new free-to-air ... Continue Reading →
Droners

Cyber Group, Supamonks & Chouette Make ‘Droners’ Soar on TF1

Droners, a new animated series themed to current tech trends is getting ready to take off on French broadcaster TF1, which has partnered with compatriot producers Cyber Group Studios ... Continue Reading →
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SVA’s Dusty Awards Presenters Announced

Reeves Lehman, chair of the Film and Animation BFA programs at New York’s School of Visual Arts, and award-winning producer Annie Flocco — director of SVA’s 28th Dusty Film ... Continue Reading →
Steven Universe

Clip: ‘Steven Universe’ Returns for 5-Night Event on May 8

Rebecca Sugar’s critically acclaimed fantasy-adventure Steven Universe is returning to Cartoon Network for a five-night run of new episodes, beginning Monday, May 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT ... Continue Reading →
Dogs in a Park

Exclusive: Adult-Targeted ‘Dogs in a Park’ Animatic

You’ll never be able to look at man’s best friend the same way again after encountering the foul-mouthed comedic canines of Dogs in a Park — a short-form animated series aimed ... Continue Reading →
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Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner to Play Pumbaa and Timon in ‘Lion King’ Jon Favreau’s live-action revamp of the iconic Disney animated feature also stars Donald Glover as “Simba” ... Continue Reading →
Sunny Bunnies

Media IM Appoints Evolution as NorAm Partner for ‘Sunny Bunnies’

London-based animation & family entertainment distributor Media I.M. has tapped Evolution to exclusively represent the North American licensing, merchandising and promotions rights ... Continue Reading →
Cars 3

Disney-Pixar Revs Up New ‘Cars 3’ Trailer

A brand-new trailer for Disney-Pixar’s mile-a-minute sequel Cars 3 is burning rubber across the ‘net, giving fans a taste of Lightning McQueen’s latest adventure where the stakes ... Continue Reading →
Frozen

‘Frozen 2,’ Marvel & Star Wars Flicks Get Dates from Disney

Walt Disney Studios’ feature release schedule for the next four years has been revealed. On top of 2017’s lineup of titles detailed in January (view here), we finally have debuts ... Continue Reading →
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NAB Show ‘17 Animation Highlights

The NAB confab (www.nabshow.com) is underway in Las Vegas this week. Amid all the crazy new broadcasting tech on display, there’s always a few animation & VFX gems to catch the ... Continue Reading →
Monster High: Electrified

Flaunt Puts New Spark in ‘Monster High: Electrified’

For their latest ghoulish outing, the fierce fashionistas of Monster High have been powered up for the second time by Glasgow-based character development and animation studio Flaunt ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy ‘17 Full Program: 23 Features, 31 TV Titles & More

One of the glittering highlights of the animation events calendar is drawing near, with the 2017 Annecy Festival & Market kicking off in the French Alps from June 12-17. Having ... Continue Reading →
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Bridging the Gap Extends Deadline, Offers Full Scholarships in 2017

International animation lab Bridging the Gap has extended its application deadline to May 1. Feature film and series projects in pre-production, development or production are eligible ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Rangers

Nickelodeon Recruits Genius Brands’ ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has licensed exclusive US and Caribbean Basin broadcast rights for season one of its CG-animated series Rainbow Rangers (52 x 11 min.) to top-rated kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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FMX ’17: AMPAS Prez Cheryl Boone Isaacs, ‘Guardians,’ ‘Ghost’ & ‘Pearl’ Join Lineup

With just a week to go until FMX takes place in Stuttgart (May 2-5), organizers continue to confirm must-see additions across the schedule, including a keynote from Cheryl Boone Isaacs ... Continue Reading →