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Tehran Animation Biennial Sets Dates

Secretary for the 9th biennial Tehran International Animation Festival, Mohammadreza Karimi Saremi, has announced that the 2015 event will now take place March 3-8 in the Iranian capital. ... Continue Reading →
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Game Awards Honor ‘Dragon Age,’ Nintendo

The 2014 Game Awards were celebrated in Las Vegas on Friday,and BioWare/EA’s Dragon Age: Inquisition took home the Game of the Year honor, while the legendary Nintendo was named ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Reveals 10 VFX Contenders

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 films remain in the running in the Visual Effects category for the 87th Oscars. The Awards will be presented ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Robot Chicken’ Holiday Special Premieres Dec. 7

Adult Swim will premiere the all-new The Robot Chicken Lots of Holidays but Don’t Worry Christmas Is Still in There Too so Pull the Stick Out of Your A** Fox News Special this ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Book Movie/TV News Bytes

+ Ryan Reynolds is closing a deal to star in Fox/Marvel’s X-Men spin-off Deadpool, which is set for Feb. 12, 2016. Reynolds played the character in 2009′s X-Men Origins: ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia: Scott Ross on China’s Media Potential

With its seventh edition finally bringing SIGGRAPH Asia to mainland China, the question on everyone’s mind is what does the future hold for animation and visual effects in the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Opens with ‘Cinderella’ March 13

Disney’s all new short Frozen Fever, which reunites the CG stars of its Oscar winning feature, will open in theaters in front of the studio’s live-action fairy-tale Cinderella ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justice League: Throne of Atlantis’ Arrives January 27

DC’s main man from the bounding main Aquaman joins up with the newly formed Justice League — Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman — in the all new Warner Bros. Animation ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Commissions ‘Tree Fu Tom’ Season 3

The U.K.’s CBeebies has commissioned a third 20 x 22 season of preschool adventure series Tree Fu Tom, set to debut in 2016. The CBeebies in-house and FremantleMedia Kids & ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mofy’ Season 2 Launches, Season 3 on the Way

Following the successful launch of the first 26-episode season, Italy’s Rai Fiction and partners Sony Creative Products, ZDF Enterprises and Florence-based Misseri Studio have ... Continue Reading →
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Stamps of Approval

A few days back I was in the post office to buy stamps. “So what?” you may be asking, so, so this: when the postal clerk offered me a selection to choose from, I was delighted ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Town Antitrust Suits Consolidated

It’s official: the three class-action suits brought against Sony, Disney, DreamWorks Animation and other animation studios over alleged anti-poaching and wage-fixing agreements ... Continue Reading →
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NBC Teases Stop-Mo ‘Elf’ Special

The hyperactive pop culture icon brought to life by Will Ferrell in the hit holiday film Elf (and reinvented for Broadway in Elf: The Musical) will make his animation debut this month, ... Continue Reading →
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Discovery Family Unwraps MLP Christmas Special

Discovery Family will kick off its on air holiday programming line-up with the premiere of My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas on December 13 at 7 p.m./6 CT. The one-hour animated ... Continue Reading →
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Folman’s ‘Congress,’ New ‘Simpsons’ on Disc

The pre-holiday home entertainment onslaught offers a number of eclectic options for animation and vfx enthusiasts this week. Topping our lists are sci-fi hybrid The Congress and a ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Apps Jump to LeapPad

Genius Brands International and LeapFrog Enterprises have launched the first Baby Genius and Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club content for the award-winning LeapPad learning ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media to Acquire Nerd Corps

DHX Media has announced an agreement to acquire Vancouver-based Nerd Corps Entertainment and its subsidiaries for approximately $57 million — the transaction is expected to be ... Continue Reading →
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Tyler Perry’s First Animated Film Arrives in January

Writer/director/producer Tyler Perry makes his first foray into the family-friendly animation sphere early next year as his first feature-length toon Tyler Perry’s Madea’s ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘Future Worm’ Heroes Tease Disney XD Lineup

Disney XD has put together a tooned-up sizzle reel to introduce fans to the 2015 animation line-up, featuring a first look at Future Worm stars Danny (voiced by Andy Milonakis) and ... Continue Reading →