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Patton Oswalt Hosting His Fourth VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that award-winning actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt will return to host the VES Awards for the fourth time next year. The 13th ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Invigorates Box Office Picture

The Book of Life brings animation back to America’s multi-plexes this weekend, pitted against some relatively heavy competition. The animated feature from Reel FX is directed ... Continue Reading →
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WB Bets Big on LEGO, DC, Rowling

Warner Bros. is betting big on franchises, announcing an ambitious slate of movies based on DC Comics, LEGO and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff that will carry the studio ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM BITS: BRB and Vme, Zodiak and ‘Mini Ninjas’

The deals keep coming from the Croisette as MIPCOM enters its final stretch. Vme Media and BRB Internacional sealed at MIPCOM an accord for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Makes Friends with ‘Care Bears’

Lovers of ’80s classic toon properties will be getting the warm fuzzies at the news that streaming giant Netflix is bringing the loveable Care Bears to its popular service in ... Continue Reading →
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Feeln Revives ‘Rainbow Brite’

Rainbow Brite is returning to brighten up the animation scene on SVOD. The new original animated series based on the classic 1980s character will be air with three weekly episodes debuting ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Sends ‘The 7th Dwarf’ to Multiple Territories

Munich-based Global Screen has sold the 3D animated feature The 7th Dwarf a number of international distributors, including Shout! Factory (U.S.), Signature Entertainment (U.K.), Rialto ... Continue Reading →
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Shaun the Sheep Gets First Half-Hour Special

Aardman Animations is giving stop-motion fans something to baa about. Together with key broadcast partners BBC One, BBC Comedy Commissioning and WDR Germany, the acclaimed studio announces ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Rebrands Boomerang

Turner Broadcasting has announced it will be re-launching its kids brand Boomerang as a worldwide, all-animation, youth-targeted network, featuring a line-up up classic and contemporary ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca, Superprod Team Up for New ‘Geronimo Stilton’ Series

Atlantyca Entertainment took advantage of the MIPCOM event to announce its deal with France-based studio Superprod to produce The New Adventures of Geronimo Stilton, with the participation ... Continue Reading →
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TELETOON Commissions Third Season of ‘Rocket Monkeys’

Corus Entertainment’s TELETOON network has commissioned a third 26 x 30 season of animated kids’ comedy Rocket Monkeys from Breakthrough Entertainment. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Valderrama, Grocery Chain Offer Premiere of ‘Muertoons’

Wilmer Valderrama’s WV Enterprises will distribute its new animated series Muertoons, exclusively through the Latino-oriented Southern California grocery chain Northgate González ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 Renews Partnership with Comarex

Studio 100 Media has extended its partnership with global distributor Comarex, under the terms of a sub-distribution contract. The three-year extension agreement includes exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #244

Birth of a Baboon Joe Vitale turns the tables on Mike de Seve and interviews him about his career in animation and how collective became a reality. Mike de Seve From Beavis and Butt-Head ... Continue Reading →
November 2014 Tech Reviews

November 2014 Tech Reviews

Imagineer Systems’ mocha Pr Mocha Pro has worked its way into the visual effects and post-production world in a big way. If you doubt me, then you can probably take it up with the ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #244

The Art of Blue Sky Studios By Jake S. Friedman [Insight Editions, $60] It’s hard to believe it’s been just over a decade since Fox helped launch Blue Sky into the world of theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM 2014: Quelque chose de Cartoons

It’s that magical time of year when Cannes, France’s Palais des Festivals (and any bars within walking distance) are jam-packed with content creators and buyers from across the ... Continue Reading →
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Seals of Excellence

With their much-anticipated, beautiful 2D pic, Song of the Sea, director Tomm Moore and the team at Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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Old is New Again

Disney XD’s Star Wars Rebels plots a course back to the franchise’s storytelling and visual roots. After ... Continue Reading →