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FCC Axes Net Neutrality

In a 3-2 vote on Thursday, the US Federal Communications Commission approved a measure to remove the net neutrality rules it enacted just two years ago, which barred internet providers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Acquires Majority of Fox in $66 Billion Deal

The Walt Disney Co. has acquired a majority of 21st Century Fox in a deal valued at $66.1 billion, including assumption of debt, which gives the Hollywood landscape a major makeover. ... Continue Reading →
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Ingrid Nilsen, Elizabeth Banks Star in Baobab’s ‘ASTEROIDS!’

Leading immersive animation shop Baobab Studios today debuted its highly anticipated VR film ASTEROIDS! The short features Ingrid Nilsen as the voice of Peas in her first VR endeavor, ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’ Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit 2018 Awards Shortlist Revealed

Organizers of the Kidscreen Summit 2018, taking place Feb. 12-15 in Miami, FL (summit.kidscreen.com), have announced the nominees for the upcoming children/teen TV awards. After undergoing ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Takes Flight in February

Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird makes his live-action feature film debut in Universal 1440 Ent.’s family comedy Woody Woodpecker debuts on DVD, Digital and On Demand (Movies ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Expands into China with Fourth Facility

Leading 3D conversion, VFX, VR and animation studio Legend 3D, Inc. has finalized terms for expansion into China through a far-ranging deal involving multiple strategic partners, including ... Continue Reading →
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An Ordinary Love: ‘Ethel & Ernest’ Opens in LA Friday

Lupus Films has announced that its award-winning, hand-drawn feature Ethel & Ernest will receive its Oscar-qualifying US theatrical debut this Friday, Dec. 15. The heartfelt graphic ... Continue Reading →
Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future)

Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai of the Future’ Gets Japanese Release Date

Mirai no Mirai (Mirai of the Future), the latest project from acclaimed animated fantasy filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda, has been slated for release in Japan on July 20, 2018 after previously ... Continue Reading →
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Sonar Wades in with Like A Photon for ‘Bear & Salmon’

Sonar Entertainment is teaming up with Australian studio Like A Photon Creative to produce mixed-media preschool series Bear & Salmon (104 x 3 min.), created by Nadine Bates and ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Eureka Seven’ Movie En Route, Lightning Boy Plans Feature, Suit Won’t “Let It Go” & More

‘Eureka Seven’ Is Coming to Theaters Hi – Evolution 1, the first in a trilogy of features inspired by the hit 2005 mecha anime from studio BONES, is coming stateside! ... Continue Reading →
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The Making of ‘Ferdinand’

Ferdinand The story of Ferdinand, the peace-loving ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Adult Swim Sneak Peeks ‘Hot Streets,’ Coming Jan. 14

Adult Swim will be premiering a new animated series that puts a screwball (and, if the clip is anything to go by, slightly scatalogical) take on mystery solving with Hot Streets set ... Continue Reading →
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VRV Heralds ‘Bravest Warriors’ S4 with Documentary

Frederator Studios’ action-packed comedy-adventure toon Bravest Warriors is returning with all-new episodes on streaming platform VRV on December 25. New quests featuring the ... Continue Reading →
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NewTek Announces Latest Release of LightWave 3D

NewTek, Inc., announced availability of LightWave 2018, the new iteration of their comprehensive 3D animation system. The software for Windows and Mac operating systems will be available ... Continue Reading →
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MWM Backs New Media Co. Wonderstorm from Riot Games Alums

MWM (formerly Madison Wells Media), a diversified entertainment and media company founded by Gigi Pritzker and Clint Kisker, is backing newly formed “story and play” studio ... Continue Reading →
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Lionsgate Brings ‘Hedgehogs’ to Theaters, On Demand

A little creature goes on a big adventure in Hedgehogs — a new family-friendly CG flick hitting theaters and on demand on December 15 through Lionsgate. Directed by Huang Jianming, ... Continue Reading →
DreamWorks Trolls: The Beat Goes On!

DreamWorks & Netflix Plan 6 New Series, Date ‘Trolls’ Toon

Next year is going to be another banner year for animation on streaming, with Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television continuing their partnership to present six new original series ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Zoo Knits Up Charming Xmas Short ‘Lynx & Birds’

BAFTA-nominated UK shop Blue Zoo Animation Studio (http://blue-zoo.co.uk) is entering the annual holiday toon stakes with an adorable new CG short, Lynx & Birds. The ultra-cute ... Continue Reading →
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The Stunning VFX of ‘The Shape of Water’

VFX Master Dennis Berardi discusses ... Continue Reading →