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Animatrik Builds Virtual World for ‘Warcraft’

Inspired by Blizzard’s incredibly popular MMORPG, the eternal orc-human struggle will smash onto the big screen this summer in Duncan Jones’ Warcraft, from Legendary and Universal. ... Continue Reading →
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Neoglyphic Launches NeoFur Tool for Unreal Engine

Neoglyphic Entertainment has unveiled NeoFur — a cross-platform, real-time fur and fiber technology for Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4. A fast, dynamic and reasonably priced solution, ... Continue Reading →
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Roger Enrico Dies: Former DreamWorks Animation Chairman Was 71 Corporate titan best known for making Pepsi a pop-culture icon was “a leader in every sense of the word, owning a rare ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Channel Dons New ‘PJ Masks’ for Summer

Kids from coast to coast can look forward to some superheroic action on Disney Channel this summer as new two-part episodes of animated series PJ Masks arrive beginning Monday, June ... Continue Reading →
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Emily Hubley Among UCLA Film Fest Honorees

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television will honor veteran animator Emily Hubley along with six-time Academy Award-winning filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola (The Godfather, Apocalypse ... Continue Reading →
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‘Limon and Oli’ Sets Multi-Territory Playdate with Netflix

Mart Agency has secured a multi-territory deal with Netflix streaming for season one of Limon and Oli. The Turkish toon, based on the popular comic-strip Sizinkiler by Salih Memecan, ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA Highlights International Scope

The International Animation Film Market (MIFA) opens in Annecy, France on June 15, with around 2,700 industry pros expected to pass through its doors. This year’s event continues ... Continue Reading →
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Lindsay Watson Tapped as Head of Animation for Kindle Ent.

BAFTA-winning British production company Kindle Entertainment has hired on animation producer and consultant Lindsay Watson as Head of Animation. She will be jumping into development ... Continue Reading →
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Jorge Gutierrez Named in LA Times AMPAS Diversity Nominees

The Los Angeles Times has released a multimedia report listing 100 people making a difference in increasing diversity in Hollywood, submitting the names to the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Rovio Teases New ‘Piggy Tales’

The pernicious peridot porkers made famous in the Angry Birds games (and now enjoying big screen success with The Angry Birds Movie) are staging another invasion today as Rovio Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Director Chris Wedge on Making the Move from Animated Films to ‘Monster Trucks’ On the way-out original concept, Ice Age director says: “I know from animation that you can throw ... Continue Reading →
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Brooklyn Film Fest Offers Two Animation Tracks

The 2016 Brooklyn Fest Festival will bring a diverse selection of international and local films to the New York borough from June 3-12, including two dedicated Animation Programs. The ... Continue Reading →
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Tycoon to Rep ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ in LatAm

MarVista Entertainment has tapped licensing and merchandising agency Tycoon Enterprises to represent global TV, game and toy phenomenon Yo-Kai Watch throughout Latin America. MarVista ... Continue Reading →
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BTI Opens Dub Facility in Paris

Respected localization company BTI Studios has announced it will this year open a new dubbing facility in Paris in order to serve the French-speaking market. BTI provides dubbing, subtitling ... Continue Reading →
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Animafest Celebrates Tradition and/or Revolution

The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb, Croatia’s Academy Awards-qualifying event, will kick off its 26th edition June 6-11, running over 300 films in the Europa ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Releases Standard BD ‘Ranma ½’ Sets

VIZ Media has released new Blu-ray Standard Edition sets for the complete Ranma ½ series. All 161 episodes can be had on seven individually sold sets (MSRP $49.99 U.S. / $57.99 CAN) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pikkuli’ Wings It to KiKA

Monster Entertainment has sold animated preschool series Pikkuli to Germany’s MDR. The non-dialog series will broadcast on KiKA from August 19 through September 13, 2016, airing Monday ... Continue Reading →
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TeamTO Opens Beijing Office

Paris-based CGI studio TeamTO (Angelo Rules, PJ Masks) announces the opening of a new office in Beijing, China, headed by experienced film industry executive Shu Ye. The establishment ... Continue Reading →
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Penny Lane’s ‘Nuts!’ Premieres in NYC June 22

New York City’s Film Forum will on Wednesday, June 22 present the U.S. theatrical premiere of Nuts! — the animated (mostly) true story of eccentric American medical scheister ... Continue Reading →
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‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Arrives on BD & VOD July 12

One of the great forgotten gems of Japanese animation will get its first U.S. home entertainment release as Eiichi Yamamoto’s Belladonna of Sadness arrives on Blu-ray and VOD ... Continue Reading →