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‘House of Monsters’ Series Seeks Funding

Artist and filmmaker Dawn Brown is campaigning for funds on Kickstarter to bring back her stop-motion short film House of Monsters as a web series. The 2012 original film was a throwback ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Reveals Animated Com Noms

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS), which attracts over 80,000 visitors and 2,500 industry professionals to the German city each year, has made its selection for the Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Key and Peele Develop Animated Series

Comedy Central sketch stars of Key & Peele have a deal to get animated. As part of an overall deal that extends the run of Key & Peele’s fourth season, the network has ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases RenderMan for Katana

Pixar Animation has released a new iteration of its Oscar-winning RenderMan rendering software that is bridged with The Foundry’s KATANA asset-based look development and lighting ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Joe & Jack’ Headed for KiKA

Canada’s 9 Story Entertainment has sold its animated preschool series Joe & Jack (39 x 7) to Germany’s ARD/SWR, which will broadcast the show on children’s pubcaster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Hell’ Trio Reunites for ‘Unstable’ Feature

Unstable, a 2-D animated feature film to be co-directed by Phineas & Ferb co-creator Jeff “Swampy” Marsh, has moved into development for production and a theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beat Bugs’ Acquires Beatles Music Rights

The in-development animated children’s series Beat Bugs got a big boost by acquiring worldwide rights to the music catalog of The Beatles. Australia-United States production company ... Continue Reading →
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Short Previews DreamWorks’ ‘Home’

DreamWorks Animation has released online a short film offering a sneak peek of its next feature film, Home, which arrives in theaters Nov. 26. The clip, titled Almost Home and released ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Enjoys New European Sales

Guru Studio has raked up several new sales for its preschool hit Justin Time (52 x 11) across Europe. The announcement comes on the heels of the 2D animated series’ latest accolade, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nerds and Monsters’ Gets Canuck TV Premiere

Vancouver-based Slap Happy Cartoons has announced that its animated 20 x half-hour series Nerds and Monsters will get its Canadian television premiere on Corus Ent.’s YTV this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aachi & Ssipak’ and More Oddballs on Disc

Topping our new DVD/Blu-ray release list this week is Zack Keller and Ed Skudder’s (yes, the brilliant minds behind webtoon sensation Dick Figures) English dub of cult Korean ... Continue Reading →
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BOOM! To Bring Readers More CN Comics

Cartoon Network Enterprises and comic-book publisher BOOM! Studios have announced a first-look deal — the first of its kind that the network has done in publishing. The partnership ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s Maximov Wins Tampere Grand Prix

Bum-bum doch’ rybaka (2013), an animated short film by Russian Ivan Maximov, has won the International Grand Prix at the 44th annual Tampere Film Festival. The film depicts a ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Evolves with Kids: “Always On”

Cartoon Network announced its original programming slate for 2014-2015, featuring experiments such as the network’s first miniseries and comfortable old favorites like a new take ... Continue Reading →
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’300,’ ‘Peabody’ Stand Tall at the Box Office

Nothing could withstand this weekend at the box office the brave Spartan warriors of Warner Bros.’ sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, but DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball,’ ‘Room on the Broom’ Take Top BAA Honors

The British Animation Awards have revealed their honorees for the 2014 awards ceremony, which took place today at the British Film Institute’s Southbank, London location. The ... Continue Reading →
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Stuart Snyder Announces Turner Departure

Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of the Turner Animation group that oversees Cartoon Network, is leaving the network at the end of March. According to a report in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minuscule’ Tops Cartoon Movie Tributes

Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud won the director of the year honor for their film Minuscule at the 2014 Cartoon Movie Tributes. Announced Friday in Lyon, France, the winners were presented ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: Perseverance Earns ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’ Limited Theatrical Release

You can’t talk about War of the Worlds — the seminal H.G. Wells science-fiction novel ... Continue Reading →