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Framestore Grows London Ad Team

Framestore has augmented its advertising production team by taking on three new talents for the London Integrating Advertising department. Senior Producer Anna MacDonald, Senior VFX ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: eOne, ‘Powerpuff’ Toys, ‘G-Fighters’ and More

Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed VP creative affairs for eOne Family, effective March 2. Based in Toronto, Reinseth will lead creative affairs for eOne Family and oversee linear ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kingsman,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Hold Up Under ‘Grey’

You might think from all the hubbub that Fifty Shades of Grey was the only movie to do well at the box office this weekend. But it was also a strong weekend for the indie comic-book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Wins WGA Award for ‘Brick Like Me’

There was only one award for animation at the WGA Awards this weekend, and it followed the odds and went to The Simpsons. The beloved and long-running Fox animated series earned four ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Over Icon Gary Owens Dies

Beautiful downtown Burbank is in mourning with the death Feb. 12 of iconic announcer and voice actor Gary Owens from complications related to diabetes. He was 80. Owens’ iconic ... Continue Reading →
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Art of LAIKA Auction Collects $1 Million in Sales

More than 250 screen-used puppets, maquettes, paint test models, props, set pieces, and original concept and production art from LAIKA generated sales of more than $1 million in Heritage ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Expands ‘Peppa Pig’ Program

Entertainment One Licensing is offering Peppa Pig product to the mass market this year for the first time and welcoming new licensees, including Amscan and Palamon. The new licensed ... Continue Reading →
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Blonde Pilot, Mondo Team on ‘Secret Wings’

Blonde Pilot has teamed up with Mondo TV to bring the original and highly acclaimed Secret Wings world to life. The companies will co-produce a 26-episode television animation series ... Continue Reading →
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Brennan Named GM of Lucasfilm

Lynwen Brennan has been promoted to general manager of Lucasfilm. Brennan, who has served as president and general manager of Industrial Light & Magic since 2009, is credited with ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Shop Takes on ‘Guerre des Tuques-3D’

CarpeDiem Film & TV has appointed The Licensing Shop as the exclusive merchandising and licensing agency for its new feature film La Guerre des Tuques-3D. This animated 3D feature ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Dragon 2’ Q&A with Arnold, Hounsou and Ferrera

The best part about seeing movies in Hollywood this time of year is the post-screening Q&A with cast and crew members, and we’ve got one here for you from DreamWorks Animation’s ... Continue Reading →
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Sid & Marty Krofft Developing ‘Sigmund and the Sea Monsters’ with Amazon

Amazon Studios has signed a development deal with iconic TV producers Sid and Marty Krofft to develop a pilot that reimagines ‘70s kids classic Sigmund and the Sea Monsters. The Kroffts ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Plans Film Version of Sayuri Ueda Horror Story

Los Angeles-based VIZ Productions is developing a feature film adaptation of The Street of Fruiting Bodies by famed Japanese author Sayuri Ueda. The short horror story appeared in the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Orders Second Season of ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’

Disney XD has ordered a second season of Daron Nefcy’s upcoming animated comedy Star vs. The Forces of Evil ahead of its premiere on Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Batman to Battle ‘Animal Instincts’

The Dark Knight is going a little wild in Batman Unlimited: Animal Instincts, a new animated DC Comics film coming May 12 to home video from Warner Bros. Animation. Here’s how the ... Continue Reading →
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SXSW Sets Animated Shorts Program

South by Southwest has announced the lineup of films for its 2015 edition, including selections for the animated short film category. Set for March 13-21 in Austin, Texas, the film ... Continue Reading →
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One Screen Announces Three Animation Winners

The One Screen Film Festival organizers One Club have announced the 2015 award winners for the global film and advertising industry competition, including three top level animated shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Releasing ‘Tiger & Bunny: The Rising’ Feb. 24

VIZ Media will be releasing anime feature Tiger & Bunny The Movie: The Rising on DVD (SRP $19.98 US/$24.98 CAN) and Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack ($29.99 US/$37.48 CAN) on February 24. ... Continue Reading →
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ITV Commissions Puppet Comedy ‘Newzoids’

U.K. network ITV has commissioned a new, topical puppet animation sketch show which promises to poke fun at pop culture, politics and celebrities: Newzoids. The six-part series, set ... Continue Reading →
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Future Family Ties

Disney Junior’s new series, Miles from Tomorrowland, has a heartfelt and emotionally realistic take on life in outer space. There’s nothing quite like real life to inspire creative ... Continue Reading →