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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Expands ’1001 Nights’ Comic Plans

Big Bad Boo has announced a second wave of comic book releases based on its 1001 Nights series. The first set of five comics was created in-house by the Vancouver studio’s artists ... Continue Reading →
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New Episodes of ‘Tumble Leaf’ Arrive on Amazon Friday

Seven brand-new episodes of the Annecy International Festival award-winning series Tumble Leaf will arrive on Amazon’s Prime Instant Video service this Friday, September 5. Aimed ... Continue Reading →
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Encore Appoints Jennifer Tellefsen VP VFX Biz Dev

Post production and visual effects company Encore has named Jennifer Tellefsen as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for its worldwide operations. Tellefsen moves to the position ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sanjay and Craig’ Season 2 Kicks Off July 19

Season two of Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated toon Sanjay and Craig will launch on the channel this Saturday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) with a new two-parter episode “Hot ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Finds Exclusive U.S. Home on Amazon Prime

Aardman is coming to Amazon. The U.K.-based animation powerhouse has signed a deal for its content to stream exclusively in the United States on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service. The ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to ‘Fireman Sam’

HIT Entertainment has announced that web giant Amazon will be the exclusive U.S. home to the popular preschool franchise Fireman Sam, encompassing TV episodes, eBooks and retail products. ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon to Acquire comiXology

According to ComicBookResources.com, e-tailer giant Amazon has reached an agreement to acquire leading North American digital comics distributor comiXology. The deal is expected to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Makes Huge Debut on Disc

Disney’s Frozen proved it still has a lot of heat, selling 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD discs on its first day of release. That makes it one of the biggest home video sellers in ... Continue Reading →
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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 →