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Takagi is Toei’s New Prez

Long-time company executive Katsuhiro Takagi has been named President, Toei Animation Co., Ltd., the studio announced. Takagi’s former title was Senior Director for the company. Takagi ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor Offers 2012 Student Showcase & Contest

Online animation school Animation Mentor has released the latest edition of its global showcase of work by its animation students. This year’s theme “Power of Inspiration” focuses ... Continue Reading →
Animation Magazine June 2012 # 221

#221 June 2012

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Psyop Adopts Shotgun and Revolver Tools

Animation and design studio Psyop has adopted site licenses of Shotgun and Revolver with Tweak Software’s RV as part of its plans for expansion. The multidisciplinary studio, ... Continue Reading →
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Contois’ ‘Frog’ Wins 2012 Pitch Party Contest

Many of the popular animated shows we see on the air today began their life as a simple vision, a vivid image paired with a clever concept that stood out from the rest of the material ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Offers More Info on Animation Tax Break

The U.K. government formally opened its consultation on a proposed tax break program for high-end TV productions, animation projects and video games. The Treasury Secretary George Osborne ... Continue Reading →
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Mind Candy launches Spanish Moshi Site

Los Moshi Monstruos are coming. Mind Candy has announced the launch of a new Spanish-language version of its popular virtual world franchise Moshi Monsters. The newly launched site ... Continue Reading →
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Weekend Audiences Fall Hard for ‘Snow White’

This beauty has bite: Snow White & the Huntsman exceeded expectations by earning $56 million to land atop the box office in its opening weekend. Universal’s VFX-heavy reimagined ... Continue Reading →
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Six Point Harness Kickstarts ‘Dick Figures’ Movie Campaign

Six Point Harness has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a feature-length Dick Figures movie. The animated Dick Figures series of about 40 shorts has recorded more than 115 million ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up ‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Zarafa’ for U.S.

Indie U.S. distributor GKids has picked up rights to the French animated features The Rabbi’s Cat and Zarafa, according to Variety. The announcements come on the eve of the Annecy ... Continue Reading →