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French TV Animation: Major Hike in French Public Support Mechanisms in 2016 Tax rebates and automatic subsidies now account for 35% to 40% of average budgets for TV animation productions ... Continue Reading →

TF1 & Zagtoon Team Up for ‘Ghost Force’

French broadcaster TF1 announced at Annecy that it is developing a new animated series with Zagtoon: Ghost Force. The two companies collaborated on the recently delivered superhero ... Continue Reading →

Warner Animation Sets ‘Smallfoot’ for Spring 2018

Warner Animation Group announced at the Annecy festival on Tuesday that Warner Bros. has set a release window of Spring 2018 for the Group’s original animated feature Smallfoot. The ... Continue Reading →

Del Toro Reveals ‘Trollhunters’ Cast

During a retrospective of his career at the Annecy festival today, creator and executive producer Guillermo del Toro announced the initial casting for Trollhunters — his epic, ... Continue Reading →

Jeffrey Katzenberg Receives First Annecy Golden Ticket

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to the art and industry of animation, the organizers of the Annecy Film Festival presented DreamWorks Animation’s CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ... Continue Reading →

Vancouver Animation Biz Takes on Annecy

The Vancouver Economic Commission (VEC) and nine top animation studios from “Hollywood North” have ascended the French alps for the 56th Annual Annecy International Animation ... Continue Reading →

CN Heroes Ready to Save the Day at Annecy

Cartoon Network is returning to Annecy for the 2016 Animation Festival and MIFA market, bringing a selection of new and familiar heroic characters along. The network will be hosting ... Continue Reading →

Toonz Premium to Present at MIFA

Software developer Digital Video will present the latest version of its state-of-the-art digital 2D tool Toonz Premium at the MIFA market at Annecy. The Digital Video team will be on ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Details Trio of VR Events

The Annecy International Animation Festival is welcoming some next-gen gate crashers at this year’s edition, with three special virtual reality events schedule for the 2016 program. ... Continue Reading →

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TVKids Special Report: Kids’ Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP as ... Continue Reading →