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CBeebies Prebuys Beakus’ Preschool Show ‘Toggle’

CBeebies has prebought the first season of Beakus Studio’s new preschool series Toggle. The 52 x 5″ series will launch in 2015. The new toon is described as an inventive, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oggy’ Producer Announces Next Animated Feature

French animation producer Marc du Pontavice, who presented his latest project Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie at Annecy last week, has started development on a new original fantasy ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Announces 2013 Edition Award Winners

The 2013 edition of the prestigious and very well-attended Annecy Festival and market drew to a close on Saturday with the annual Cristal Award ceremony. The jurors selected director ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed ‘Persistence of Vision’ Screens in L.A.

Persistence of Vision, Kevin Schreck’s acclaimed documentary about Richard Williams’ unfinished animated feature The Thief and the Cobbler will screen at L.A.’s Cinefamily Silent ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Earns Thumbs Up at Annecy

Early word has been very positive for Universal and Illumination’s animated sequel Despicable Me 2, which earned a standing ovation at the Annecy International Film Festival. Directors ... Continue Reading →
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Gigglebug Launches New Animated TV Series

Finland’s Anima Boutique/Gigglebug Entertainment is reporting great success with its new iPad app, Gigglebug. The app, which invites kids to make grumpy animals by tickling them with ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka Plans Localized Re-Versions of ‘Astro Boy’

Astro Boy is in talks to go local. Tezuka, the anime studio that owns the famous manga and anime character, has entered talks to create localized versions of the character in markets ... Continue Reading →
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Mediatoon Picks Up ‘The Crumpets’ at Annecy

Mediatoon has signed a worldwide distribution agreement for the new animated children’s series The Crumpets, with French production company 4.21 productions. Comprised of 52 ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Global Shorts Program Draws Hundreds of Entries

Nickelodeon has launched a global animated shorts program to identify and develop new animation creative talent from around the world, receiving more than 100 submissions from artists, ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution Deals Make the Scene at Annecy

Deals for animated features have been heating up at the Annecy Film Festival. Among the major announcements made in the trades around or during the festival, which kicked off Monday ... Continue Reading →