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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 →
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Meet the New Annecy Director!

This is Canadian producer, director and author Marcel Jean‘s first year as the artistic director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. We recently chatted with ... Continue Reading →
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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Five Things You Have to Do at Annecy This Year

If you’re one of the fortune people who will be attending this year’s awesome Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market this month, you will realize this fact ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Announces ‘Harmony’ Contest

Montreal-based animation software giant Toon Boom announced today at the Annecy Market the launch of its “What I Like About Harmony” contest. Open to all Harmony users around the ... Continue Reading →