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SXSW Winner Tower Gets October Release Kino Lorber picks up U.S. rights for Keith Maitland’s animated documentary about the 1966 University of Texas massacre. Jennifer Twiner-McCarron ... Continue Reading →
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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 →
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‘Counterfeit Cat’ Curls Up in Disney XD’s Lap

Tricon Kids & Family and Wildseed Kids have sold animated shorts series Counterfeit Cat to Disney XD for broadcast in the U.S. The comedy spots will debut on Monday, June 20 at ... Continue Reading →
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Boy & The World Directing Team on Discouraging Current Trends in Animation Alê Abreu and AD Priscilla Kellen weigh in on the state of the artform, the film’s blended techniques ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix will Get Down with ‘Beat Bugs’

Netflix, Grace: A Storytelling Company, Thunderbird and Beyond Screen Production announce that original kids series Beat Bugs will arrive on the streaming platform this summer. Created, ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News: 9 Story, Gaumont, Komixx, Marblemedia, Portfolio, SLR, Splash

9 Story Media Group has secured multiples licenses for the animation/live-action hybrid series Monkey See Monkey Do (26 x 11, preschool). The second season has sold to Turner’s ... Continue Reading →
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Meeting of the Masters

The best and brightest are preparing to descend on Marina del Rey for the fourth annual World Animation and Visual Effects Summit, set for Nov. 2-4. The World Animation and Visual ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit Sets First Round of Industry Panelists

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit has unveiled the initial list of industry panelists and guests for this year’s event. The World Animation & VFX Summit ... Continue Reading →
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Distribution360 Unveils Two Toons for MIPJunior

Toronto-based Distribution360 is heading into the MIPJunior market next month with a new slate of Kids and Family properties, including two new animated series from ToonDraw Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’

Atomic Cartoons will be developing Lunch Media’s Mariachi Zombie as an animated comedy series for kids seven to 11. The agreement for a 52 x 11 show comes after the film — ... Continue Reading →