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‘Horrid Henry’ Gets Multi Territory Deal with Netflix

Indie studio Novel Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming distributor Netflix for its hit kids’ animation Horrid Henry (156 x 11). The deal, which covers U.K. and Ireland, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Finds Purrfect Bagheera in Ben Kingsley

Sir Ben Kingsley, the celebrated British actor best known for his roles in Gandhi and Schindler’s List, has been tapped by Disney to provide the voice of the panther Bagheera ... Continue Reading →
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Double Negative, Primes Focus World Merge

Prime Focus Limited has announced the merger of its creative services arm Prime Focus World with acclaimed feature film vfx house Double Negative to create a major effects, animation ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Gives Two Season Greenlight to ‘Gumball’

Cartoon Network has doubled down on global hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, having greenlight two additional seasons (third and fourth) of the first-ever Cartoon Network Studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’s’ Edwards Directing Stand-Alone ‘Star Wars’

Disney and Lucasfilm announced that Gareth Edwards, director of the current hit Godzilla, will direct the first stand-alone Star Wars film, with a screenplay by Gary Whitta. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Greg McLeod Completes Animation Marathon

Greg McLeod, of BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod fame, has completed his ambitious project to animate a second of footage each day for a year, and the 1,000+ hours of work have culminated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top BAFTA Awards

Frozen walked away with another cool honor this weekend, nabbing the BAFTA for Best Animated Film at a ceremony in London. Directors Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck took home the honor ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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R.I.P. British Animator Harold Whitaker

Animator and author Harold Whitaker passed away on Christmas Day in the U.K. The London animation veteran, who worked on acclaimed movies such as Animal Farm and Where the Wind Blows, ... Continue Reading →