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BAFTA Gives Final Awards Piece to ‘LEGO’

The BAFTA Awards gave The LEGO Movie a triumphant finale to its awards season by bestowing on it this weekend the Best Animated Film honor. Having been passed over for an Oscar nomination ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multi-award winning director and producer Ridley Scott as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Unwraps ‘Q Pootle’ Xmas Special

Closing out a successful first season of out-of-this-world animated series Q Pootle 5, Snapper Productions has inked a deal with CBeebies giving the kids’ channel U.K. rights ... Continue Reading →
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Soho Square Names Emily Whinnett Director of Programs

Soho Square Productions, part of Soho Square Studios Group, announces the appointment of Emily Whinnett to the new company as director of programs. Calling on her 13-plus years of experience ... Continue Reading →
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Jam Media to Double Workforce

Dublin-based animation firm Jam Media, which earlier this year expanded into Northern Ireland, has announced plans to double its workforce from 40 to 80 in 2015. This news follows Jam’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →
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Plug-In Sells ‘Tee and Mo’ Series to CBeebies

Plug-in Media’s has placed its animated series Tee and Mo with CBeebies in the U.K., securing a 50 x 7 min. series order. The channel has also committed to expanding the brand’s ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Scholarships to U.K., U.S. Students

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has announced the names of 21 students in financial need who will receive scholarships to study in the U.K. or U.S. (Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →