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Star British Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

One of Britain’s most admired stars of stage, film and television Alan Rickman has died in London at age 69. The acclaimed performer, whose turns as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Releasing Lost ‘Dad’s Army’ Episode as Cartoon

The BBC will release a lost episode of classic ‘60s comedy series Dad’s Army as an animated special after uncovering a high-quality audio recording. The 30-minute episode, “A ... Continue Reading →
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Inside CBBC’s ‘Scream Street’

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine Inside an unassuming red brick building on the outskirts of Manchester, England, a fantastical world ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Building Your Brand

The issue of branding excites and confounds the most savvy of animation creators and executives and at the World Animation and VFX Summit on Tuesday five of the industry’s top professionals ... Continue Reading →
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‘Danger Mouse’ Reboot a Hit for CBBC

The all-new series of Danger Mouse has proved a hit with young audiences, topping the ratings in its return to TV on CBBC. The animated series has become the best performing new kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Studio Celebrates Rebrand, CBeebies Deal

Irish production company Paper Owl Films, recently rebranded from Indee Productions, has been awarded a contract with BBC’s CBeebies to produce Pablo — the first kids’ series ... Continue Reading →
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KLIK! Announces Guests and 2015 Theme

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (www.klik.amsterdam) — taking over the beautifully modern EYE film institute building from October 27 to November 1 this year — has announced ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies to Launch ‘Messy Goes to Okido’

BBC’s CBeebies will be launching a new hybrid live-action, CG 3D and 2D series, Messy Goes to Okido, on September 7. The show — based on the character created by kids’ arts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ethel & Ernest’ Voice Cast Announced

Production has kicked off on an animated feature adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s graphic novel, Ethel & Ernest, and the full voice cast line up has been revealed. Jim Broadbent ... Continue Reading →