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Encounters Fest Reveals 2017 Program

Encounters Film Festival has issued the program lineup for the 2017 edition, taking place in Bristol from September 19-24. Over 3,000 submissions have been narrowed down to 247 films ... Continue Reading →
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Orlando Jones Serves Up HOT Chocolate with Animation & Tech Vets

Actor and comedian Orlando Jones — who most recently appeared as the trickster Anansi in American Gods for Starz — is pioneering a new kind of animation content with the ... Continue Reading →
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Kay Benbow Says Goodbye Amid BBC Children’s Overhaul

A major restructuring of the BBC’s Salford, UK-based children’s division will see CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow departing, along with several other senior staff. The revamp ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Nut Job 2’ Trailer, ‘Black Panther’ Pics, ‘Rilakkuma’ on Netflix, & More

VIDEO: ‘The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature’ – Animals vs. Humans Featuring the voices of Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Jackie Chan, Maya Rudolph, Katherine Heigl, Gabriel Iglesias, ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Bond, Creator of ‘Paddington Bear,’ Dies Age 91

English author Michael Bond, creator of the globally beloved series of Paddington Bear adventures, died June 27 at his home in London not far from Paddington Station. His passing was ... Continue Reading →
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Axis Group Launches Unified Axis Studios Brand

UK-based animation and VFX collective Axis Group is officially reinventing itself as Axis Studios — a new powerhouse identity that unites its three branches and locations across ... Continue Reading →
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BGF Invests $2.5 million in U.K. Effects House Milk

The Business Growth Fund has invested an initial £2 million ($2.5 million) in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual-effects company in the United Kingdom. The funding ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

New Trailer for ‘In This Corner of the World’ Shout! Factory and Funimation Films have a new trailer for the animated feature In This Corner of the World, which it will ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Directors to Keynote Children’s Media Conference

Organizers of the 2017 Children’s Media Conference (July 4-6 in Sheffield, UK) announce that two senior BBC brass will deliver this year’s Opening Keynote. On day one, Director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shaun the Sheep’ Flocks to Trixie Pet Products with WDRmg

Leading European pet supplies company Trixie and WDR mediagroup have further expanded their cooperation, with new additions to the line of Shaun the Sheep-inspired pet products flocking ... Continue Reading →