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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →
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Podcast: BBC’s Witness: Studio Ghibli – Japanese Animation Animator Hirokatsu Kihara talks to Made in Manchester’s Ashley Byrne about how the legendary studio has evolved ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Young Game Designers Winners Announced

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced the winners of the 2016 BAFTA Young Game Designers competition, in association with Nominet Trust, at an awards ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro Acquires Dublin Studio Boulder Media

Hasbro, Inc. announces that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning animation company based in Dublin, Ireland. Boulder has produced a number of acclaimed series for top ... Continue Reading →
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BBC Three Picks Up Two Wildseed Studios Series

U.K. online channel BBC Three has commissioned two new animated short-form series from Wildseed Studios — the Bristol-based IP incubator founded by ex-BBC creative exec Jesse ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy: Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Few studios around the world are as beloved as Aardman Animations, the U.K. stop-motion and Claymation studio behind such hits as Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Acamar Taps El Ocho to Rep ‘Bing’ in Iberia

British indie studio Acamar Films has appointed El Ocho as the licensing and merchandising agent for its International Emmy-winning preschool series Bing in Spain and Portugal. The ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag Opens New Flagship Studio

Award-winning animation producer Brown Bag Films — a subsidiary of Toronto’s 9 Story Media Group — inaugurated a new, 30,000 square foot studio in Smithfield, Dublin on ... Continue Reading →
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Milk Sops Up Third BAFTA in Three Years for ‘Jonathan Strange’

Academy Award-winning independent VFX studio Milk has added another accolade to its shelves after winning its third consecutive British Academy Television Craft Award at Sunday night’s ... Continue Reading →