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Daily News Bytes: Casting ‘Pooh,’ Stone Newman Joins Pocket.Watch, SCAD Wraps 1st Fest, & More

Disney’s Live-Action ‘Christopher Robin’ Has Cast Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore and More This return to the fictional world created by A.A. Milne will star Ewan McGregor ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me’ Now the Top Toon Franchise Worldwide

With Gru’s latest adventure having achieved the No. 10 all-time worldwide chart spot, Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me film series (including Minions) has officially ... Continue Reading →
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2017 World Animation Celebration Judges Announced

The official judges panel for The World Animation Celebration 2017 international short film animation festival have been announced, with pros from across the animation and visual effects ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Clips for ‘Valerian,’ ‘Ferdinand’ & More

‘Ferdinand’ Trailer 2 The new spot for Fox/Blue Sky’s Dec. 15 release gets us better acquainted with the animal compadres helping the misunderstood bull on his homeward ... Continue Reading →
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Brazen Animation Braves a Mighty ‘Tempest’ in Original Teaser

Dallas, Texas-based Brazen Animation has unveiled a dramatic teaser for its first original content offering: Tempest. Featuring a mix of animation techniques, the three-minute spot ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →
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Gina Rodriguez Is Netflix’s New ‘Carmen Sandiego’

Gina Rodriguez, the Golden Globe-winning star of hit series Jane the Virgin, has signed on to voice iconic crook Carmen Sandiego in Netflix’s upcoming animated reboot, according ... Continue Reading →
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Alcon Tackles First Animation Project with ‘Darkmouth’

Alcon Entertainment is stepping into the animation dimension for the first time, announcing an adaptation of Irish author Shane Hagerty’s Darkmouth. The comedy-fantasy-adventure flick ... Continue Reading →
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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... Continue Reading →
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Mikki Rose Named SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has selected Mikki Rose, Fur Technical Director at Blue Sky Studios, as the SIGGRAPH 2019 Conference Chair. The longtime event volunteer and last year’s Production ... Continue Reading →