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Photos: World Animation & VFX Summit Hall of Fame Awards

On Tuesday, November 1, Animation Magazine was delighted to honor a few of the brightest stars in the animation and visual effects universe with the 5th Annual World Animation and VFX ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator, Ezrin Hirsh & Rainmaker Merge as Wow! Unlimited

Fred Seibert’s New York-based Frederator Network has been acquired by Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment (Escape from Planet Earth) in a share purchase deal, forming ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: The Business of Show Business

The business model of entertainment has been disrupted, and studios and individuals are seeing that the old way of creating engaging content must change in order to attract the hearts ... Continue Reading →
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Syfy Kids Beams to Asia July ’13

International kids’ channel KidsCo has confirmed that the Syfy Kids programming block will launch in Asia this July. The block is a result of a partnership between KidsCo and Syfy ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Moves For-Hire Ops to Canada

Canadian indie toon house DHX Media is moving its Los Angeles-based work for hire production operations to Canada to take advantage of tax credits, according to The Hollywood Reporter. ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media to Buy Cookie Jar for $112 Mil

Canadian children’s entertainment giant DHX Media will buy rival animation giant Cookie Jar in a deal worth $112 million. Halifax-based DHX Media, which is headed by Michael Donovan, ... Continue Reading →
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Cookie Jar Signs Distrib Deal with Dish

Cookie Jar and Dish Network have signed a deal to provide CJ’s library of animated an live-action shows on the pay-TV provider in the U.S. Subscribers to the Blockbuster @Home package ... Continue Reading →
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Penguins’ ‘Operation Blowhole’ Arrives on DVD

Penguins of Magadascar, Nickelodeon’s CG-animated spinoff of its popular movie series has slowly been building up steam and picking up various awards since it debuted in March of ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Announces Three New Exec Hires

Technicolor has added three key execs to its animation development and production team. Producer and SD Entertainment’s former head of production Robert Winthrop is the new VP of ... Continue Reading →