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‘Craig of the Creek’: Kids Gone Wild!

***This article originally appeared in the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine (No. 279)*** Animation writers Matt Burnett and Ben Levin both have fond childhood memories of exploring ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky Announces First Female-Directed Movie ‘Foster’

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ferdinand, Ice Age, Rio) have announced their 15th animated movie, working titled Foster, being co-directed by Karen Disher and Steve Martino (The ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Orders ‘Twelve Forever’ Series from ‘Powerpuff,’ ‘Clarence’ Vet

A new imagination-fueled animated action-comedy is heading to Netflix in 2019, with the streaming giant announcing a series order for Twelve Forever from writer-producer Julia Vickerman. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamEast and Jetpack Ink ‘Valt the Wonder Deer’ Deal

Beijing- and Hollywood-based film and TV animation studio DreamEast Pictures has secured a global distribution deal with Jetpack Distribution for 2D adventure-comedy series, Valt the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Daria, Beavis & Butt-Head Returning to TV as VH1 Classic Becomes MTV Classic Still want your MTV? You just have to hold out until August 1 when the channel rebrands and replays ... Continue Reading →
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What’s the Story, Anne D. Bernstein?

A woman in an animation writers’ room sometimes seems more rare than a dodo egg omelet on your local brunch menu, with unicorn cheese. But why should that be? In this next pair ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Hopkins Is Hulu’s New CEO

Hulu has named Mike Hopkins as its CEO. Acting CEO Andy Forssell is leaving the company. Hopkins, who has been a Hulu board member since 2011, was most recently president of distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Putting the Punch in Your Punch-Up

Part 1: Funny Goddamn Pictures I humbly borrow (okay, steal) this column’s sub-headline from a famous 1996 essay by John Kricfalusi entitled “Funny Goddamn Drawings,” ... Continue Reading →
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Baboon Animation to Work on ‘Heroes of the City’

Popular CG-animated preschool series Heroes of the City has tapped Baboon Animation to work on the new season of the show. “We’re so charmed by the Heroes characters and their whimsical ... Continue Reading →
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Dive into New Cartoon Lagoon of Fun

New York-based animation veterans Manny Galán & Pat Giles know their toons! They are the type of creative guys who have a deep passion for all forms of animated projects—even ... Continue Reading →