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‘Octonauts,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Receive 2017 PGA Nominations

The Producers Guild of America has revealed the TV category nominees for its 2017 PGA Awards. While there is no dedicated animation award, hit toons Octonauts and SpongeBob SquarePants ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Opens with $17M Weekend

The Book of Life opened wide to solid results, selling an estimated $17 million in tickets this weekend. That’s good enough for third place at the box office, behind the opening ... Continue Reading →
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‘Heavy Metal’ Under New Ownership

Heavy Metal has a new owner that’s looking to expand the classic adult comics magazine into features, TV and other genres. According to a report in Variety, digital and music ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Promotes Barba to CCO

Venice-based studio Digital Domain 3.0 Oscar-winning vfx supervisor Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/senior vfx supervisor. In his expanded role, Barba, will help to drive the development ... Continue Reading →
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Fincher Launches ‘Goon’ Kickstarter Campaign

Oscar-winning director David Fincher (Social Network) has launched a new Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a new animated feature based on Blur/Dark Horse Studios’ The Goon. ... Continue Reading →
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A Fresh Order of Heroes in a Half-Shell

Nick launches a brand new CG take on an ‘80s classic with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This month, fans of the classic ‘80s comic and toon property (and a whole new generation ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Plans New ‘Heavy Metal’ Feature

Robert Rodriguez is looking to bring Heavy Metal back to the big screen. The filmmaker announced at Comic-Con that he had acquired the film rights to the long-running and iconic sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Forges Deal for ‘Metal Hurlant’

Universal Pictures Germany has acquired home video and VOD rights to French sci-fi TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles. According to Variety, the deal which was made with The Licensing ... Continue Reading →
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