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Daily News Bytes: Disney Weighs Lasseter’s Return, ‘Deadpool 2’ Intros First LGBTQ Marvel Pair, Senate Reviews Net Neutrality & More

Disney Executives Weigh Possible Return of John Lasseter Some six months after admitting to “missteps” and taking a leave of absence from his Chief Creative Officer duties, the ... Continue Reading →
Mireille Soria

Paramount Animation Prez Mireille Soria to Keynote VIEW 2018

Organizers of VIEW Conference 2018 announced that Mireille Soria, President of Paramount Animation, will deliver the keynote address during the annual animation, VFX, gaming and immersive ... Continue Reading →
Golden Trailer Awards

19th Annual Golden Trailer Award Nominees Announced

The Golden Trailer Awards — celebrating outstanding achievement in motion picture and television marketing — announced the nominees for the 19th annual competition. The ... Continue Reading →
Jeffrey Katzenberg

Katzenberg’s NewTV Video Startup Raises $800 Million

Former DreamWorks Animation leader Jeffrey Katzenberg has secured about  $800 million in financing for his video startup NewTV. Bloomberg reports that the company will use the money ... Continue Reading →
Rainbow Rangers

Genius Brands Broadens Spectrum of ‘Rainbow Rangers’ Partners

Genius Brands International continues to add colorful partners to its growing licensing roster for original preschool brand Rainbow Rangers in support of its 2019 retail launch. Slated ... Continue Reading →
Scott Fellows

‘The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle’: Modern Moose and Squirrel Madness

***This article was written for the June/July 2018 issue of Animation Magazine , No. 281*** Everything old is new again, and “Moose and Squirrel” are back in a big way this year. ... Continue Reading →
Perfect Blue

Animafest Details 2018 Horror Program

Marking the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Gothic novel Frankenstein, one of the highlights of the World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb ... Continue Reading →
Disney MagicBand

Understanding Blockchain for Video Games (Part 2)

Missed Part 1? Read it here. Blockchain was a major new presence at this year’s Game Developers Conference, in booths, meetings and panels. CEOs/Founders told how they created blockchain-enabled ... Continue Reading →
Adina Sales

Psyop Broadens NorAm & European Animation Activity

Creative-driven production studio Psyop announced a new framework that broadens its animation and mixed-media offerings in North America and Europe. The refit involves Psyop fully integrating ... Continue Reading →
Dave Michener

Disney Animation Artist Dave Michener Dies Age 85

Dave Michener, an animator and story artist with Disney for more than three decades, died at home in Los Angeles on February 15 from complications caused by a virus. He was 85 years ... Continue Reading →