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Sony Moves Lin-Manuel Miranda Project ‘Vivo’ Up

If you’re one of the many who couldn’t get the tunes from Moana out of your head, you’ll be pleased to hear that the animation world’s next dose of Lin-Manuel ... Continue Reading →
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The Cartel Grows Toon Arm, Taps Ellis as Manager

L.A.-based full-service management and production company The Cartel is expanding its animation and family division. The company has tapped former agent and 17-year entertainment industry ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy 2018 Celebrates Brazilian Animation & Musical Influences

As revealed at the close of last year’s event, the 2018 Annecy International Animation Film Festival will shine a spotlight on Brazilian animation, working with fellow fest Anima ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Imagineer Kristy Pron Is SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair

ACM SIGGRAPH has announced the selection of Kristy Pron, a media arts and pipeline developer at Walt Disney Imagineering, as the SIGGRAPH 2020 Conference Chair. This edition will mark ... Continue Reading →
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Six Animated Features Vie in 2018 MPSE Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors announced the nominations today for the 65th MPSE Golden Reel Awards, an international competition recognizing the best sound artistry of the past year ... Continue Reading →
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‘Shape of Water,’ ‘Coco’ Win PGA Film & Animation Awards

The Producers Guild of America held its 29th annual Producers Guild Awards on Saturday night, bestowing the prestigious Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Open The Portal to Premiere First Short ‘Jeom’ at Sundance

Los Angeles-based stop-motion animation studio Open The Portal is gearing up to premiere its first original short film project, Jeom, as an official selection of the 2018 Sundance Film ... Continue Reading →
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Grid Animation Teams with ‘Doug’ Co-Creator, Element 8 for ‘Horrible Tales’

Grid Animation and its European parent company Tinker Group are teaming up with Doug co-creator Joe Aaron and LA-based Element 8 Entertainment for a new off-kilter animated series: ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Solo’ Synopsis, Marvel Toon Rumors, ‘Wrinkle in Time’ BTS, & More

Official Synopsis for ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Revealed Coming to theaters May 25: “Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star ... Continue Reading →
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Emerald Media Snags Controlling Stake in Cosmos-Maya

Emerald Media (www.emeraldmedia.asia), a pan-Asia company backed by global investment firm KKR, has acquired a controlling stake in India-based Cosmos-Maya, market leader in IP-led ... Continue Reading →