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Russia Plans Tax Cut for Local Animation Industry The international success of Russian produced toons like the Snow Queen movies, Kikoriki and Masha and the Bear have spurred government ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Follows Blue Sky in Settlement for Animators’ Suit

Just shy of a month after it was announced that Blue Sky Studios had offered a multi-million dollar settlement, Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks are following suit (no pun intended) ... Continue Reading →
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BREAKING: NBCU Buys DreamWorks Animation for $3.8 Billion

NBCUniversal announced this morning that it has bought DreamWorks Animation and will add it to the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group. According to reports, Chris Meledandri, head ... Continue Reading →
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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Animation Highlights Include Kung Fu Panda 3

FMX 2016 kicks off in Stuttgart next week, running April 26-29, and program announcements are still rolling in from the organizers. Just days ago, Anne Kolbe, the Executive Vice President ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Adds Volume and Lustre to ‘Trolls’ Cast List

The “mane” cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls continues grow with the announced addition of Hollywood notables Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky Is First to Settle in Animators’ Anti-Poaching Suit

Blue Sky Studios — the Fox-owned CG feature powerhouse behind The Peanuts Movie, Rio and the hit Ice Age franchise — last week became the first studio to pursue a settlement ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh’ Coming to Netflix

The unlikely road trip buddies of DreamWorks Animation’s Home will be back for more post-invasion larks in a new Netflix Original Series, Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, premiering ... Continue Reading →