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CALL FOR ENTRIES: TOFUZI 2017 Submit your animated films and series by June 30, 2017 for consideration in the 9th annual international festival of animated films, taking place Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Judge’s ‘Tales from the Tour Bus’ Greenlit by Cinemax

Beavis and Butt-Head and King of the Hill creator Mike Judge is returning to animation after successfully launching a live-action career with HBO’s Silicon Valley (going into its ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘DuckTales’ Cast Flocks Together for Theme Song Singalong!

It’s not pony tails or cotton tails, no — it’s DuckTales! The Emmy Award-winning ‘80s cartoon is coming back to TV next summer in an all-new animated series on Disney XD, ... Continue Reading →
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Laurent Guérin, Frank Falcone Join YMA Board

The Youth Media Alliance in Montreal announces the appointment of two new members to its board of directors: Laurent Guérin, Vice President, Chief Content and Digital Officer for Groupe ... Continue Reading →
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Pixelatl ‘16: Storytelling Makes Us Human

In the past five years, I’ve seen the animation, video games and comics event, Festival Pixelatl, develop into a serious contender by connecting, building and promoting the Mexican ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Blink Ink, Disney/ABC, FuseFX, marblemedia, Post Factory, ZDF

• Academy Award nominated animator PES has signed on to Blinkink following recent spots for Honda and Android. Known for his ability to reimagine everyday objects in wholly new ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hardboiled’ Director Holds AMA Amid Funding Campaign

Award-winning Brooklyn animation director Peter Sluszka (virtually) headed over to Reddit today for an Ask Me Anything session. Users chimed in with questions about the science and ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Supervisor Dan Akers Joins Blur Studio

Academy Award and Emmy-nominated animation, VFX and design house Blur Studio has hired on Dan Akers as Visual Effects Supervisor. With nearly 15 years of experience in VFX, Akers has ... Continue Reading →
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Filmlance Developing New ‘Moomin’ Series

Filmlance International, the production house behind the acclaimed Scandinavian thriller Bron (The Bridge), has entered a licensing agreement with Moomin Characters and Bulls Licensing ... Continue Reading →