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‘Paddington 2’ Production Embarks This Fall

Studiocanal has confirmed that Paddington 2 will kick off production in the U.K. this October. The sequel is on sale at the Marche du Film in Cannes this year and will see producer ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Awards Finalists Announced

Finalists for the 2016 British Animation Awards — celebrating its 20th anniversary this year — have been announced. Held every two years, the BAAs honor the very best in ... Continue Reading →
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Star British Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

One of Britain’s most admired stars of stage, film and television Alan Rickman has died in London at age 69. The acclaimed performer, whose turns as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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Pam Lifford Named President of WB Consumer

Industry veteran Pam Lifford, previously EVP of global licensing for Quiksilver, has been named President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, effective February 1. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Felton, Ruby Rose Voicing ‘Sheep ‘n’ Wolves’

Wizart Animation has found the stars for its English-language version of Sheep ‘n’ Wolves — it’s new, original CG animated feature produced with CTB Film Company due to ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite, Image Engine Announce Merger

Cinesite and Image Engine have announced a merger of their two companies, which now employ a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars Celebration Teases ‘Rogue One’ and ‘Rebels’

Fans at Star Wars Celebration this past weekend in Anaheim, Calif., got the first look at the first upcoming Star Wars Anthology movie, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One, as well as a ... Continue Reading →
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Emma Watson Starring in ‘Beauty and the Beast’

24-year-old British actress Emma Watson has been cast as leading lady Belle in Disney’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast, which is set to begin production later ... Continue Reading →
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Tony Millionaire’s ‘Sock Monkey’ in Works for Film

Tony Millionaire, the indie comicker behind Maakies, and animator Matt Danner (The Looney Tunes Show, Xiaolin Showdown) have joined forces to develop the iconic Sock Monkey toy into ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Unveils Slate Through 2019

Hot on the heels of the announcement that Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in the big-screen adaptation of Doctor Strange, Marvel Studios has announced titles and dates ... Continue Reading →