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Categories Announced for British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards (BAA) has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards. The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, ... Continue Reading →
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Rupert Grint Leads English ‘Foosball’ Cast

Harry Potter‘s Rupert Grint will be leading the voice cast for the English-language version of Juan Jose Campanella’s Spanish-Argentine co-pro CG feature, Foosball. Variety ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix to Offer Scholastic Kids’ Shows

Streaming-video service Netflix will four seasons of The Magic School Bus and other Scholastic Media titles as it continues to beef up its children’s content. The company announced ... Continue Reading →
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Taubin Tapped as DreamWorks’ New Marketing Head

Dawn Taubin has been hired as the new Chief Marketing Officer at DreamWorks Animation, Deadline reveals. Taubin’s appointment follows the departure of the studio’s veteran marketing ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Jumpstarts Dormant ‘Akira’ Movie

Here’s some good news for diehard fans of the seminal 1988 anime feature Akira. Variety reports that director Jaume Collet-Serra (Unknown) is in discussions to return to lead ... Continue Reading →
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Daniel Radcliffe to Visit ‘The Simpsons’

Well, it’s not actually Harry Potter. It’s Daniel Radcliffe, who played the hugely popular character in the eight feature adaptations who will be a voice guest on the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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BinWeevils Appoints Henwood as CEO

U.K.-based digital social world BinWeevils, for kids 6-12, has appointed media veteran Rod Henwood as CEO, effective immediately. Henwood has been a board director at the company since ... Continue Reading →
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Buckinghamshire Re-Launches Animation & VFX Degree

Buckinghamshire New University, located in High Wycombe, England, is re-launching its Animation and VFX Degree (BA Hons) program, the content of which is in line with the Core Skills ... Continue Reading →
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Casting a Visual Spell

The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →