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Chernin Group Buys Stake in Graphic India

Peter Chernin’s Chernin Group has bought a large minority stake in comic-book and animation studio Graphic India, which also creates content for mobile and online platforms. Chernin ... Continue Reading →
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Reuters Says Prime Focus May Bid on Digital Domain

Reuters is reporting that Prime Focus World, a visual-effects house that worked on such hits as Avatar and the Harry Potter series, is considering a bid on Digital Domain Media Group, ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Kenny ‘Chucks’ It in School

To say that voice actor supreme Tom Kenny is perhaps best known as SpongeBob SquarePants is like saying Daniel Radcliffe is perhaps best known as Harry Potter. But like Radcliffe, Tom ... Continue Reading →
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Flashback to That First ‘Madagascar’ Journey

Once upon a time (as all good fairy tales start) animated features offered audiences original images, stories and characters that moviegoers could not see anywhere else. Similarly, ... Continue Reading →
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Former WB Head Alan Horn to Lead Walt Disney Studios

Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Potter’s’ Heyman Tackles ‘Paddington Bear’

David Heyman, the producer behind Harry Potter’s big screen outings, will be guiding another Brit kids lit classic by bringing Paddington Bear to theaters, according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →
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Target Secures Asian Deal for ‘Horrid Henry’

London-based rights management group Target Entertainment has signed new broadcast deals for Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, including a prestigious Asian deal following ATF. Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Pulls ‘Harry Potter’ Vanishing Act

Warner Bros. plans to halt shipping DVD and Blu-ray of all of the Harry Potter movies to retailers after Dec. 29, Deadline.com reports today. The studio hopes to encourage fans to buy ... Continue Reading →