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Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Details 2017 Highlights, People and Participants

France’s Annecy animation festival (June 12-17) and MIFA market (June 13-16) is just around the corner, and this year’s event highlights are jelling nicely. 2017 will welcome ... Continue Reading →
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VRV’s MONDO Snags Hand-Drawn Epic ‘Nova Seed’

MONDO has picked up exclusive SVOD rights for the US and Canada for director Nick DiLiberto’s hand-animated feature film Nova Seed, from Toronto-based House of Cool. The flick ... Continue Reading →
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DreamEast and Jetpack Ink ‘Valt the Wonder Deer’ Deal

Beijing- and Hollywood-based film and TV animation studio DreamEast Pictures has secured a global distribution deal with Jetpack Distribution for 2D adventure-comedy series, Valt the ... Continue Reading →
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Star Trek Beyond $30M Debut; Lights Out $8.3M; Ice Age Franchise Crosses $3B To Best Shrek; China Loves Skiptrace Concurrently with its domestic release, Paramount launched the new ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s Why Hasbro Just Bought an Animation Studio Fortune dishes the details on the potential opened up by the acquisition of Boulder Media announced yesterday, with Hasbro planning ... Continue Reading →
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One Animation Appoints Bettina Koeckler EVP Consumer Products

One Animation has appointed Bettina Koeckler as EVP Global Consumer Products and Licensing to lead the business as it begins an ambitious new push. The role has been created in response ... Continue Reading →
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Director Chris Wedge on Making the Move from Animated Films to ‘Monster Trucks’ On the way-out original concept, Ice Age director says: “I know from animation that you can throw ... 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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New ‘Ice Age: Collision Course’ Trailer Arrives

Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox have unveiled a new trailer for the upcoming CG animated feature adventure Ice Age: Collision Course, arriving in theaters July 22. The spot sets ... Continue Reading →