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Leading kids & family content distributor Imira Entertainment has closed a 150+ territory Pay TV deal with Viacom Int’l Media Networks’ Nickelodeon across EMEA, Latin America ... Continue Reading →
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Floyd Norman & Leo Sullivan to Lead New Punch Animation

Punch TV Studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: Punch Animation, Inc. The studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: How to Draw Mickey Mouse with Floyd Norman | Quick Draw | Disney LIVE The accomplished animator (Jungle Book, Toy Story) showed viewers how to recreate the very first Mickey ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Ends 2016 with Record $3B Domestic B.O.

Walt Disney Studios went into December on the cusp of attaining a record-breaking $7 billion in international box office takings, and thanks to the strong performance of the year-end ... Continue Reading →
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Downing Street Fetes Aardman, UK Animation

Animation UK and the newly formed UK Screen Alliance joined Aardman Animations on Tuesday in celebration of the iconic Bristol-based studio’s 40 year anniversary at a reception hosted ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Prods Cortvriendt and Marshall Join FuseFX

FuseFX continues to bulk up its talent roster for its Vancouver facility: joining up are VFX Producers Chad Cortvriendt and Graeme Marshall, who both bring extensive experience in the ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Hires, Promotions & Departures

+ Glasgow-based Axis CG studio — which provides animation for video game, film and TV projects like its VES Award-nominated Halo 5: Guardians cinematic — has appointed Jon ... Continue Reading →
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How Homer Will Make His Live Debut on The Simpsons Sunday night’s Simprovised episode will use mo-cap to let Homer answer live current event Qs. Why It Costs Some Animation Shows ... Continue Reading →
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If Comcast Deal Happens, How Would DWA and Illumination Co-Exist? If the $3 billion-plus acquisition goes through, will Chris Meledandri do for DWA-Illumination what John Lasseter has ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #248

Jymn Magon: The Coolest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of? If you’re like me – freshly graduated and clawing a path for yourself in the tough, sometimes even cutthroat animation biz ... Continue Reading →