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Watch Monkey King: Hero Is Back on DIRECTV Before It Hits Theaters The smash-hit Chinese animated feature written and directed by Tian Xiao Peng is available in its English dub version ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Animation Highlights Include Kung Fu Panda 3

FMX 2016 kicks off in Stuttgart next week, running April 26-29, and program announcements are still rolling in from the organizers. Just days ago, Anne Kolbe, the Executive Vice President ... Continue Reading →
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Guillermo del Toro to Give Annecy Masterclass

The 2016 Annecy festival and market will welcome a very special guest to the charming French burg this summer, with organizers announcing that award-winning filmmaker and master storyteller ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg: “We’re in a Golden Age for Animation” As Kung Fu Panda 3 smashes box-office records in China, Katzenberg says theatrical family toons are ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoBoiBoy’ Is Malaysia’s Top Local Toon

Malaysian animated film BoBoiBoy the Movie, produced by Animonsta Studios, has become the highest grossing locally produced animated feature in the country, according to local outlet ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Yuh Nelson Joins Academy Govs

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has appointed Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to its Board of Governors as part of its initiative to increase diversity ... Continue Reading →
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Huayi Bros. Partner with Hollywood Vets for Animation Venture

Chinese film production company Huayi Brothers has announced plans to expand its international presence by setting up an animation outfit with the help of some Stateside industry veterans, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Hops Over $100m Hurdle in China

Disney’s latest feature Zootopia is proving a huge, hairy success in China, crossing the $100 million box office mark this weekend after 10 days in theaters. The film, directed ... Continue Reading →
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Panda Beats Monkey as China’s Top-Earning Animation DreamWorks Animation’s China-U.S. co-pro Kung Fu Panda 3 have overtaken Monkey King: Hero Is Back at the B.O., reclaiming ... Continue Reading →