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Pearl Studio Shines Light on Slate at Annecy

Chinese director, star and producer Stephen Chow is developing The Monkey King, an animated feature for Pearl Studio based on the popular mischievous superhero. The epic movie is written ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Reels in Development Rights to ‘Fourteenth Goldfish’

Skydance Media is adding to its animated feature development slate, having snagged the rights to bestselling children’s book The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm. On board ... Continue Reading →
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CinemaCon: Paramount Animation Brings in ‘Monster on the Hill,’ ‘Luck’

Paramount Animation took the CinemaCon 2018 stage in Las Vegas on Wednesday, revealing two new additions to its feature slate: Monster on the Hill, which is being produced in partnership ... Continue Reading →
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Guillermo del Toro Inks Exclusive DreamWorks Animation Feature Deal

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films, and has taken offices ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tangled’ Helmer Nathan Greno Joins Skydance Animation, Directing ‘Powerless’

Skydance Media announced Thursday that Nathan Greno is joining the company’s rapidly expanding animation studio under a multi-year deal. The director of Disney’s Tangled has been ... Continue Reading →
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China’s CMC Buys Out Oriental DreamWorks, Now Pearl Studio

CMC Capital Partners (previously China Media Capital), China’s leading investor in media/entertainment and additional sectors, has announced it is leading its existing China consortium ... Continue Reading →
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Fox and Locksmith Reveal First Team-Up As ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong’

Having last month announced a multi-year production partnership, 20th Century Fox and U.K.-based CG shop Locksmith Animation have announced their first joint project will be Ron’s ... Continue Reading →
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Peilin Chou Upped to CCO of Oriental DreamWorks; 5 Films Announced

Oriental DreamWorks has promoted Peilin Chou to the post of Chief Creative Officer and revealed five new feature film projects in the works. Chou had previously been Head of Creative ... Continue Reading →
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CG Supe Gabriel Portnof, Ad Creative Director Jordi Bares Join Framestore

Framestore has announced a couple key appointments to two of its internationally dispersed offices this week. Joining the New York facility as CG Supervisor is DreamWorks veteran Gabriel ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →