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The Creator of the Original Regal Cinemas Roller-Coaster Animation Has Died Portland, Oregon vfx animator John McLaughlin’s credits also include Shark Tale, Kung Fu Panda and ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Comcast in Acquisition Talks with DreamWorks Animation

Reports have surfaced that international mass media giant Comcast Corporation is in talks to acquire DreamWorks Animation in a deal that The Wall Street Journal says is worth over $3 ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... 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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Paramount Scraps ‘Little Prince’ U.S. Release

Strange news emerged just before the weekend as it was revealed that Paramount Pictures had dropped the international critics’ hit The Little Prince like a hot pomme de terre ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 3′ Opens No. 1, Sets Record in China

DreamWorks Animation’s first co-pro with Shanghai’s Oriental DreamWorks is delivering on Jeffrey Katzenberg’s investment in opening up avenues to the Chinese theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Marco Piccinini Appointed Atlantyca Licensing Manager

On the heels of Atlantyca Entertainment’s launch of the Atlantyca Live! Division headed by Rachele Geraci, the company has appointed Marco Piccinini as Licensing Manager for the ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Shuffles ‘Monster Trucks’ and ‘SpongeBob 3′

Paramount Animation has revealed changes to its feature release slate through 2019, including date changes to two major projects, a release date for overseas production The Little Prince. ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Depp to Star in ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

The inimitable Johnny Depp has been tapped to voice the titular role of Paramount Animation and MGM’s Sherlock Gnomes — a sequel to indie animated hit Gnomeo and Juliet from ... Continue Reading →