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Animated ‘Bear Hunt’ Set for Channel 4

U.K’s Channel 4 has commissioned an animated special based on the popular illustrated children’s book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt, written by Michael Rosen and illustrated ... Continue Reading →
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AUB Named first UK Centre of Excellence for Toon Boom

Toon Boom Animation has officially recognized Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) as its first U.K. Centre of Excellence. Toon Boom Centres of Excellence (COE) are accredited post-secondary ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ethel & Ernest’ Voice Cast Announced

Production has kicked off on an animated feature adaptation of Raymond Brigg’s graphic novel, Ethel & Ernest, and the full voice cast line up has been revealed. Jim Broadbent ... Continue Reading →
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Cloth Cat Is World’s Largest CelAction Installation

U.K.-based Cloth Cat Animation is now the largest single installation of CelAction2D software in the world, snapping up 100 licenses for its Cardiff studio. Cloth Cat is currently in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toot the Tiny Tugboat’ Chugs off to U.K.

Turner Broadcasting has picked up the U.K. pay TV rights for Lupus Films’ new animated preschool series Toot the Tiny Tugboat. The show will launch on the company’s Cartoonito ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus’ ‘The Hive’ Gets Season 2 Order

Lupus Films will produce a second series of The Hive, its popular CGI animated children’s television series, through SPV The Hive Enterprises. The second series will enter preproduction ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball,’ ‘Room on the Broom’ Take Top BAA Honors

The British Animation Awards have revealed their honorees for the 2014 awards ceremony, which took place today at the British Film Institute’s Southbank, London location. The ... Continue Reading →
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Cinedigm Is Buzzing with ‘The Hive’

Home entertainment company Cinedigm has added the N. American video, VOD and digital rights to animated preschool show The Hive to its catalog. The deal covers all 26 x half-hour episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Four U.K. Animation Studios Win BFI Cash

The British Film Institute has awarded 20 production companies a share of $4.3 million (£2.8 million) handed out separately from a cash pool from 170 applicants. The BFI provided its ... Continue Reading →
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The Return of a Seasonal Friend

Channel 4 and Lupus Films revive Raymond Briggs’ beloved characters in a new animated special The Snowman and the Snowdog. It’s been 30 years since audiences around the world fell ... Continue Reading →