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’SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals ALS Diagnosis The 55-year-old creator of the long-running Nick hit told Variety: “I wanted people to hear directly from ... Continue Reading →
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VRV’s MONDO Snags Hand-Drawn Epic ‘Nova Seed’

MONDO has picked up exclusive SVOD rights for the US and Canada for director Nick DiLiberto’s hand-animated feature film Nova Seed, from Toronto-based House of Cool. The flick ... Continue Reading →
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Friends Electric Opens Shop in LA & London

VFX studio Electric Theatre Collective has birthed a brand new, full-service production company and creative consultancy called Friends Electric, based in London and LA. Focused on ... Continue Reading →
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Complete ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ Comes Home for Valentine’s Day

For the first time ever, a comprehensive collection of Mike Judge’s groundbreakingly moronic animated slacker comedy is coming to DVD with the 12-disc Beavis and Butt-Head: The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Judge Receives WGAW 2016 Animation Award

King of the Hill and Silicon Valley co-creator Mike Judge has been recognized for his contribution to the craft and help in organizing fellow wordsmiths in the animation industry by ... Continue Reading →
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‘Drawn & Recorded’ Selected for Sundance, Tops Spotify Views

Gunpowder & Sky’s little-known music history series Drawn & Recorded, launched last month, has officially become Spotify’s most-viewed series to-date. On top of the warm ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Presents GIFoween

Animation Block Party is preparing a special one-night event to celebrate the spookiest of mini-animations with GIFoween. Sponsored by GIPHY, the spine-tingling loops will be on display ... Continue Reading →