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25th ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Release Invites Royal Guests

In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of its Best Picture Oscar-nominated animated feature Beauty and the Beast, Disney is not only preparing a lovely new home entertainment release ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Ups Dion Vlachos to EVP Retail

Nickelodeon has promoted Dion Vlachos to the position of Executive Vice President, Retail Sales, Marketing and Publishing. Based in New York, Vlachos will manage the development of ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Vets Form Astro-Nomical Entertainment

Animation industry veterans Jay Ahn and Chris Henderson have partnered to form Astro-Nomical Entertainment, a full-service development and production company geared for high-quality, ... Continue Reading →
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Joint Venture to Fund ‘Household Pests,’ ‘Mean Margaret’

United Media Capital announced that it has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group to co-finance a slate of upcoming animated and live-action ... 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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Netflix Slates 5 Original Kids Toons Plus Nick Kroll Series

Leading internet TV network Netflix reveals plans for five new original animated series for kids (and a second-season renewal for Kong: King of the Apes) on the heels of its announcement ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →
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Reel FX Gives First Look at ‘Wish Police’

Reel FX, the L.A. and Dallas-based studio behind The Book of Life, is offering up details of its latest feature project, Wish Police, including the first concept painting for the film. ... Continue Reading →
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Peilin Chou Named Head Creative at Oriental DreamWorks

Television and feature animation veteran Peilin Chou has been named Head of Creative for Feature Animation at Oriental DreamWorks, Variety reports. The production company is a co-venture ... Continue Reading →
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Bald Mountain ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Gets Feature Treatment

File this one under “Huh… Okay.”: Disney has announced that its next big live-action feature adaptation project will be a take on the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence from ... Continue Reading →