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Daily News Bytes: Kobe’s Academy Snub, WIA Presents Enterprise Ireland, TCA Noms & More

Academy Denies Animation Producer Kobe Bryant Opportunity to Become Member The sports star, who won the Best Animated Short Oscar together with Glen Keane this year for Dear Basketball, ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Inks Short-Form Pact with Bento Box

The studio behind Emmy-winning animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, Bento Box Entertainment has signed a non-exclusive digital development deal with Comedy Central as the network continues ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Vet Mark Miller Heads Alkemy X LA Expansion

Creative content company Alkemy X is expanding to the West Coast, and has hired Emmy-nominated visual effects veteran Mark Miller to head its Los Angeles-based VFX and post-production ... Continue Reading →
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Cottonwood’s ‘Ollie & Moon’ Make New Broadcast & Licensing Pals

Distributor Federation Kids & Family and its sister production company Cottonwood Media have brought on another raft of broadcast and licensing partners across Europe for animated ... Continue Reading →
Matthew Ellis

The Cartel Grows Toon Arm, Taps Ellis as Manager

L.A.-based full-service management and production company The Cartel is expanding its animation and family division. The company has tapped former agent and 17-year entertainment industry ... Continue Reading →
Frank Buxton

Writer-Producer, Voice of ‘Batfink’ Frank Buxton Dies Age 87

Actor, writer, director, producer and general showbiz dynamo Frank Buxton — who created the Peabody Award-winning NBC series Hot Dog (1970-71) and touched the animation world ... Continue Reading →
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2018 Golden Globe Nominees Announced!

The nominees for the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced early Monday morning in a livestream from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Golden Globe and four-time Emmy winner Alfre ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Trolls Holiday’ in UK, David Soren Interview, YouTube Sics 10K Staff on Questionable Content, & More

Short Animation Explores Racial Oppression Neely Goniodsky’s Behind the Bars, based on a poem by Edward Smyth Jones, delves into themes of prejudice and the power of art to communicate ... Continue Reading →
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‘DreamWorks Trolls Holiday’ Musical Special Set for NBC

A funky-fresh new half-hour seasonal special DreamWorks Trolls Holiday is heading to screens, bringing back the hit feature film’s A-list talent for another animated musical adventure. ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Emmy Awards Rundown, ‘Minions’ Studio Gets Avere-y Big Boost, Adobe to Introduce VR Editing, & More

Five Wins Each for ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ Put Women at the Forefront of 69th Emmy Awards Sunday was a big night for Hulu, which is ... Continue Reading →