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Handmade Films Sells Animation Collective Back to Founder Larry Schwarz

Animation Collective founder and former CEO Larry Schwarz has re-purchased the studio, its subsidiaries, IP asses and library of several hundred episodes from Handmade Films. The deal ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM & MIP Junior News Bytes

FUN Union and Imira Entertainment have sealed a multi-territory distribution deal and partnership, which will see the former’s three produced IPs showcased at MIP for the first time. ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: New Series Bring Magical, Caring & Comical Characters to Cannes

Dandelooo (France) will be strutting their mutt Stinky Dog on home turf once again, following the (52 x 13′) 2D buddy comedy’s warm reception at Cartoon Forum in Toulouse. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Trollhunters’ S2 Recruits Mark Hamill, Lena Headey and David Bradley

Netflix has announced three stellar additions to the voice cast for season two of DreamWorks Trollhunters, from Guillermo del Toro. Accomplished voice actor and Star Wars hero Mark ... Continue Reading →
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Viborg Animation Fest Celebrates Japan-Denmark Connection

The Viborg Animation Festival is kicking off in just under a month, bringing a week of exciting, engaging events to the central Jutland city. The 2017 edition, running Sept. 25 to Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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Guru’s ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’ Signs Master Toy Partner

Having just premiered its first season, Guru Studio’s preschool-targeted Netflix Original animated series True and the Rainbow Kingdom has secured a master toy licensee in Toy State. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Second to None,’ ‘Siege of Jadotville’ Score for Animation & VFX at IFTAs

The Irish Film & Television Academy announced the IFTA Film & Drama Awards winners this weekend. The ceremony, hosted for the second time by actor and comedian Deirdre O’Kane, ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Studio Dives into ‘Big Blue’ with CBC

Toronto-based toon shop Guru Studio has announced its latest project Big Blue is now in development with Canadian pubcaster Kids’ CBC. The original series comes from the creative ... Continue Reading →
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Zero VFX Opens LA Office

Visual effects and creative studio Zero VFX has opened a new West Coast post in Venice Beach, California. The new 5,000 square foot office expands on Zero’s Boston headquarters and ... Continue Reading →