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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →
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Orders Set for ‘Toonmart Marty,’ ‘Wakfu,’ ‘Angelo Rules’

Montreal-based Sardine Productions has signed a deal with Teletoon to produce 40 11-minute episodes of the original series Toonmart Marty. Created by Robin Balzano, Pascale Beaulieu, ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoJack’ Will Be Back in the Saddle for Second Season

Mere days — just enough for subscribers to get a good bing-watch in — Netflix has renewed animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, according to ... Continue Reading →
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Encore Appoints Jennifer Tellefsen VP VFX Biz Dev

Post production and visual effects company Encore has named Jennifer Tellefsen as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for its worldwide operations. Tellefsen moves to the position ... Continue Reading →
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DTLA Gallery Sets ‘Secret Art of Animators’

The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles has announced an upcoming exhibit titled The Secret Art of Animators, which will showcase personal artwork made by the some of ... Continue Reading →
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Saddle Up!

Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washed-up former sitcom star that is the streaming service’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Ex Nick Exec Wright Joins Netflix

Former Nick exec Brian Wright has joined Netflix to oversee original children’s and family programming for the streaming video service. Wright will oversee exclusive live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Horrid Henry’ Gets Multi Territory Deal with Netflix

Indie studio Novel Entertainment has inked a deal with streaming distributor Netflix for its hit kids’ animation Horrid Henry (156 x 11). The deal, which covers U.K. and Ireland, ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Debuts Anime ‘Knights’ July 4

The sci-fi mecha series Knights of Sidonia has been picked up by Netflix as its first original anime series and is set to debut in all territories on the streaming service starting ... Continue Reading →