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Daily News Bytes: ‘Mowgli’ First Trailer, Inside the Disney “Morgue,” Toei’s Questionable QA Overhaul & More

Behind the Scenes at the Disney “Morgue” Where Animation History Is Being Saved Gizmodo delves into this important temple of preservation, where fragments and ephemera from the ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Nabs Distrib Deal for Hot ‘Next Gen’

Streaming powerhouse Netflix is continuing its massive acquisition sweep. Deadline reports that it has picked up the global distribution rights of the new animated robot buddy comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Guillermo del Toro Inks Exclusive DreamWorks Animation Feature Deal

Oscar-winning filmmaker Guillermo del Toro has signed a multi-year exclusive deal with DreamWorks Animation to write, produce and direct animated family films, and has taken offices ... Continue Reading →
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VES Announces Inaugural Hall of Fame Honorees

Marking its milestone 20th anniversary, the Visual Effects Society has announced the inaugural VES Hall of Fame, and the industry luminaries set for the first round of inductions. The ... Continue Reading →
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Legend 3D Bolsters Exec Team with Multiple Hires

Leading 3D conversion, VFX and VR studio Legend 3D has brought onboard several new hires to its executive leadership team as the company strengthens its resources and looks to expand ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Revives ‘Mazinger Z’ for the Big Screen

Tokyo-based Toei Animation is bringing back its classic anime brand Mazinger Z for a new feature film, 45 years after the original manga by Go Nagai debuted in Weekly Shonen Jump. The ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: GLAS Animation Festival 2017 Trailer Passes are now on sale for this year’s Berkeley event, taking place March 2-5. Visit the website for program details. Disney’s Live-Action ... Continue Reading →
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Chris deFaria Named CEO of DreamWorks Animation

The post-acquisition restructuring of DreamWorks Animation continues, with the news breaking Tuesday via Deadline that Warner Bros. animation exec Chris deFaria is stepping in as Chief ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Hires Bolster Artistic Leadership

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine is expanding its talent base with the hiring of three additional senior staff at its Vancouver headquarters: Visual Effects Supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Blink Ink, Disney/ABC, FuseFX, marblemedia, Post Factory, ZDF

• Academy Award nominated animator PES has signed on to Blinkink following recent spots for Honda and Android. Known for his ability to reimagine everyday objects in wholly new ... Continue Reading →