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Super Bowl 2016 Movie Spots

The television commercial smorgasbord that is the Super Bowl has come and gone, and this year was no different in that spots for hotly anticipated films factored in to the ad lineup. ... Continue Reading →
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Bradley Wald Named CFO, SVP Business Ops for LAIKA

Portland stop-motion studio LAIKA has appointed former NBCUniversal exec Bradley Wald as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Operations. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Jared Hess to Write and Direct ‘NickToons’ Film

Nickelodeon Films and Paramount Pictures’ bid to bring fan-favorite ‘90s animation characters to the big screen is apparently one step closer to fruition, with sources telling Variety ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro, Paramount Enter Five Film Partnership

Hasbro and Paramount Pictures will be collaborating on five theatrical features based on the toy company’s properties, to be produced by Hasbro’s film branch Allspark Pictures. ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Nominations, Reactions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Dec. 10 five films for the Best Motion Picture — Animated category in the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominees are: Anomalisa ... Continue Reading →
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Viscardi to Oversee Nick Franchises; ‘Hey Arnold!’ TV Movie Planned

Nickelodeon has named Chris Viscardi, co-creator of The Adventures of Pete and Pete, to the newly created role of senior VP, content development, Nickelodeon Franchise Properties. Viscardi ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks Up ‘Anomalisa’

Paramount Pictures has snapped up worldwide rights to Charlie Kaufman and Duke Johnson’s stop-motion feature Anomalisa, following warmly received showings at the Telluride, Toronto ... Continue Reading →
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Hybrid Nicktoons Feature Rumored in Works

In what may just be mounting rumor mill excitement over reports that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its classic, fan-favorite cartoons, the latest bit of grist being worked ... Continue Reading →
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Deals and Highlights from Annecy 2015

Another Annecy festival has wrapped, with plenty of deals and news coming out of the ever-growing event. Among the highlights of the festival: Attendance at MIFA was up 10 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →