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Daily News Bytes: Anime’s Industry Illness, Original Force Prods Depart, Best of NW Animation Fest & More

Japan’s Animation Industry Failing to Cultivate Next Generation of Talent Nippon.com‘s culture section dissects the problems behind the country’s impending talent ... Continue Reading →
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Original Force’s ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Takes Wing with Open Road

Open Road Films has acquired all US rights to animated family comedy Duck Duck Goose, produced and financed by Original Force Ltd. The deal, announced by Open Road’s CEO Tom Ortenberg ... Continue Reading →
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Original Force Taps GFM to Take ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Global

Original Force Animation co-Presidents Sandra Rabins and Penney Finkelman Cox, and CEO/Founder Harley Zhao, have appointed GFM Animation and GFM Films to handle international sales ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Cast

Original Force Animation announces the most recent cast and talent additions to its debut animated feature, Duck Duck Goose, a family comedy due out in 2017. Joining the voice talent ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Original Force Makes Feature Film Move

Original Force Animation — a well-established Chinese service studio with a roster of TV and videogame clients including Disney, DreamWorks Television, Sony, Tencent, Activision ... Continue Reading →
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DWA’s ‘Dragons: Riders of Berk’ Bows Sept. 4 on CN

DreamWorks’ Dragons: Riders of Berk, a new animated series based on the Oscar-nominated feature film How to Train Your Dragon, premieres Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT on Cartoon ... Continue Reading →