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Cinesite Tapped to Animate MGM’s ‘Addams Family’

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has announced that digital entertainment outfit Cinesite Studios will provide CG animation and VFX for its upcoming feature film based on the macabre panel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →
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Annapurna’s Adult Series ‘Amberville’ Underway at Amazon

Annapurna TV has announced it is developing a new adult-targeted, CG-animated series titled Amberville at Amazon Studios, for Amazon Prime Video. Created by Chris McCoy and Conrad Vernon ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Acquires Vancouver Animation Studio Nitrogen

Cinesite Studios has acquired full-service animation facility Nitrogen Studios Canada, Inc., based in Vancouver. The studio employs 70 creative and production staff, and is best known ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Inks First UK Partners for SPA’s ‘Emoji Movie’

Rocket Licensing has secured its first UK partners for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated feature The Emoji Movie. Rocket is managing the UK and Eire licensing program for ... Continue Reading →
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PGA Announces 2017 Feature & Animation Awards Nominees

The Producers Guild of America has announced the live-action and animated motion picture nominations for the 28th Annual Producers Guild Awards, taking place Saturday, January 28 at ... Continue Reading →
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Reminder & Roundup: Oscar Nomination Voting Opens Jan. 5

New year, new Academy Awards race! Voting for Oscar nominations opens Thursday, January 5 for Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences members, to be completed by Friday, January ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Best Original Song & Score Contenders Revealed

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the tracklist for its 91-title Best Original Song contenders list for the 89th Academy Awards. Animated films account for ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

How Seth Rogen Brought Back Adult Animation with ‘Sausage Party’ Watch Deadline’s The Contenders video and hear about the comedy icon and director-producer Conrad Vernon’s inspiration ... Continue Reading →
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Gold Grabbers

A deep range of features contends for honors, kudos and statuettes in one of the most competitive years for animation in Oscars history. There’s never been a year as robust for animated ... Continue Reading →