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Video: The Making of The Jungle Book A quick behind-the-scenes summary of Jon Favreau’s groundbreaking approach to digitally retelling a classic tale, which continues to kick box-office ... Continue Reading →
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TAAFI 2016 Official Selection Announced Feature films Nova Seed (Canada) and Possessed (Spain) to screen along with international shorts during April fest. DreamWorks Animation Shares ... Continue Reading →
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Sonic Speeds into 25th Anniversary Master toy partner Tomy leads 100+ licensees in delivering new goods celebrating the iconic SEGA character. China’s Linekong Interactive to ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Acquires Paris-Based OuiDo

Technicolor has acquired French independent animation producer OuiDo Productions. Headed by Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog, OuiDo Productions has produced such globally popular animation ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... 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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SEGA Reveals ‘Sonic Boom’ Characters

SEGA’s smash hit videogame character Sonic the Hedgehog is lining up a whole new universe of adventures. Announced earlier this year, the new franchise spin Sonic Boom includes ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Grows Distribution Arm

Global kids’ entertainment brand management company Genius Brands International has expanded its operations, launching a new global distribution division and appointing longtime ... Continue Reading →
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OuiDO Goes Ape for ‘Monchhichi’

In honor of the popular little monkey toy’s 40th birthday, OuiDO! Productions has signed a co-production agreement with Japan’s Sekiguchi to co-produce an all new, CG animated ... Continue Reading →
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Sega Revitalizes Game Franchise with ‘Sonic Boom’

Sonic Boom, a new CG-animated series starring video-game icon Sonic the Hedgehog, is being coproduced by Sega of America and OuiDO! Productions as part of broad initiative to revitalize ... Continue Reading →