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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Wins PGA Award for Animated Feature

It may have been overlooked by the Academy Awards, but The LEGO Movie is tops with the Producers Guild of America. The Warner Bros. film took the top honor for producer Dan Lin in the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Open for Submissions

Animation Block Party is open for submissions to its 12th annual film, set to run July 30-Aug. 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, N.Y. Submissions are open until June ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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Oznoz Brings Fuji’s ‘Be Ponkickies’ to U.S., Canada

Fuji Television Kids Entertainment has entered into an exclusive agreement with Oznoz to debut its animated series Be Ponkickies on North America’s biggest bilingual children’s ... Continue Reading →
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MIP Junior 2014 Highlights

Nine animated and hybrid series to work into your schedule during the kids’ content market, taking place October 11-12 in beautiful Cannes, France. Heroes: Legend of the Battle ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Presents Creating Characters August 13

Women in Animation will present the next event in its professional development series on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Burbank, California’s Animation Guild. Entry is free ... Continue Reading →
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PBS KIDS Offers New Streaming Options

PBS KIDS has announced families now have new ways to stream the tot-friendly programming on more platforms as PBS KIDS launches on Apple TV and the PBS KIDS Video App debuts on Android ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peter Rabbit’ Leads Animated Daytime Emmy Noms

Nick Jr.’s charming new take on the classic Peter Rabbit property is leading the Daytime Emmy Award nominations pack with eight nods, the National Academy of Television Arts & ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Takes Top Toon Honor at WGA Awards

The winners of the 2014 Writers Guild of America Awards have finally been unveiled, and The Simpsons has snapped the top Animation prize in an all Matt Groening competition which pitted ... Continue Reading →