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Wage-Fixing Suit Draws to Close with $100M Disney Settlement

The end is in sight for the class-action lawsuit that shook up the animation industry. Holdout defendants Disney, Pixar and Lucasfilm (all under The Walt Disney Company umbrella) have ... 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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MPSE Reveals 2017 Golden Reel Nominations

The Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) have announced the nominees for the 64th Golden Reel Awards, selected to represent the world’s most talented sound artists and their contributions ... 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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Preliminary Approval Granted in DWA Settlement

US District Judge Lucy Koh has given her preliminary approval to the $50 million payment proposed by DreamWorks Animation back in October as settlement for the ongoing animators’ ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

More Theaters Added for ‘Sailor Moon R: The Movie’ VIZ Media has secured additional theaters and new cities to the nationwide cinematic debut of the magical girl movie! ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Pictures Animation Reveals Slate through 2018

Sony Pictures Animation is forging ahead with its plans to increase its release output while creating a distinctive mix of titles, evidenced by the newly released feature film slate ... Continue Reading →
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Catch ‘Wavemania’ in Sony’s ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Trailer

SPHE has released a new trailer for its home video sequel Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania — coming to DVD and Digital on January 17. The feature-length adventure is produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Maps Out Magical New ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Trailer

Sony Pictures Animation kindly decided to brighten up everybody’s Monday with a vivacious, action-packed and marvelously magical new trailer for its upcoming fully CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Matthew Berkowitz Named Head of Development at Atomic Cartoons

Thunderbird announces the appointment of Matthew Berkowitz as Head of Development at subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. The former Arc Productions exec has been brought onboard to develop ... Continue Reading →