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Daily News Bytes: ‘Emoji Movie’ & ‘Nut Job 2′ Bits, ‘Game of Thrones’ Record & More

VIDEO: ‘The Emoji Movie’ “Emoticons” Clip Meet some of the colorful characters of Sony Pictures Animation’s technophile adventure in this newly release ... Continue Reading →
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Animag’s First Comic-Con Panel Toasts 30 Years!

If you’re heading to San Diego for Comic-Con International this week, be sure you set block out Saturday afternoon for Animation Magazine‘s first-ever SDCC panel, celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Conference Names First 2017 Speakers

Registration is now open for the 2017 VIEW Conference (www.viewconference.it) — Italy’s premiere computer graphics, digital media and games confab. The 18th edition will ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Animation’s ‘Willoughbys’ Signs Major Star Power

Canada’s Bron Animation has enlisted the talents of comedy stars Maya Rudolph, Terry Crews, Martin Short, Jane Krakowski and veteran voice actor Sean Cullen for its upcoming animated ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Stars Set to Orbit Annecy Sessions

Among the many intriguing screenings and informational sessions planned for this year’s Annecy animation festival and MIFA market (June 12-17; annecy.org), some of the most respected ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Sets 2019 Date for ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2′

Franchise creator Rovio and Columbia Pictures have revealed the official release date for The Angry Birds Movie 2 — the sequel will hit theaters on September 20, 2019, in line ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hotel Transylvania: The Series’ Debuts on Disney June 25

It’s official: Hotel Transylvania: The Series has set its Disney Channel premiere for Sunday, June 25 at 8 p.m.ET/PT. The 26 x 22 min. series is based on the blockbuster film ... 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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Sony Keys in New ‘Emoji Movie’ Trailer: Now with More Poo

A next-gen trailer for Sony Pictures Animation’s behind-the-screen adventure The Emoji Movie has arrived, broading our view of the colorful, complex world of mobile emoticons ... Continue Reading →
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Anthony Vinciquerra Tapped to Head Sony Pictures

Experienced media executive Anthony Vinciquerra has been named the new Chairman and CEO of Sony Picture Entertainment, effective June 1. Vinciquerra is stepping in for 13 year veteran ... Continue Reading →