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Global TV News Bytes

+ Dublin-based indie studio Kite Entertainment has nabbed a 13-episode commission for its science-themed comedy series Brain Freeze from U.K. channel CBBC. A follow up to Kite’s ... Continue Reading →
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2013 VES Summit Sets Speakers, Content

The Visual Effects Society has confirmed featured sessions for the fifth annual VES Summit, with the theme “A New Reality: Content Creation and Distribution.” The daylong ... Continue Reading →
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Sony’s ‘Cloudy 2′ Helps Promote Literacy Day

To celebrate International Literacy Day, the International Reading Association (IRA) and Sony Pictures Animation will host an “Invent Your Future”-themed Twitter chat on ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s LoveFilm and Disney Sign a New Deal

LoveFilm and Disney have signed a new pact which allows the Amazon subscriber service to stream some of the studio’s best-loved family films on a branded on-demand service to ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Toons May Partner with Sony

Over the past few days, there has been much speculation in the trades about which studio is going to form a partnership with DreamWorks Animation when it’s contract with Paramount ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Opts for Shanghai Base

Oriental DreamWorks, the new joint venture from DreamWorks Animation and a Chinese state-backed consortium, will be the flagship company at a new high-tech media center being developed ... Continue Reading →
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AniMazSpot Plans UPA and ‘Mr. Magoo’ Tribute

L.A.’s mini-animation festival AniMazSpot 2012 (September 10 – 16) has announced that it will divide its events between the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale and the modern Woodbury ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sabrina’ to Become Sony’s New Superhero

Deadline.com reports that Sony Pictures has plans to give Sabrina the Teenage Witch a live-action superhero revamp. The magically inclined teen heroine designed by artist Dan DeCarlo ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Salute John Hubley

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ next “Monday Nights with Oscar” screening series installment will celebrate the life and work of acclaimed animator John Hubley. ... Continue Reading →