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Animation Magazine’s Rising Stars of 2018

***These profiles were written by Ellen Wolff and Ramin Zahed for the April 2018 issue of Animation Magazine No. 279*** We are so proud to highlight this year’s talented, diverse ... Continue Reading →
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Alpha Group Named Global Master Toy for ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon has tapped The Alpha Group LLC — a wholly owned subsidiary of major Asian animation, toy and entertainment player Alpha — as global master toy partner for the ... Continue Reading →
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Nora Twomey, Floyd Norman, ‘Coco’ Star Among Annie Presenters

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the presenters for Saturday’s 45th Annie Awards at UCLA’s Royce Hall. These include actress Wendie Malick, Coco star Anthony Gonzalez (voice ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA Announces Juried Annie Award Recipients

ASIFA-Hollywood has announced this year’s recipients for its Juried Awards honoring career achievement and exceptional contributions to animation. The Winsor McCay Award for career ... Continue Reading →
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British Academy Children’s Awards 2017 Nominees Revealed

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced the nominations for this year’s British Academy Children’s Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Get Your ‘Mune’ & ‘Castle in the Sky’ Tix, KFC Gets Cartoony & More

Tickets Now on Sale for GKIDS Presentations of ‘Mune’ and ‘Castle in the Sky’ Don’t miss Mune: Guardian of the Moon featuring the voices of Rob Lowe, Christian ... Continue Reading →
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Viacom Quarterly Call Confirms ‘SpongeBob 3,’ ‘Loud House’ Movie

On Thursday, Viacom held its quarterly earnings call, putting a strong emphasis on the success of Nickelodeon animation brands and highlighting plans for feature film and merch expansions ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

’SpongeBob SquarePants’ Creator Stephen Hillenburg Reveals ALS Diagnosis The 55-year-old creator of the long-running Nick hit told Variety: “I wanted people to hear directly from ... Continue Reading →
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2016 CalArts Animation Showcases Attract Hundreds

Hundred of CalArts students, faculty and alumni as well as entertainment industry executives convened at two events to screen and celebrate the latest batch of student films from the ... Continue Reading →
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Cal State Fullerton Exhibit Celebrates 25 Years of NickToons

Hundreds of visitors arrived at the California State University, Fullerton campus on Saturday April 16th to celebrate an event 25 years in the making. Nickelodeon’s Happy Happy ... Continue Reading →