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China Lion & HB Wink Team with Cinesite for David Silverman’s ‘Extinct’

China Lion Film and HB Wink Animation have given the greenlight to their first CG animated family feature, Extinct, being directed by David Silverman (The Simpsons, Monsters, Inc.) ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Secures $70M Financing Package from Pemberton

Cinesite Studios has completed a long-term financial plan with diversified asset manager Pemberton, which will provide an initial funding chunk of $40 million to cover the group’s ... Continue Reading →
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Tara Kemes Appointed GM of Cinesite Studios Vancouver

Cinesite Studios announced the appointment of Tara Kemes as General Manager of its feature animation operation in Vancouver. Taking over from Nicole Stinn, Kemes will be responsible ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Sets ‘Addams Family’ for 2019; Oscar Isaac in Talks for Gomez

MGM has announced that its animated The Addams Family feature film will be released on October 11, 2019 — just in time for Halloween! Based on the classic cartoons by Charles ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite Tapped to Animate MGM’s ‘Addams Family’

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures has announced that digital entertainment outfit Cinesite Studios will provide CG animation and VFX for its upcoming feature film based on the macabre panel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sausage Party’ Director Conrad Vernon Conjures ‘Addams Family’ Flick

Veteran animation artist, writer, director and voice artist Conrad Vernon has signed on to direct MGM’s upcoming animated The Addams Family feature, according to Variety. Vernon, ... Continue Reading →
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MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →
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Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Depp to Portray Dr. Seuss for Illumination

The life of celebrated children’s author Dr. Seuss (aka Theodor Geisel) is being adapted into a live-action Universal feature, produced by Illumination’s Christopher Meledandri ... Continue Reading →