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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’: A Perfect Halloween Treat!

The team behind the two Gruffalo specials delivers another family gem, the charming CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Magic Light Pictures, the U.K.-based company behind the success of film and licensing properties The Gruffalo and Room on the Groom is building up its operation with two key appointments. ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest Reveals Key Films, Names

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) will be opening its doors and presenting roughly 1,000 of the best animated films from around the world this April 23-28. ITFS this year ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Gruffalo’s Child’ Gets U.S. Premiere on Sprout

Preschool television channel Sprout will offer the U.S. premiere of The Gruffalo’s Child on December 22nd. Based on the classic children’s picture book written by Julia Donaldson ... Continue Reading →
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NCircle to Bear ‘Gruffalo’s Child’

Dallas-based home ent. distributor NCircle Entertainment has acquired DVD distribution rights for The Gruffalo’s Child, the follow up to Magic Light Pictures’ Oscar-nominated short ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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250 Buyers to Attend Cartoon Forum in Poland

If you have an animated project in the works, it might be a good idea to check out this year’s edition of Cartoon Forum, which takes place in Sopot, Poland, September 13-16.  According ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →