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News Bytes: ‘Hotel Transylvania 3,’ ‘Playmobil’ and Friends of Mine

Tartakovsky Talks About Making of ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Director Genndy Tartakosky’s ghoul family comedy Hotel Transylvania 3 was one of the big audience favorites at this week’s ... Continue Reading →
The Incredibles 2

‘Incredibles 2’ Expected to Smash B.O. Records This Weekend

All signs are pointing to Brad Bird’s The Incredibles 2 movie breaking major records at the box office this weekend. The Disney/Pixar sequel is the first fully animated wide release ... Continue Reading →
Age of Sail

New Details Surface on Google Spotlight’s ‘Age of Sail’

Google Spotlight debuted its latest VR short Piggy at Annecy this week and has released new details about its upcoming Age of Sail title, which is directed by Oscar-winning director ... Continue Reading →
How to Train Your Dragon 3: The Hidden World

Toothless Meets a Mate in DreamWorks ‘Dragon: The Hidden World’ Trailer

On the heels of first-look image reveals which gave fans a first glimpse at the elusive, pearlescent-white “Light Fury” — a female of Toothless’s near-extinct species — ... Continue Reading →
Mike Scully

‘Simpsons’ Scully Lands Multi-year Deal at Fox

Mike Scully can’t get enough of Fox Animation. The former exec producer and show runner of The Simpsons recently signed a multi-year overall deal with 20th Century Fox Television. “Thanks ... Continue Reading →
Michele Schofield

Michele Schofield Named Content SVP at ‘Oddbods’ Studio One Animation

Emmy nominated studio One Animation has appointed Michele Schofield as Senior Vice President, Content Development and Sales. The 20-year industry pro has earned recognition for her ... Continue Reading →
Joe Clokey. Courtesy Cathie Lou Parker

‘Gumby’ Caretaker, Producer Joe Clokey Dies Age 56

Joe Clokey, a producer and consultant who shepherded the iconic claymation franchise Gumby created by his father Art Clokey (1921-2010) in the 1950s, has died age 56. Family friend ... Continue Reading →
Chicken Run

Aardman Incubating ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

Nearly two decades after it first flew the coop, Aardman Animations is reportedly working on a sequel to the most successful ever stop-motion feature, Chicken Run (2000), according ... Continue Reading →
Locksmith Animation

Locksmith Animation Officially Opens in London

UK studio Locksmith Animation has officially opened its London facility with a celebration toasting founders Sarah Smith (director, Arthur Christmas), Julie Lockhart (producer, Shaun ... Continue Reading →
Roy E. DIsney Animation Building

Disney Plans “Day of Listening,” Lasseter Return Unsure

The staff of Burbank-based Disney Animation Studios is set to gather Thursday to discuss workplace concerns in what the company dubs a “Day of Listening” attended by human resources ... Continue Reading →