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Marvel Television and Freeform Set Cast for ‘Marvel’s New Warriors’ The comedic live-action comic-inspired series will star Milana Vayntrub (Silicon Valley) as Squirrel ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Sito Joins Academy Board; Edlund Returns to VFX Branch

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the new electees to its 2017-18 Board of Governors. Among these esteemed industry veterans, animator, historian and educator ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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Adam Goodman Producing Animated Adaptation ‘Wolf Totem’ for Le Vision

Adam Goodman, formerly president of Paramount, is turning his sightline to animation, according to Hollywood Reporter. The film biz vet will be producing the adaptation of award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen 2,’ Marvel & Star Wars Flicks Get Dates from Disney

Walt Disney Studios’ feature release schedule for the next four years has been revealed. On top of 2017’s lineup of titles detailed in January (view here), we finally have debuts ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Recruits Genius Brands’ ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has licensed exclusive US and Caribbean Basin broadcast rights for season one of its CG-animated series Rainbow Rangers (52 x 11 min.) to top-rated kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Don Hahn to Address Dodge Commencement, Receive Honorary Degree

Academy Award-nominated producer Don Hahn will receive an honorary Doctor of Arts degree from Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Dodge College’s commencement ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Forms Animation Division in Ilion Partnership

US film and TV producer Skydance Media has announced the launch of an animation division and multi-year partnership with Madrid-based Ilion Animation Studios (Mortadelo & Filemon, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Re-Ups ‘Roadster Racers’ & ‘Lion Guard’

Disney Junior has place orders for more of its hit toons for tots, Mickey and the Roadster Racers (season 2) and The Lion Guard (season 3). Roadster Racers has topped 41 million viewers ... Continue Reading →
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Bay Area Kid Film Fest Celebrates ‘Women Breaking the Mold’

The Bay Area International Children’s Film Festival (BAICFF) is coming up on is 9th annual edition, set for March 10-12 at Chabot Space & Science Center. In celebration of ... Continue Reading →