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Cosmic Forces Taps Mark Caplan to Grow VR/AR Offerings

Cosmic Forces, the LA-based creators of mobile VR hit Goosebumps: Night of Scares, has brought on entertainment industry veteran Mark Caplan to help lead the company’s aggressive ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Inks First UK Partners for SPA’s ‘Emoji Movie’

Rocket Licensing has secured its first UK partners for Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming animated feature The Emoji Movie. Rocket is managing the UK and Eire licensing program for ... Continue Reading →
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Gordon Hunt, Voice Director and Acting Coach, Dies at 87

Gordon Hunt, who is credited as recording director on hundreds of TV cartoons, has died. Also highly regarded for his live-action sitcom directing, the multitalented California native ... Continue Reading →
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Fox & Blue Sky Adapting ‘Frogkisser!’ as Hybrid Flick

Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios will be producing a live-action/animation musical feature based on Garth Nix’s upcoming book, Frogkisser! — a tongue-in-cheek take on the ... Continue Reading →
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Voice of Scrooge McDuck Alan Young Dies Age 96

Actor and comedian Alan Young, best known for starring as Wilbur on the classic 1960s sitcom Mr. Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney’s DuckTales and other television ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Cast Revealed

Sony Pictures Animation has announced three new voice cast members (and released a jolly new still) for the next Smurfy feature adventure, Smurfs: The Lost Village, hitting theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Market Showcase: IMPS

The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford (Peyo). A film version of this first comic book was made in 1975, entitled “The Smurfs and the ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Named U.K./Eire Agent for Smurfs

Rocket Licensing has been appointed the exclusive U.K. and Eire agent for globally beloved brand The Smurfs by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) ... Continue Reading →
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Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Animation Updates Production Slate

Sony Pictures Animation today revealed updates to their upcoming projects line-up, which includes a new Genndy Tartakovsky original, the animated feature debut of Popeye and the continued ... Continue Reading →