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Breakthrough’s Owen Kelly Upped to Features S&A Exec

Leading Canadian studio Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Owen Kelly to the post of International Sales and Acquisition Executive for Feature Films. Kelly, who started in the ... Continue Reading →
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Rodolphe Guenoden to Direct FDNY Animation ‘The Bravest’

Rodolphe Guenoden, a Gobelins graduate and longtime DreamWorks Animation artist, has been tapped to direct new animated feature The Bravest. The announcement was made by Main Journey ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Presents Animated Double Features

Starz Kids & Family will present a monthlong “Amazing Animation” double feature lineup starting Saturday, August 1 at 6 p.m. ET/PT. Ten kid-friendly titles are scheduled, with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Foosball’ Scores Big at NYICFF

The animated feature Foosball, directed by Juan Jose Campanella, won the grand prize at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Foosball is scheduled for release ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Kicks in for ‘Foosball’

Variety revealed today that The Weinstein Co. has picked up rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France for Argentina’s high-profile animated film, Foosball ... Continue Reading →
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New Producer Gnosis Launches with Vinton Film

A new L.A.-based CG film and social gaming studio, Gnosis Moving Pictures, has announced it will kick off its production slate with an animated feature, The Quest, directed by Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Vitae’s ‘Niko 2′ Takes Top Prize in Tokyo

Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble has won top prize at the Tokyo Children’s Film Festival. As a winner of the prize, the feature will also screen at the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Enlists for ‘Henchmen’

Canadian toon house Bron Animation will kick off production this fall on a feature-length CG animated film titled Henchmen, based on an original script by Jay D. Waxman. The flick will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oggy’ Producer Announces Next Animated Feature

French animation producer Marc du Pontavice, who presented his latest project Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie at Annecy last week, has started development on a new original fantasy ... Continue Reading →
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Long Weekend News: ‘Tad,’ ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Planet Earth’

It was another big weekend of awards for animated titles. Fox-TV’s long-running animated series The Simpsons received a Writers Guild honor for the episode “Ned and Edna’s Blend ... Continue Reading →