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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’s’ Roger Allers Joins Animated ‘Prophet’

Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Dances With ‘Chico and Rita’

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Fernadno Trueba and Javier Mariscal’s acclaimed 2D animated feature Chico & Rita. The film ... Continue Reading →
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13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists Invited to Join AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators ... Continue Reading →
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Euro Partners Sign on to Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea’

Several companies have come aboard as European partners on Cartoon Saloon’s next feature, Song of the Sea, reports Variety. The deals see Optimum Releasing getting distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek Joins Effort to Animate Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

Award-winning actress Salma Hayek and her company Ventanarosa Productions are reportedly joining a project to make an animated feature based on the classic poetry collection, The Prophet, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Teases ‘Song of the Sea’ With Conceptual Trailer

A lot of people sat up and took notice of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon last year after its animated feature Secret of Kells was nominated for an Oscar. The studio is now developing ... Continue Reading →