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GKIDS, Annecy, Variety Plant ‘Animation Is Film’ Festival

Producer-distributor GKIDS, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Variety announced the launch of Animation Is Film, an annual animation film festival in Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
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Cannes China Focus Includes ‘Monkey King,’ ‘Have a Nice Day,’ ‘Dragonkeeper’

This year’s Cannes film confab will put the spotlight on the opportunities in one of the world’s largest markets on May 19. As part of the China Co-Production Day, the CNC, Marché ... Continue Reading →
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Adult-Targeted ‘Deadpool’ Toon Coming to FXX

Marvel’s most popular potty-mouthed mercenary is getting the adult animation treatment, according to Variety. FXX, the home of Archer, has placed a straight-to-series order for 10 ... Continue Reading →
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Variety’s 2017 10 Animators to Watch Congratulations to these amazing artists! This year’s list: Arthur de Pins, Megan Nicole Dong, Dorota Kobiela, Kirsten Lepore, Kira Lehtomaki, ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: Last Chance to Submit to KLIK Submissions for the KLIK Amsterdam Animation Festival’s international competition close June 1, so hurry up and enter your shorts, ... Continue Reading →
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Alyce Tzue Directing ‘Lobo’ for Ichigo Ichie Films

Tokyo production company Ichigo Ichie Films has signed on a director for its CG animated feature project Lobo, with Student Academy Award-winner Alyce Tzue set to helm the kids’ book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ Soars with Altitude Film

Altitude Film Sales has secured international rights to the first feature film from Studio Ponoc, Mary and the Witch’s Flower, according to Variety. The 2D fantasy adaptation is directed ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Fairy Troublemaker’ Enchants Global Screen

Global Screen has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Germany-Luxembourg co-production My Fairy Troublemaker & Me, and will open presales for the title at the European Film ... Continue Reading →
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Mireille Soria Vacates DreamWorks Animation Co-Presidency

Mireille Soria is stepping out of her office as co-President of DreamWorks Animation, a post which she has held alongside Bonnie Arnold since the studio’s post-Comcast buy restructuring ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Studios EVP Victoria Alonso Receiving VES Visionary Award

The Visual Effects Society has named acclaimed producer and Marvel Studios Executive Vice President of Physical Production, Victoria Alonso as the next recipient of its Visionary Award. ... Continue Reading →