2018 Annecy International Animated Film Festival and MIFA

Animation’s A-List Heads to Annecy!

This year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival and MIFA market (June 11-16 & 12-15) will collect some of the brightest lights in the international animation scene in ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Makes Key Executive Appointments in Animation Division

Skydance Media has named Ian Sheppard as Senior Vice President Development for Animation and Lawrence Jonas as Executive in Charge of Animated Television, effective immediately. In ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Disney Weighs Lasseter’s Return, ‘Deadpool 2’ Intros First LGBTQ Marvel Pair, Senate Reviews Net Neutrality & More

Disney Executives Weigh Possible Return of John Lasseter Some six months after admitting to “missteps” and taking a leave of absence from his Chief Creative Officer duties, the ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Dave Filoni, EP & Supervising Director, ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Dave Filoni has been a staple of the extended Star Wars animated universe since 2008. Writer Cameron Koller checked in with the executive producer and supervising director to discuss ... Continue Reading →
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MIP: Fresh Toons, New Deals Lead Up to Cannes Confab

FranceTV Distribution has a couple animated highlights among its diverse MIP slate. First up, a brand-new 3D season of Little Brown Bear, the famous preschool series from Bayard. The ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘Voltron 84’ Trailer On Fri., March 24, Netflix is presenting 12 classic Voltron: Defender of the Universe episodes hand-picked by the creative team behind DreamWorks’ ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Disney Fan Expo Heading to Japan in 2018

The Walt Disney Company (Japan) has announced it will hold a D23 Expo Japan in 2018. The special event created by the the Official Disney Fan Club will run February 10-12 at Tokyo Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Margaret Loesch Named Kids Genius Cartoon Channel Exec Chair

Genius Brands International has brought onboard children’s and family media executive Margaret Loesch as Executive Chairman of its Kids Genius Channel. Loesch will provide counsel ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Taps Jon Favreau to Helm Live-Action ‘Lion King’

After the incredible success of The Jungle Book this year — both at the box office and in terms of creative tech wizardry — Disney is teaming back up with director Jon Favreau ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Force Awakens’ Disc & Digital Release

The Walt Disney Company’s chairman and CEO Robert Iger announced at Thursday’s annual shareholders meeting that the box office record-smashing Star Wars: The Force Awakens will ... Continue Reading →