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Daily News Bytes: ‘Ready Player One’ an Animation Contender? New ‘Hell to Pay’ Clip & More

Estonia Announces First Batch of Animation Grants for 2018 The national film institute at Tallinn has allotted 214,000 EUR ($260K USD) to artists and studios such as Chintis Lundgren ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Meet ‘Christopher Robin’, Berlinale Talks ‘Isle of Dogs’ & ‘Blade Runner 2049’, and More!

Animation Shares Untold Stories of Congo’s Girl Soldiers Working with designers PositiveNegatives and DRC-based illustrator Rodriguez Mungulirwa, Child Soldiers International’s ... Continue Reading →
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Actor David Ogden Stiers, Voice of Cogsworth, Dies Age 75

David Ogden Stiers, a three-time Emmy-nominated actor and voice actor known for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester III on M*A*S*H* and iconic Disney animation characters like ... Continue Reading →
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NorAm Partners Cuddle Up to Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’

Genius Brands International is fluffing up the North American consumer products program for its preschool brand Llama Llama, signing on new partners for 2018. Based on the New York ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands’ ‘Llama Llama’ Premieres on Netflix in January

Genius Brands International has announced the global premiere of its new animated preschool series Llama Llama on January 26, 2018 via Netflix. Based on the award-winning, bestselling ... Continue Reading →
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Herotainment & Toonz Launch ‘Smighties’ on YouTube

Herotainment and Toonz Media Group have launched their original animated series Smighties worldwide on YouTube and YouTube Kids. The 39 x 7 min. comedy-adventure debuts with three episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Activision Blizzard Announces Consumer Products Dept., ‘Skylanders’ S3

Activision Blizzard has launched a new consumer products division with the aim of supporting its global growth strategy by creating new avenues for fan engagement with its game franchises ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doc McStuffins’ Visits ‘Hundred Acre Wood’ Jan. 18

The Doc is in for a delightful adventure one blustery day when an all-new episode of Disney Junior’s Peabody Award-winning series Doc McStuffins debuts on Wednesday, January 18 — ... Continue Reading →
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Breaking Into The Biz, Part 2

How will you get your start in the animation writing game? Last issue, we spoke to three of Baboon’s team of award-winning scribblers, who each got their break using one classic ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 26 to Join Animation; 23 VFX

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 322 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →