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Endemol Shine Takes Control of Simon’s Cat

Endemol Shine UK has bought up a controlling stake in indie cartoonist Simon Tofield’s Simon’s Cat animation company, founded in 2008. In case it needs clarification, this ... Continue Reading →
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New-Look ‘Bob the Builder’ Set for PBS, YouTube

Bob the Builder will return to PBS in November with a brand-new look for Bob, updated CG animation and a new character for young viewers to admire, Wendy, voiced by Downton Abbey’s ... Continue Reading →
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YouTubers Pull Off Live-Action ‘Phineas and Ferb’

TGIF! Some intrepid YouTube celebs-in-training put together this super fun live-action version of “Gitchee Gitchee Goo” as a tribute to Phineas and Ferb, which is wrapping up its ... Continue Reading →
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Brothers Chaps Shorts Launch on XD Platforms

The Brothers Chaps, a.k.a. Mike and Matt Chapman, a.k.a. the intrepid webtoon pioneers behind the hugely popular Homestar Runner, will present an eclectic new series of 40 original ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Executives to Watch

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of executives to watch. They are: Pierre Belaïsch — CEO, Gaumont Animation Melissa Boag — VP ... Continue Reading →
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Vicon, Audiomotion Set ‘Most People Mo-Capped’ Record

Motion-capture technology specialist Vicon and Audiomotion Studios have set a new Guinness World Record for the most people motion-captured in real-time, with 19 people. The record ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Picks Up 80-Plus Channels

Channel Frederator Network is welcoming 84 new online channels to its roster following a busy March. Highlights of the acquisitions include New Media Animation’s hit TomoNews, ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Launches Multi-Brand YouTube Channels

Zodiak Kids announces the launch of two multi-brand YouTube Channels for kids and preschool audiences: ZeeKay and ZeeKay Junior. ZeeKay Junior comes to the platform with an established ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon’s ‘Tumble Leaf’ Wins 5 Daytime Emmys

Amazon’s Tumble Leaf dominated the animation categories in the 42nd annual Daytime Emmy Awards, winning five awards in all including Outstanding Preschool Children’s Animated ... Continue Reading →
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High-Tech Goes Low-Fi

Online ... Continue Reading →