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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: The Business of Show Business

The business model of entertainment has been disrupted, and studios and individuals are seeing that the old way of creating engaging content must change in order to attract the hearts ... Continue Reading →
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‘Everything’s Rosie’ Reaches 100 million YouTube Hits

V&S Entertainment announces that its CG preschool series Everything’s Rosie has hit a streaming milestone, with worldwide YouTube hits reaching over 100 million. The official ... Continue Reading →
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ROMANS Releases Animated Music Video for Alzheimer’s Day

Multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer RØMANS has released a new animate film inspired by his original song “The Agony and the Ecstasy” in honor of World ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD and Maker Partner for Talent Initiative

Disney XD and Maker Studios have united to form Disney XD by Maker, a new talent incubation program to will search out and develop fresh content creators. The initiative will foster ... Continue Reading →
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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 →