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Moomins Keynote Set for BLE

Sophia Jansson, creative director of Moomin Characters and niece of Moomins creator Tove Jansson, will give the keynote address at this year’s edition of Brand Licensing Europe in ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales – Mission to Mos Eisley’ Coming to XD

Disney XD will be premiering the third episode of its all-new series of LEGO minifig retellings of the Star Wars saga this Monday, September 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The latest, LEGO Star ... Continue Reading →
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Third Beastly Bards Short Premiering at TIFF

Canadian studio TOGETHER: Words + Pictures for Art and Culture announces that the third installment of its “Beastly Bards” series of animated shorts, The Ballad of Immortal Joe, ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Screen America Toasts Contemporary Media

The inaugural 2015 Irish Screen America (formerly Irish Film New York) aims to promote emerging Irish talent in the U.S. by showcasing the latest from native creators in film, television, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival (gumbyfest.net) will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →
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Key Creatives Talk Iron Maiden’s ‘Speed of Light’

Following its recent release, Iron Maiden’s animated music video for “Speed of Light,” the heavy metal band’s first single in five years, has become a bona fide viral sensation. ... Continue Reading →
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Daniel McClure Appointed Prez for Bron Re-Org

The Bron group of companies based in Vancouver, Canada — Bron Studios, its genre label The Realm, Bron Releasing, Bron Animation and affiliate companies — have reorganized ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Unveils ‘Belle and Sebastian’ at Biarritz

French studio Gaumont Animation will be unveiling its latest animated series project Belle and Sebastian (52 x 13) at the Biarritz Rendez-Vous — the local-prods-only market for ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Announces Fall Toon Premieres

Nickelodeon will be offering a cornucopia of delights from its animation harvest, with new toon episodes jump started its fall lineup on Friday, September 18. This will see the return ... Continue Reading →
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Torill Kove Receives Norway’s Top Cultural Prize

Oscar-winning National Film Board of Canada animator Torill Kove receives the coveted Anders Jahre Prize for the Arts in her native Norway on September 3. The nation’s most revered ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Announces Feature Contestants

The Ottawa International Animation Festival, the leading toon-centric fest in North America, announces its official selection for its Grand Prize for Best Animated Feature at this year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Moonbot Reveals ‘Taking Flight’

Just launched today is a website and trailer for the latest short project from Moonbot Studios (The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore). The film is titled Taking Flight ... 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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Long Beach Comic Con Plans Toon Panels

Long Beach Comic Con, taking place at the Long Beach Convention Center in SoCal on September 12 and 13, has announced its lineup of special guests and panels — including a healthy ... Continue Reading →
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KLIK! Announces Guests and 2015 Theme

KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (www.klik.amsterdam) — taking over the beautifully modern EYE film institute building from October 27 to November 1 this year — has announced ... Continue Reading →
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Alibaba Picks Up ‘Little Door Gods’

Alibaba Pictures Group — the filmmaking and investment arm of the Chinese e-commerce behemoth — has signed on as investor and principal distributor for Little Door Gods ... Continue Reading →
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Milkshake Dishes Up ‘Shane the Chef’

Channel 5 has commissioned a new CG animated series called Shane the Chef for its Milkshake programming block. Produced by HoHo Entertainment (Cloudbabies, Abadas), the 52 x 11 preschool ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network UK Launches Kids’ Creative Contest

The London office of Cartoon Network announces the launch of the Cartoon Network Imagination Studios Awards – a kids only competition offering the chance for three lucky winners ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Reveals 2015 Speakers

VIEW Conference, taking place Oct. 19-23 in Turin, Italy this year, has announced the speakers for the 16th edition. Key animation speakers listed below; see viewfest.it for complete ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Promotes Four Veteran Execs

Shout! Factory has promoted four of its veteran executives: David McIntosh to Senior Vice President of Business Affairs and Digital Distribution; Melissa Boag to Senior Vice President ... Continue Reading →