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NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Swoops In

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unmasked the official trailer for upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The campy cartoon features ... Continue Reading →
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VES Awards Rules & Procedures Announced

The Visual Effects Society has posted the rules and procedures for the 15th Annual VES Awards. Changes this year include formatting modifications to the online instructions, the elimination ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: ‘DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year’ Out Now

The first home video original movie for DC Super Hero Girls has arrived, following its premiere at San Diego Comic-Con. Available now on DVD and digital from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ Takes Off in Europe

ITV Studios Global Entertainment’s revamped series Thunderbirds Are Go has proven a hit across Europe, drawing strong ratings throughout France, Benelux and the Nordics. To meet ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Net POP Coming to Virgin Media U.K.

Sony Picture Television’s children’s network POP will launch on the U.K.’s Virgin Media later this week as part of a new long-term deal which also includes SPT’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ubongo Snaps Up ‘Phonics School’ & ‘Little Poets’

London-based educational entertainment studio EnablinGenius has inked a deal with broadcaster Ubongo to air its series Phonics School and Little Poets in Africa. Ubongo, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ Starring Weird Al Debuts Oct. 3

Legendary satirist and Grammy-winning artist Al Yankovic (a.k.a. Weird Al) is voicing the title role in Milo Murphy’s Law, a new animated comedy series premiering Monday, October ... Continue Reading →
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Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Ent. Acquires Arc Assets

Jam Filled Entertainment — a full service Canadian animation company recently acquired by Boat Rocker Media — has purchased the principal assets of recently shuttered Arc ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Life as a Courgette’ Is Swiss Oscar Entry

Switzerland has selected stop-motion animated feature My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) from director Claude Barras to represent the country in the Foreign Language Film ... Continue Reading →
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44th Annie Awards Call for Entries Opens

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has opened submissions for the 44th Annual Annie Awards, taking place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ... Continue Reading →
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London’s V&A Explores Stop-Mo with Kids

The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London will be marking the final weeks of its special Smallfilms exhibition — Clangers, Bagpuss & Co. — with a celebration ... Continue Reading →
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12 Sci-Tech Areas Investigated for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars. The avenues of inquiry ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Inside a New Culver City Animation Studio, Two Locals Are Playing with Dolls Mark Cope and Carlo Moss inject their jaded worldview into Extra Credit’s The Most Popular Girls in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’ to Make Animated Feature Debut

Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla movie which will come rampaging into theaters next year, according to Variety. Godzilla ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Takes Full Ownership of Secret Location

Having recently turned down a billion-plus dollar acquisition bid from ITV, Canada-based Entertainment One (eOne) has snapped up 100 percent control of interactive and emerging platform ... Continue Reading →
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South Park 20 Experience is Goin’ Down to Paley Center

Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are goin’ down to L.A.’s Paley Center for Media, gonna have themselves a time as the South Park 20 Experience offers interactive fun to fans ... Continue Reading →
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Russian Toon ‘Space Dogs 2′ Hits U.S. Screens

Epic Pictures will be bringing Space Dogs 2: Adventure to the Moon to over 50 AMC, Megaplex and Ultra Star theaters across the U.S. beginning August 26, according to Russian-language ... Continue Reading →