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WB Animation’s Register Promoted; Adds Digital Series Role

Sam Register has been promoted to the newly created position of president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. Register will head up a newly formed live-action digital ... Continue Reading →
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Yeun, Day Sign on to Toon ‘Chew’ Feature

The popular Image Comics series Chew — about a cibopathic detective who derives clues from the things he eats — is getting an animated feature with The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun ... Continue Reading →
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Clip Previews Henson’s Original ‘Doozers’ on Hulu Kids

Doozers, a new animated preschool series based on the classic Fraggle Rock series, is set to debut April 25 as the first original series created for Hulu Kids. Here’s an exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Director Launches Production Blog

Sony Pictures Animation is making an all-animated Smurfs feature film, and now director Kelly Asbury (Shrek 2, Gnomeo & Juliet) is offering a behind-the-scenes look at the making ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Wins Another Award for its Soundtrack

Just when you thought there were no more awards for it to win, Disney’s Frozen is adding another honor to its collection — this time for the soundtrack. The double platinum ... Continue Reading →
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FlickerLab Ups Exec Trio, Adds Producer

New York City-based animation and technology studio FlickerLab has promoted three executives and added one more. Award-winning director and motion graphics artist Tibo Charroppin, who ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus’ ‘The Hive’ Gets Season 2 Order

Lupus Films will produce a second series of The Hive, its popular CGI animated children’s television series, through SPV The Hive Enterprises. The second series will enter preproduction ... Continue Reading →
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Resorts Import Nelvana Characters

Nelvana Enterprises has announced a new partnership with Memories Resorts and Royalton Luxury Resorts that brings characters from the animated series Max & Ruby and The Berenstain ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Film Inst. Hosts Animation Day

The Irish Film Institute in Dublin and Animation Skillnet are joining forces to present a day of discussion, master classes and screenings of shorts around the theme of animation for ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Teases First 5 Minutes of ‘Dragon 2′

DreamWorks Animation is offering fans a test flight of its hotly anticipated sequel How to Train Your Dragon 2 by releasing the first five high-flying minutes of the film. Out June ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Picks Up Method’s ‘Chaplin & Co’

The physical foibles and bewitching mustache of Charlie Chaplin live on thanks to the magic of animation in Chaplin & Co., which is proving a hit for distributor PGS Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Jutra’ Join Cannes Line Up

Two noteworthy animated projects have been announced as part of the Cannes Film Festival’s Directors’ Fortnight (May 15-25) programming section: Isao Takahata’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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First-Ever Indian Mo-Cap Film Arrives May 9

Freshman director Soundarya R. Ashwin, daughter of Indian film star and pop culture icon Rajinikanth, will have the distinction of launching the country’s first-ever entirely ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Boondocks’ Back With Bite for Season 4

After a four-year hiatus, Adult Swim’s comedy series The Boondocks returns April 21 with the first episode of its fourth season. Airing on the channel at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Magoo,’ ‘Spidey’ Collections Top Slow Week

It’s a slow week for new animated home video releases, making it an ideal week to check out some classics — both retro and modern. On the retro end is the new set Mr. Magoo: ... Continue Reading →
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Toonz Presents Animation Masters Summit

Indian studio Toonz Animation has announced the latest edition of its ‘Week with the Masters’ program. Organized as part of the studio’s 15th anniversary celebration, the Indian ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Kids Names Winners

The Toronto International Film Festival’s kiddie content fest revealed the winners of its kid, adult and audience-selected awards on Friday. Here are the key animation winners: Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Opening Ceremony to Honor Takahata

The Annecy International Animation Festival will screen the most-recent film from anime legend Isao Takahata — The Tale of the Princess Kaguya — at its June 9 opening ceremony. Takahata, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cap’ Retains B.O. Crown; ‘Rio 2′ Holds Second

The top spots at the box office saw a repeat of last weekend’s finish with this year’s Easter weekend moviegoers. That means Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter ... Continue Reading →
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WonderCon Debuts New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Clip

Fans of the Force attending WonderCon in Anaheim were first to see a new clip from the upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. The clip features new characters Hera, voiced by Vanessa ... Continue Reading →