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Tambor Exiled from ‘Wonder Park,’ Cheddar Melts for ‘Millionaires’ and More

Tambor Booted From ‘Wonder Park’ Jeffrey Tambor has been let go from Paramount’s upcoming animated feature Wonder Park, reports The Wrap. The actor, who has been accused of harassment ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Keynote Rob Bredow: “Everything We Do Is Creative”

SIGGRAPH 2018 Keynote Rob Bredow (SVP, Executive Creative Director, and Head of Industrial Light & Magic) will take the stage at SIGGRAPH in Vancouver this August to share how ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the New Hybrid Dinos of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

***This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of Animation Magazine (No. 281)*** Dealing with the pressure of fan expectations for an established cinematic franchise is ... Continue Reading →
Trolls: The Beat Goes On

Score One for Animation

***This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of Animation Magazine (No. 281)*** Probably no area of filmmaking has changed so much over time as animation, the art form ... Continue Reading →
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Music to Soothe the TV Toon Beasts

***This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of Animation Magazine (No. 281)*** Music is one of the most integral elements of animated television, bringing to the fore ... Continue Reading →
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‘Powerpuff Girls’ Collab in the Bag with Sabrina Pilewicz

The 20th anniversary celebrations for The Powerpuff Girls continue, with Cartoon Network announcing a collaboration with Polish handbag designer Sabrina Pilewicz. This latest episode ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s Rai Ragazzi Launches Young Animators Initiative

Rai Ragazzi, the kids’ division of the Italian national broadcaster, have launched a new initiative for young animation creators — either current students or those who have ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Monstrously Fun Summer for Prime Members

Amazon Prime members can get their summer started right, embarking on a monster cruise with the Drac Pack with exclusive access to an early showing of Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation! ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Serving Up New ‘Pinky Malinky’ Netflix Series

Viacom’s new “studio model” strategy will see Nickelodeon Animation produce a new Pinky Malinky series for Netflix, as the company begins to turn its brands toward developing ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: English Trailer for GKIDS ‘Fireworks,’ GLAS Grant Deadline Approaches, Instagram Goes Long-Form & More

Heritage Sets Animation Art Record in $1.5 Million Auction Works and collections of icons like Mary Blair (Cinderella Magic Coach Concept Painting, $60K), Chuck Jones (The Dream Wile ... Continue Reading →
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‘gen:LOCK’ Coming to Rooster Teeth in January

Rooster Teeth’s next big anime-inspired series gen:LOCK will be premiering on the studio’s streaming platform in January 2019 (date TBA). We’ll soon find out who is joining lead ... Continue Reading →
Luis and the Aliens

Global Screen Sells UK Rights to ‘Luis and the Aliens’ to Warner Bros.

Germany’s Global Screen has secured the sale of UK theatrical rights for 3D-animated family feature Luis and the Aliens to Warner Bros. Produced by Ulysses Films, Fabrique d’Images ... Continue Reading →
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First Selections for SICAF 2018 Revealed

The Seoul International Animated Film Festival, a.k.a. SICAF, has revealed the first batch of screenings selections, covering seven Official Competition categories and two Special Competition ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Adds ‘Incredibles’ Creatives, VFX Supes, Parks Pro to Speaker Line-Up

Italy’s VIEW Conference for animation, visual effects, games, AR/VR and immersive storytelling — taking place in Turin Oct. 22-26 — has announced an impressive roster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daria’ Reboot in the Works on MTV Studio Slate

The misanthropic, combat-boot-wearing sarcasm machine that inspired a generation of teen girls is making a move back to the screen, as animated series Daria is one of the titles being ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Effects Artist Richard Alan Greenberg Dies

Richard Alan Greenberg, an Oscar-nominated effects artists and title designer who worked on diverse features from Predator and Alien to Xanadu and Superman, has died Saturday in New ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network & Mojang Expand ‘Adventure Time X Minecraft’ to CP

Cartoon Network and Mojang have revealed further details of their Adventure Time – Minecraft mashup today, including the premiere date for the special crossover episode and a ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Kobe’s Academy Snub, WIA Presents Enterprise Ireland, TCA Noms & More

Academy Denies Animation Producer Kobe Bryant Opportunity to Become Member The sports star, who won the Best Animated Short Oscar together with Glen Keane this year for Dear Basketball, ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Chief Jennifer Twiner McCarron Upped to Thunderbird CEO

Jennifer Twiner McCarron has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of Thunderbird Entertainment, effective immediately, and will continue as CEO of subsidiary Atomic Cartoons. The ... Continue Reading →
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Lilly Singh’s Unicorn Island Kicks Off with ‘Kickass Drag Queen’

YouTube star Lilly “Superwoman” Singh and her recently launched production studio Unicorn Island Productions have announced the shingle’s first project: an animated series ... Continue Reading →