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dick bruna, the dutch children’s author and artist who created the internationally popular character miffy the bunny, died thursday, february 16 in his hometown of utrecht, the netherlands. he was 89 years old. over his six-decade career, bruna wrote and illustrated 124 pictures books, including 32 featuring miffy. the little bunny’s sweet-natured, everyday adventures were […]

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miraculous – tales of ladybug & cat noir creator zag, method animation and leading european kids’ entertainment company planeta junior (part of planeta & deagostini group) have formed a new co-production alliance to develop five animated tv series under the “zag heroez” label. “thanks to recent enhancements to our ‘zag heroez’ label, we’re now able […]

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corus entertainment’s nelvana is bolstering its senior management team with the appointment of three licensing and entertainment veterans. joining the kids’ production-distribution outfit are peter crighton, director, marketing; kelly elwood, director, retail; and tonya lindo, director, licensing, north america. all report directly to nelvana enterprises head pam westman. “the addition of these seasoned professionals to […]

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’dreamworks dragons: race to the edge’ season 4 clip “insomnia insanity” the fate of hiccup and the dragon riders is left in the hands of the mysterious mala and the defenders of the wing, as they work to prove their innocence and create an unlikely alliance. with his elaborate and sinister plans beginning to take […]

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jakks pacific has unveiled its portfolio of toys and entertainment products for the 2017 new york toy fair (feb. 18-21). the array includes options for all ages, from active play innovations to licensed goodies for pop-culture fans. “we are entering 2017 with a strong line of fun and innovative toys,” said stephen berman, chairman & […]

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at new york toy fair 2017, taking place feb. 18-21 at the javits center, hasbro will be debuting two darling new playthings inspired by the upcoming theatrical feature my little pony: the movie (oct. 6). in addition to the reveal of the my magical princess twilight sparkle interactive figure and canterlot & seaquestria castle playset, […]

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studio 100 film has inked a multi-film agreements with theatrical distributor cinema republic that will bring the upcoming second and third maya the bee cgi features and princess emmy – the movie to south korean audiences. the deal includes theatrical, tv and home video rights for all three movies. maya the bee 2 – the […]

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illumination entertainment’s sing is taking the home entertainment stage next month, with universal pictures home entertainment releasing the musical marvel on digital hd march 3, followed by 4k ultra hd, blu-ray 3d, blu-ray, dvd and on demand on march 21. to get in the groove, check out this sneak peek at one of the three […]

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hot off its big wins at the bafta awards, laika is doubling down on its big double-nominated push for the oscars, with a beautiful new for-your-consideration featurette for kubo and the two strings: “choose kubo.” in the new featurette, director and studio head travis knight, producer arianne sutner and visual effects supervisor steve emerson — […]

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cartoon network will premiere the new cloudy with a chance of meatballs tv series on monday, march 6 at 5:30 p.m. et/pt. based on sony pictures animation’s 2009 feature hit and the 2013 sequel, cloudy with a chance of meatballs is a mouth-watering comedy toon produced by dhx media and spa in association with corus […]

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  hitting a high note the journey is everything for the talent on screen and off in illumination entertainment’s heartfelt musical-competition comedy sing. a head trip for the heart makoto shinkai’s global breakout anime feature your name. wins hearts honestly and vies for awards gold. on the road again disney junior refreshes mickey and pals […]

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cine designer r2 www.cinematographydb.com previsualization is the big thing these days. it used to be geared more toward complex visual-effects sequences, mainly because big effects sequences are expensive, require lots of people, and the money people want to see what they are spending their money on before they spend their money. now the technique has […]

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the makers of the lego batman movie bring to the big screen an action-packed and emotional take on the life of the caped crusader. batman’s been through a lot since he debuted in the pages of detective comics #27, but it’s taken until now — more than 75 years later — for anyone to have the […]

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  growth and innovation were the watchwords for the entire industry as technology and creativity pushed the industry to new heights. there’s nothing quite like having a front row seat to history being made. that’s what it feels like looking back through the pages of animation magazine from 1993 through 1995, as we continue our […]

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  north america   canada   centre for digital media vancouver, bc canada thecdm.ca phone: (778) 370-1001 fax: (778) 370-1020 email: [email protected] degrees/certificates offered: master of digital media program number of students in animation program: 55 cost of program: approx. cad $35,951.24 total for domestic students; cad$53,629.24 total for international students head of animation: richard […]

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with nominations announced jan. 24, the race to the winner’s podium at the 89th annual academy awards is ready, set and on the go. the nominees are in and, unlike previous years, there’s little in the way of surprises in the nominees for the 89th annual academy awards. the five films that made the cut […]

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  j.g. quintel talks about finding a satisfying ending for himself, the crew and the characters of his long-running cartoon network series regular show. creating a hit tv series is a dream come true for most toon makers, but even the most successful and popular shows — the simpsons excluded, it seems — must end. […]

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europe’s pre-eminent pitching and financing event for animated features lands in bordeaux, which will host cartoon movie from march 8-10. cartoon movie has had an enviable run of success. since 1999, more than 268 animated features have been pitched at the annual confab, securing a total budget of 1.8 billion euros. the result is the […]

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on sunday night, patton oswalt hosted the 69th annual wga awards — with honors presented by the writers guild of america at dual ceremonies in new york and los angeles. the animated series prize went to bojack horseman, which had two episodes nominated in the category alongside the simpsons (fox), elena of avalor (disney) and […]

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the 64th golden reel awards, presented by the motion picture sound editors (mpse), took place sunday to celebrate the best in cinema and television soundcraft from 2016. the feature animation prize for sound and music editing went to disney’s moana, which was up against finding dory (pixar), kubo and the two strings (laika), the little […]

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video: “rough night” | ‘archer’ season 8 official trailer archer dreamland gets noir (or a slightly darker noir) when the incompetents formerly known as isis return on their new broadcast home of fxx on april 5. 53rd cas awards finding dory took the motion picture – animated prize at the cinema audio society awards ceremony. […]

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the worlds and characters created by animation hitmaker butch hartman collide in the new, original animated short the fairly odd phantom. the nickelodeon presentation features an ensemble cast from the fairly oddparents, danny phantom, t.u.f.f. puppy and the brand-new bunsen is a beast (premiere feb. 21 at 5:30 p.m.). the short is available now across […]

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punch tv studios is expanding its media endeavors by unveiling its latest division: punch animation, inc. the studio will focus on developing animated series and movies for syndication through punch tv studios. previously known as the urban television network, the first african american-owned network in the us, punch animation has hired on legendary animators floyd […]

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rovio entertainment, creator of the hit angry birds mobile game, entertainment and licensing franchise, may eliminate up to 35 jobs or nearly 10% of total employees as it restructures its animation business. the reductions will be part of operational changes being made to its serial cartoons production team, reports the financial express. “we’re working very […]

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montreal-based cinesite studios has partnered with the harold lloyd estate and comic animations to adapt the early hollywood legends’ films into a series of animated features. cinesite’s chief creative officer dave rosenbaum and executive animation director eamonn butler will collaborate with suzanne lloyd, granddaughter of harold lloyd and the owner of his film library, on […]

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scotland-based animation and vfx studio di4d has secured £900,000 (about $1.1 million usd) in investment funds from percipient capital and its shareholders, which will go towards strengthening the shop’s hollywood presence. established in 2003, di4d is a leading provider of facial performance capture for movie vfx, videogames, vr, and for advanced clinical and scientific research […]

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amebatv has teamed up with the think tank emporium to bring tyke-targeted series super geek heroes to its kids’ entertainment streaming platform. seven episodes launch this month, with an additional 21 to roll out later in the year. super geek heroes, a presentation of uk-based yellow spot productions, is a 3d cg series educational entertainment […]

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the bay area international children’s film festival (baicff) is coming up on is 9th annual edition, set for march 10-12 at chabot space & science center. in celebration of women’s history month, the fest will kick off with a special panel discussion titled “brave: women breaking the mold,” featuring writer/director brenda chapman, pixar character designer […]

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global brand licensing agency brandgenuity has been appointed by one animation as the licensing agent for global hit animated series oddbods in the us and canada. the new york-based agency will build a program for the brand across categories including publishing, toys and games, apparel and accessories, back-to-school, home, gifts, social expression, experiences and more. […]

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video: ‘moana easter eggs’ disney’s pacific island adventure sets sail on digital release today, so the studio is offering up this fun guide to its easter eggs and a chat with oscar-nominated songsmith lin-manuel miranda on writing “we know the way.” oscar-nominated short ‘borrowed time’ available now in andrew coats and lou hamou-lhadj’s 15+ awards-winning […]

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the ottawa international animation festival (oiaf), north america’s premiere festival for animated works, is now open for competition entries for 2017. this year’s edition will take place september 20-24 in the canadian capital, celebrating the best the scene has to offer from around the world. submissions are due by may 26, and there is no […]

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spyr, inc. — a holding company with wholly owned subsidiaries in the mobile game and app development/publishing industry (as well as restaurants) has hired on farshid almassizadeh as its chief strategic advisor. almassizadeh is joining the company from ea interactive, where he was vp and coo, brings over 25 years’ experience in the gaming industry […]

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tinyco, a jam city company, and fox interactive have announced the development of a new mobile game inspired by the hit animated series, futurama: worlds of tomorrow. the game features original content from futurama creator and executive producer matt groening, executive producer david x. cohen, and much of the show’s creative team. “i love this […]

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leading online kids’ network and avod expert wildbrain has appointed senior executive will mahmood to the newly created position of head of strategy. mahmood will focus on helping the company’s content partners exploit its wealth of viewing data, and will work on key projects supporting department heads with strategy development across the company. mahmood’s appointment […]

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call for entries: tofuzi 2017 submit your animated films and series by june 30, 2017 for consideration in the 9th annual international festival of animated films, taking place oct. 2-7 in the black sea destination city of batumi, georgia. toei reveals ‘dragon ball super’ apparel toei and funimation team up with super seiyan apparel partners […]

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sony pictures animation has released some smurftastic special art featuring voice cast stars and their characters from its upcoming, fully-animated, peyo-inspired family adventure smurfs: the lost village — in theaters april 7. check out the image gallery below to see the lovely stars and their smurfy alter-egos: demi lovato (smurfette), danny pudi (brainy), jack mcbrayer […]

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gkids has released the official trailer and a poster for my entire high school sinking into the sea — a visually inventive, offbeat animated comedy feature from cartoonist dash shaw (new school). arriving in select theaters april 14, the film’s voice cast is lead by jason schwartzman, lena dunham, reggie watts and maya rudolph, with […]

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brad grey is stepping down from his role as chairman and ceo of paramount pictures, but will remain for a time to support a transition to new leadership. viacom president & ceo bob bakish will work with paramount’s executive team until a new ceo is appointed. the news was first reported by yahoo finance. “brad […]

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call for entries: anima2017 cordoba int’l animation festival submit your work in any animation genre, technique or screening media — from feature films to mobile videos — by the may 30, 2017 deadline for consideration in the 9th edition. anima2017 takes place oct. 11-13 in cordoba, argentina. wga membership meeting shows guild on strike footing […]

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cosmic forces, the la-based creators of mobile vr hit goosebumps: night of scares, has brought on entertainment industry veteran mark caplan to help lead the company’s aggressive expansion of its virtual reality and augmented reality portfolio. caplan has most notably worked with entertainment properties including ghostbusters, the spider-man movie franchise, wheel of fortune, jeopardy, breaking […]

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tokyo-based toei animation is bringing back its classic anime brand mazinger z for a new feature film, 45 years after the original manga by go nagai debuted in weekly shonen jump. the early adaption of science fiction storytelling into japanese animation remains popular with anime fans worldwide, especially in europe and latin america. mazinger z […]

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a new animation-focused joint venture, ak holdings corporation, will be launched by sony picture entertainment (japan) and local general trading giant mitsui & co. as of march 31 in japan. the company’s priority will be the operation of national anime networks kid station and animax, animated content production and distribution, worldwide live event presentation, and […]

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fox animation fans will be licking their musical chops when they find out that sub pop is releasing the bob’s burgers music album on may 12. this massive collection pulls together 107 songs from the first 107 episodes of the emmy award-winning comedy toon, performed by cast members h. jon benjamin (bob), john roberts (linda), […]

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ampas announced that 89th oscars sponsor walmart has gifted $250,000 to the academy foundation in support of its educational outreach initiatives. the donative will all the academy to advance its efforts to build a more diverse, inclusive talent pool of participants across academy programs, and put promising young people on the path to success. “we […]

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after five years of rapid growth and shifting shareholder ownerships, awesomenesstv’s co-founder and ceo brian robbins has announced he is leaving the multi-channel network, deadline reports. robbins launched the brand with joe davola as a youtube channel in 2012. awesomenesstv quickly established itself and drew big business attention, with dreamworks animation paying out $33 million […]

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summer is going to start heating up early as warner bros. home entertainment has announced that feature-length animated adventure vixen: the movie will arrive on digital hd on may 8, 2017, and on blu-ray (srp $19.98) and dvd ($18.94) on may 23. from executive producers greg berlanti, marc guggenheim and andrew kreisberg, vixen: the movie […]

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after five years of rapid growth and shifting shareholder ownerships, awesomenesstv’s co-founder and ceo brian robbins has announced he is leaving the multi-channel network, deadline reports. robbins launched the brand with joe davola as a youtube channel in 2012. awesomenesstv quickly established itself and drew big business attention, with dreamworks animation paying out $33 million […]

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viz media has announced that magical girl enthusiasts across north america will be able to get their hands on sailor moon crystal set 2 on february 28, available as a limited edition blu-ray/dvd (msrp $79.99), standard ed. blu-ray/dvd ($69.99), and dvd ($39.99). set 2 features the entire “black moon” arc, episodes 15-26, of the celebrated […]

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france’s biggest national cinema celebration, the césar awards, took place friday night in paris. while paul verhoeven’s awards season darling elle took the coveted best film prize (and best actress for its star, isabelle huppert), animation made strides at this year’s honors as my life as a zucchini (ma vie de courgette) won the prestigious […]

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monster entertainment has only just picked up distribution rights for the newly completed animated series harry & bip (15 x 2), and has already sold the non-dialogue cg comedy to disney channels for all of central europe, middle east and africa, and to src for french-speaking canada. the series follows harry and bip, two young […]

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vrla — taking place for the third consecutive year april 14-15 at the los angeles convention center — has made two big programming announcements this week. unity technologies ceo john riccitiello will deliver a keynote address at the expo on friday, april 14. (justin roiland was previously announced as saturday’s keynote.) and the organizers have […]

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locally-owned children’s tv channel zoomoo is expanding its presence in australia by launching on iptv service fetch tv. zoomoo will be available to fetch tv subscribers starting monday as part of its new “kids” channel pack and “ultimate” channel pack. zoomoo’s lineup is “all animals, all the time” — with offerings spanning animated favorites like […]

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during a recent academy screening of oscar nominated film the red turtle, producer and studio ghibli co-founder toshio suzuki let it slip that his longtime comrade hayao miyazaki is indeed working on a new animated feature, despite retiring from long-format helming a little over three years ago. suzuki stated that miyazaki is in tokyo “putting […]

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good evening! we are here live backstage at the 89th annual academy awards! we'll be covering the event as it happens and trying to get some questions in with the winners.

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good evening! we are here live backstage at the 89th annual academy awards! we'll be covering the event as it happens and trying to get some questions in with the winners.

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where to watch ‘piper,’ the adorable oscar winning animated short film if you missed alan barillaro’s beautiful cg exercise in feathers, water effects, and devastating tugs on the ol’ heart strings in theaters, here’s a quick and dirty guide to tracking it down online. anime didn’t make it into the oscar nominations this year. here’s […]

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organizers of cartoon movie — europe’s premiere animated feature pitching and co-production event — have revealed the finalists for the 2017 cartoon tributes honors. the awards recognize outstanding contributions to the development of european animation in the last year, in the categories of director, distributor and producer of the year. cartoon tributes 2017 nominees: director […]

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oscar-winning actor j.k. simmons (whiplash) is taking his first trip to bikini bottom for a guest voice star role in spongebob squarepants “snooze you lose” — a brand-new episode premiering saturday, march 4 at 10 a.m. et/pt. in the new installment, squidward is so tired that spongebob and patrick can’t wake him up, but the […]

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german producer-distributor studio 100 media has inked a multi-title deal with animation distribution specialists wekids asia which will bring popular cg-animated series maya the bee, vic the viking, nils holgersson and the wild adventures of blinky bill to greater china. wekids has acquired tv, vod and home video distribution rights to all four series. “we […]

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the international conference on animation, vfx, vr, games and transmedia known as fmx is gearing up for its 2017 edition, set for may 2-5 in stuttgart. this year’s program, headlined “beyond the screen,” has a glamorous sparkle to it thanks to the participation of one freshly-minted academy award winner and five other nominees. fmx 2017 […]

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canada’s youth media alliance announces that kids’ entertainment veteran bonita siegel will serve as president of its english-language awards of excellence jury for 2017. honoring the best tv and digital platform productions aimed at young anglophone canadians, the awards gala will take place may 31 at the cbc glenn-gould studio in toronto. bonita siegel, who […]

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the executive board of germany’s m4e ag announced monday that studio 100 n.v.’s acquisition of a majority interest in the company has closed. the contract was signed friday, february 24, with wholly owned subsidiary studio 100 media gmbh (munich) immediately taking on the m4e shares. hans ulrich stoef will continue to serve as ceo of […]

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the 2017 edition of kidscreen summit has wrapped up in miami, with organizers reporting a 12% year-over-year increase in registrations. the event attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, with delegates from asia accounting for the most significant increases in international participation. the conference and market this year welcomed 41% more professionals from asia-pacific, with china represented by […]

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call for entries: 3d wire fest submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and vr shorts/experiences by may 31 through 3d wire, shortfilmdepot.com, or festhome. the 2017 festival takes place oct. 2-8 in segovia, spain. pdf of rules & regulations here. puma unveils ‘despicable me’ line illumination ent. and universal brand development make the global sports […]

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universal pictures and dreamworks animation have officially announced a sequel to 2016′s mega-colorful musical comedy trolls, which will see anna kendrick and justin timberlake reprising their roles as poppy and branch in theaters april 10, 2020. trolls, directed by walt dohrn and mike mitchell, opened last november and has since grossed $153.4 million at the […]

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distributor open road films has released the official trailer and poster for action-packed animated comedy feature spark: a space tail, in theaters april 14. the spot shows off a colorful planetary world populated by animal beings (with sweet martial arts skills) and promises a tale of destiny, justice, and just enough monkey business. written and […]

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the belgian region of flanders will be a guest of honor at this year’s cartoon movie feature animation confab, taking place march 8-10 in bordeaux, france. about a dozen animation production companies from flanders will present themselves during the spotlight event “flandriens of animation,” a reference to the do-or-die racing cyclists of the region. three […]

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uk-based kids’ entertainment company cake announces the launch of a fresh 40 x 11 second season of award-winning animated preschool series space racers. produced by space race llc, season 2 is currently premiering on nbcuniversal’s sprout in the us, where it is the no. 2 show for kids 2-11 since its november debut. space racers […]

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san francisco-based authoring, publishing and analysis company instavr, inc. has been announced as the virtual reality content producer for the sanrio puroland theme park, per a new agreement with sanrio entertainment co., ltd. the first vr app for the hello kitty-centric park was unveiled at sanrio expo on feb. 6, with instavr planning to start […]

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leading 3d motion tracking technology company xsens announces the xsens indie program, a new initiative designed to democratize the use of professional motion-capture solutions. the program will provide independent studios, student teams, game developers and up-and-coming talent with access to its hollywood production-grade tech at an affordable price point. “the xsens indie program gives us […]

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the 17th annual toy of the year awards, presented by the toy industry association, have been bestowed on the year’s best toys, games, and more. among the honorees, animated properties were well represented, including spin master’s paw patrol, disney’s doc mcstuffins and warner bros. consumer products’ dc super hero girls. spin master and lego systems […]

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video: ‘star wars rebels’ – secret cargo when a routine refueling mission goes awry, the ghost crew find themselves transporting mon mothma (voiced by genevieve o’reilly, reprising her role from revenge of the sith and rogue one) across the galaxy in the all-new episode premiering sat., march 4 at 8:30 p.m. on disney xd. video: […]

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next week, an international consortium of children’s entertainment professionals and analysts will collect in angoulême, france for the third edition of the global kids media congress. organized by the pôle image magelis economic development program, the event will take place march 6 to 8 at the charente county council. gkmc 2017 will focus on the […]

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turner announced the promotion of valerie meraz to the post of senior vice president, content acquisitions & strategy for the broadcasting giant’s entertainment networks. based in atlanta, meraz will negotiate for movies and series pickups on behalf of animation destinations cartoon network, adult swim and boomerang, as well as tbs, tnt, trutv, turner classic movies […]

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video: new ‘guardians of the galaxy vol. 2’ trailer chris pratt unveiled the new spot on jimmy kimmel live tuesday night, revealing a brand-new character: star-lord’s father, ego, played by kurt russell. breaking down the brilliant way ‘who framed roger rabbit’ was animated a new video by kaptain kristian dives into the meticulously detail-oriented approach […]

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bbc worldwide last week signed a memorandum of understanding with china’s largest online video platform, iqiyi, which will bring nearly 300 hours of preschool content from its cbeebies banner to digital viewers in the country for the first time. the programs will be available to iqiyi’s 20 million paid subscribers (as of june 2016) on […]

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the lovable little spherical stars of russian animation are rolling onto dvd in north america next week as shout! factory kids releases kikoriki: legend of the golden dragon, produced by riki group and directed by dennis chernov. the franchise’s second feature debuted in russian theaters in march 2016 and has since sold to 25 countries. […]

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the founders of animation studio assorted nuts, magnus jansson and erik öhrner, have cracked open a new venture with the nuttery entertainment — a digital-first studio targeting new and emerging platforms and markets. the announcement was made at the opening of gdc in san francisco on wednesday, accompanied by the premiere of the outfit’s first […]

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digital art software corel painter has debuted an exciting new challenge for comic/manga illustrators, concept artists, animators, and anyone who enjoys crafting amazing character designs with its epic character contest. now live on drawcrowd and running through april 14, the contest gives entrants a chance at three amazing prize packs filled by wacom, nintendo, imaginefx, […]

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oh boy! ahead of the highly anticipated summer premiere of the all-new modern take on classic cartoon ducktales, disney xd has ordered a second season of the animated comedy. to celebrate, the channel has released a sweet 90-second first-look video to wet your beaks. based on the emmy award-winning series (in turn inspired by carl […]

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top kids’ network nickelodeon held its annual upfront presentation in new york on thursday, full of exciting announcements on the animation and broader content front, and punctuated by celebrity appearances by music/tv superstar gwen stefani, actor jace norman (henry danger) and social media influencer jojo siwa — and a special performance by multi-platinum artist pitbull. […]

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so many fun videos and clips, so little time… would you like to see a regular video roundup feature separate from our daily news bytes? drop me a line at [email protected] and let me know! videos: three new ‘moana’ featurettes from disney check out the new “voice of the islands” tidbits on casting moana and […]

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after assessing some 1,600 films submitted from 76 countries, the organizers of animafest zagreb – world festival of animated film has revealed the official selections in its grand competition – short films, croatian and student film competitions for the 2017 edition, running june 5 to 10. the entries were narrowed down by festival artistic director […]

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entertainment one has formed a partnership with the youth sport trust that will see its popular animated tv property pj masks become a brand ambassador for the charity’s work with young children in the uk. eone and yst will collaborated on a branded initiative to introduce an “early years” day to the annual national school […]

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the klik amsterdam animation festival has opened its call for entries to professional filmmakers and students worldwide for its 10th edition, taking place october 17 to 22 at eye filmmuseum in the dutch capital. the event celebrates animation of all sorts, from feature and short films to commercials, video games and installations. klik is accepting […]

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v&s entertainment and picturehouse cinemas have struck a new partnership that will bring the popular animated preschool series everything’s rosie to the big screen in the uk as part of weekly toddler time screenings in 33 of the company’s cinemas nationwide. the parent and child theatrical sessions will also feature a giveaway competition for a […]

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cartoon network enterprises emea announced its latest raft of apparel and accessories partners for the powerpuff girls in the uk, following the recent unveiling of london-based fashion label fyodor golan’s head-turning autumn/winter 2017 collaboration. the powerpuff girls x fyodor golan collection caused a stir when it debuted on the catwalk at london fashion week in […]

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t brand studio, the brand marketing unit of the new york times, is seeking animators for its 2017 selects program, which offers creative professionals the chance to work with the studio on advertising-based client projects, opening doors with high-profile collaborations. the ideal candidates are animators who “tell stories in exciting, innovative and highly visual ways.” […]

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nick animation podcast: episode 33 – pete docter host hector navarro chats with one of the driving forces behind pixar’s success and oscar-winning director of up and inside out in the latest nickelodeon podcast. (also on itunes.) video: ‘jetsons & wwe: robo-wrestlemania’ trailer big show pulls an encino man and ends up being thawed out […]

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the lucasfilm crew are hard at work on the fourth season of critically-acclaimed animated series star wars rebels, set to premiere on disney xd later this year and continue the thrilling galactic travels of the good ship ghost and her intrepid crew. more details about season four will be announced during star wars celebration in […]

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japanese toy company bandai co., ltd. is embarking on an international tour to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its tamashii nations collectible figures brand. figure display events will take place in 10 cities throughout the year, with the next set for april 29 & 30 in new york city. the tamashii nations 10th anniversary world […]

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cartoon network is springing into action with all-new episodes of fan-favorite series throughout the month of march. the powerpuff girls premieres new girl-powered adventures on fridays, kicking off with the half-hour special “the last donnycorn” on march 3 (clip below), alongside teen titans and steven universe (clip below). also on the month’s forecast of new […]

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russian broadcaster ctc media has secured an exclusive deal with nbcuniversal’s dreamworks for a slew of animated kids’ series, to be aired on its flagship network ctc. included in the package are the dreamworks dragons series riders of berk, defenders of berk and race to the edge; turbo fast, all hail king julien, the mr. […]

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after 25 years with the company, ben pyne has announced his plans to step away from his post as president of disney media distribution. pyne will continue to fill the role he’s held since june 2007 through the summer to ease the transition. “i am honored to have had such an amazing career at the […]

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a sneak peek at the first five minutes of upcoming original movie tangled before ever after launched friday morning on the channel’s youtube page. the feature-length adventure — which stars mandy moore and zachary levi reprising their roles as rapunzel and eugene (formerly known as flynn rider) — premieres friday, march 10 at 8 p.m. […]

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dreamworks animation has made its second cancellation announcement since being purchased by comcast and absorbed into the nbcuniversal family: australian comedian-actor-writer-musician-director tim minchin’s animated ode to his home country (and dwa’s sole announced release for 2018) larrikins has fallen under the axe. news broke after minchin posted a statement to the website of new york […]

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award-winning director keiichi hara (colorful, summer days with coo) and acclaimed japanese animation studio production i.g have scored another filmic victory with the powerful, historical tale of miss hokusai — available on dvd and blu-ray march 7 through universal pictures home entertainment. the anime feature reveals the life of o-ei, daughter of the revered artist […]

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the 36th brussels international animation film festival, or anima 2017, wrapped up sunday having welcomed a record-setting number of attendees, far exceeding last year’s 42,000 visitors. the ten-day festival closed with the competition prize winners, followed by a screening of roger mainwood’s acclaimed feature ethel and ernest as well as the award-winning films. this year’s […]

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mondo’s animated comedy series cat agent and deep space 69 will return for additional seasons with longer 11-minute episodes of the adult-oriented series that will premiere on mondo’s channel on vrv, the new video experience from ellation. mondo’s l.a.-based production arm, six point harness, has begun work on new episodes of both series, which began […]

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to celebrate the digital hd release of illumination entertainment’s sing, universal pictures home entertainment is offering fans something to croon about with a clip from the release’s bonus content, featuring star reese witherspoon (“rosita”). sing will bow on 4k ultra hd, blu-ray 3d, blu-ray, dvd and on demand on march 21. more details on the […]

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