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Review: ‘Khalil Gibran’s The Prophet’ Opens Annecy 2015

The new animated feature written and directed by ‘The Lion King’s Roger Allers, which includes work from nine of the biggest names in animation, wows the opening night audience at the 2015 Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Milk Headline News

Milk Delivers VFX for the BBC’s ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norell’

London-based VFX house delivers 1,000 VFX shots for BBC mini-series ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell,’ including 3D environments, crowd simulations, water, mud and sand effects simulation, modelling and texturing, matte painting, animation and 2D work.

Voice Acting Headline News

Harry Shearer Returning to ‘The Simpsons’

All six principal voice performers will return for the historic 27th and 28th seasons of ‘The Simpsons,’ with Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith, Hank Azaria and Harry Shearer back in the roles they’ve inhabited since 1989.

Awards Headline News

Bronzit’s ‘We Can’t Live Without Cosmos’ Receives Anča Award

U.K. director Daisy Jacobs receives the Anča Student Award for her Oscar-nominated stop motion short film, ‘The Bigger Picture.’

Sardine Productions Headline News

Sardine Productions Launching Third Season of ‘Leon’

Canada's ‘Leon’ to enter the Chinese market in 2016 in partnership with SHIAO Animation; multiplatform strategy to include TV and VOD distribution, publishing, interactive, and licensing and merchandising.

Watch Next Media Headline News

Watch Next Media Signs its first series with France Télévisions

Paris-based Watch Next Media enters into a development deal on the company’s first series with France Télévisions on its 52-episode 11-minute animated series, ‘Nate is Late.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Mike Tyson Mysteries: The Complete First Season’ Headed to DVD

Warner Bros. Home entertainment releasing hit Adult Swim series starring pop-culture icon and boxing legend Mike Tyson on DVD on October 20, 2015.

Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Acquires Two Award-Winning ‘Toons for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?’ for its new KID GENIUS channel scheduled to launch this September on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.  

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Preschool Series

Netflix adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.

Boomerang Headline News

Turner & Warner Bros. Sign Global Multi-Series Deal for Boomerang

Nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the rebranded network; New WBA Series ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production’ and ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’ set for global rollout this fall.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings ‘We Bare Bears’ to Annecy 2015

New original series from Daniel Chong -- the latest to come out of Cartoon Network’s short form animation program -- to receive exclusive screening at Annecy; Network returns to festival to seek next generation of talent.

GKIDS Headline News

Annecy 2015: GKIDS Picks Up Folimage’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS acquires North American rights for latest feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Oscar-nominated writers and directors of ‘A Cat in Paris.’

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