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Focus Features Headline News

WATCH: New Trailer Arrives for LAIKA’s ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’

First full trailer for stop-motion/CG-animated hybrid action-adventure set in mythic Japan sees Kubo join forces with friendly faces like Monkey and Beetle as he battles with threats such as the Moon King and the twin Sisters.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Announces New Sales for ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood’

Season three of animated preschool series co-produced and distributed by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group headed to Disney Junior in Latin America.  

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment’s ‘Norm of the North’ Headed to China

Following the recent U.S. release of Splash Entertainment’s ‘Norm of the North,’ the animated family feature film heads to China for theatrical release with new deals signed with Yang Yang Pictures and Chinawood Media Corp.

Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Appoints Pacific Licensing Studio in Southeast Asia & Taiwan

Pacific Licensing Studio will represent Cartoon Network’s consumer products division in Southeast Asia, driving the licensing business regionally for global franchises such as ‘The Powerpuff Girls,’ ‘Ben 10,’ ‘We Bare Bears’ and ‘Adventure Time.’

GKIDS Headline News

GKIDS to Present ‘Animated 8’ Retrospective Series

‘Boy and the World,’ ‘When Marnie Was There,’ ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘The Tale of the Princess Kaguya,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Chico & Rita’ and ‘The Secret of Kells’ begin screening at the Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts Theater in Beverly Hills on Friday, Feb 12.

Awards Headline News

Presenters Announced for 43rd Annie Awards

Comedy-folk duo Garfunkel & Oates return for a second year alongside Edward James Olmos, Rita Moreno, Tom Kenny, Laraine Newman, Alexander Garfin, Hadley Belle Miller, Kristen Schaal, Phyllis Smith, Kevin Michael Richardson and Christophe Beck.

Films Headline News

Sony Names Randy Lake President, Studio Operations and Imageworks

Former Sony Pictures Imageworks EVP will continue to report jointly to Sony Pictures Television chairman Steve Mosko and Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group chairman Tom Rothman.

Awards Headline News

PGA Announces 2016 Producers Guild Award Winners

Jonas Rivera receives the award for outstanding producer of animated theatrical motion pictures for Pixar Animation Studio’s ‘Inside Out’; ‘Game of Thrones’ wins the Norman Felton Award for outstanding producer of episodic television, drama.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils New Music Video for Shakira's ‘Try Everything’ from ‘Zootopia’

International superstar Shakira lends her Grammy-winning voice to Gazelle, the biggest pop star in ‘Zootopia,’ in a brand-new music video.

NYICFF Headline News

New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2016 Slate

2016 NYICFF program highlights include opening night film ‘Boy and the Beast,’ centerpiece screening of ‘The Little Prince,’ and closing day film ‘The Idol.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Heads Home February 23

Extensive bonus features include the Academy Award-Nominated theatrical short, ‘Sanjay’s Super Team,’ making-of featurettes, deleted scenes and more.

Holland Animation Film Festival Headline News

HAFF Announces World Premieres of ‘Ticking Away’ and ‘Löss’

Dutch shorts ‘Ticking Away,’ by Michael Sewnarain, and ‘Löss,’ by Yi Zhao, join Igor Kovalyov’s ‘Before Love’ in the Holland Animation Film Festival 2016 international shorts competition.

Aardman Headline News

Aaardman Creates Stephen Hawking Short, ‘Inside His Head’

A visual kaleidoscope celebrating Hawking’s journey, short film is brought to life with stylized imagery and scientific diagrams to accompany the renowned scientist’s lecture about the theory of black holes, ‘Hawking Radiation and Thermodynamics.’

BlinkInk Headline News

‘Don’t Hug Me’ Directors Becky & Joe Help Save Lives with ‘Nursery Rhymes Inc.’

Directorial duo designs, crafts and puppeteers new PSA campaign for St. John Ambulance to help make baby CPR as easy as remembering a nursery rhyme.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Factory Premiering ‘Snowtime!’ Feature at Sundance

CarpeDiem feature is directed by Jean-François Pouliot and co-director François Brisson and produced by Marie-Claude Beauchamp; Ross Lynch, Sandra Oh, Angela Galuppo, Lucinda Davis, Sonja Ball, Don Shepherd, Jenna Wheeler, Heidi Lynne Weeks, Elisabeth MacRae and Holly Gauthier lead all-star voice cast.

Television Headline News

Spider-Man and The Avengers Return to Disney XD with New Seasons

‘Marvel's Ultimate Spider-Man Vs. The Sinister 6’ Season Four premieres Sunday, February 21; ‘Marvel's Avengers: Ultron Revolution’ Season Three premieres Sunday, March 13.

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