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Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Rounds Out Voice Cast for ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’

Joining the previously announced casting of Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Rainn Wilson as Gargamel and Mandy Patinkin as Papa Smurf are Jack McBrayer as Clumsy, Danny Pudi as Brainy, and Joe Manganiello as Hefty. 

Rainbow Headline News

Live-Action ‘Winx Club’ Feature in the Works

Warner Bros.-based production shingle Hollywood Gang teams with Italian animation studio Rainbow Group to develop and produce a live-action feature inspired by the animated ‘Winx Club’ television series.

FMX 2016 Headline News

FMX 2016 Sets ‘Blending Realities’ Theme

Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and Transmedia to host director Mark Osborne and stop-motion creative director James Caliri as they discuss their successful blend of animation techniques in ‘The Little Prince.’

Bento Box Entertainment Headline News

Bento Box Entertainment Launches Digital Studio

New digital business unit to produce a slate of original content for digital and mobile formats; studio teams with top Virtual Reality and 360-degree video destination Littlstar to create exclusive trailblazing immersive animated stories & technology.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of ‘Shimmer and Shine’

Additional 20 episodes feature brand-new characters including an evil sorceress voiced by actress Lacey Chabert and new magical locales; first-ever ‘Shimmer and Shine’ toy line to debut at New York Toy Fair.

Lucasfilm Headline News

‘LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures’ Coming to Disney XD

All-new animated television series developed by Bill Motz and Bob Roth and produced by Wil Film, the LEGO Group and Lucasfilm is scheduled to debut this summer.

brain zoo studios Headline News

Brain Zoo Studios Unveils Teaser for ‘Nora’ Feature

Created by film, virtual reality and gaming veterans Mo Davoudian and Farzad Varahramyan, CG-animated movie translates across feature, virtual reality experience, video game and episodic platforms.

Amazon Headline News

Amazon Orders ITV Studios’ ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’

Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic ‘Thunderbirds’ series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Beatles-Inspired ‘Beat Bugs’ Series

Original animated series for kids inspired by the music of The Beatles to feature international artists Eddie Vedder, P!nk, James Bay, Sia, The Shins, Of Monsters and Men, Chris Cornell, Regina Spektor, James Corden and Birdy.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

New ‘Frozen’ Holiday Special Set to Air in 2017

ABC announces the return of Olaf, Anna, Elsa, Kristoff and Sven in an all-new, all-original animated ‘Frozen’ special from Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Adobe Headline News

TUTORIAL: Create 3D-Animated GIFs with Adobe Fuse CC and Photoshop CC

Fine art photographer Flora Borsi teams with Adobe on a step-by-step tutorial on how to create a 3D-animated GIF using Fuse CC (Preview) and Photoshop CC for Valentine’s Day.

Amazon Studios Headline News

Flaunt Launches Long-Form Division with ‘Lost in Oz’

Pilot for Amazon Studios is created and produced by Los-Angeles based Bureau of Magic; other projects include two ‘Monster High’ animated features for Mattel.

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