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In Passing Headline News

Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Dies at 63

One of the most celebrated successors of legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, Alaskey was one of Blanc’s only successors to work alongside the veteran voice performer prior to his death in 1989.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ to Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Feature documentary by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey following the life and career of legendary animator and story artist Floyd Norman to have its world premiere at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 5.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Disney Television Animation comedy series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh features star-studded voice cast including Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams and Sarah Chalke.

Books Headline News

Mercer Mayer’s ‘Little Critter’ to be Developed into Global Entertainment Property

All global rights to the ‘Little Critter’ IP acquired by the newly-established Little Critter LLC formed by John R. Sansevere-headed investment group.

Cartoons Headline News

Jetpack Distribution Enters Production on ‘The Sisters’

French commissioning broadcasters secured for animated kids series based on the comic book series by Cazenove and William; Samka Productions and Bamboo Productions to serve as co-production partners.

digital media Headline News

Curious World Launches First-Ever Original Video Series

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-owned SVOD app Curious World launches three animated original short-form learning series: ‘A Rhino Named Paul,’ ‘Jingle Bilingual’ and ‘Moonlight Storytime.’

Tricon Kids & Family Headline News

Tricon Announces ‘Me, Myself & My Selfie’ Short-Form Series

CG-animated digital short-form series created by Francois Elie Roulin to be co-produced by Paris-based Savoir-Fer and REAZ

Music Videos Headline News

‘Hedwig’ Animator Emily Hubley Calls Back the Dogs for Kate Vargas

The daughter of pioneering animators Faith and John Hubley creates a new music video for ‘Call Back the Dogs,’ the new single from New York-based “dark-folk” musical artist Kate Vargas.

 

Academy Awards Headline News

Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

Original Force Animation Headline News

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Feature

Academy Award-nominated composer Mark Isham to create the score for Original Force Animation’s 2017 family comedy directed by Christopher Jenkins.

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