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Headline News Marcel Ziul and Joe Nash Launch State Design

New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Headline News Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.

Headline News Court Docs Show Role of Pixar, DreamWorks in Wage-Fixing Cartel

Court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show the involvement of Hollywood studios, including Disney, Pixar and DreamWorks Animation.

Headline News GKIDS Announces 8-Week Retrospective Tour

Film retrospective to include ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ ‘Tales of the Night,’ ‘Eleanor’s Secret,’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ ‘Mia & the Migoo’ and ‘Nocturna,’ as well as a selection of short films from the GKIDS-produced New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival.

Headline News ShortsHD Celebrates Animated Shorts with ‘Summer of Animation’

The network pays homage to some of the biggest names in animation with special showcases from animation icons including Joan Gratz, Norman McClaren, Paul Driessen and Blur Studios.

Headline News Spain’s Imira Entertainment Strikes Streaming Deal

Deal sees sassy tweens in ‘Lola & Virginia’, slapstick creatures of ‘Larva’ season 2, the healthy pair in Vitaminix and season 1 of ‘Lucky Fred’ all launch on the Movistar España VOD platform this summer. 

Headline News TAC and PITCH THIS! Issue 2014 Call for Entries

Proposals for projects aimed at children age 6–12 are now being accepted for the PITCH THIS! sessions at The Animation Conference (TAC) during The Ottawa International Animation Festival.

Headline News Box Office Report: ‘Transformers 4’ Dominates Again

Paramount’s holdover ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ easily holds on to first place at the box office over a slow Fourth of July weekend, topping the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch with $53.8 million for a domestic total of $174.7 million.

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