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Short Films Headline News

The Animation Show of Shows Goes Non-Profit

Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.

Rainmaker Entertainment Headline News

Corus Greenlights Mainframe’s ‘Reboot: The Guardian Code’

Hybrid live-action/CG-animated reimagining of the classic series to be produced by Mainframe Entertainment, the television division of Vancouver-based Rainmaker Entertainment.

Titmouse Headline News

New ‘Three Stooges’ Animated Series in the Works

CAKE, Titmouse AND C3 Entertainment bringing ‘The Three Stooges’ animation back to the international market with pilot episode directed by Christy Karacas; additional directors to be announced.

Shout! Factory Headline News

Shout! Factory Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for ‘The Seventh Dwarf’

Peyton List, Norm Macdonald, Nina Hagen and Joshua Graham lead all-star voice cast for highly anticipated CG-animated feature opening in Los Angeles and New York on July 31.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Announces Short Film Disc Collection

Twelve animated short films together for the first time -- including ‘Frozen Fever,’ ‘Paperman,’ and ‘Feast’ -- in the Walt Disney Animation Studios Shorts Collection available on Blu-ray on August 18.

Awards Headline News

Acme Filmworks’ Ron Diamond to be Honored at UCLA TFT’s 24th Annual Film Festival

Weeklong festival celebrating the outstanding achievements of UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television students to honor producer Michael Deluca, screenwriter Graham Moore and Acme Filmworks founder Ron Diamond.

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Serious Lunch Named Global Rep for Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ronja’

U.K. distributor Serious Lunch to handle international rollout of the Studio Ghibli animated series directed by Goro Miyazaki, ‘Ronja, the Robber's Daughter.’

Walt Disney Headline News

PBS Unveils New Two-Part Documentary on Walt Disney

New two-part, four-hour documentary, ‘American Experience: Walt Disney,’ offering an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America's most enduring and influential storytellers, premieres September 14-15.

Disney Headline News

Disney Planning Live-Action Feature Based on ‘Fantasia’s ‘Night on Bald Mountain’

Project continues Disney's recent trend of remaking its animated classics into live-action films, beginning with ‘Maleficent’ and ‘Cinderella,’ and now including ‘Mulan,’ ‘Winnie The Pooh,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Dumbo’ and a new movie starring ‘Peter Pan’s Tinker Bell.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Announces Four New Animated Kids Series

Streaming service will premiere four new animated shows: ‘Kulipari: An Army of Frogs’ and ‘Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and Jane’ along with preschool shows ‘Cirque du Soleil - Luna Petunia’ and ‘Puffin Rock.’ 

Cartoons Headline News

Jackie Chan Returns to ‘Toons with ‘Adventures of La & Zy’

Written by Randy Rogel of ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain’ fame, CG animated series produced by Dasym Media will be the martial arts icon’s first return to the small screen since ‘Jackie Chan Adventures.’

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