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Annecy International Animation Film Festival Headline News

Guillermo del Toro to Present Masterclass at Annecy 2016

Award-winning master storyteller to reflect on his prolific career leading up to the world’s first glimpse at his latest creation, DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Trollhunters,’

Studio 100 Media Headline News

Studio 100 Media Extends Agreement with Hungary’s MTVA

Based on the ratings success of ‘Maya the Bee,’ Hungarian public broadcaster signs licensing agreement for CG-animated series, ‘Tashi,’ produced by Australia's Flying Bark Productions.

Awards Headline News

International Emmy Kids Awards Presented at MIPTV

Winning programs include ‘Nowhere Boys Series 2,’ ‘Ronja, The Robber’s Daughter,’ ‘Best i Mest,’ ‘Rabarber’ (‘Rhubarb’), ‘My Life: I Am Leo’ and preschool series ‘Bing.’

Netflix Headline News

Silvergate Strikes New Multi-Territory Deal with Netflix for ‘Octonauts’

International TV production and licensing company agrees to a new three-year, multi-territory deal with Netflix for seasons one, two and three of undersea preschool adventure property ‘Octonauts.’

Festivals Headline News

Animafest Zagreb Announces 2016 Lineup

With a spotlight on the rise of Croatian animation, 26th World Festival of Animated Film Zagreb unveils a new animated trailer by young Croatian animator Tea Stražičić, currently an artist-in-residence in Denmark.

animated specials Headline News

Mattel Creations Announces ‘Fireman Sam’ Television Special

Animated feature-length television special, ‘Fireman Sam: Alien Alert,’ to feature guest star David Tennant as the voice of humorous villain Buck Douglas.

Trunk Animation Headline News

Trunk Animation Weathers the Storm for Songwriter Benjamin Scheuer

Radish Pictures director Peter Baynton teams with Trunk Animation to create an award-winning music video for songwriter Benjamin Scheuer’s ‘Weather the Storm.’

The Walt Disney Company Headline News

Disney COO Tom Staggs Exiting in May

Disney board to ‘broaden the scope of its succession planning process to identify and evaluate a robust slate of candidates for consideration’ to replace CEO Bob Iger, whose contract ends in June 2018.

CAKE Headline News

CAKE signs SVOD Deal with Latin America’s BLIM

Licensing deal with Televisa’s brand new SVOD service comprises more than 200 hours of premium kids content including animated reality TV series ‘Total Drama,’ ‘Poppy Cat’ and ‘Wanda and the Alien.’

MPC Headline News

MPC to Showcase Year of Spectacular Visual Effects at FMX 2016

Two conference sessions with production VFX supervisor Rob Legato and MPC VFX supervisor Adam Valdez will describe the unique filmmaking processes behind Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book.’

lawsuits Headline News

Blue Sky Reaches Settlement in Hollywood Studio Antitrust Lawsuit

Settlement provides for a cash payment of almost $6 million, with $10,000 for each of the named plaintiffs; hearing on the proposed settlement is scheduled for June 16.

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