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Cartoon Network Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings ‘We Bare Bears’ to Annecy 2015

New original series from Daniel Chong -- the latest to come out of Cartoon Network’s short form animation program -- to receive exclusive screening at Annecy; Network returns to festival to seek next generation of talent.

GKIDS Headline News

Annecy 2015: GKIDS Picks Up Folimage’s ‘Phantom Boy’

GKIDS acquires North American rights for latest feature from Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain Gagnol, the Oscar-nominated writers and directors of ‘A Cat in Paris.’

Annecy 2015 Headline News

WIA Addresses Gender Disparity in Animation at Annecy 2015

Women In Animation co-presidents Marge Dean and Kristy Scanlan present findings and host a panel discussion with advisory board members Bonnie Arnold, Margie Cohn, Lenora Hume and Adina Pitt on the state of women in animation.

The Animation Conference Headline News

PITCH THIS! Offers Pitching Opportunities at The Animation Conference 2015

Deadline for submissions to the specialized program dedicated to providing producers with potential career-changing pitching opportunities us July 15.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Buzz: Wednesday, June 17

Further fortifying its footprint within France and abroad, French animation studio Mikros plans to hire 400 animators for its Paris, Belgium and Montreal studios.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Record-Breaking Debut

Universal’s long-awaited dinosaur feature beats out the May 2012 launch of ‘The Avengers’ with a $208.8 million domestic debut, and becomes the first film to cross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend.

Licensing Headline News

‘Peg + Cat’ Expands Licensing Program in Germany

Multiple Emmy Award-winning preschool hit co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group appoints Germany’s Super RTL to represent merchandising across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

MIFA 2015 Headline News

MIFA 2015 Attracts Record Number of Accreditations

30th Anniversary edition of the annual European marketplace to feature keynote sessions from Illumination Entertainment’s Chris Melendandri and director Genndy Tartakovsky.

th1ng Headline News

th1ng Signs Sweden’s Happycamper for U.S. Representation

London-based production collective th1ng signs Stockholm directorial collective Happycamper for U.S. representation; globally respected motion designers and directors to bring rogue creative style Stateside.

Arsenalfx Headline News

ArsenalCreative Launches in Santa Monica

Alongside ECD Kaan Atilla and EP Cortney Haile, ArsenalFX founder Mark Leiss launches Santa Monica, CA-based content creation studio specializing in design, branding, animation and visual effects for the commercial and entertainment industries.

Voice Acting Headline News

Original Voice Actors Left in the Cold for ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Reboot

Voice actors Tara Strong, Cathy Cavadini and E.G. Daily take to Twitter to express their disappointment over the recasting of the show’s title characters.

Licensing Headline News

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Tops 2015 Licensing Expo Awards

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie ‘Frozen’ takes top honors for Overall Best Licensed Program and Best Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program at the annual International Licensing Awards.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Feature ‘Back to the Jurassic’ In Theaters June 12

Now available on disc, CJ Entertainment is releasing the new animated family adventure featuring the voices of Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Rob Schneider in theaters on June 12.