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Nimble Collective Headline News

Rex Grignon, Michael Howse Form Nimble Collective

Led by former DreamWorks Animation head of character animation Rex Grignon, Nimble Collective launches cloud-based, end-to-end platform and community where users develop and distribute their own content.

Animation Production Day Headline News

Animation Production Day 2015 Continues Successful Run

Nine feature film projects, 13 series, three game/app projects and 13 transmedia projects were presented at APD 2015, with a new co-production agreement signed with Jan Bonath and Mark Mertens for ‘Marnie’s World.’

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Bento Box’s ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights’

Ten-episode season of ‘Legends of Chamberlain Heights,’ based on an original concept by Mike Clements, Quinn Hawking, Josiah Johnson and Michael Starrbury to premiere in 2016.

Adult Swim Headline News

Adult Swim Announces Upcoming Programming Slate

Adult Swim announces 30 new original series, specials and pilots from Carl Jones, Justin Roiland, Stoopid Buddy Stoodios, Brad Neely, Chris Prynoski, JJ Villard, Daniel Weidenfeld, and more for 2015 & 2016.

Commercials Headline News

Production Company Tröll Pictures Launches

Led by executive producer Peter Steinzeig and Brickyard VFX partners Dave Waller, Patrick Poulatian, Kirsten Andersen and Steve Michaels, newly-launched Los Angeles commercial production company signs Snorri Bros.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Phineas and Ferb’ Ending its Run, Creators Launching ‘Mikey Murphy's Law’

After 126 episodes, series creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff Marsh wrap Disney Television Animation’s ‘Phineas and Ferb’ and begin production on new animated series ‘Mikey Murphy's Law.’

Mobile Headline News

U.K.’s Hopster Launches on Apple TV

Kids TV & learning platform launches on Apple TV, offering users hundreds of episodes of the best preschool shows from around the world, including ‘Ben & Holly’s Little Kingdom,’ ‘Thomas & Friends’ and ‘Max & Ruby.’

Animated Features Headline News

All-Star Voice Cast Set for ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad’ Feature

John Cleese, Alec Baldwin, James Franco, Anjelica Huston, Heidi Klum and Omar Sy board AMBI Pictures’ 3D CGI animated family film ‘Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad,’ directed by veteran animator Dimos Vrysellas.

AWN Professional Spotlight Blogs

AWN Professional Spotlight: FMX 2014 – Microsoft Xbox’s Habib Zargarpour

Xbox creative director Habib Zargarpour talks about moving from the feature film business into the gaming industry as part of AWN’s series of exclusive video interviews from FMX 2014.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ No. 2 Domestic Opening of All Time

Joss Whedon's Marvel tentpole, ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ opens to $191.3 million in North America, the number-two domestic opening of all time behind ‘The Avengers.’