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Animated Series Development Blogs

HOW TO TURN A HOT NEW TOY INTO A HOT NEW ANIMATED SERIES

When toy companies have hot-selling toys they often decide to turn them into animated series or feature films. Here are some tips on how to do it successfully...

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Headline News

Watch: First Teaser for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Eighty-eight second teaser offers the first real glimpse at the highly anticipated Disney movie, including a first look at franchise newcomers John Boyega and Daisy Ridley and the triumphant return to the skies of Han Solo’s Millennium Falcon.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Mockingjay' Tops Holiday B.O. with $82.7M

Lionsgate holdover ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1’ is the easy victor at the Thanksgiving box office, topping DreamWorks Animation’s new entry ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ and New Line’s ‘Horrible Bosses 2.’

ASIFA-Hollywood Headline News

LAIKA’s ‘Boxtrolls’ Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

Best Animated Features nominations include Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6,’ Bill Plympton’s ‘Cheatin,’ DreamWorks Animation’s ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2,’ Cartoon Saloon’s ‘Song of the Sea,’ Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life,’ LAIKA’s ‘The Boxtrolls,’ Warner Bros.’ ‘The LEGO Movie’ and Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of The Princess Kaguya.’

Visual Effects Society Headline News

VES to Honor Ridley Scott with Lifetime Achievement Award

Previous winners of the VES Lifetime Achievement Award include James Cameron, Steven Spielberg, Ray Harryhausen, George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis, John Dykstra and Frank Marshall & Kathleen Kennedy.

Technology Headline News

Supercomputing Boosts Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

Meet the real heroes behind the studio’s first Marvel-inspired film: Walt Disney Animation Studios CTO Andy Hendrickson, principal systems engineer Marc Jordan, and senior research scientist Rasmus Tamstorf.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Mockingjay' Nabs $275M Globally

Lionsgate's ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1’ rules the box office both domestically and overseas, posting the top opening of the year domestically and grossing $275 million worldwide. 

Synthetic Cinema International Headline News

Animation Daddy Creates Stop-Motion Sequences for Wally Lamb’s ‘Wishin’ and Hopin’

Synthetic Cinema International taps Animation Daddy to create ‘retro’ stop motion sequences for Wally Lamb’s Wishin’ and Hopin,’ premiering on Lifetime TV December 6.

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