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Locksmith Animation, Paramount Sign Multi-Picture Deal

Paramount Pictures and U.K. feature animation studio Locksmith to co-develop and co-produce a series of animated projects with plans to have their first theatrical release in theaters in 2020.

Art Headline News

Visual Storytelling Platform Craft Launches

New digital platform shares the visual storytelling process with over 70,000 pieces of art from high-quality animated projects including Oscar-nominated features ‘The Secret of Kells’ and ‘Song of the Sea.’

Art Directors Club Headline News

Art Directors Club Reinvents ADC Young Guns Program

Curated invitation competition for creatives 30 and younger selected by 40-member cultural influencer committee; ADC members also eligible for a select number of nominations picked by ADC staff.

Television Headline News

Gunpowder & Sky Developing Animated Docuseries with T Bone Burnett

Animated documentary miniseries ‘Drawn & Recorded’ from Washington-based animator Drew Christie and animation studio Gunpowder & Sky will tell stories from American music history.

Turner Broadcasting Headline News

Turner Ups Cecilia Persson to VP Programming & Content Strategy Kids EMEA

Retaining her previous role of acquisitions and co-production international, Persson will now also manage and lead programming strategy across EMEA for all Turner’s kids linear and digital platforms.

box office Headline News

Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700 Million Worldwide

Jon Favreau’s photoreal adventure brings in $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million internationally, roaring past the $700 million mark at the global box office on Monday for a global total of $708.6 million.

Bento Bob Entertainment Headline News

Bento Box Prepping ‘Blues Brothers’ Primetime Animated Series

Producers of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ to develop and produce ‘The Blues Brothers’ animated series with Dan Aykroyd, Judy Belushi and ‘SNL’ writer Anne Beatts.

Women in Animation Headline News

WIA Welcomes Walt Disney Animation Studios as First Corporate Sponsor

Studio partnerships to broaden reach of mission and programming for professional organization aimed at bringing together a global community of animation professionals to empower and support women in the art, science and business of animation.

Nelvana Headline News

Corus Appoints Pam Westman Head of Nelvana Enterprises

Industry veteran to oversee global brand development and management across the Nelvana portfolio, including retail management, licensing, consumer products, content sales, and digital.

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