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Genius Brands International Headline News

GBI Acquires Two Award-Winning ‘Toons for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires ‘Dennis the Menace’ and ‘Where on Earth is Carmen Sandiego?’ for its new KID GENIUS channel scheduled to launch this September on Comcast’s Xfinity On Demand.  

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adds Three Original Animated Preschool Series

Netflix adds Henson’s ‘Word Party,’ Cheeky Little’s ‘Kazoops!’ and Guru’s ‘True & the Rainbow Kingdom’ to its growing slate of original preschool content.

Boomerang Headline News

Turner & Warner Bros. Sign Global Multi-Series Deal for Boomerang

Nearly 450 half-hours of original content from Warner Bros. Animation to premiere on the rebranded network; New WBA Series ‘Bunnicula,’ ‘Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production’ and ‘Be Cool Scooby-Doo!’ set for global rollout this fall.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

Cartoon Network Debuts We Bare Bears at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2015

Back-to-back panels, costume contests, pajama parties, and premiere screenings of fan favorites ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Regular Show,’ ‘Steven Universe,’ ‘Uncle Grandpa’ and ‘Clarence.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Artifex Delivers the Futuristic VFX of ‘Continuum’ with ftrack

Vancouver-based visual effects studio relies on cloud-based creative management tool ftrack to deliver stunning effects on a tight deadline for Syfy’s ‘Continuum’ and TBT’s ‘Falling Skies.’

Cinesite Headline News

Marc A. Rousseau Joins Cinesite Montréal

With an extensive list of credits including ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘The Best of Me,’ ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ ‘Riddick,’ ‘White House Down’ and ‘Underworld Awakening,’ Marc A. Rousseau joins Cinesite’s Montréal Studio as VFX Executive Producer.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World,’ ‘Inside Out’ Dominate ‘Ted 2’

Universal's ‘Jurassic World’ holds off Pixar’s ‘Inside Out’ for the second weekend in a row; Seth MacFarlane R-rated comedy sequel ‘Ted 2’ underwhelms with $33 million debut.

Annecy 2015 Headline News

Annecy 2015 Wraps with Record Attendance & New Deals

Annecy International Animation Film Festival and International Animation Film Market wraps in France with a slew of deals and new partnerships.

Cartoon Forum Headline News

80+ New Projects to Be Presented at 2015 Cartoon Forum

More than 80 projects are set to be presented to potential co-producers, buyers and investors at the 26th annual Cartoon Forum, taking place in Toulouse, France September 15-18.

CG Student Awards Headline News

2015 CG Student Awards Winners Announced

Winners of the 2015 Autodesk sponsored CG Student Awards are announced, with Gnomon School of Visual Effects named School of the Year for the second consecutive year.

Comedy Central Headline News

Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Series ‘Jeff and Some Aliens’

TripTank spin-off created and executive produced by Sean Donnelly and Alessandro Minoli alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico slated to premiere in 2016.

Pixar Animation Studios Headline News

Pixar, DreamWorks Release OpenSubdiv Version 3.0

New release of popular subdivision surface library brings improved performance and reduced memory consumption, while continuing to leverage the massive parallelism available on modern GPU and CPU architectures.

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