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Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor Join ‘Tangled’ Animated Series Voice Cast

Ashley Judd, Jeffrey Tambor and Richard Kind among talent joining Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in the cast of Disney Channel's ‘Tangled: Before Ever After.’

Faceware Technologies Headline News

Faceware Announces Personal Learning Edition, New Upgrades

Markerless 3D facial motion capture product line now available with new software and hardware rental pricing; upgrades include localization, new workflow features and new hardware options.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Sony Teaming with WWE Studios on ‘Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania’

Coinciding with the original film’s 10th anniversary, animated sequel directed by ‘Hotel Transylvania’ 1 & 2 story artist and Genndy Tartakovsky protégé Henry Yu is set to be released in 2017.

Festivals Headline News

CIFF Animation Festival Unveils 2016 Program

Competition program at the Cardiff Independent Film Festival’s Cardiff Animation Nights to feature 21 animated shorts from 10 different countries, including Rory Waudby-Tolley’s ‘Mr. Madilla,’ Rhiannon Evans’s ‘Fulfilament,’ Claudius Gentinetta’s ‘Islander’s Rest’ and Simon Cartwright’s ‘Manoman.’

Licensing Headline News

Keith Chapman to Keynote LIMA’s Mind Mix

Award-winning creator of children’s entertainment hits ‘Paw Patrol’ and ‘Bob the Builder’ to kick off International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association’s idea-exchange conference to be held May 11 & 12 in Berlin.

Nickelodeon Headline News

New ‘Toons, TV Movies Showcased at Nickelodeon Upfronts

Cable network details plans to head into the new season with more than 650 episodes of new and returning series, including ‘Rusty Rivets,’ ‘The Loud House,’ ‘Bunsen is a Beast!,’ ‘Mysticons,’ ‘Welcome to the Wayne,’ ‘Pinky Malinky,’ and animated TV movies ‘Albert’ and ‘Hey Arnold!’

Business Headline News

Wind Dancer Films Names Dete Meserve Principal

Key executive to lead independent motion picture and television production company’s expansion into the children's television space following the launch of animated series ‘Ready Jet Go!’ on PBS Kids.

Zoic Studios Headline News

Zoic Studios Fuels the Fight in ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword Of Destiny’

Zoic Vancouver delivers 150 visual effects shots for action sequel directed by legendary fight choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping and starring Donnie Yen and Michelle Yeoh.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Inks New Deal with TV Film International

Broadcast agreement to bring three of Splash’s most popular animated series -- ‘Sabrina: Secrets of a Teenage Witch,’ ‘Dive Olly Dive’ and ‘Pet Alien’ – to Latin America. 

Disney Television Headline News

Disney XD Greenlights ‘Billy Dilley's Super-Duper Subterranean Summer’ and ‘Country Club’

Two new animated series to be produced by Disney Television Animation; network also orders additional season pickups for ‘Star vs. The Forces of Evil’ and short form series ‘Two More Eggs.’

Moonbot Studios Headline News

Moonbot Taps Google Cloud Platform for ‘Taking Flight’ Short

Colorful animated short combining 2D and 3D techniques relies on Google Cloud Platform and its Compute Engine solution to help the concept truly take flight.

call for entries Headline News

Ottawa Int’l Animation Fest Issues Call for Entries for 40th Anniversary Edition

OIAF40 runs September 21-25, 2016; deadline for submissions of short films, features, TV series, music videos, PSAs and commercials made after May 29th, 2015 is Friday, May 13.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Content Deal with Televisa’s BLIM

Televisa’s new subscription video-on-demand service acquires more than 800 episodes of animated and live action children’s programming, including ‘Almost Naked Animals,’ ‘Finding Stuff Out’ and ‘Monkey See Monkey Do.’

Festivals Headline News

TAAFI Announces 2016 Official Film Selections

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International to open its 2016 edition with the world premiere of Toonbox Entertainment’s CG-animated feature, ‘Spark,’ directed by Aaron Woodley and featuring the voice talents of Jessica Biel and Hilary Swank.

Short Films Headline News

Watch Sound Pulse Through a House of Objects in Atmospheric Film by Aggressive

A combination of live-action footage and CGI from Grammy-winning directors Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, ‘1976’ is an exploration in the visualization of sound.

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