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New Details Unveiled for Cartoon Network Theme Park in Dubai

‘Ben 10,’ ‘Adventure Time’ and ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ to be brought to life through thrilling rides and entertainment; park’s official opening confirmed for August 15, 2016.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Sponsoring ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ NASCAR Event

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 400’ at Chicagoland Speedway set for Sunday, September 18 with top racer Danica Patrick signed on to drive a special car for the event.

Disney Headline News

Disney Unveils Details for Upcoming Live-Action Slate

Upcoming live-action features include ‘The Jungle Book 2,’ ‘Cruella,’ a ‘Mary Poppins’ sequel, and ‘The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,’ to be directed by Lasse Hallstrom.

Visual Effects Headline News

ZERO VFX Tackles Filmmaking from a New Perspective for ‘Hardcore Henry’

Boston and Santa Monica-based boutique VFX house delivers a plethora of CG effects for the action-packed chase sequence for ‘Hardcore Henry,’ the action-thriller from Russian director Ilya Naishuller.

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Nine Features Selected to Compete at Annecy 2016

Ann Marie Fleming’s ‘Window Horses,’ Penny Lane’s ‘NUTS!’ and Sang-ho Yeon’s ‘Seoul Station’ among nine films selected to screen in competition at this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival.

Augenblick Studios Headline News

R-Rated ‘Adventures of Drunky’ Feature Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

New crowdfunding campaign for 2D-animated adult feature from Brooklyn-based Augenblick Studios and starring the voices of starring Sam Rockwell, Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler The Creator launches on Indiegogo.

CAKE Headline News

CAKE, Cheeky Little Media & Mighty Nice Sign U.K. Publishing Deal for ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles’

Australian production outfits sign a U.K. publishing deal with Hodder Children’s Books for their new CGI children’s comedy series ‘Bottersnikes & Gumbles.’

Visual Effects Headline News

Union Helps Build Tension in New Idris Elba Thriller ‘Bastille Day’

Abstract: London-based boutique VFX studio completes more than 350 shots employing a range of ‘invisible effects’ for StudioCanal’s new action thriller directed by James Watkins.

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Silvergate Partners with Shamrock Capital Advisors

International preschool TV production and licensing company to leverage new majority investor to expand intellectual property, library rights and digital capabilities, as well as its presence in China.

Festivals Headline News

Animated Spirits Fest to Showcase New European Animation May 4 & 5

Second edition of New York City showcase event to feature new experimental and narrative animation along with expert panels on the state of the industry.

Festivals Headline News

Animation Day in Cannes 2016 Set for May 18

Second annual showcase event for animated features and shorts presented at the Cannes Film Festival to include a special 10-minute preview screening of ‘Bilal,’ the first CG-animated feature to come out of Dubai.

Television Headline News

Eric Goldberg Animates New ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag

Disney homage created by veteran animator known for his work on classic animated features such as ‘Aladdin,’ ‘Pocahontas’ and ‘Hercules’ pays tribute to ‘Snow White,’ ‘Fantasia,’ ‘Cinderella’ and Mickey Mouse.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Headline News

Disney Bringing ‘Moana’ & ‘Inner Workings’ Short to Annecy 2016

Legendary directors Ron Clements and John Musker return to Annecy to present never-before-seen footage from their upcoming feature; from the studio behind ‘Feast’ and ‘Paperman’ Comes ‘Inner Workings,’ directed by Leo Matsuda.

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Manchester Animation Festival Launches 2016 Call for Entries

Manchester Animation Festival returns to HOME in Manchester November 15-17; new industry excellence award category introduced; Aardman Animations announced as first guests.

Portfolio Entertainment Headline News

Portfolio Entertainment Racks Up First Round of Sales for ‘Cat in the Hat’

Toronto-based distributor announces international sales for its three new one-hour PBS-commissioned ‘The Cat in the Hat Knows A Lot About That!’ movies.

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