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Grid, Hoho Sign Co-Production Agreement for ‘Mimi and Bibi’

Belgium’s Grid Animation to co-produce animated vlogs for multimedia girls fashion brand from ‘Whissper’ and ‘Waybuloo’ creator Dan Good.

In Passing Headline News

Voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck Joe Alaskey Dies at 63

One of the most celebrated successors of legendary voice actor Mel Blanc, Alaskey was one of Blanc’s only successors to work alongside the veteran voice performer prior to his death in 1989.

Documentaries Headline News

‘Floyd Norman: An Animated Life’ to Premiere at Santa Barbara Film Fest

Feature documentary by Michael Fiore and Erik Sharkey following the life and career of legendary animator and story artist Floyd Norman to have its world premiere at the 2016 Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 5.

Disney Television Animation Headline News

‘Weird Al’ Yankovic Joins Disney Series ‘Milo Murphy’s Law’

Disney Television Animation comedy series from ‘Phineas and Ferb’ creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff ‘Swampy’ Marsh features star-studded voice cast including Christian Slater, Vanessa Williams and Sarah Chalke.

Books Headline News

Mercer Mayer’s ‘Little Critter’ to be Developed into Global Entertainment Property

All global rights to the ‘Little Critter’ IP acquired by the newly-established Little Critter LLC formed by John R. Sansevere-headed investment group.

Awards Headline News

Filmakademie Short ‘Citipati’ Wins 2016 VES Award

Diploma film directed by Andreas Feix and produced by Francesco Faranna wins the VES Award for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Student Project.

Awards Headline News

Visual Effects Society Announces Winners of the 14th Annual VES Awards

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ is the big winner, garnering four awards, with ‘The Revenant’ close behind with three wins; ‘The Good Dinosaur,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ and SSE each take home three awards.

Cartoons Headline News

Jetpack Distribution Enters Production on ‘The Sisters’

French commissioning broadcasters secured for animated kids series based on the comic book series by Cazenove and William; Samka Productions and Bamboo Productions to serve as co-production partners.

digital media Headline News

Curious World Launches First-Ever Original Video Series

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt-owned SVOD app Curious World launches three animated original short-form learning series: ‘A Rhino Named Paul,’ ‘Jingle Bilingual’ and ‘Moonlight Storytime.’

Tricon Kids & Family Headline News

Tricon Announces ‘Me, Myself & My Selfie’ Short-Form Series

CG-animated digital short-form series created by Francois Elie Roulin to be co-produced by Paris-based Savoir-Fer and REAZ

Music Videos Headline News

‘Hedwig’ Animator Emily Hubley Calls Back the Dogs for Kate Vargas

The daughter of pioneering animators Faith and John Hubley creates a new music video for ‘Call Back the Dogs,’ the new single from New York-based “dark-folk” musical artist Kate Vargas.

 

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