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Headline News Ottawa International Animation Festival – Call for Entries

The Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) is pleased to announce its worldwide call for entries for its 2012 festival, taking place September 19 to 23 in Canada’s National Capital Region.

Headline News Nickelodeon Launches New CG-Animated Series 'Franklin and Friends'

Franklin is back and better than ever in the brand-new CG-animated preschool series, Franklin and Friends, premiering Monday, Feb. 13, at 9:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.

Headline News Warner Bros. Launches 'Gotham City Imposters'

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the launch of Gotham City Impostors, an original, download only, multiplayer first-person shooter from Monolith Productions for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Windows PC.

Headline News HIT Entertainment Announces Global TV Sales for Chapman Entertainment

HIT Entertainment announced that in its capacity as distribution agent, it has secured a significant number of broadcast platforms across the globe for Chapman Entertainment’s pre-school series ‘Little Charley Bear’.

Headline News Rick Feldman to Step Down as NATPE CEO

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 10, 2012 at 12:16pm

Rick Feldman, who has served as President and CEO of NATPE for the past nine years will segue, as planned, from his post at the end of his contract on April 30 into a three-year consultancy with the organization. NATPE has retained Korn Ferry to administer an executive search to select a new operating chief for NATPE.

Headline News Hasbro Partners with Zynga

Hasbro and Zynga announced a comprehensive partnership that grants Hasbro the rights to develop a wide range of toy and gaming experiences based across Zynga's popular social games and brands.

Headline News Weta Digital's Animation on Tintin Powered by Autodesk Technology

By Dan Sarto | Friday, February 10, 2012 at 9:55am

Peter Jackson's New Zealand-based Weta Digital studio used Autodesk software to take the virtual production process to new levels of real-time performance capture for the animated feature film "The Adventures of Tintin.”

Headline News The Jim Henson Company Promotes Creative Execs

The Jim Henson Company has promoted two members of its creative team to serve as directors in feature and television development: Meghan Sheridan has been named Director of Children’s Entertainment, and Blanca Lista is now Director of Feature Development.

Headline News Little Airplane Develops New Animated Series with Laurie Berkner

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 12:11pm

Little Airplane Productions and children’s music artist Laurie Berkner have joined together to develop the new animated preschool television series, "Sing It, Laurie!"

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