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Academy Announces Oscar Week 2016 Events

‘Kung Fu Panda’ 2 & 3 director Jennifer Yuh Nelson to host shorts program; ‘Big Hero 6’ producer Roy Conli and directors Don Hall and Chris Williams to host feature animation program.

Original Force Animation Headline News

Jim Gaffigan, Carl Reiner Join ‘Duck Duck Goose’ Feature

Academy Award-nominated composer Mark Isham to create the score for Original Force Animation’s 2017 family comedy directed by Christopher Jenkins.

Toei Animation Headline News

Brazil’s PlayArte Pictures Renews ‘Saint Seiya’ Home Entertainment Deal

Toei Animation has entered into an agreement with Brazilian home video distributor PlayArte Pictures Entretenimento for ‘Saint Seiya’ series and films.

Awards Headline News

U.K. Short ‘Edmond’ Wins Top Animation Award at Sundance 2016

Short Film Jury Award in Animation goes to the U.K.’s ‘Edmond’ from director Nina Gantz; U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Editing is given to Penny Lane and Thom Stylinski for animated documentary ‘NUTS!’

Awards Headline News

Winners Announced for the 66th Annual ACE Eddie Awards

‘Mad Max: Fury Road,’ ‘The Big Short’ and ‘Inside Out’ win big at the 66th annual ACE Eddie Awards; Nancy Meyers, Carol Littleton, ACE, and Ted Rich, ACE receive special honors.

Awards Headline News

Art Directors Guild Awards ‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max’ and ‘The Revenant’

‘The Martian,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and ‘The Revenant’ motion picture winners at the 20th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards; ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘American Horror Story,’ ‘The Big Bang Theory’ and ‘The Muppets’ win for television series.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ On Top with $41 Million

DreamWorks Animation’s threequel scores the biggest animated opening of all time in China with $58.3 million; ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ nears $2 billion worldwide.

Genius Brands International Headline News

‘Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab’ Set for Live Musical Show

Genius Brands International partners with Mills Entertainment to create and produce live show based on the new multi-platform children’s entertainment property; national tour showcases original music from industry legend Ron Fair.

preschool Headline News

King Rollo Enters Development Deal for ‘McDoogle’s Monster Farm’

Iconic U.K. producer joins talents with children’s author James McKnight and brand manager Clare Stead for a new animated series based on the popular preschool books.

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