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Flying Bark Productions Headline News

Flying Bark’s ‘Blinky Bill’ Returning to Australian TV

Flying Bark Productions confirms that Seven Network Australia is commissioning broadcaster for a brand-new series, ‘The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill,’ set to air in 2016.

Awards Headline News

Cartoon Network’s ‘Over the Garden Wall’ Receives Emmy Nod

The five nominees for Outstanding Animated Program are FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers’ and ‘The Simpsons,’ Cartoon Network’s ‘Over The Garden Wall’ and Comedy Central’s ‘South Park.’ VFX nominees include Starz’ ‘Black Sails,’ The CW’s ‘The Flash,’ HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones,’ Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,’ and the History Channel’s ‘Vikings.’

Home Entertainment Headline News

‘Peppa Pig’ Heads Back to School with New DVD + Book Set

Entertainment One helps Peppa Pig get ready to go back to school with the release of a special DVD + Scholastic Mini Book Gift Set, ‘Peppa Pig: School Bus Trip,’ available on August 4. 

Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic Creates Innovative 3D Concept Reel for 360-Degree Data Arena

Animation and VFX studio pushes the boundaries of digital storytelling with the creation of a 3D concept reel for a state-of-the-art research facility at the University of Technology Sydney.

Pixomondo Headline News

Pixomondo Taps cineSync to Wrangle CG Dragons for ‘Game of Thrones’

Alongside the increasingly complex evolution of three fully-grown CG fire-breathing dragons, VFX house Pixomondo leverages Cospective’s cineSync review and annotation tool for global production pipeline for HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’

Bent Image Lab Headline News

Bent Image Lab, Producer Trever Stewart Sign 2-Year Production Pact

Former LAIKA development exec to produce stop-motion JJ Villard series, a children’s series based on the hit selling DIY toy Woolbuddy, and two untitled stopmo and 2D cel animation features.

SDCC 2015 Headline News

‘Danger Mouse’ Sees Comic-Con 2015 Preview

‘Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey and comedian and talk show host John Oliver are set to join the multi-talented voice cast led by comedy actor Alexander Armstrong.

RocketComp Headline News

RocketComp for Maya Revolutionizes VFX Compositing Workflows

Released by Dover Studios co-founder Andrew Hazelden, Autodesk Maya plug-in RocketComp instantly connects Maya to 10 of the most popular desktop compositing applications in use today. 

SDCC 2015 Headline News

WATCH: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Comic-Con 2015 Reel

The three-and-a-half minute reel from San Diego Comic-Con 2015 is a montage of behind-the-scenes footage emphasizing the practical sets and visual effects created for the film.

Picture Box Distribution Headline News

‘Annedroids’ Sells to Disney and YLE Finland

The Walt Disney Company picks up first two seasons of award-winning CGI/live action hybrid series ‘Annedroids ‘for Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South and Sub-Saharan Africa. 

D23 EXPO 2015 Headline News

8 New Disney Legends to Be Honored at D23 Expo 2015

George Lucas, Danny Elfman, Susan Lucci, Andreas Deja and other remarkable contributors to be celebrated in a special awards ceremony hosted by Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger on Friday, August 14.

Atomic Cartoons Headline News

Atomic Cartoons Developing ‘Mariachi Zombie’ Series

New animated kids comedy series created by Mexican director Celso Garcia and Lorena Machuca of Guadalajara-based LUNCH MEDIA integrates zombie and mariachi culture.

Thinkbox Software Headline News

Thinkbox Software Releases Deadline Cloud Wizard for Google

Deadline’s new wizard enables secure communication using customers’ Google Cloud Platform account information to create a VPN connection between the user’s workstation and cloud account.

Ottawa International Animation Festival Headline News

OIAF Unveils 2015 Competition Selections

Highlights at OIAF 2015 include ‘World of Tomorrow’ by Don Hertzfeldt, ‘Ernie Biscuit’ by Adam Elliot, ‘Sonámbulo’ from Theodore Ushev, ‘Waves ’98’ by Ely Dagher, ‘The Simpsons’ Couch Gag and Stromae’s ‘Carmen’ by Sylvain Chomet, and ‘A Single Life’ by the Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

Nelvana, Sony Pictures Animation Teaming on ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Animated Series

Nelvana and Sony Pictures Animation partner to bring ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to the small screen; New series will be developed and produced by Nelvana Studio in Toronto and is slated to launch on air in early 2017.

Animal Logic Headline News

Animal Logic’s Recruiting Drive Heads to SIGGRAPH 2015

Annual SIGGRAPH conference offers potential candidates an opportunity to meet with Animal Logic’s recruitment team to work on ‘The LEGO Movie Sequel,’ scheduled to start production at Animal Logic Vancouver in January 2016.

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