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Headline News Sparky Animation Embarks on Singapore’s First Animation Co-Production with Japan

Sparky Animation--in conjunction with Japan's Duckbill Entertainment, Baku Enterprise Inc. and Bandai Visual Inc.--is producing a new CGI animated television program based on the best-selling Japanese book series, One Stormy Night.

Headline News Sesame Workshop Appoints H. Melvin Ming As President/CEO

Vincent A. Mai, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop, today announced the appointment of H. Melvin Ming as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sesame Workshop.

Headline News Le Petit Spirou Gets the Harmony Treatment

Toon Boom Animation Inc. announced today that Dupuis Edition & Audiovisuel (France) along with Luxanimation (Luxembourg) and Aranéo (Belgium) have chosen the Toon Boom pipeline to produce a new series titled Le Petit Spirou.

Headline News Lionsgate Acquires Chaos Walking YA Series

LIONSGATE, a leading global entertainment company, announced today that it has obtained worldwide rights to develop, produce and distribute films based on the award-winning, best-selling and critically acclaimed "Chaos Walking" young adult novel trilogy by Patrick Ness.

Headline News Hasbro To Provide Five Series To New Turkish Powerhouse ATV

Hasbro Studios, the Los Angeles-based production and distribution division of Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today announced it has concluded a deal to supply five animated kids’ series based on its popular global franchises to ATV’s new Turkish kids network, Minika.

Headline News Everything’s Rosie Inks Deal with Spanish-Lingo Network Vme

V&S Entertainment, a leading UK independent children’s media company, has concluded a significant deal for its flagship animated pre-school series Everything’s Rosie with Vme, one of America’s largest Spanish language networks.

Headline News Universal Soldier To Become TV Series

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME), the commercial and brand extension arm of FremantleMedia, today announced it has acquired the rights to Universal Soldier, the hit movie franchise, rebooting it as a major new global television property.

Headline News Real Steel to Open in at Least 370 IMAX Theatres Worldwide

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX), DreamWorks Studios and The Walt Disney Studios today announced that the action drama Real Steel will open in 270 domestic IMAX theatres Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, simultaneous with its North American wide release.

Headline News Gnomon Reveals 2011 Student Compilation Reel

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects, a world-class entertainment art school nestled in the heart of Hollywood, has released its 2011 Student Work Compilation reel.

Headline News Bill Plympton to Have First New York Gallery Exhibition

Ellen Sragow, curator/owner of Sragow Gallery, is pleased to announce: “Bill Plympton: “The King of Indie Animation" Exhibit and Sale of his Hand Drawn Works from the 1980’s to the present.”

Headline News Johns Hopkins Joins 12 Other Institutions as NVIDIA CUDA Center of Excellence

NVIDIA today announced that it has named The Johns Hopkins University a CUDA Center of Excellence, recognizing its ground-breaking work leveraging NVIDIA GPUs and NVIDIA CUDA technology to drive education and research programs across a range of scientific disciplines.

Headline News Pixomondo Relies on LightWave to Bring Dinosaurs to Life in Terra Nova

The two-hour premiere of Steven Spielberg’s highly anticipated "Terra Nova" television series, which aired Monday September 26, 2011 on Fox Television, brings visually astounding science-fiction to prime time television once again—and NewTek LightWave software played a key role in the delivery.

Headline News Atomic Cartoons' Pirate Express Sets Sail for MIPCOM

Atomic Cartoons is pleased to announce that they will be debuting Pirate Express, currently at the development stage with Teletoon Canada, at Mipcom in Cannes, France, on October 3rd.

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