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'Driver Dan' Headed for UK & US Licensing Deals

Two leading names in the licensing industry, Rocket Licensing in the UK and Licensing Street in the US, have been appointed to take the popular pre-school entertainment brand “Driver Dan’s Story Train” into a wide range of categories across the two territories.

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Writer Jon Spaihts Talks 'Prometheus'

In an interview with Daily Variety, screenwriter John Spaihts, who shares a writing credit on “Prometheus” with “Lost” creator Damon Lindelof, said the idea for the “Alien” prequel was hatched from a general meeting he took at Scott Free, director Ridley Scott's production banner, back in 2009.

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Red Giant Launches Magic Bullet Arsenal for iPad

Red Giant today released Magic Bullet Arsenal, an elegant new presentation app designed for Apple’s iPad that shows and shares creative work.

Show Headline News

Millimages Licenses 'Louie' to Nickelodeon

Leading European production and distribution company Millimages has secured a far-reaching multi-territory deal with Nickelodeon for its highly successful pre-school show “Louie.”

Production Headline News

iartists Launches with International Roster

With a mission to connect high-end talent with awesome brands, iartists has launched in Los Angeles to represent directors, designers, animators, visual effects pros, storytellers and digital experts, working across platforms, devices and spaces.

Film Headline News

Stuttgart Animation Winners Announced

This weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s “The Last Airbus” (Slovakia), Alke Arndt’s “Atlas” (Germany) and Ignacio Ferreras’ “Wrinkles” (Spain) were among the big winners.

Animated Headline News

Animated Com Award Winners Announced

The world's best productions in the field of applied animation received their prizes in the Mercedes-Benz Museum at the Animated Com Award held at the 19th Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film.

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ACME Animates 'Hunger ‘Tude' for Ritz Crackerfuls

ACME Filmworks directors David Wachtenheim and Robert Marianetti recently completed work on a campaign for Kraft’s Ritz Crackerfuls created by agency Euro RSCG Worldwide in New York.

Animation Headline News

The Beatles' 'Yellow Submarine' Arrives on DVD June 5

The Beatles’ classic 1968 animated feature film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release on June 5th in North America.

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Leslie Sorrentino & Team Join Big Block

Executive producer Leslie Sorrentino, formerly of Animal West and The Syndicate, has joined digital production and design studio Big Block. He brings with him his production team, Flame artist Gizmo Rivera and producer Cindy Chapman.

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David Heyman to Produce 'Paddington Bear' Feature

"Harry Potter" producer David Heyman is partnering with France's StudioCanal to produce a CG/live-action adaptation of "Paddington Bear," bringing the iconic brown bear from Peru to the big screen.