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Spanish Animation Chico & Rita Goes After Oscars & Int'l Market

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 9:19am

The recent pre-selection of two Spanish feature-length films for the 2011 Oscars, set for February, is yet more confirmation of the sweet moment the Spanish animation sector is currently enjoying. “Chico & Rita” and “Arrugas” are thus repeating the pre-selection success of “Planet 51” and “El Lince Perdido” (The Lost Lynx) two years ago.

Series Headline News

Walking Dead EP Developing Area 51 Series

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 9:17am

Uber producer Gale Anne Hurd (THE WALKING DEAD) is developing a new TV series based on Annie Jacobsen’s book AREA 51: AN UNCENSORED HISTORY OF AMERICA’S TOP SECRET MILITARY BASE, reports

Series Headline News

The Adventures Of Tintin: Season One Makes U.S. DVD Debut

The all-time classic comic strip comes to life as an animated adventure in this complete Season One DVD release on November 22 from Shout! Factory, in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises.

World Headline News

WordGirl Gets Special Two-Part Holiday Episode On PBS KIDS GO!

Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that the Emmy Award-winning series WordGirl will debut a special two-part holiday episode, “A World Without WordGirl,” Friday, December 16 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings).

Games Headline News

Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town Is Now Available For Wii & DS

Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, and Red Wagon Games, publisher of family friendly interactive entertainment, today announced that the classic holiday television special, Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town is now available for the whole family to enjoy on the Wii system and the Nintendo DS hand-held system.

Creative Headline News

Pixomondo Hires Simon Mowbray As Creative Director For Commercials

Industry veteran Simon Mowbray has joined international visual effects company Pixomondo as a Creative Director developing and executing concepts for commercial projects.

World Headline News

Digital Domain Builds an Off-Kilter World for Carl Rinsch and Mercedes’ AR Campaign

Director Carl Rinsch, RSA and AMV BBDO teamed with Digital Domain to create a cinematic, off-kilter world for Mercedes as the foundation of an integrated campaign spanning online, TV, mobile, outdoor and point-of-purchase marketing.

Online Headline News

Moonscoop Develops Social Online Game For Code Lyoko

Moonscoop, the worldwide brand management and entertainment company representing properties from some of the leading animation producers across the globe, is pleased to announce development a new social online Code Lyoko game in partnership with 3D DUO, a leading French creator and producer of video games.

Headline News

Mission: Impossible The Game Gets Social Experience

Paramount Pictures and Funtactix, a worldwide developer and publisher of online worlds and social games, today announced the launch of Mission: Impossible The Game the official social game based on the Mission: Impossible movie franchise from Paramount Pictures.

Headline News

Cinedeck Unleash Rebate Promotion For Sony XDCAM EX Cameras

Cinedeck LLC (, manufacturer of multi-format, recording, monitoring and playback systems that provide the fastest gateways to post production, has teamed up with Sony to launch a rebate promotion on Sony XDCAM EX and F3 cameras when purchased with a Cinedeck EX recorder (!subpage/unleashed).

Effects Headline News

RE:Vision Effects releases Twixtor 5 for Avid Systems

RE:Vision Effects, acclaimed effects plug-in industry leader and makers of Academy Award winning software, announces the initial release of their Twixtor 5 plug-in for Avid Media Composer, Symphony and NewsCutter, including 64-bit support for Media Composer 6, Symphony 6 and NewsCutter 10.

Software Headline News

SIGGRAPH Asia 2011: Bakery Relight - ‘A New Approach to Lighting’

The Bakery (, the 3D computer graphics software company, will be hosting an in-depth Tech Talk on Bakery Relight on day one of this year’s SIGGRAPH Asia show.