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Cartoons Headline News

Jackie Chan Returns to ‘Toons with ‘Adventures of La & Zy’

Written by Randy Rogel of ‘Animaniacs’ and ‘Pinky and the Brain’ fame, CG animated series produced by Dasym Media will be the martial arts icon’s first return to the small screen since ‘Jackie Chan Adventures.’

virtual reality Headline News

Cogswell Student Developing Virtual Reality Game Using Google Cardboard Technology

Game Design Engineering student Christian Sasso serves as lead engineer for virtual reality game ‘We R Ball’ for Google Cardboard using Unity and C#.

Licensing Headline News

Federico San Martin Joins Henson as VP, Global Consumer Products

Former DreamWorks Studios executive to oversee licensing activities for The Jim Henson Company’s celebrated fantasy and beloved children’s brands like ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid,’ and ‘Doozers.’

Disney Television Animation Headline News

Disney XD Debuts ‘Future-Worm!’ Shortform Series

Shortform series created and executive produced by Ryan Quincy to serve as teasers for full-length animated series on Disney XD slated for a 2016 premiere.

Licensing Headline News

‘Wild Kratts’ Expands Global Licensing Program

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group expand ‘Wild Kratts’ licensing program to include Halloween costumes, cake toppers and games and puzzles, with new products expected to hit shelves in the fall of this year.

Television Headline News

HBO Orders Two Seasons of The Duplass Bros.’ ‘Animals’

New animated adult television series ‘Animals,’ created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano and produced by Duplass Brothers Television, to debut exclusively on HBO in 2016.

ftrack Headline News

VFX Awesomeness of ‘Kung Fury’ Relies on ftrack

Swedish VFX and animation studio Fido creates hundreds of 80s-tinged VFX shots with everything from green screen compositing to characters riding atop a Tyrannosaurus Rex for David Sandberg’s ‘Kung Fury.’

Uncanny Valley Headline News

Digital Human League Releases First Batch of Data for Digital Emily 2

First unveiled at FMX 2015 by Chaos Group’s Christopher Nichols, Digital Emily 2 is now available to everyone as a free download for any non-commercial use.

Smith Micro Software Headline News

Smith Micro Announces Anime Studio 11

Latest Anime Studio release streamlines animation production for studios and professionals with frame-by-frame design and raster-like characteristics with natural freehand drawing and painting for more life-like results.

King and Country Headline News

King and Country Creates Main Title Sequence For History’s ‘Texas Rising’

Production company reteams with legacy client for five-part miniseries based on the Texas Revolution against Mexico and the birth of the Texas Rangers.

Google Headline News

Patrick Osborne, Aardman Join Google’s Spotlight Series

New interactive projects for Google’s Spotlight Stories to include work from ‘Wallace and Gromit’ producers Aardman, ‘Feast’ director Patrick Osborne, ‘Foster's Home for Imaginary Friends’ creator Shannon Tindle, and ‘Furious 7’ director Justin Lin.

Dentsu Entertainment Headline News

Evolution Appointed Licensing Agent for ‘Yo-Kai Watch’ and ‘LBX’

Dentsu Entertainment and LEVEL-5 appoint leading licensing and merchandising agency to bring hugely popular multimedia franchises to the U.S. and Canadian markets.

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