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Allegorithmic Headline News

Allegorithmic’s Substance Designer 5.3 is Now Here!

New 5.3 update provides one-click switch between real-time and Iray rendering, real-time post processing with Yebis, complex real life and emissive materials, and the ability to render at unlimited resolution.

nvidia Headline News

NVIDIA Launches New Quadro Graphics Line for Mobile Workstations

New generation of Quadro processors allows artists to run the same professional applications as desktop workstations at nearly the same level of performance.

Netflix Headline News

Netflix Adding Six New Animated Series

Streaming network adding six new original animated series for older kids beginning this December, including ‘LEGO Bionicle: The Journey to One,’ ‘LEGO Friends: The Power of Friendship,’ ‘Buddy Thunderstruck,’ ‘Las Leyendas,’ ‘Glitter Force’ and DreamWorks Animation’s ‘Dawn of the Croods.’

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Splash Entertainment Bringing ‘Tellur Aliens’ Feature to MIPCOM

Produced with the insight of more than 90 children, ‘Tellur Aliens’ is one of the first projects to be produced in Kazakhstan and offered through a U.S. distributor.

preschool Headline News

Entertainment One Takes Controlling Stake in ‘Peppa Pig’

Fifty-two new episodes of preschool sensation ‘Peppa Pig’ currently in production; brand’s expansive international presence now includes over 700 licensing agreements globally.

PipelineFX Headline News

Burst Licensing Helps PipelineFX Hit Education License Milestone

Two-thousand rendering servers and workstations now managed by Qube! render farm management software; burst licensing new hallmark of finals routine.

Blue Sky Studios Headline News

New ‘Peanuts Movie’ Featurette Delves Into the Legacy of Charles Schulz

“My dad always said, ‘If you read the comic strip you know who I am,’ and you can see that all the characters in the comic strip are really elements of him.”

Licensing Headline News

GBI Acquires ‘Gumby,’ ‘ABC Monsters’ for Kid Genius Channel

Genius Brands International acquires two series from NCircle Entertainment, ‘Gumby,’ the timeless, innovative, stop-motion claymation series created by Art Clokey, and ‘ABC Monsters.’

Bardel Entertainment Headline News

Bardel Entertainment Launches New B.C. Animation Studio

Located in in British Columbia’s downtown Kelowna, new animation studio provides services for a diverse slate of partners including DreamWorks Animation, Nickelodeon, Disney, Warner Bros., Cartoon Network and Adult Swim.

GKIDS Headline News

WATCH: GKIDS Releases New Trailer for ‘Extraordinary Tales’

Five of Edgar Allan Poe’s best-known stories are brought to vivid life in a visually stunning, heart-pounding animated anthology featuring narration by Sir Christopher Lee, Bela Lugosi, Julian Sands, Roger Corman and Guillermo del Toro.

Licensing Headline News

NBC Kids Sprout Acquires ‘Sydney Sailboat’

Produced by Essential Media and Entertainment in association with Shambles Communications, Ideate Media, Telegael Teoranta and Lemon Sky, CG-animated preschool series was commissioned by ABC KIDS.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2' Sets New September Record With $47.5M Debut

The Adam Sandler-led CG-animated sequel ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ sets a new opening weekend record for the month of September, marking the best start ever for a Sony Pictures Animation title.

9 Story Media Group Headline News

9 Story Secures Multiple Sales for ‘Peg + Cat’

Canadian preschool channel Treehouse acquires second season to the Emmy-winning series, while Germany’s Super RTL and France’s Canal+ Family and Piwi+ picks up an additional 40 episodes of season one.

Festivals Headline News

Disney, Sony Imageworks and CN Set for MIA Animation Conference & Festival

Animation director Frank Gladstone to deliver keynote address for MIA Animation Conference running Oct. 16-17 at Miami Dade College.