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Licensing Headline News

Guru names Toy State Master Toy Partner for Netflix Series ‘True and the Rainbow Kingdom’

Netflix original preschool series is produced by Guru Studio in collaboration with Pharrell Williams’ i Am Other, iconic artists FriendsWithYou, and Home Plate Entertainment.

Awards Headline News

Australian Effects & Animation Festival Announces 2017 Winners

‘War for the Planet of the Apes,’ ‘The Jungle Book,’ ‘Kong: Skull Island,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them,’ ‘Ghost in the Shell,’ ‘Valerian and The City of a Thousand Planets’ and ‘Doctor Strange’ receive awards for feature film VFX at 2017 Australian Effects & Animation Festival.

Kabillion Headline News

Kabillion, Kabillion Girls Rule! Launches on Mediacom

Independently owned VOD network Kabillion ranked among the Top 10 Kids Free On Demand networks with fan favorites like ‘My Little Pony’ and ‘Sonic X’ and original titles including ‘Dream Defenders.’

Anime Headline News

Netflix Boosts Anime Slate with New Acquisitions

New anime slate includes ‘Cannon Busters’ from ‘Black Dynamite’ animator LeSean Thomas, Polygon Pictures’ ‘Godzilla’ feature, director Kyohei Ishiguro’s ‘Children of the Whales,’ and more.

Trunk Headline News

Rok Predin’s ‘Pok’ Evokes Sunday Morning Cartoons

The Trunk director’s beautifully graded short has the look of a well-watched VHS tape, which, along with Barnaby Templer’s (Fonic) sound design and Sebastian Duh’s score further ground the audience in the 1980s. 

Genius Brands Headline News

Genius Brands Promotes Two Executives

Deb Pierson, credited with the rapid growth of the video-on-demand Kid Genius Cartoon Channel into nearly 50 million U.S. households, has been upped to SVP, global content distribution and marketing & president of Kid Genius Cartoon Channel, while 25-year licensing, merchandising and business development veteran Lloyd Mintz was promoted to SVP, head of worldwide consumer products.

Nelvana Headline News

Nelvana Launches ‘Mysticons’ Digital Media

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has rolled out digital media for the fun new world of animated action series Mysticons, including the launch of a YouTube channel and social media pages.

Psyop Headline News

Psyop Expands ‘Kismet’ to New Platforms

The popular VR fortune teller now combines tarot reading, astrological reading and the ancient Babylonian game of Ur on Google Daydream and Samsung Gear VR devices.

TV Animation Headline News

Hulu Signs Exclusive Distribution Deal with Fox TV

Streaming service expands offering of hit animated series in new deal with 20th Century Fox Television Distribution for complete libraries of ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ ‘American Dad!,’ ‘Futurama’ and more.

Amazon Headline News

Amazon Original Kids Series ‘Lost in Oz’ to Debut on Prime Video

The brand-new series expands on the Emmy-Award winning special, stars voice talents Ashley Boettcher, Gina Gershon, Allison Mack, Jorge Diaz and Nika Futterman, and debuts on August 4th.

Axis Animation Headline News

Warhammer Fans at Axis Animation Bring 'Motion Paintings' to 'Dawn of War III'

Previous 'Dawn of War' trailer creator Axis Animation and director Abed Abonamous return to the franchise to create beautiful in-game cinematics for Relic Entertainment, depicting the conflict among Space Marines, Eldar and Orks on the lost planet of Acheron.

Mondo Headline News

MONDO to Premiere New Animated Series ‘Lastman’ at Rooster Teeth Animation Festival

Adult Swim’s new ‘Apollo Gauntlet,’ from Six Point Harness, also to Screen at RTX Austin 2017. 

Virtual Reality Headline News

Reap the Rewards with Free VR Experience

The makers of the Limitless VR Creative Environment have released the interactive, animated VR experience, ‘Reaping Rewards,’ available for free on Steam and coming soon to the Oculus store.

animated films Headline News

'SpacePOP' to Rock the Big Screen for Exclusive One-Day Event

The wildly popular YouTube kids' series makes its U.S. theatrical debut with a feature-length compilation of the first season, 'SpacePOP: Not Your Average Princesses,' on September 16th.

Virtual Reality Headline News

Sony Pictures VR Launches 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Experience

The multi-platform VR experience is based on Columbia Pictures’ 'Spider-Man: Homecoming,' in theaters July 7, and will be free across major VR platforms PlayStationVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift June 30.

f°am Studio Headline News

Foam Studio Explores Automation in New Video

Fictional personality Autonomous Rolf borrows vocal synthesizer Hatsune Miku’s voice to sing ‘It’s Not Unusual,’ in ‘Auto Nom,’ one part of a series of animations based on Rolf.

Indie Animators ANIMATIONWorld

Animators Unearthed - Pierre Hébert

Every Monday, Chris Robinson serves up Animators Unearthed, a brief introduction to prominent and not-so-prominent indie animators. Today's guest is Canadian experimental animator Pierre Hébert 

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