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WebToon Launches WebToon Studios

Digital comic publisher announces new partnerships with Vertigo Entertainment, Bound Entertainment, and Rooster Teeth Studios; studio will also leverage existing relationships with their pool of writers and artists to build franchises across all media platforms.

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DUST to Develop ‘Moreau’ Sci-Fi TV Series

Project puts a modern spin on H.G. Wells’ ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau’ and is the latest of the development deals announced by Gunpowder & Sky’s sci-fi label; time travel feature film ‘Time Agent’ and ‘Last Exit: Space,’ a new documentary exploring mankind’s push to colonize space, are also in the works.

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DNEG Appoints Paul Salvini as Global Chief Technology Officer

Newly named global CTO will be responsible for creating a new and innovative technological vision to help guide the visual effects and animation company through a period of unprecedented global growth.

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Free PNYA ‘VFX for Post Supervisors’ Webinar November 12

The next edition of the Post New York Alliance’s free ‘Post Break’ webinar series will look at practical issues on how to produce and deliver VFX for film and TV; panelists include VFX producer Leslie Lerman and Powerhouse VFX executive producer Ryan Cunningham.

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Cartoons on the Bay Going Digital on Rai Play from December 18-20

First ever digital edition will include previews, retrospectives, roundtables, and masterclasses; the Pulcinella Awards Ceremony will be available on December 20.

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‘Umbrella Academy’ Renewed by Netflix for Season 3

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 1:00pm

The streaming giant's hit dysfunctional superhero family adventure series, based on Dark Horse Comics’ Eisner award-winning comics and graphic novels of the same name, gets picked up for another season.

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Neeraja Raj Signs with Nexus Studios

Animator’s diverse portfolio features a wide range of techniques including stop-motion, puppetry, and 2D and 3D animation; she is working with the studios’ original content team to adapt her BAFTA shortlisted ‘Meow or Never’ into an animated series.

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Award-Winning Blue Zoo Animation Studio Turns 20

Founded in 2000 by Tom Box, Oli Hyatt, and Adam Shaw, the animation studio is now 300+ strong; Hyatt was instrumental in helping create Animation UK in 2008, a collective that incentivizes and bolsters the fast-growing UK animation industry.

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Harriet Donington Launches The VFX & Post Talent Agency

New company’s mission is to meet the growing demand for experienced VFX and post experts across film and TV with a commitment to discover and nurture emerging talent.

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You Can’t Make This Up: Animated ‘Stormy Daniels: Space Force’ in Development

Gaelston Media and Tidal Wave Production to co-develop and produce an animated series, based on the comic book, aimed at the aged-up, adult-geared market.

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VFX Industry Shakeup: Framestore Buys Company 3 and Method

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 8:44am

Leading visual effects studio behind films like ‘Avengers: Endgame’ and the upcoming ‘No Time to Die’ and ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ acquires the former Deluxe creative studio assets, in a move that brings some of the industry’s key production expertise and capacity under one roof.

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The Mill New York Alumni Launch Preymaker Creative Collective

Angus Kneale, Melanie Wickham, and Verity Grantham form new studio; advanced, custom AWS cloud-based platform will remotely integrate a global group of collaborating artists, producers, and technologists.

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Titmouse Adds 2 Senior Hires to Vancouver Studio

Kramer Hoehn and Jody Jessop join Emmy Award-winning animation studio as head of production, Titmouse Canada, and the studio’s first recruiter, respectively; Jen Ray returns to LA as a director of series production.

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Jellyfish Pictures Promotes Matthew Bristowe and Sarah Tanner

Newly named managing director and director of operations, respectively, bolster company’s leadership during period of rapid global growth; new head of infrastructure, Martin Weaver and HR manager, Eva Kilikitas, will support the directors in their new roles.

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‘The Jolliest Elf’: A New Holiday Tradition Coming to YouTube Thanksgiving Day

From Chad Eikhoff, director of ‘The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story,’ with animation by Trick 3D, the new short/pilot features the North Pole’s creative inhabitants in a first-of-its-kind animated talent competition.

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Spire Animation Studios Gears Up for First Feature ‘Century Goddess’ with New Hires

Studio adds top creative and technological talent it begin work on inaugural animated feature; hires include Shawn Krause, Michael Surrey, David Alexander Smith, John Kreidman, Andrea Paul, Phillip Brochu, and J.J. Blumenkranz.

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Toonz Media and SMF Studio to Co-Produce ‘Aliens in My Backpack’

Studios enter strategic partnership to produce, distribute, and license a new CGI series that follows a family of aliens who share their ecological secrets to help make earth a greener planet.

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9 Story Media Group Announces Strategic Hires to Bolster Senior Leadership

Additions across distribution, development, legal, and technology include veteran executives Joss Duffield; Gráinne McNamara; Jennifer Bol; and Boris Beaubien.

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Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Gets HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 11:01am

On the heels of his ‘Primal’ Season 2 Adult Swim pickup, director returns to his ‘Dexter’s Laboratory’ home with new series inspired by myths and lore from around the world.

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Spielberg’s ‘Tiny Toon Looniversity’ Gets 2 Season HBO Max and Cartoon Network Pickup

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:23am

Amblin Television and Warner Bros. Animation to produce new half hour animated comedy series featuring characters from the Emmy Award-winning ‘Tiny Toons Adventures.’

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HBO Max and Cartoon Network Greenlight 3 New Mo Willems Projects

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 10:03am

Award-winning author and playwright expands his existing deal with new animated series ‘Unlimited Squirrels!,’ animated special ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed: The Rock Special,’ and live-action immersive series ‘Cat the Cat’s Show the Show Show with YOU the YOU!’

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