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Matt Corman and Chris Ord to Write and Produce ‘Daredevil’ Series for Disney+

The ‘Covert Affairs’ co-creators will bring the Man Without Fear to a new streaming platform, now that his likeness is no longer exclusively bound to Netflix.

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Crunchyroll Reveals ‘Chainsaw Man’ Trailer and Images

The streamer nabs rights to anime adaptation of Tatsuki Fujimoto’s popular manga of the same name; the animated series will simulcast from Japan, subtitled, and dubbed, and release in 200+ countries later this year.

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Ron Howard’s Debut Animated Feature ‘The Shrinking of Treehorn’ Lands at Netflix

Animal Logic to produce the animation on the project, which is based on Florence Parry Heide’s surreal 1971 children’s book illustrated by Edward Gorey.

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‘The Amazing Maurice’ Book Adaptation Heads Abroad

Animated film starring David Tennant, Hugh Laurie, and Emilia Clarke, based on Sir Terry Pratchett's ‘The Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents,’ nabs numerous international sales as part of its planned 2022 release.

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Locksmith Taps DNEG Animation for ‘That Christmas’

Based on the kids’ books series by Richard Curtis, the animated feature brings the companies together again following the success of Locksmith’s first film, ‘Ron’s Gone Wrong;’ DNEG Animation will host 2 sessions on June 16 at next month’s Annecy Film Festival.

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Netflix Axes More Animated Projects Amid Company Layoffs

The streamer has cancelled its plans to produce Ava DuVernay’s ‘Wings of Fire,’ as well as two children’s titles based on the works of Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, while also laying off 150 staff primarily in its U.S. operations.

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Apple TV+ Drops ‘Lovely Little Farm’ Trailer

ILM tapped to produce visuals for the new live-action / CG animated hybrid kids’ series that follows 2 sisters caring for the animals on their family farm; the show premieres globally on June 10.

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DNEG’s Toronto Studio Now Open

Studio’s doors opened May 13 with 150+ new hires; studio’s latest Canadian expansion comes amidst tremendous growth in worldwide demand for VFX and animation services.

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Apple TV+ Orders ‘Eva the Owlet’

Based on the popular ‘Owl Diaries’ kids’ book series by Rebecca Elliott, and part of the Apple TV+ kids’ changemakers initiative, the show is infused with lessons encouraging kids to use writing as a tool for healthy self-expression.

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‘Bob Spit,’ ‘Frankelda’s Book of Spooks,’ and ‘Bestia’ Lead 5th Quirino Awards

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 1:06pm

Works from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Spain, Mexico, Portugal, and Venezuela are honored across nine categories at the May 14 in-person gala event and closing ceremony recognizing achievements in Ibero-American animation.

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Bluescape Partners with Bureau of Magic to Create ‘Passport to Oz’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, May 16, 2022 at 9:46am

Leading technology company’s real-time visual collaboration platform provides the magic for new innovative storytelling experience from Emmy Award-winning creators of ‘Lost in Oz’ series.

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Silvergate and Tencent Bringing ‘The Creature Cases’ Animated Series to China

Animated by TeamTO and recently launched on Netflix, the animated action comedy is coming soon to families in the Middle Kingdom through Tencent Video.

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The Post New York Alliance Adds 3 New Companies

Post houses Cadence Effects, Running Man, and Shishkin Productions sign on as members of the association of post-production facilities, labor unions, and individuals operating in New York; the organization develops and promotes public policy aimed at benefiting the overall film and TV industry.

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Global Screen Nabs Rights to ‘The Last Whale Singer’ Animated Feature

Created by Telescope Animation using Unreal Engine 5, the film tells the story of a teenage humpback whale who must face his fears and summon a mystical song to save the oceans from a monstrous creature.

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Mindshow Names Laura Hilker Creative Executive

Bringing extensive industry experience, the former Aha Media exec joins the CG animation production company that boasts cutting edge software merging video game tech with VFX and machine learning.

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Iconic Muppets Get Supersized in ‘Sesame Street Mecha Builders’

New CG animated series from Guru Studio reimagines Elmo, Cookie Monster, and Abby Cadabby as mecha robot superheroes-in-training who use STEM to help solve wacky, larger-than-life problems; show premieres today, May 9, on Cartoon Network’s Cartoonito and May 10 on HBO Max.

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Technicolor Creative Studios Releases Q1 Earnings report

By Dan Sarto | Friday, May 6, 2022 at 10:04am

MPC, The Mill, Mikros Animation, and Technicolor Games each saw significant revenue increases despite continued pandemic-related impacts; strong overall growth was reported, largely driven by demand for original content.

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Tippett Studio Opens New VFX/Animation Production Office in Toronto

The new facility will be run by company veteran Gary Mundell, and will utilize a full-service post studio to deliver for its marquee clients.

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