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Passion Pictures Inks Deal with Circus Studios

Agreement expands joint long-form features and TV series slate, kicking off with ‘Earthworm Jim ‘Beyond the Groovy’’ animated series based on the 1990s computer game, now in development; previous collaborations include Nickelodeon’s ‘LEGO City Adventures.’

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U.K. Considering Additional Tax Incentives for Screen Sector

UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK propose 25% tax relief increase to better compete in an international market and incentivize industries to remain in the U.K.

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MGA Entertainment Acquires Pixel Zoo, Forms MGA Studios Subsidiary

Studio will leverage MGA’s IP developing content in concert with newly acquired animation studio, a collaborative partner on previous projects, including ‘L.O.L. Surprise! The Movie,’ ‘L.O.L. Surprise! House of Surprises,’ and most recently ‘L.O.L. Surprise! Winter Fashion Show’ which premiered on Netflix in October.

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Nexus Mixes Stopmo and Puppetry on Black Market’s ‘Tech Reborn’ Campaign

Award-winning director Johnny Kelly delivers animated short about the endearing relationship between a young girl and a monster that highlights the company’s alternative, regenerative approach to society’s insatiable desire for the ‘new.’

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Dandelooo’s ‘Ernest and Célestine - The Collection’ Heading to ZFD

Distributor inks deal with German pubcaster for Season 2 of the preschool series that follows the adventures of unconventional friends Ernest the eccentric bear and Celestine the mischievous mouse.

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Blumhouse and Atomic Monster to Become ‘Horrific’ Monopoly?

Horror giants Jason Blum and James Wan are in talks to join their creative houses, while still maintaining brand identity and autonomy, to expand into new types of content.

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Bob Iger In, Bob Chapek Out as Walt Disney Company CEO

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 21, 2022 at 8:21am

The venerated former CEO returns to take the helm less than three years after giving up the reins, a period that has seen the company mired in controversy and a slumping stock price as it has navigated a global pandemic, employee walkouts, and political controversy.

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‘Crafty’ 3D Paper Friends Get TV Show with Help from Maxon

Produced using Cinema 4D, Redshift and Red Giant, ‘Pop Paper City,’ LoveLove Films’ all-new series, follows a group of paper characters who go on crafting adventures together with the help of their live-action guardian, Helping Hand; the show launched last week in the U.K. and will soon roll out globally.

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Travis Fimmel Snags Key Role in ‘Dune: The Sisterhood’

The magnetic ‘Vikings’ and ‘Raised by Wolves’ actor will portray Desmond Hart, a charismatic soldier at odds with the sisterhood of the Bene Geserit in the upcoming ‘Dune’ prequel.

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DNEG Announces New Sydney Studio

Slated to open in early 2023 with award-winning VFX Supervisor and Australian national Andrew Jackson at the helm, the studio will lead the visual effects production on George Miller’s highly anticipated ‘Mad Max’ prequel ‘Furiosa’ - coming in 2024.

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Arcturus Announces $11M Funding from Cloudtree Ventures, Autodesk and Epic Games

New round of Series A funding will enable HoloSuite platform enhancements and continued development of new tools and techniques for 3D creation tools like Maya and Unreal Engine.

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2022 Animation Guild Officers and Executive Board Announced

Of the Animation Guild IATSE Local 839’s new set of officers, 3 out of 5 re-elected, with an additional 11 members chosen to serve on the executive board; electees will be sworn into office in December when their 3-year terms begins.

Who Doesn’t Love Second Chances? Headline News

Stop-Motion Filmmaker Henry Selick Reaquires Rights to ‘The Shadow King’

Scrapped by Disney for being ‘too weird’ after $50 million was spent on production, the ‘Wendell & Wild’ director’s project has found new life and is being shopped around for a permanent home.

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New Animated Short: Find Out What’s Next for ‘Lost in Oz’

The team behind the Emmy Award-winning series shares its latest film, ‘Packing Magic,’ that picks up the story of Dorothy Gale, answering fan’s questions whether she’d return home to Kansas or start a new life among her magical friends and foes in the legendary world of Oz.

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Milk Names Steve MacPherson Chief Technology Officer

The former Framestore CTO steps into studio’s newly created role to drive technology strategy and operations including Systems, Pipeline, Editorial, and R&D.

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Recently Canceled ‘Fate: The Winx Saga’ Nabs CG Animated Series Reboot and Live-Action Film

Creator Iginio Straffi took to Instagram to reassure fans the title will live on in multiple formats, despite Netflix’s surprising cancellation of the show earlier this year.

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Xilam Animation Announces ‘Lupin’s Tales’ Season 2

The French animation studio continues its partnership with Youku on a new season of the popular series about the impetuous wolf-cub Lupin, who dreams of being like his storybook heroes; coming to the streamer and France Télévisions in early 2024.

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FOX Orders Malamut Brothers’ ‘Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros.’

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 7, 2022 at 5:09pm

Set for a 2024 debut, the new animated series from the ‘Game of Zones’ creators is about men with no jobs trying to find purpose in a world where they’re no longer needed… but have a large monthly universal basic income.

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Tatania Maslany and Mena Massoud Lead ‘Butterfly Tale’ Film Cast

The ‘She-Hulk’ and ‘Aladdin’ actors join Pink Parrot Media’s upcoming 3D animated feature, a story about a resourceful teen butterfly who can’t fly, set to hit theaters in Fall 2023.

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WildBrain Inks ‘First Look Deal’ With Bonnie Arnold

Ex-DreamWorks Animation exec and ‘How to Train your Dragon’ franchise producer now developing ‘Dragon’ author Cressida Cowell’s latest book ‘Which Way to Anywhere;’ exec to spearhead numerous episodic projects, TV specials, and features for the family and kids’ entertainment company.

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Technicolor Creative Studios Building Virtual Production Stage in LA

In partnership with NantStudios, the company will expand its Culver City-based 60,000 sqft creative hub to include new LED stage and real-time production services, set to open in 2023.

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