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GKIDS Nabs ‘Mars Express’ North American Distribution Rights

Screened as an official selection at the Cannes and Annecy film festivals, Jérémie Perin’s animated feature debut comes to theaters in 2024, following its domestic French release next month. 

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Snow White’ Delayed to 2025

The classic (and first) Disney film about a sweet princess with skin as white as snow will now premiere March 21, 2025 after feature film release slate shifts due to the continuing SAG-AFTRA strike.

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Toei Animation to Open Office in Italy, More to Follow

The ‘Dragon Ball’ and ‘One Piece’ studio may soon also set up shop in Latin America and India to increase international production and take advantage of lucrative markets.

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LAIKA Adds ‘Gorillaz’ Music Video Director and ‘Headless’ Directing Duo

Studio brings on Pete Candeland along with the Annie Award-winning pair Victor Maldonado and Alfredo Torres, respectively, bolstering the animation division’s creative roster. 

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Nintendo Announces New ‘Mario’ Voice Actor

Kevin Afghani has assumed the role of the iconic Italian duo, Mario and Luigi, in the upcoming video game ‘Super Mario Bros. Wonder,’ after original actor Charles Martinet stepped away from the roles earlier this year.

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Framestore Adds Gary Brozenich as International Production Supervisor

22-year VFX veteran bolsters studio’s supervisory team; studio’s recent project deliveries include ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.3,’ ‘Barbie,’ ‘The Little Mermaid’ and ‘Loki’ Season 2.

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Studio Meala Announces ‘What the Fluffoverse’

The Irish studio has partnered with animation studio Funny Tales and creative collective Cosmonaut on a new sci-fi animated kids’ series based on the artwork of Phillip Kaeser; the show follows Neto, who traverses the galaxy while trying to regain his memory.

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Lion Forge Inks First-Look Deal with ‘Iyanu’ Creator

The entertainment company expands relationship with YouNeek Studios’ founder Roye Okupe, which currently includes production of the animated fantasy series based on Dark Horse Comics’ award-winning graphic novel ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder.’  

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Major Moho 14 Update Now Available

Featuring a new graphics engine alongside powerful new ‘2D rigging,’ ‘Smart Bones,’ ‘Liquid Shapes,’ ‘Optimized Drawing Tools’ and ‘Frame-by-Frame Tools,’ Lost Marble’s revamped 2D animation software aims to offer professionals, animators, and studios the ‘ultimate animation software.’

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The Refinery Signs with Alta Global Media

The South African post-house’s offerings range from script to screen while promoting creative financial solutions for filmmakers, including the robust South African tax incentives.

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Masterpiece Studio Releases New Text-to-3D Generative AI Tool

Built in collaboration with NVIDIA, ‘Masterpiece X – Generate’ is designed for rapid exploration and prototyping, creating textured and animated 3D models from simple text prompts. 

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‘Daredevil: Born Again’ Sheds Writers and Directors in Massive Overhaul

The Disney+ series from Marvel Studios will take a new creative direction, although it seems Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio will still reprise their roles from the original Netflix-Marvel series.

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Netflix’s Animation Unit Restructuring - Job Cuts Coming, Projects Shut Down

Zimbabwe-born creator Godwin Jabangwe’s ‘Tunga’ has reportedly been sent back into development while previously unannounced ‘Escape from Beverly Hills’ will re-enter the open market; the streamer has yet to disclose the number of layoffs planned.

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It’s a Done Deal - Microsoft’s Activision Blizzard Purchase Approved

By Dan Sarto | Friday, October 13, 2023 at 9:28am

Two years after it was first announced, the U.K.’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) finally approves the nearly $70 billion acquisition, the largest ever in the gaming industry. 

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Adult Swim Picks Up Stop-Mo ‘Women Wearing Shoulder Pads,’ Greenlights ‘YOLO’ Season 3

At NY Comic Con, network reveals its first Spanish-language series, a stop-motion project from ‘Tuca & Bertie’ creator Gonzalo Cordova; popular Michael Cusack animated series gets third season pickup.

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Xilam’s ‘My Life in Versailles’ Heads to MIPCOM 2023

The Oscar-nominated French animation studio and Films Grand Huit’s animated series, a sequel to the award-winning TV special of the same name, heads to Canne later this month.  

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Ingenuity Studios and Ghost VFX Now Streamland Media’s VFX Division

Ingenuity founder David Lebensfeld is appointed president to helm both studios providing visual effects for motion pictures and television. 

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David Gordon Green Says ‘Garbage Pail Kids’ Series Still in Development

The Max animated series from Danny McBride, Green, and Josh Bycel described as ‘naughty’ and first revealed in 2021 is based on the iconic Topps trading card brand, launched in 1985 as a Cabbage Patch Kids parody.