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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio Squeeze

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at 7:32am

On the heels of its July deal for Studio L’Atelier, the animation and VFX company expands its production capabilities even further with the acquisition of the Quebec City and Montreal-based animation and mocap studio.

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Alkemy X Adds Nico Van den Bosch as Head of Pipeline

Studio taps VFX veteran’s extensive expertise in visual effects, 3D animation, emerging technology, and large-scale pipeline solutions to maximize efficiency and output across all locations.

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The Fuse Group Names Amelie Poitras President of FOLKS VFX Studio

Company veteran succeeds Sebastien Bergeron, recently named CEO of the parent company that also owns FuseFX, Rising Sun Pictures, and El Ranchito.

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Falcon’s Beyond and BRON Studios Ink Strategic Partnership

By Dan Sarto | Thursday, July 28, 2022 at 8:12am

The companies will co-produce and promote original IP in feature films, TV series, Web3 activations, and location-based entertainment; ‘Katmandu’ franchise theme park to feature BRON’s animated IP, ‘Gossamer.’

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Roland Emmerich to Direct ‘Those About to Die’ Gladiator Epic for Peacock

The mega-budget maven will adapt author Daniel Mannix’s non-fiction tome on ancient Rome as a dramatic series, which got a straight-to-series order from the streamer.

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Brompton Technology Secures Investment from Connection Capital

The £5.1M in funding will help the LED video wall processing solution company rapidly scale up to meet growing demand across both the virtual production and live event industries it services.

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Frederator Studios Developing Corgi Duo ‘Hammy and Olivia’ Hybrid Series

Launched on Tik Tok during the COVID shutdown, the social media darlings / adorable canine team are making the big showbiz leap with a new live-action/animated show.

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New Trailer Released for Makoto Shinkai’s ‘Suzume’

In the ‘Your Name’ and ‘Weathering with You’ director’s latest film, Nanoka Hara voices Suzume, a young woman who finds herself opening a series of doors to disaster that take her on a mysterious journey; slated for a November 11 release in Japan, it rolls out in major territories in early 2023.

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‘Legend of Luchasatsu’ Merges Mexican Lucha Libre and Japanese Tokusatsu

By Dan Sarto | Monday, July 25, 2022 at 1:43pm

Legendary luchador Último Dragón and noted artist ‘Urban Aztec’ Jesse Hernandez join Masked Republic and Demente Animation Studio’s new 2D/3D animated series as executive producer and producer.

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Territory Group Launches with Cantina Creative Acquisition

New collective of creative studios, started by Territory Studio founders David Sheldon-Hicks and Nick Glover, adds LA and Vancouver locations to the groups existing operations.

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Zareh Nalbandian Talks Animal Logic’s Sale to Netflix

By Dan Sarto | Friday, July 22, 2022 at 2:49pm

The animation production company’s CEO and co-founder discusses the ‘Why now?’ and ‘What’s next?’ of the streaming giant’s surprise acquisition earlier this week of the studio he started more than 30 years ago.

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Toonz Media Group’s ‘Zoonicorn’ Coming to Streamers in August

Preschool series about magical creatures that take kids on adventures while they dream helps them learn important social-emotional and problem-solving skills.

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‘Dino Ranch’ Season 2 Launching on Disney Junior

Coming Friday, July 22, the second season of Boat Rocker’s animated preschool series follows the Cassidy family wrangling a lively herd of dinosaurs which are also their best friends; all-new episodes kick off tomorrow and will follow later this fall on Disney+.

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Terapin Studios Acquires Toomics Global Webtoon Platform for $160 Million

Company follows up this past February’s purchase of webtoon producer Copin Communications with new deal execs are confident will bring the company’s cartoon creators further into the international marketplace, putting them in better position to negotiate IP deals.

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Ánima Teams with Green Kids’ Club on ‘Victor and The Infinite & Mysterious Hallway of Loos’

Inspired by original IP developed for the environmental group, the new animated series follows a young ‘every kid’ kid who embarks on an epic quest to overcome challenges, find his inner hero, and learn to embrace and accept the imperfections of himself and his family.

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Hugh Jackman Boards Hulu Animated Comedy ‘Koala Man’

From its creator, Michael Cusack, to its regional setting and new star voice actor, the series about an odd small-town crime fighter is shaping up to be an Aussie-native affair.

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Cinesite Acquires Canadian Studio L’Atelier Animation

Expanding its international footprint with another acquisition – previous buys include Image Engine and TRIXTER - the independent animation and VFX company plans to build on the Montreal studio’s existing footprint to meet growing demand for animated content.

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disguise Media Servers Power 6-Episode ‘La Fortuna’ Virtual Production

Tapped by MO&MO Film services, the technology-facilitated, in-camera VFX VP shoot encompassed scenes captured in DC and Chicago, all at the live Madrid shoot.

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