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Craig McCracken to Lead Reboot of ‘The Powerpuff Girls’ and ‘Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends’

The Emmy Award-winning creator, producer and director returns with expanded versions of 2 of his most highly lauded animated series, to be produced by Hanna-Barbera Studios Europe.

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disguise Buys Immersive Entertainment Company Meptik

The leading xR technology company's purchase of the Atlanta-based creative studio will help build the next generation of extended reality and metaverse experiences.

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Method Studios Now Formally Working Under Framestore Banner

The final integration phase of the November 2020 purchase is underway, with the Melbourne-based team set to finish its tech pipeline migration as of January 2023; Method’s Canadian film and episodic teams have already made the move - overall company production capacity has increased by 40%.

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Dean Fleischer-Camp to Direct ‘Lilo & Stitch’ Live-Action Adaptation

To helm the hybrid live-action/CG project, Disney turns to the up-and-coming director whose breakout indie comedy, ‘Marcel the Shell with Shoes On,’ similarly mixes mediums.

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Universal Pictures Content Group Snags ‘Mavka. The Forest Song’ French Distribution Rights

Drawing on Slavic mythological images and themes and showcasing Ukrainian culture, values, and traditions, the 3D animated family feature is slated for Q4 2022 delivery, despite the challenges of the ongoing war.

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California Carves $2.5 Million From State Budget for Animation Museum Project

New fundraising effort being led by creative executive Eddie Newquist, who is working with a small advisory board on the project, with Burbank a strong candidate for its eventual home turf.

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Julius Onah to Direct Marvel’s Fourth ‘Captain America’ Film

The filmmaker’s burgeoning body of work includes another franchise gig, ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ as well as the Spirit Award-nominated drama ‘Luce.’

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Honoring a Pioneer’s Memory: The Max Fleischer Cartoons Restoration Project

Max’s granddaughter Jane Fleischer and Rockin Pins CEO Mauricio Alvarado are heading to San Diego ComicCon to share their efforts at tracking down and restoring famous Fleischer Studios cartoons, starring characters like Betty Boop, Superman and Popeye, to bring them to the screen before they are lost forever.

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HBO Max, Cartoon Network and Lion Forge Team Up on ‘Iyanu: Child of Wonder’

New animated series is based on Roye Okupe’s graphic novel about a young Nigerian woman embued with superpowers who must use them to save humanity against an ancient curse.

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Stereo D Rebrands as SDFX Studios

New name reflects the full-service VFX work offered as company works to meet growing industry demand; recent credits include Lucasfilm's ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ ‘The Mandalorian,’ and Marvel Studios’ ‘Hawkeye.’

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The Stunning New Horizons of ‘The Orville: New Horizons’

VFX producer Brooke Noska helped 14 vendors deliver more than 7,000 shots in the long awaited third season of Seth MacFarlane’s sci-fi comedy adventure, streaming exclusively on Hulu.

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Platige Sets Up Shop in SoCal

The VFX and animation studio settles into its new Manhattan Beach digs, offering small shop creative/budgetary advantages with the underlying muscle of extensive European roots; The Mill alumni Aurelien Simon and Gawain Liddiard will head new office.

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Cartuna Developing Danny Casale’s ‘Coolman’s Universe’ into Animated Series

In a bid to make his middle school dream come true, the LA-based artist (aka Coolman Coffeedan) is teaming up with the Brooklyn animation studio to create a cartoon series starring his popular NFT creation, Spesh.

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ASIFA International Announces New Executive Board

New members appointed to 3-year terms, an international community of storied animation professionals, include Deanna Morse (U.S.) as president, Thomas Renoldner (Austria) as Secretary General, Anatasia Dimitra (Hellas) as vice president, Johnchill Lee (China) as vice president, and Stefan Stratil (Austria) as Treasurer.

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Watch: Blinkink’s Singing Sour Burstin Crawlers in Trolli’s ‘Gooniverse’ Spot

Renee Zhan creates a gory, gooey, tasty CG spot with realistic stop-motion textures in a terrifying factory setting that doesn’t seem to faze the colorful, happy, edible worms.

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‘Ten Year Old Tom' Snags Season 2 Pickup at HBO Max

A new season is in the works for Steve Dildarian’s hilarious musings about an average kid just trying to figure stuff out with the support and guidance of the group of inept grownups that surrounds him.

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Crunchyroll Nabs ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime the Movie: Scarlet Bond’

The anime powerhouse has picked up global distribution and marketing rights for the feature inspired by the popular fantasy-adventure anime series ‘That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime;’ the film is scheduled to debut in Japan in November 2022 and globally in early 2023.

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PBS KIDS Unveils New Branding and Logo Video

New visuals of people and places mirror the diversity of culture, race, ethnicity, geography, family structure, varying abilities, and body type that make up the brand’s modern digitally focused audience; new logo debuts July 19.

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