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Disney Unlocks First Trailer for ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’

The first teaser for Disney Animation’s big spring movie has finally arrived, and it’s come in with a blur of action, tempered by enchanting mystery and, of course, an introduction to the next big thing in animal sidekicks! The new Raya and the Last Dragon spot introduces us to young heroine Raya, who we see […]

Manchester Animation Fest Sets UK Premiere of ‘Calamity’, Industry Excellence Nominees

Manchester Animation Festival (MAF), the U.K.’s largest animation festival, has revealed the features and further events in their upcoming program, which includes the U.K. premiere of the hugely alluring hand-drawn biopic film Calamity, A Childhood of Martha Jane Cannary, followed by an exclusive Q&A with French animated filmmaker Rémi Chayé. The...

Nelvana Partners with Duncan Studio for Original Animated Movie Slate

Corus Entertainment has signed a development agreement with Duncan Studio, an L.A. based award-winning independent animation company, to produce original high-quality animated feature films for the global market. Under the terms of the agreement, Corus’ Nelvana, a world-leading international producer and distributor of children’s animated and live action...

Titmouse Canada Becomes Country’s First TAG Union Toon Shop

The animators of Titmouse Inc.’s Vancouver, BC studio have voted 98% to 2% to join The Animation Guild (IATSE Local 938), with TAG saying Titmouse Canada is the first animation studio in the country to unionize. “Today, workers at Titmouse Vancouver sent a clear message; there is strength in the union,” Matt Loeb, IATSE International […]

Clips: Beware Funimation’s Frightening Halloween Lineup!

This Halloween season, tune-into Funimation to watch some of the most popular horror anime including Tokyo Ghoul, Higurashi: When They Cry – GOU, Hellsing Ultimate, Deadman Wonderland, Danganronpa: The Animation, Paranoia Agent and Junji Ito Collection. Funimation has a diabolical line-up of anime featuring ghosts, ghouls, demons and maniacal characters...

Thankful for the Toons: Disney TV Highlights for November

The year may be winding down, but nothing is slowing down the arrival of new episodes from animated kids and preschool series across Disney Channel, Disney Junior and Disney XD! Through November, uncover new mysteries in DuckTales — including a flashback to Donald and Della’s first adventure! Power up with Big Hero 6: The Series […]

‘Klaus,’ ‘Calamity,’ ‘Josep’ and ‘The Nose’ Up for European Film Awards

Four eclectic animated features have been selected as the nominees for this year’s European Film Awards. The winner will be presented at the 33rd European Film Awards ceremony, streamed live from Berlin on December 12. The four eclectic nominees, which clearly reflect the wealth of storylines and sophisticated animation styles outside the U.S. are:...

Nippon TV Launches First Anime Dept., Headed by Kako Kuwahara

Having recently announced two promotions within its International Business Division (IBD), Nippon TV, Japan’s leading multiplatform entertainment powerhouse, announced the creation of a new department within its Business Development division, in which IBD is included. Effective immediately is the launch of the Anime Department which will be headed up...

Trailer: Meet the Curious Crew of Max Keane’s ‘Trash Truck’

Netflix has found a new preschool treasure in Trash Truck, an original CG-animated adventure from debut creator/showrunner Max Keane. The official trailer, debuted today, introduces little tow-headed Hank and his best friend, a trash truck … named Trash Truck! Joined by little Olive, even littler mouse Miss Mona, Donny the raccoon and Walter the bear,...

Virtual VIEW Adds VFX Supe Andrew Jackson, ILM’s Dennis Muren to Receive Visionary Award

VIEW Conference will once again present an exclusive group of sessions showcasing the very latest in “big-picture thinking” across the digital media industry in this year’s free, virtual edition. Newly announced is the conference’s closing keynote on Friday, October 23: In a special Q&A, visual effects supervisor Andrew Jackson will discuss his...

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