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Glen Keane Leaving Disney

Disney animator Glen Keane is leaving his long-time home, The Hollywood Reporter says. Keane, who has been associated with the studio for nearly forty years, says that he is moving on to explore “endless new territories.”

IFC Adding "Out There" to 2013 Schedule

IFC will premiere a new animated series, Out There, in January 2013, Animation Magazine reports. The series, from South Park director Ryan Quincy, is about the early pubescent adventures of a trio of boys living in a small town. It is being produced by 20th Century Fox Television.

"Redakai" Lands New Int'l Gigs

Redakai, Conquer the Kairu will be heading to a clutch of international channels under a series of deals negotiated by Zodiak Kids, kidscreen reports. The series will be heading to the UK’s CiTV this spring, and will also join Denmark’s DR, India’s Disney Network of Channels, and the Baltic republics’ SEA and TV3.

"Sid the Science Kid" Heading to Big Screen

The Jim Henson Company will co-produce a feature-film version of its Sid the Science Kid, World Screen reports. The production deal, which pairs Henson with Nine Eyes Stone and Shanghai Animation Film Studios, will be the company’s first animated movie. It will have Sid and a classmate winning a trip to a new science museum, […]

DQ Shareholder Unloads Stake

Pictet Asset Management has sold its 8.46% stake in India’s DQ Entertainment, c21 Media reports. The stake, which comprised three million DQE shares, made Pictet the company’s oldest shareholder. The sale took place despite a healthy increase in profits and revenues at DQE during its latest financial period, and was apparently related to a management […]

Briefly: New Broadcast Deals for Int'l Series

* Greece’s ERT has picked up the preschool animated series Mama Mirabelle’s Home Movies for broadcast. [c21 Media] * India’s Toonz Animation is developing Howzzat!, an animated series based around the sport of cricket. [c21 Media] * Classic Media has signed broadcasting deals in the Middle East and Africa for 225 hours of its programming. […]

"Snow White" Getting 75th Anniversary Screening

Walt Disney’s Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will mark its 75th anniversary with a special screening at Grauman’s Chinese Theater, Animation Magazine reports. The classic feature–the first produced by Disney–will screen on Saturday, April 14, at 1:00pm as part of Turner Classic Movies’ TCM Festival.

Annecy Announces TV, Short Film Program

Forty-nine shorts, 55 graduation films, 21 TV series, and 2 TV specials have been selected to screen at the Annecy Festival in June, Animation Magazine reports. TV series nominated include Blue Exorcist, Mike the Knight, Regular Show, and Superjail. The feature film selection for the festival will be announced on April 29.

Tribeca Picks Three Animated Films for Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival will host three animated works during its April 18-19 run, AWN reports. Headlining the offerings will be Consuming Spirits, a gothic tale from Chris Sullivan. The project, which has taken nearly 15 years to complete, uses a variety of animation techniques. Also screening will be Ian FitzGibbon’s Death of a Superhero […]

UK Keeps Tax Breaks for Toons

The British government has announced a tax credit system for creative media that will apparently keep intact a regime that supports animated production in the United Kingdom, c21 Media reports. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne outlined the plan during his annual budget statement, saying “It’s the determined policy of this government to keep Wallace […]

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