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Zagtoon Expands Into the United States, Pitches New Properties

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There will be a new big player in America’s animation business soon, if the folks at Zag Studios have anything to say about it. Founded by Jeremy Zag and Saban Entertainment co-founder Jacqueline Tordjman, Zag is an entertainment firm based in France that has expanded into a global enterprise with offices in Paris, Brussels, Seoul, […]

China's Light Chaser Animation Raises $20 Million

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that China’s Light Chaser Animation Studios has just closed a $20 million round of Series B funding, with studio chief Gary Wang stating his ambition to be China’s answer to Pixar Animation Studios, “creating world-class animated films with a Chinese cultural touch.” The studio’s first animated feature, Little Door Spirits, is […]

"SMART" Deal for Xing Xing Digital and Pelagius Entertainment

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XING XING DIGITAL AND PELAGIUS ENTERTAINMENT GET SMART BEIJING, CHINA, JUNE 20 — Beijing Based Xing Xing Digital and L.A. Production Company Pelagius Entertainment announced today an international co-production for the animated movie SMART. Budgeted at $22M, the adventure comedy will be directed by John A. Davis (JIMMY NEUTRON; THE ANT BULLY) from a script […]

Her Universe Fangirl Apparel Coming To Comic Con

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In a collaboration with Disney and Marvel, a line of fangirl apparel called “The Marvel by Her Universe” will be offered at the 2014 Comic Con in San Diego next month. The female and superhero-themed gear was announced this week and includes an assortment of Captain America fashion items along with fan favorite Marvel characters […]

Heavy Metal & Pukeko Pictures Adapting "Rat Queens" as TV Toon

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Variety reports that Heavy Metal and Weta Workshop’s Pukeko Pictures are adapting the Image Comics series Rat Queens into an animated TV series. The comic (by Kurtis Weibe and Roc Upchurch) describes itself as a “sass-and-sorcery” story, centering on a quartet of foul-mouthed beer-swilling adventurers: Hannah the Rockabilly elven mage, Violet the hipster dwarven fighter, […]

Art For 2014 Comic Con Souvenir Book Released

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The 2014 Comic Con is nearly upon us – only a little over a month to go – and the art work for the official souvenir book of the annual industry convention has been released. This year, the official 2014 Comic Con Souvenir Book honors the 75th anniversary of Batman by featuring the pencil-and-ink Batman-themed […]

DreamWorks Animation Acquires Felix the Cat, Launches High-Tech Mall Santa

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The Hollywood Reporter has covered DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg’s keynote presentation at Licensing Expo 2014, where he revealed the company’s acquisition of classic cartoon character Felix the Cat and an initiative to launch a high-tech, immersive Santa Claus experience available for deployment to shopping malls starting this year. Katzenberg stated that Felix […]

Fisher-Price Green Lights "Little People" CGI Series for 2015

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FISHER-PRICE GREEN LIGHTS FIRST SEASON OF GLOBAL PRESCHOOL FAVORITE LITTLE PEOPLE® SERIES HIT Entertainment In Production on 52 Episodes To Debut Fall 2015 For the First Series of Little People LONDON /NEW YORK / EAST AURORA, NY – June 16, 2014 –HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s  leading preschool entertainment companies and an affiliate of […]

Colin Firth Drops Out as Voice of "Paddington"

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The Hollywood Reporter states that actor Colin Firth has dropped out of the CGI/live-action hybrid film Paddington. No reason was given for his departure, with Firth saying in a statement, “It’s been bittersweet to see this delightful creature take shape and come to the sad realization that he simply doesn’t have my voice.” The film, […]

VIZ Celebrates Sailor Moon Day at 2014 Anime Expo

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VIZ MEDIA CELEBRATES SAILOR MOON DAY AT 2014 ANIME EXPO Mark The Return Of The Legendary Anime Series With A Special Series Of Events And Activities At North America’s Largest Anime Convention San Francisco, CA, June 17, 2014 – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), the largest distributor and licensor of manga and anime in North […]

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