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PR: GKIDS Acquires North American Rights for "Boy and the World"

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GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS FOR BRAZILIAN FEATURE FILM BOY AND THE WORLD AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATED FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 9, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement for the North American rights to the […]

PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2015 Festival Dates & Call for Entries

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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL NYC EVENT TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 22, 2015 May 29, 2014 – New York, NY – The 2015 New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) will take place February 27 through March […]

Russia's Wizart Animation Sells "Snow Queen," "Sheep & Wolves" at Cannes

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Variety reports that Russia’s WizArt Animation has landed several international distribution deals at the Cannes Film Festival: The Snow Queen was acquired for China by Flame Node Entertainment. Suraya has the rights for distribution in Malaysia and the Philippines. Itafilm has theatrical rights in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, while Phase 4 Films has TV […]

Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

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The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]

PR: New York International Children's Film Festival Announces 2014 Festival Award Winners

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NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2014 FESTIVAL AWARD WINNERS PRESENTED MARCH 30, 2014 AT DGA THEATER Grand Prize Feature – FOOSBALL, Juan José Campanella, Argentina Grand Prize Short – A TOWN CALLED PANIC: THE CHRISTMAS LOG, Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, Belgium/France Jury Award, Best Animated Short – JAMÓN, Iria Lopez, Spain Jury […]

"The Lego Movie" Becomes First Film of 2014 to Break $400M Internationally

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that The Lego Movie has become the first film of 2014 to break $400 million in ticket sales internationally, with $248.3 million in US ticket sales and $152.2 million internationally for a worldwide total of $400.5 million through Sunday. The total puts it $100 million ahead of its closest competitor in […]

"Peppa Pig," "Room on the Broom," "Gumball" Top 2014 British Animation Awards

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The 10th annual British Animation Awards were handed out on Friday, March 7, 2014, with The Amazing World of Gumball taking home the award for Best Children’s Series and the Children’s Choice award. “Room on the Broom” took the Best Long Form award after losing out to “Mr. Hulot” at the Academy Awards earlier this […]

Nickelodeon Acquires "Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks" for International Markets

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Variety reports that Nickelodeon has acquired the CGI series Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks in the run up to the MipTV conference, with a plan to roll out the series to 70 international channels (excluding North America and Brazil) in 2015. The series is an update to the classic Alvin and the Chipmunks characters, with the […]

"Frozen" Composers on Internationalizing Music; Idina Menzel Profiled by NY Times

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The Hollywood Reporter has spoken with Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, composers for Disney’s Frozen, about the challenges of internationalizing the score for the film. The pair discuss working with Disney Character Voices International senior vp creative Rick Dempsey, noting specific linguistic usages that were avoided to make translation easier, and details other instances where […]

"Frozen" Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

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Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

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