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Pivotal Films: Annecy 2019 Short Film Competition Highlights

Though animated features get more and more attention these days, it’s the short films that remain the heart and soul of the animation festival. And for good reason…despite vast improvements in the quality of animation features, they still lag far behind the short film in

Amazon Prime Now Streaming Popular Series & Specials from The Henson Company

The Henson Company’s International Emmy Award-winning live-action puppet series ‘Fraggle Rock’ stars the musical Fraggles, the industrious Doozers and the royal Gorgs, who all learn about living together in Fraggle Rock. The Jim Henson Company‘s classic and award-winning programming on its streaming platform, providing a

‘Animanimals’ Awarded Germany’s 2019 Grimme Prize

Animanimals has just been awarded the prestigious 2019 Grimme Prize in Germany, to add to the 50+ awards the series has won to date around the world. The series’ distributor, London-based Meta Media Entertainment, also announced further sales of the 26-episode series to broadcasters and

Cyber Group Studios Teams with Future Today to Launch YayToons

Multi-platform video distribution company Future Today has entered into a partnership with Paris and Los Angeles-based producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios to launch YayToons, the new free app that features fun and safe animated content for children ages three to eight-years-old. Nearly 300 episodes

BFI Launches £57M Young Audiences Content Fund

The BFI is launching the U.K. Government’s Young Audiences Content Fund, revealing the team, led by Head of Fund Jackie Edwards, which will deliver the three-year pilot fund of up to £57 million (US$74.8 million). Devised to support the creation of high quality new programming

‘Saturday Club’ Launching on Hopster

LONDON — BAFTA-nominated preschool learning and entertainment platform Hopster has debuted Saturday Club, a new original animation series launching on April 1, 2019. Created and developed by children’s media company Dog Ears with funding from Northern Ireland Screen, the preschool show is designed to nurture

TV Academy Announces Nominees for 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

Streaming network Netflix received a total of 49 nominations for the 46th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, including four nods for animated series ‘Hilda’ for outstanding children’s animated series, writing for an animated program, directing for an animated program, and main title and graphic design for

Irish Animation Awards Expand Amid Continued Growth & Creativity

Gingerbread Animation’s ‘Space Chickens in Space’ leads nominations for the 2019 Irish Animation Awards with seven nominations for writing, VFX, directing, sound design and the Kids Choice Award. The 2019 Irish animation Awards, taking place on Saturday, March 23, are set to once again highlight

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