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Digital Dimension, Lex+Otis Launch KRAKN Animation Studio (Exclusive)

Digital Dimension Entertainment Group (DDEG) and Lex+Otis have formed a joint venture studio, KRAKN Animation. The facility, with locations in Montreal and Los Angeles, will be co-owned…

Annecy: ‘Flee’ Wins Top Cristal Award in Feature Competition

Animated documentary Flee won the top Cristal for a feature film at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival, which concluded on Saturday. An international co-production helmed by…

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights to ‘The Deer King’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired the North American distribution rights for The Deer King (Shika no Ou), the latest animated feature from Production I.G (Ghost in the Shell), which had its…

Annecy: Jorge Gutierrez Says ‘Maya and The Three’ is His “Love Letter to Mexican Culture”

Creator-director Jorge Gutierrez offered a first look at his vibrant epic fantasy series Maya and the Three, which he describes as his “hyper, hyper, hyper love letter to Mexican culture and to…

Annecy: Guillermo del Toro Introduces ‘Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans’ Trailer

Creator Guillermo del Toro introduced the new trailer and several clips of Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans, the upcoming animated feature based on his Emmy-winning Trollhunters: Tales…

Annecy: Chris “Ludacris” Bridges Hopes His ‘Karma’s World’ Series Will “Have a Long-Lasting Impression on the Soul”

Karma’s World creator and exec producer Chris “Ludacris” Bridges offered a preview of his upcoming Netflix animated series, inspired by his role as a father and which he hopes will have…

Lizzy Caplan, Christian Slater, Clark Duke Lead Voice Cast of Netflix’s ‘Inside Job’

Lizzy CaplanChristian Slater and Clark Duke will lead the voice cast for Inside Job, the upcoming Netflix adult animated series from creator/showrunner Shion Takeuchi. Series regulars will also…

Annecy: Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Unapologetic” Animated Musical ‘Vivo’ Previewed

Director and co-writer Kirk DeMicco says he wanted to make his upcoming animated feature Vivo an “unapologetic musical” during a Monday session at the Annecy International Animation Film…

Helena Bonham Carter Joins Voice Cast of Netflix’s ‘The House’

Helena Bonham Carter, Miranda Richardson and Matthew Goode will lend their voice to Netflix’s stop motion animation anthology series The House, it was announced during a Monday session at the <a href="https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/t/annecy/" id="auto-tag_annecy_15"…

‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Alum Simon Otto to Make Feature Directorial Debut

Simon Otto—perhaps best known for the How to Train Your Dragon trilogy, for which he served as head of character animation and, for the second and third films, story artist–will make his…

GKIDS Acquires North American Distribution Rights for Mamoru Hosoda’s Animated Feature ‘Belle’

Indie distributor GKIDS has acquired North American distribution rights for Mamoru Hosoda’s new animated feature, Belle, from Japan’s Studio Chizu. The film — described as a fantastical…

Whoopi Goldberg to Voice A Lead Role in Animated ‘Luck’

Whoopi Goldberg will voice a lead role in Luckan Apple and Skydance Animation feature set for release on Apple+. Directed by Peggy Holmes and written by Kiel Murray, the story centers on the…