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Reel FX opens Montreal animation studio

With its new flagship studio, the U.S. company aims to create 400 new jobs in the city by 2020.

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Beat Bugs to sing for CBC Kids

The Beatles-inspired Netflix series will make its Canadian broadcast debut in February.

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Montreal to tout VFX, animation industries in L.A.

The City’s delegation, which includes representatives from the Quebec Film and Television Council, will meet with several Hollywood studios.

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Technicolor buys Mikros Image, including Montreal studio

The Montreal facility, which largely does feature animation for the French-based animation producer, recently completed work on the upcoming feature Le Petit Prince.

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Ontario’s total 2013 production spend slips: report

Gains in animation and local movie production in Ontario failed to offset drops in U.S. film and TV budgets, causing a decline in overall production activity.

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9 Story sells Nerds and Monsters to ABC Australia

The animated series from indie animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons was recently greenlit by Corus Entertainment’s YTV.

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Atomic Cartoons forges animation pact in Kelowna, B.C.

The Vancouver-based co, home to such shows as Atomic Betty and Rocket Monkeys (pictured), has formed a three-year joint venture agreement with fellow Canadian animation studio Yeti Farm Creative.

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City adds Eva Longoria-starrer Mother Up! to Canadian comedy lineup

The 13-episode primetime animated series is co-produced by Bardel Entertainment and Breakthrough Entertainment (Longoria pictured), and will land on Hulu stateside.

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Winnipeg gets studio for first animated movie

Opus Visual Effects and Buffalo Gal Pictures have pacted to produce Emma’s Wings: A Bella Sara Tale in 3D.

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Animation producers must do more with less, says TAAFI panel

Industry experts discussed the challenges facing Canadian producers at the inaugural Toronto animation festival Saturday.

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Cuppa Coffee Studios to produce The F’n Osbournes as primetime comedy

No live cameras this time: The animated comedy will see the Black Sabbath frontman and his family voice cartoon versions of themselves, after their MTV reality series The Osbournes ran from 2002 to 2005.

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Interactive Ontario launches X-Summit conference

Coproduced by the Computer Animation Studios of Ontario, the cross-platform media conference is set for October in Toronto.