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ToonBox Expands to L.A.

Canadian animation studio ToonBox Entertainment is toasting the success of its indie feature The Nut Job by expanding its operations to the U.S. with a new office in downtown Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Whips up Bitch Pudding Special

Robot Chicken viewers will get an extra special dessert this Sunday, July 27 at 11:30 p.m. as Adult Swim presents a special episode featuring fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding. In ... Continue Reading →
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PGS, OuiDO! Team up for ‘Smiley’ Series

Iconic logo character Smiley, the originator of the now ubiquitous emoticon, is gearing up for its TV debut. International brand manager PGS Entertainment and animation house OuiDO! ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Muck About in Swamp Special

Young viewers will get to learn all about the country’s slimiest denizens as a new special, Wild Kratts: Swamp Things!, launches on PBS KIDS today, July 21. The hour-long special ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘LBX’ Kicks Off on Nick August 24

Nickelodeon will host the U.S. debut of popular anime franchise Little Battlers eXperience — or LBX — on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The premiere was announced by Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Launches Contest Website

Software developer MAXON has announced WinC4D.com, a new contest website where digital artists using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite — a limited version of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Returns July 24

New York animation event Animation Block Party returns to the Brookfield Place arts complex along the Hudson starting next Thursday, July 24. The opening night is free and open to the ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Appoints Stone Newman Consumer Products Prez

Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman to the newly created position of President, Global Consumer Products. The announcement was made by Genius Brands ... Continue Reading →