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’American Gods’ to Launch on Amazon Prime in Germany, Austria, UK & Japan The Starz TV adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s contemporary fantasy will be an Amazon exclusive in multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Plans ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel

Finnish entertainment company Rovio Entertainment has announced plans to produce a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie. No details for the follow-up were revealed in the statement by Chief ... Continue Reading →
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China’s LETV Scores Exclusive Nick SVOD Deal

Viacom has inked an exclusive content deal for 778 episodes of classic Nicktoons with China’s leading family-targeted SVOD service, LETV Membership. The agreement covers 18 seasons ... Continue Reading →
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VRDC Session Highlights Announced

The VRDC (Virtual Reality Designers Conference) event from the organizers of GDC is gearing up, with the first raft of games and entertainment VR/AR sessions lined up. VRDC will be ... Continue Reading →
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Animago Award Nominees Announced

An independent jury of experts representing 14 different fields have pored over the 1,076 entries from 58 nations to the 2016 animago Award competition, selecting a total of 39 nominated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season’ Coming Oct. 11

Cartoon Network will be taking home entertainment audiences back to the fantastic Land of Ooo with the October 11 release of Adventure Time: The Complete Sixth Season on DVD (SRP $34.98) ... Continue Reading →
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Jeremy Renner Joins ‘Arctic Justice’ Cast

Two-time Academy Award nominated actor Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker, The Avengers, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol) has signed on to voice the lead character “Swifty” ... Continue Reading →
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Hageman Bros. Rewriting ‘Croods 2’

Kevin and Dan Hageman, the fraternal screenwriting duo who created the original story for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, have been tapped to rewrite upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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NBCU Closes DWA Deal, Announces Leadership Changes

NBCUniversal’s acquisition of DreamWorks Animation has been finalized, folding the studio into the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group — joining Universal Pictures, Fandango ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders’ Swoops In

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and DC Entertainment have unmasked the official trailer for upcoming animated feature Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders. The campy cartoon features ... Continue Reading →