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Academy Hosts Animated Short and Feature Program

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present five public events celebrating this year’s nominees. Oscar Week events will feature screenings, film clips and discussions ... Continue Reading →
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Torres Tapped to Write ‘Ben 10' Movie

It looks like the live-action Ben 10 feature is getting closer to becoming a reality. The Joel Silver-produced project has hired Albert Torres to write the movie. Variety reports that ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ and ‘Ugly Americans’ Return on March 14

Comedy Central announced today that its two popular animated shows South Park and Ugly Americans will return with new episodes on March 14. Matt Stone and Trey Parker’s twisted fourth-graders ... Continue Reading →
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Cake Sells ‘Poppy Cat’ to France TV

Kids’ entertainment distributor Cake has sold Coolabi’s show Poppy Cat to France Télévisions. The beautifully animated series first aired on Nick Jr. UK last May and has been ... Continue Reading →
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New Daffy Short to Debut with ‘Journey 2′

The new Looney Tunes 3-D toon Daffy’s Rhapsody will premiere before screenings of Warner Bros.’ Journey 2: The Mysterious Island. Directed by Matthew O’Callaghan (Coyote ... Continue Reading →
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WikiLeaks’ Founder Assange Pops Up on ‘Simpsons’ 500th

EW.com has leaked the hot news that the 500th episode of the The Simpsons will guest voice none other than WikiLeaks founder/editor-in-chief Julian Assange. The elusive Mr. Assange ... Continue Reading →
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ZagToon Launches 3D Film Division

Paris-based French animation production company Univergroup is launching a film division, Zagtoon Pictures, and is partnering with leading Korean studio SamG, reports Variety. Headed ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Googles Adds Your Family Entertainment Toons

Los Angeles-based children entertainment portal Toon Goggles has added several new animated shows from German studio Your Family Entertainment to its library. According to exec VP of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Launches a ‘Simpsons’ 500-Episode Marathon

Here’s a Guinness World Record Homer and Bart Simpson would definitely get behind. Fox has announced that in honor of the 500th episode of The Simpsons, it is sponsoring a fan marathon ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Projects Up for French Cesar Awards

In what signals the health of the animation industry in France, five animated projects (two shorts and three features) have been nominated for the Cesars, that country’s equivalent ... Continue Reading →