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Keeping Toons Alive in Old Blighty

Although many U.K. TV animation producers are disheartened about the bleak economic climate and lack of government support, they continue to follow the country’s much-admired tradition ... Continue Reading →
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Rob Dyrdek Glides to Toon Town

The skateboarding star gets the animation treatment in the new high-energy comedy Wild Grinders. The fact that skateboarder-turned-TV star Rob Dyrdek has embarked on a dynamic animated ... Continue Reading →
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Extreme Fairies: ‘Pixie Hollow Games’

Disney Channel’s Pixie Hollow Games brings back the popular characters of the franchise in a new action-packed special. The team at Disney knew it had hit the jackpot when they launched ... Continue Reading →
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Must-Sees at the MIPCOM Market

Each October, thousands of TV programming execs, buyers, animation producers and children’s entertainment pros gather at the MIPCOM market in France (Oct. 3-6) to buy and sell programming ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Asbury to Write Sony’s Pic ‘Pooch Café’

Oscar-nominated writer-director Kelly Asbury has been tapped to write Sony Picture Animation’s upcoming feature Pooch Café. Asbury most recently directed and co-wrote Gnomeo and ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Offers Panel on Disney Artist Mary Blair

A new panel featuring Pixar helmer Pete Docter (Up), Eric and Susan Goldberg, Mark Giaimo and Daisuke “Dice” Tsutsumi will explore the lasting legacy of Disney artist Mary ... Continue Reading →
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Halloween-Themed ‘Phineas and Ferb’ Scares Up Stars

Michael J. Fox, Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer and Michael Douglas are part of the all-star guest voice list for this Friday’s (Oct. 7) special Halloween-themed episode of Phineas and ... Continue Reading →
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Bardem May Be New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Oscar-winning Spanish actor Javier Bardem (No Country for Old Men) is in negotiations to voice the new villain in Despicable Me 2, the sequel to Universal/Illumination’s 2010 hit. ... Continue Reading →
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Al Jazeera’s Series Saladin Receives Intl. Emmy Nom

Al Jazeera Children’s CG-animated action series Saladin is one of the programs animated in the Children’s Programming category of the International Emmys this week. The 26 eps x ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Attendance Figure Up From Last Year

The attendance figures of this week’s MIPCOM were announced by Laurine Garaude, director of the TV division at the French conference. Over 12,500 people—including 4,360 buyers attended ... Continue Reading →