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Japan Firm Reportedly Makes Offer for DreamWorks

A Japanese conglomerate has expressed interest in buying DreamWorks Animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, SoftBank has offered $32 a share for the public company, putting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers,’ ‘Thunder,’ ‘Batman’ Arrive on Disc

Robots in disguise, cats on the loose and plenty of anime releases are set to brighten up the home video scene this week. One of the summer’s biggest hits arrives with the release ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Picks Up ‘Horrid Henry’ for APAC

Zodiak Kids has announced a new deal for Novel Entertainment’s animated kids’ series Horrid Henry, which sees the popular 2D show licensed by Cartoon Network for their APAC ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Plug-In Sells ‘Tee and Mo’ Series to CBeebies

Plug-in Media’s has placed its animated series Tee and Mo with CBeebies in the U.K., securing a 50 x 7 min. series order. The channel has also committed to expanding the brand’s ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Exec Efergan Engages Kids with Toons, Games

Animation is one of the many modern arts requiring both creative vision and technical skills. And as those technical skills have become increasingly more technical, involving a deeper ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Become Discovery Family Oct. 13

It’s official — TV network The Hub will transform into Discovery Family effective Oct. 13. According to Discovery, the network will broaden its programming focus to serve families ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Gets ‘Lost’ with Damon Lindelof

It’s been more than four years since Lost, one of the most successful and popular TV series of the 21st century, ended its six-season run. But one series on TV isn’t afraid ... Continue Reading →