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Paul Frank Tapped as BabyFirst’s EVP of Development

U.S.-based baby-focused TV channel BabyFirst has appointed veteran TV exec Paul Frank as its exec VP of series development in conjunction with plans to launch new prime time programs ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Czech Animator Bretislav Pojar Dies at 89

The great Czech animator and puppeteer Břetislav Pojar died on Friday at the age of 89. In a career stretching back to the late 1940s, Pojar wrote and directed many stop-motion and ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Pinkslips Two More Execs

Two more top-level Nickelodeon execs have left the building. On Thursday, Paul Ward, a 22-year veteran of MTV Networks and head of prime-time acquisitions, and Pete Danielsen, exec ... Continue Reading →
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Comickers Pay Tribute to Groening’s ‘Life in Hell’

In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on your local alternative weekly rag, Simpsons creator Matt Groening pulled the plug on his long-running homage to angst Life in Hell this ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo to Appear at Platform Animation Fest

Killer news for anime fans: Katsuhiro Otomo, the legendary director of Akira (for which he also wrote and illustrated the original manga), is set to make his first U.S. public appearance ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Talks Oscar Host Gig

Hot on the heels of the official announcement that Seth MacFarlane—the busy guy behind Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and this summer’s hit live-action comedy Ted—will ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM Preview: Trendwatching with Toon Toppers

  We caught up with some of our favorite small-screen animation business execs prior to the MIPCOM market to get their take on the TV climate and the forces that are changing the ... Continue Reading →
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Christy Karacas Breaks Out ‘Superjail!’ Season 3

When you have one of the most off-the-wall, chaotic toon comedies on TV, how do you keep topping yourself after two manic seasons? We caught up with Christy Karacas and Stephen Warbrick, ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Hannan Has an ‘Embarrassing’ New Toon

It’s always cause for celebration when one of our favorite animation creators has a new show out. This week, CatDog creator Peter Hannan launched his new toon called Really Freaking ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →