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VES Goes Big for ‘Hero,’ ‘Apes’

The 13th annual VES Awards went ape for Apes and big for Big Hero 6 last night. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes lead the live-action feature film categories with three wins, while Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic to Reignite Astro Boy

Animal Logic Entertainment has partnered with Japan’s Tezuka Productions to develop a live-action, science fiction superhero feature film based on the iconic comic book franchise ... Continue Reading →
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‘Curious George’ Valentine’s Special Airs Feb. 9

PBS KIDS will be sharing the love with a brand new batch of monkey business in Curious George: Happy Valentine’s Day, George!, premiering Monday, February 9th. In the holiday special, ... Continue Reading →
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Dot to Dot Preps ‘Footy Pups’ for CBeebies

Dot to Dot Productions has been commissioned by U.K.’s CBeebies to produce Footy Pups, a 30 x 15 live-action/animation hybrid series meant to teach kids ages 3-6 basic sports skills ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Frozen Fever’ Revealed

Disney is offering up the first images for Frozen Fever — a magical new theatrical short based on the smash-hit 2013 animated feature. The featurette will debut on the big screen ... Continue Reading →
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Iconix Gobbles Up ‘Strawberry Shortcake’

Iconix Brand Group has amped up its kids entertainment presence by reaching an agreement with American Greetings to acquire its decades-old Strawberry Shortcake brand for $105 million. ... Continue Reading →
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Jones Eyes ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff; Tarkin Returns on ‘Rebels’

The news from a galaxy far, far away is coming fast and furious. According to The Hollywood Reporter, actress Felicity Jones is in talks to play the lead in the first Star Wars spinoff ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Gets Royal Treatment for Method’s ‘Little Prince’

Brand manager PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of international sales for season three of Method Animation’s award-winning CG series The Little Prince — based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Rooster Teeth Animator Oum Dies, Age 33

Monty Oum, an animator who worked with the Rooster Teeth studio, died Feb. 1, 10 days after he suffered a severe allergic reaction during a medical procedure and fell into a coma. He ... Continue Reading →
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Batman, Super Friends Toys Inspire Toons

Warner Bros. Consumer Products, DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation will be unleashing a wave of animated content inspired by two hit toy lines developed with Mattel and Fisher-Price. Inspired ... Continue Reading →