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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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Nucco Brain Unveils ‘Living with a Dragon’ at Cartoon Forum

Nucco Brain, a studio with offices in London, Milan and Rio de Janeiro, is dipping its toes in the IP pond by unveiling a new preschool-targeted animated series at Cartoon Forum. Nucco ... Continue Reading →
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ZDF Secures Global Sales for ‘Q Pootle 5′

ZDF Enterprises will be sending Snapper Productions’ Q Pootle Five (52 x 11) rocketing around the globe with new acquisitions by CBeebies Africa, Ketnet (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), ... 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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Review: ‘Hal – The Movie’

Hal – The Movie Funimation: $29.98, DVD/Blu-ray combo pack The popular new mini-feature Hal plays like cross between the live-action film Her and a three-hanky weeper from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... 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 →