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TVO, Markle Prod. Team up for ‘Craft Kids’

Markle Productions has set up a deal with Canadian pubcaster TVO to develop a new 2D animated preschool series called Craft Kids (26 x 22). The show follows six-year-old creative whirlwind ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Celebrates Animation All Summer

ShortsHD, the high-def network devoted to short films, will be celebrating the art of animation with its Summer of Animation promotion. Some of the biggest names in the genre will be ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Adds 2 to ‘Episode VII’ Cast

Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII as the result of an open casting call that attracted some 67,000 hopefuls seeking a role in the much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Oh My Glob: ‘Adventure Time: Princess Day’ Lumps Off

At the end of the month, Cartoon Network will coronate Adventure Time: Princess Day, an all-new episode feting the hit show’s popular princesses. In a twist, the episode will ... Continue Reading →
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Ex Nick Exec Wright Joins Netflix

Former Nick exec Brian Wright has joined Netflix to oversee original children’s and family programming for the streaming video service. Wright will oversee exclusive live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Inks New Deals for ‘Lanfeust Quest’

Gaumont Animation has signed on new international broadcast partners for its comic-book adaptation Lanfeust Quest (26 x half-hour), including a multi-territory deal with Disney Channel. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Naruto Shippuden’ Leads Week of Reissues, Anime

It’s a slim week for animated home video releases, but there’s always something out there to get if you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket. Top of the ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Guests on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

Just when you think every possible combination of media properties has already been done, along comes a cool surprise like Jon Stewart doing a guest voice on Monday’s brand-new ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Sets Feature Competition Slate

Two animated documentaries highlight the feature film competition slate for the Ottawa International Animation Festival, set for Sept. 17-21. The documentaries are Seth’s Dominion ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Repeat For Holiday Weekend

Transformers: Age of Extinction is about as far from extinct as you can get at the box office. The mega-hit topped an overall soft Independence Day holiday weekend for ticket sales ... Continue Reading →