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Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’ Tops Weekly Releases

Fans of Studio Ghibli’s lovingly hand-crafted 2D animation are in for a treat as Cinedigm releases Goro Miyazaki’s From Up on Poppy Hill on DVD ($29.95) and Blu-ray combo ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Official: Hayao Miyazaki Is Retiring

Beloved Japanese animation icon Hayao Miyazaki is retiring, according to Koji Hoshino, president of Studio Ghibli. The news was announced at the Venice Film Festival where the 72-year-old ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super Wings!’ Ready for Take Off for Cannes

A new international preschool show, coproduced by FunnyFlux Entertainment in South Korea, QianQi Animation in China and Little Airplane Productions in the U.S. will be flying to Cannes ... Continue Reading →
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Nerd Corps.’ ‘Kate and Mim-Mim’ Scores More Sales

Canadian studio Nerd Corps has announced new sales for its first original preschool show Kate and Mim-Mim to Knowledge Network and BBC Kids. The 52 x 11 series will debut on both outlets ... Continue Reading →
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Miami Animation Festival Unveils Impressive Lineup

This year’s edition of Miami’s Animation Festival has lined up an impressive program of screenings, events and panels for its 2013 edition, which runs October 17-20 at Miami Dade ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Jumps the $700 Million Mark

Disney/Pixar’s popular summer prequel Monsters University passed the big $700 million worldwide box office mark on Thursday (Aug. 29). Directed by Dan Scanlon, the Pixar title ... Continue Reading →
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VES Summit Scheduled for Oct. 26 in Hollywood

The Visual Effects Society will holds its 5th Annual VES Summit on Saturday, Oct. 26 at the W Hotel in Hollywood. The daylong forum is titled “A New Reality: Content Creation and ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100′s ‘Super Mega Hyper Pets’ Ready for Forum

Studio 100 Animation will be pitching a new preschool series called Super Mega Hyper Pets at the upcoming edition of Cartoon Forum (Sept. 17-20) in Toulouse, France. The colorful show ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Confirms Peterson’s Departure from ‘Good Dinosaur’

Pixar president Ed Catmull has confirmed that the studio has removed director Bob Peterson from its 2014 movie The Good Dinosaur. In a story in the Los Angeles Times today, Catmull ... Continue Reading →