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‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ $2.4B Shanghai Center Revealed

DreamWorks’ Animation will build a new entertainment complex called the Dream Center in Shanghai, China — a project expected to cost $2.4 billion. The complex will be called ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Sets 176 Short Films for 2014

Annecy has announced the short film selections for its 2014 edition — a slate of 176 films that will compete for the Cristal award. Pulled from nearly 3,000 submissions, the official ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yup Yups’ Make New Friends

Just ahead of MIPTV, Canada’s Picture Box Distribution has gained two new broadcasting partners for its animated preschool series Yup Yups (50 x 2). The show has been picked up ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boondocks’ Returns to Adult Swim

Peabody Award-winning animated series The Boondocks is set to return to Adult Swim for a fourth — and final — season, premiering April 21 at 10:30 p.m. Produced by Sony ... Continue Reading →
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Sales Set for ‘Ratchet,’ ‘Sly Cooper’

Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment have closed distribution deals for its CG-animated feature films Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper. Cinema ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Calls for Entries

The 2014 Ottawa International Animation Festival (OIAF) has announced its worldwide call for entries. The biggest toon-dedicated film fest in North America will take place in Canada’s ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Hero Launches HTML5 Social Network

Toon Hero app creators Trigger Happy has launched its own social network at www.toonhero.com that allows users to quickly publish their creations using HTML5 technology. A user profile ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Grows with ‘Earth to Luna’

24-hour preschool network Sprout has acquired its newest animated series Earth to Luna! from Brazilian toon house TV PinGuim. The science-based series will air exclusively in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ Channel POP Joins Freeview in U.K.

POP channel aimed at 4- to 9-year olds has launched on the U.K.’s Freeview — the first channel to be added to Freeview’s children’s portfolio in eight years. ... Continue Reading →
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