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ToonBox Expands to L.A.

Canadian animation studio ToonBox Entertainment is toasting the success of its indie feature The Nut Job by expanding its operations to the U.S. with a new office in downtown Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Whips up Bitch Pudding Special

Robot Chicken viewers will get an extra special dessert this Sunday, July 27 at 11:30 p.m. as Adult Swim presents a special episode featuring fan-favorite character Bitch Pudding. In ... Continue Reading →
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PGS, OuiDO! Team up for ‘Smiley’ Series

Iconic logo character Smiley, the originator of the now ubiquitous emoticon, is gearing up for its TV debut. International brand manager PGS Entertainment and animation house OuiDO! ... Continue Reading →
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ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is presented by Brookfield Arts and hosted by our ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Distribute Two Spanish Features

Paramount has picked up distribution rights to two animated features from Spain. The deal with Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios and Los Rockets AIE will see the studio handle worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ Muck About in Swamp Special

Young viewers will get to learn all about the country’s slimiest denizens as a new special, Wild Kratts: Swamp Things!, launches on PBS KIDS today, July 21. The hour-long special ... Continue Reading →
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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘LBX’ Kicks Off on Nick August 24

Nickelodeon will host the U.S. debut of popular anime franchise Little Battlers eXperience — or LBX — on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The premiere was announced by Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →