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Ghibli Art Director Crowdfunds Quake Support Film

Nizo Yamamoto, who in his tenure at Japan’s acclaimed Studio Ghibli has served as art director on iconic films like Castle in the Sky, Princess Mononoke and Grave of the Fireflies, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yoda Chronicles’ Launches on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network will be welcoming the latest edition to the LEGO Star Wars toon family tonight (Wednesday, May 29) at 8 p.m. with the premiere of The Yoda Chronicles—a three-part ... Continue Reading →
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‘SheZow’ Zooms to Hub, Stirs Controversy

Australian-produced 2D animated series SheZow will be making its U.S. debut this Saturday, June 1 at 12:30 p.m. ET on Hub Network, adding on to the channel’s line-up of action ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Greenlights ‘Annebots,’ ‘Creative Galaxy’ & ‘Tumbleaf’

Amazon announced that it has picked up three indie children’s series Annebots, Creative Galaxy and Tumbleaf, along with two comedy shows Alpha House and Betas today. The shows ... Continue Reading →
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Disney and Pixar Reveal Release Dates Through 2018

Walt Disney Pictures has announced release dates for Disney and Pixar’s animated films through 2018. Although the studio hasn’t revealed many of the titles, it is noteworthy that ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Sanjay and Craig’ Grabs 3.6 Million Viewers

Nick is back! The kids’ cabler’s new animated series Sanjay and Craig managed to bring in 3.6 million total viewers for its Saturday, May 24, premiere, driving double-digit ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV Bytes: BRB, DHX Media, Toon Goggles

BRB/Dracco’s Filly Funtasia Staffs Up: BRB and Dracco’s upcoming new animated series Filly Funtasia has put together a top-notch writing team: Dean Stefan (The Penguins ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Aquabats’ Origins, Part 1

In celebration of the launch of season 2 of The Aquabats! Super Show!—kicking off on the Hub Network this Saturday, June 1 at 1 p.m.—Animag will be unveiling special episodic sneak ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Mitchell to Direct DreamWorks ‘Trolls’ Movie

Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been tapped to direct DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated Trolls feature. The pic will be written ... Continue Reading →
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Fox/Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Posts Solid Weekend Numbers

Fox/Blue Sky’s imaginative movie about a young girl and a miniature eco-centric forest world, posted solid numbers at the U.S. box office during the four-day Memorial Day weekend. ... Continue Reading →