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Atomic, Sticky Pictures Set Sail with ‘Pirate Express’

Canadian studio Atomic Cartoons and Australia’s Sticky Pictures are hoisting the mizzenmast and starting production on 26 half-hour episodes (52 x 11) of Atomic’s original ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Promotes Megan Casey, Claudia Spinelli

Nickelodeon Animation has made two major promotions for its Stateside operations, SVP of current series Rich Magallanes announced today. Megan Casey, executive in charge of Teenage ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Ups Fasulo to SVP of Movie Marketing

The Nickelodeon Group has promoted Andrea Fasulo to the post of senior VP of of retail and movie marketing. In her new role, Fasulo will be responsible for leading marketing initiatives ... Continue Reading →
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Theater Murals in Japan Showcase 21 Ghibli Movies

Hugo Ozman of Twitchfilm.com reports that giant murals have been unveiled in 26 theaters across Japan today celebrating images from 21 Studio Ghibli features made between 1984 and 2013. ... Continue Reading →
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The Gru Next Door: Building ‘Despicable Me 2'

Universal/Illumination’s acclaimed anti-hero returns to the big screen in the 3-D summer sequel Despicable Me 2. Three years ago, when Despicable Me was heading into U.S. theaters, ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Launches on Xfinity App

Free kids’ video on demand network Kabillion, a subsidiary of Moonscoop LLC ranked in the top 10 in the U.S., has announced its launch on Comcast’s Xfinity TV Player app–which ... Continue Reading →
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People on the Move: Beattie Upped at Tiger Aspect, Hidalgo Joins Turner EMEA

London-based Tiger Aspect (an Endemol Company) has announced Tom Beattie has been promoted to the position of Head of Animation and Children’s Programming at the studio. Since ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Breaks B.O. Records Overseas

Although the Universal/Illumination animated feature hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, the film has already made over $41.5 million from only seven international territories. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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Giant Gromit Sculpture Has a Very Bad Day Out

File this item in the “No Hope for Humanity” category. According to a story in The Guardian, a five-foot replica of Aardman’s beloved Gromit (Wallace’s dog), ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo to Offer Special ‘Planes’ Screening

D23: The Official Disney Fan Club will offer a special 3D screening of next month’s Planes feature. D23 Expo attendees will be among the first to see Disney’s Planes on ... Continue Reading →