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Look for Fireman Sam to be on the job for a while longer. HIT Entertainment announced it has begun pre-production on an eighth season of the animated series for preschoolers. Twenty-six 10-minute CGI episodes are in the works for delivery in the spring of 2012. The new series is being [...]
Imagi International is on the move again, acquiring Chinese company Toon Express Group and its Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf property, reports Variety. The $130 million deal will see an up-front cash payment of $105 million, with the rest of the purchase price covered by consolidation shares. Variety reports [...]
Fox has renewed its animated comedy series American Dad! for a seventh season. The series — created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman — is currently airing its sixth season. The order will see the show run into 2012. The series, produced by Fox Television Animation, stars the [...]
We all know about the people who make the animated movies we love to watch over and over again on DVD and Blu-ray — at least in part because of the great bonus features that come with most movies. Fans are far less familiar with the folks who put those [...]
We get lots of requests from parents in Canada about how their kids can get on Skatoony, the Teletoon quiz show featuring animated contestants. Well, here’s your answer: Teletoon is currently hosting a contest that is open now and runs through March 20. It’s open to kids ages 10-12 and gives [...]
Mike the Knight looks like he’s on his way to France. Co-producer Nelvana is finalizing a deal with TF1 for the French channel to air the CG-animated series for preschoolers. Ready for delivery this fall, the 52 x 12 minute series was created by Alexander Bar and written by Marc [...]
Big brains and big muscles lead this week’s superheroic charge of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the pack with a Friday release is Megamind (DreamWorks Animation, $30.99 DVD, $44.99 Blu-ray/DVD combo pack), a tale of a blue-domed supervillain who succeeds in his plan to defeat Metro Man, the [...]
Dwayne McDuffie, a writer and producer who contributed to comic books and such animated series as Static Shock, Justice League, Ben 10 and the just-released All-Star Superman, has died. According to the website Comic Book Resources, McDuffie died from complications related to a surgical procedure McDuffie underwent Monday night. McDuffie [...]
The 1980s are kind of hit and miss when it comes to animated features, especially independent productions. One of the hits is The Last Unicorn, a fantasy tale that adapted the popular novel by Peter S. Beagle. Produced by Rankin-Bass and featuring animation from the Japanese studio Topcraft that later [...]
Gnomeo & Juliet held up well its second weekend at the box office, landing in third place with an estimated $19.2 million in ticket sales. The CG-animated film just barely missed out on second place, which went to the sci-fi action film I Am Number 4 with $19.4 million. Leading [...]