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The Mill Shuts Down TV VFX Department

Another day, another troubling news item about the beleaguered vfx industry. This time it’s London-based studio The Mill which revealed that it will close its TV visual effects unit, ... Continue Reading →
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KISS and ‘Hello Kitty’ Collaborate on Hub Toon

Hub has optioned the rights to KISS Hello Kitty (working title), a new animated series  based on the unlikely, yet successful KISS x Hello Kitty line of products from Sanrio. KISS, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ EP Don Payne Dies at 48

Don Payne, a co-executive producer of The Simpsons and screenwriter of comic-book blockbuster Thor passed away in Los Angeles at the age of 48 due to cancer. He is survived by his wife ... Continue Reading →
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DQE Swings New ‘Jungle Book’ L&M Deals

Producer-distributor DQ Entertainment has announced a slew of new licensing and merchandising partners for its CG reimagining of classic adventure property The Jungle Book. The most ... Continue Reading →
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’64 Zoo Lane’ Gets iOS Address

European producer/distributor Millimages is launching a new app for iPad and iPhone, 64 Zoo Lane – Let’s Read Along with Alan, based on its popular children’s series. ... Continue Reading →
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Stan Lee Returns to ‘The Simpsons’

EW scooped a hot item for comic-book fans and devotees of the yellow-skinned heroes of Springfield: Marvel legend Stan Lee will be returning for another guest star role on Fox’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Hosts Doodles & Noodles in NYC

Calling all starving artists: Nickelodeon will be hosting its munch-and-mingle Doodles and Noodles event in NYC next Wednesday, April 3. Artists and illustrators 18 and older are invited ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop’s ‘Code Lyoko: Evolution’ Goes Global

Paris & L.A.-based developer/producer/distributor Moonscoop has finalized sales for its new series Code Lyoko: Evolution in key international markets, company president of worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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A Face Made for Voice-Over

Few men in the history of animation had as hard a time forging a career as actor Regis Frick. It was not that Frick wasn’t a good actor; in fact, his recitations of Shakespeare were ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Fanniversary: A Toon Lover’s Impressions

As I sat in my seat at the Newark Museum auditorium, I realized that I was spending an afternoon ogling lost Ferdinand Horvath sketches from the ’30s and also singing along with ... Continue Reading →