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‘Samurai! Daycare’ Proves Its Chops on YouTube

Pipsqueak Films’ new animated series Samurai! Daycare has made a big impression on YouTube. Created by Disney veteran and Emmy nominee Mike Blum (The Adventures of Baxter and ... Continue Reading →
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CNE, Spirit Halloween Partner for New Costume Lines

Cartoon Network Enterprises has announced a yearlong exclusive partnership with Spirit Halloween to introduce costumes based on two of its most popular franchises—just in time to ... Continue Reading →
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Mind Candy Announces New ‘Moshi Monsters’ Games

Entertainment company Mind Candy, creators of adoptable online pet phenom Moshi Monsters, and international mobile social gaming company GREE have confirmed details of two debut Moshi ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mia and Me’ Makes a Big Splash on Germany’s KiKA

The live-action/CG-animated children’s series Mia and Me proved to be a ratings success during its launch on German TV KiKA last week. Produced by Lucky Punch GmbH (a joint venture ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 3D Offers Real-Time Virtual Production Tools

NewTek’s LightWave 3D Group announced today it is making virtual production available to everyone with LightWave 11.5’s Virtual Studio Tools, which offer real-time performance capture ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doc McStuffins’ Is Ratings Champ for 9th Straight Week

Disney Junior’s Doc McStuffins, Jake and the Never Land Pirates and Mickey Mouse Clubhouse have emerged as the top-three preschool cable TV series for Kids 2-5 and moms for the ninth ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Shutters Straight-to-Vid Division

Warner Bros. has closed Warner Premiere, its straight-to-video division. The Hollywood Reporter says the studio cited the declining DVD market and its current transition to digital ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Launches ‘Vegtoons’ Kickstarter Campaign

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells, Skunk Fu!) has launched a Kickstarter campaign to secure financing for a new animated series titled Vegtoons. The series ... Continue Reading →
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Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →
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Lee’s ‘Life of Pi’ to Premiere at N.Y. Film Festival

Director Ang Lee’s much anticipated feature Life of Pi is scheduled to premiere at the 50th New York Film Festival as its Opening Night Gala program in September. The selection will ... Continue Reading →