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Alexander Film: A Forgotten Toon Powerhouse

Some years back I was talking with a veteran animation director about animation’s Golden Age. “Golden age?” he replied, with an expression of disdain, “I don’t remember getting ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Taps Darrall Macqueen for ‘Topsy’

Award-winning indie kids TV producer Darrall Macqueen (Baby Jake) has been commissioned by CBeebies to produce its first pre-k drama, Topsy and Tim, with co-pro partner Penguin. The ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Premieres ‘Pet Shop’, New ‘Pony’ Season

The Hub TV network is busting out a whole lot of retro-fab nostalgia on Saturday, November 10 when it will premiere the all-new animated revamp of Littlest Pet Shop (at 11 a.m.) and ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Shorts Series

Comedy Central has given the go ahead to Triptank, a weekly half-hour animated series set to premiere next fall. The series is an anthology of comedy shorts in different animation styles, ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca Flies with Aeroplane’s ‘The Fixies’

Italian children’s entertainment producer and distributor Atlantyca recently signed a deal with Russian animation studio Aeroplane Productions to bring Russia’s top-rated animated ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame Street Launches Elmo Story Collection App

Sesame Workshop and Impelsys today announced the launch of the Sesame Street Elmo Story Collection App for iPad. The newly released app includes six popular Elmo titles, including three ... Continue Reading →
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Nicolas Villarreal Launches ‘Pasteurized’ Book Campaign

Nicolas Villarreal’s animated short Pasteurized has been slowly building buzz on the festival circuit over the past few months. The resourceful artist and teacher also launched a ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Mentor to Offer Lighting Workshop

Online animation and vfx school Animation Mentor has announced the launch of its new workshop designed specifically for animators interested in using light from a filmmaker’s perspective. ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Consumer Introduces ‘SpongeBob’ Infant Line

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products (NVCP) has announced plans to launch new infant programs around Nickelodeon’s evergreen properties SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. Announced ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Rises

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming project LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite. Inspired by the game, the movie centers on some of DC superheroes ... Continue Reading →