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‘My Little Pony’ Season 5 Hoofs it to Discovery Family

An all-new season of Hasbro Studios’ smash hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will debut on Discovery Family on April 4 with two back-to-back premiere episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Names Craig McGillivray VP Distribution

Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Craig McGillivray as Vice President, Distribution. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, McGillivray will serve in a senior-level role ... Continue Reading →
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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →
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World Famous Toons Up Comedy Central’s ‘Pixelheads’

Seattle-based creative collective World Famous recently teamed up with Comedy Central for a new online animated series, Pixelheads. The geek-powered comedy features gameplay from Divekick ... Continue Reading →
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American Cinematheque Sets Bakshi Retrospective

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is coming west for a two-day retrospective of his feature film work at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Set for March 27 and ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Avengers’ Trailer Teases Vision

A new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron offers a deeper look at the explosive and highly anticipated Marvel superhero sequel, including a first teasing look at The Vision. Written ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Nets SVOD Exclusive for Disney’s ‘Doc,’ ‘Bunnytown’

Hulu and the Disney-ABC Television Group announced a new agreement that grants Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to the Disney Junior animated series Doc McStuffins ... Continue Reading →
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Joining ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Just after the season finale of Star Wars Rebels wrapped up the first season on Disney XD, exec producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Continue Reading →
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Season 2 of ‘PEG + CAT’ Starts Production

The Fred Rogers Company has announced production of a second season of PEG + CAT for PBS KIDS. The new season of the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series for preschoolers is ... Continue Reading →