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Nick India Is Hungry for ‘Chuck Chicken’

The Neptuno Films/Animasia/Agogo co-production Chuck Chicken (formerly known as Kung Fu Chicken) has been picked up by Nickelodeon India. The 2D-animated show about an accident-prone ... Continue Reading →
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Spellbound Sells More ‘Koala Bros.’ to ABC Australia

London house Spellbound Entertainment has signed a new broadcast deal with ABC TV Australia for its winning pre-school series, The Koala Brothers. ABC has has acquired the right to ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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Rare ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Drawing Sells for $107,550

Seventeen years after the last comic-strip was created by elusive artist Bill Waterson, an original Calvin & Hobbes drawing for the 1989-1990 calendar fetched $107,550 at an auction ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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More Stars Join DreamWorks ‘Turbo’ Charge

It looks like DreamWorks Animation’s summer 2013 movie Turbo is attracting a very long list of star voices. The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, ... Continue Reading →
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FX Orders Fourth Season of ‘Archer’

Adam Reed and Matt Thompson’s off-the-wall secret agent Archer will be enjoying his escapes for another season on FX. In addition to the 13-episode order, FX Prods has sealed an overall ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Bleach’ Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to Viz Media’s hit manga and anime property Bleach. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks ... Continue Reading →
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Pocoyo Plays Big Part in Earth Hour Initiative

As the official Global Kids’ Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour initiative for a second year, Zinkia Entertainment’s popular animated character Pocoyo will support ... Continue Reading →