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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 →
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Komixx’s ‘Toby’s Travelling Circus’ Is Set for Cannes

Komixx Entertainment will take its new children’s stop-motion animated series, Toby’s Travelling Circus (52×10’) to this year’s MIPJr and MIPCOM. The show follows the exciting ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Narrows Distrib Choices to Fox and Sony

DreamWorks Animation is in final talks with 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures to zero in on a distributor to replace Paramount after its self-imposed Labor Day deadline, reports the ... Continue Reading →
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Karen O Contributes Songs to Disney’s ‘Frankenweenie’

Tim Burton’s upcoming stop-motion feature Frankenweenie will showcase a lineup of hip music by the likes of Karen O, the lead singer of the rock band Yeah Yeah Yeahs. Karen O told ... Continue Reading →
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DC Comics Legend Joe Kubert Passes Away

DC comic book artist Joe Kubert, has died at the age of 85. Best known for creating the characters Sgt. Rock and Hawkman, Kubert was also the founder of the Kubert School of cartooning ... Continue Reading →
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Fantasia Fest Honors ‘King of Pigs,’ New Hertzfeld Short

Korean film The King of Pigs won the top prize for animated features at the Fantasia International Film Festival, while animator Don Hertzfeld’s latest won the best animated short ... Continue Reading →