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Daily News Bytes: IDW Uncovers ‘Powerpuff’ Comics, ‘Lupin III’ Tix on Sale, ‘Aladdin’ Casting & More!

IDW Publishing Reveals ‘Powerpuff Girls: The Bureau of Bad’ #1 Covers In the upcoming three-part story from show and comics writers Haley Mancini & Jake Goldman, the ... Continue Reading →
Martin Carrier

Games Vet Martin Carrier Named CEO of Frima

Canadian digital entertainment studio Frima has brought on videogame industry veteran Martin Carrier as its new President & Chief Executive Officer. The announcement was made by ... Continue Reading →
Samurai Jack: The Complete Series

Complete ‘Samurai Jack’ Set, Movie Event and More Coming This Fall

Following its epic fifth and final season, Adult Swim’s four-time Emmy Award-winning animated series Samurai Jack is getting a complete series release on Blu-ray and Digital HD ... Continue Reading →
Owl & Cloud

Ottawa Animation Fest Opens Pitch Contest

North America’s top toon fest, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, has opened submissions for the 2017 Pitch THIS! competition, presented in partnership with Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
Assassin's Creed: Origins

2017 Gamescom Awards Nominees Announced

The jury panel of German and international games journalists and YouTubers has set the list of nominees for the 2017 Gamescom Awards. Over 100 entries were submitted this year, and ... Continue Reading →
Amy Poehler

FOX Orders Toon Pilot from Amy Poehler, ‘Simpsons’ Scullys

FOX TV has placed an order for an animated series script and pilot presentation from actor-producer Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions (Broad City, Difficult People). Poehler’s ... Continue Reading →
War for the Planet of the Apes

2017 AEAF Awards Winners Announced in Sydney

The 2017 Animation Effects Awards Festival (AEAF) was held August 16 in Sydney, Australia, with a full day of top visual effects and animation industry speakers — hailing from ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: 3rd Day for ‘Castle in the Sky’, Blomkamp’s Shorts Shop, Women in VR, & More

Third Date Added for Studio Ghibli Classic ‘Castle in the Sky’ Due to overwhelming demand, GKIDS will present Studio Ghibli Fest screenings of Hayao Miyazaki’s beloved sci-fi/fantasy ... Continue Reading →
Marvel's Spider Man

‘Descendants’ Star Cameron Boyce Guests on ‘Marvel’s Spider-Man’

With the latest animated web-slinger series Marvel’s Spider-Man set for a special one-hour premiere on Disney XD this Saturday, Aug. 19 at 7 a.m. ET/PT, the network announces that ... Continue Reading →
Silver Robot Freddy Funko Pop!

Funko Opens Flagship Store in Everett, WA

Toys and collectibles company Funko has opened its first brick-and-mortar retail store and headquarters, dubbed The Funko HQ, in Everett, Washington. A Grand Opening street fair style ... Continue Reading →
Masha and the Bear

More ‘Masha’ for Broadcasters Worldwide

Russia’s smash-hit animated comedy Masha and the Bear continues to build on its global success. In the Americas, the series launched in April on Corus Entertainment’s top-rated ... Continue Reading →
Leap!

Weinstein Co. Sets Up Mizchief Animation Label for ‘Leap!’ Debut

The Weinstein Company will be inaugurating a new animated features label, Mizchief, with the August 25 release of Leap! (trailer). The new branch will also serve as a nesting ground ... Continue Reading →
Guitar and Drum. Courtesy of Punkrobot Studio

Oscar-Winning Chilean Studio to Debut ‘Guitar & Drum’ Series at MIP

Punkrobot Animation Studio in Santiago, Chile — the shop behind Oscar-winning animated short Bear Story — will be presenting the pilot for a new short-form series called ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Big Hero 6’ TV Tease, Boov-Groovin’ with Cher, Giraffe Challenge & More

‘Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh’ – “Ooga Boo” Music Video feat. Cher If this dancey empowerment tune isn’t the song of the summer, I don’t know what is. ... Continue Reading →
Horse Court

6 Toons Included in 2017’s Pro-Diversity NYTVF Pilot Competition

The New York Television Festival has announced the 52 Official Selections for its flagship Independent Pilot Competition for TV and digital projects. This year’s contenders include ... Continue Reading →
Ranma ½

‘Ranma ½’ Movie & OVA Collection Coming Soon

Rumiko Takahashi fans, rejoice! VIZ Media will present the North American home entertainment release of the Ranma ½ OVA & Movie Collection on September 19. The must-have anime ... Continue Reading →
Simpsons Treehouse of Horror

‘Simpsons Treehouse of Horror’ Will Be Possessed by ‘Exorcist’ Director

Per its long tradition of paying tribute to scary cinema classics, The Simpsons producers have announced that Oscar-winning director William Friedkin — who helmed the seminal ... Continue Reading →
Boj

Jetpack Blasts Off with ‘Boj’ Worldwide

Jetpack Distribution has snagged international rights to popular animated preschool series Boj, an Ireland/UK co-production of Pesky Prod., Kavaleer Prod. and Cloth Cat Animation. The ... Continue Reading →
Chocolate

VR Music Video Sensation ‘Chocolate’ Unwrapped

Viacom NEXT — the emerging tech group at Viacom — has officially launched the beautifully bizarre, award-winning virtual reality music video experience Chocolate for Oculus ... Continue Reading →
LEGO Ninago Movie: High Tech Ninja Heroes

WB, LEGO Group Build ‘Ninjago Movie’ Global Program

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and The LEGO Group have joined forces with a crack squad of licensing & merchandising partners to harness the Ninja Warrior Spirit in a comprehensive ... Continue Reading →