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Kids Net POP Coming to Virgin Media U.K.

Sony Picture Television’s children’s network POP will launch on the U.K.’s Virgin Media later this week as part of a new long-term deal which also includes SPT’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ubongo Snaps Up ‘Phonics School’ & ‘Little Poets’

London-based educational entertainment studio EnablinGenius has inked a deal with broadcaster Ubongo to air its series Phonics School and Little Poets in Africa. Ubongo, which reaches ... Continue Reading →
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The 21st Century’s 100 Greatest Films The BBC list includes animated treasures of the last 16 years: Pixar’s Finding Nemo (#96), Ratatouille (#93), Inside Out (#41) and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Milo Murphy’s Law’ Starring Weird Al Debuts Oct. 3

Legendary satirist and Grammy-winning artist Al Yankovic (a.k.a. Weird Al) is voicing the title role in Milo Murphy’s Law, a new animated comedy series premiering Monday, October ... Continue Reading →
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Boat Rocker’s Jam Filled Ent. Acquires Arc Assets

Jam Filled Entertainment — a full service Canadian animation company recently acquired by Boat Rocker Media — has purchased the principal assets of recently shuttered Arc ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Life as a Courgette’ Is Swiss Oscar Entry

Switzerland has selected stop-motion animated feature My Life as a Courgette (Ma vie de Courgette) from director Claude Barras to represent the country in the Foreign Language Film ... Continue Reading →
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44th Annie Awards Call for Entries Opens

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, has opened submissions for the 44th Annual Annie Awards, taking place Saturday, February 4, 2017 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. ... Continue Reading →
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London’s V&A Explores Stop-Mo with Kids

The Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood in London will be marking the final weeks of its special Smallfilms exhibition — Clangers, Bagpuss & Co. — with a celebration ... Continue Reading →
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12 Sci-Tech Areas Investigated for Oscars

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced that 12 distinct scientific and technical investigations have been launched for the 2016 Oscars. The avenues of inquiry ... Continue Reading →
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Inside a New Culver City Animation Studio, Two Locals Are Playing with Dolls Mark Cope and Carlo Moss inject their jaded worldview into Extra Credit’s The Most Popular Girls in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Godzilla’ to Make Animated Feature Debut

Japanese film producer-distributor Toho is planning the first-ever feature-length animated Godzilla movie which will come rampaging into theaters next year, according to Variety. Godzilla ... Continue Reading →
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eOne Takes Full Ownership of Secret Location

Having recently turned down a billion-plus dollar acquisition bid from ITV, Canada-based Entertainment One (eOne) has snapped up 100 percent control of interactive and emerging platform ... Continue Reading →
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South Park 20 Experience is Goin’ Down to Paley Center

Cartman, Kenny, Stan and Kyle are goin’ down to L.A.’s Paley Center for Media, gonna have themselves a time as the South Park 20 Experience offers interactive fun to fans ... Continue Reading →
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Russian Toon ‘Space Dogs 2′ Hits U.S. Screens

Epic Pictures will be bringing Space Dogs 2: Adventure to the Moon to over 50 AMC, Megaplex and Ultra Star theaters across the U.S. beginning August 26, according to Russian-language ... Continue Reading →
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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman to Step Down in Settlement with National Amusements Following the investor’s renewed demands for shake-ups in the troubled media giant’s leadership, an ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zelda: Breath of the Wild’ Wins Best of Gamescom Award

The winners of the 2016 Gamescom Awards were announced and honored at a ceremony at the annual Cologne, Germany conference on Friday, August 19. The coveted Best of Gamescom Award went ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh! The Dark Side of Dimension’ Voice Cast Announced

Fans of monster dueling anime Yu-Gi-Oh! Will be happy to hear that Dan Green and Eric Stuart have signed on to reprise their roles as Yugi Muto, Yama Yugi and Seto Kaiba, respectively, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Venture Bros.’ Season 6 Out Oct. 4

Adult Swim has announced that The Venture Bros. Season 6 will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on October 4, 2016. The cult hit series from creator Jackson Publick (The Tick) scored No. ... Continue Reading →
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Podcast: BBC’s Witness: Studio Ghibli – Japanese Animation Animator Hirokatsu Kihara talks to Made in Manchester’s Ashley Byrne about how the legendary studio has evolved ... Continue Reading →