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Trailer, Cast Set for ‘Big Hero 6′

Disney has released a full trailer and more cast details for its animated superhero movie Big Hero 6, due in theaters Nov. 7. Here’s the trailer: Here’s how Disney describes ... Continue Reading →
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McGruder Inks Deal with Adult Swim

Adult Swim has signed a first-look development deal with Aaron McGruder, creator of the comic-strip and animated series The Boondocks, reports Deadline.com. The deal’s first project ... Continue Reading →
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English Cast, NA Release for ‘Princess Kaguya’ Announced

North American distributor GKIDS has revealed the English-language voice cast for Studio Ghibli’s latest feature The Tale of Princess Kaguya, directed by studio co-founder Isao ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Announces New, Female Thor

Marvel is getting a new Thor: and it’s a woman. The comics publisher made a splash by announcing on the ABC daytime talk show The View that Thor will find himself no longer worthy ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures Multiple Sales for ‘Super 4′

PGS Entertainment has secured a raft of global sales for the new Playmobil-inspired animated series Super 4 (52 x 11). The show is produced by Morgen Studios and Method Animation under ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Gets Equity Infusion from Neil Court, ZM Capital

9 Story Limited has announced that ZM Capital and former DHX Media principle and Decode Ent. co-founder Neil Court have made an equity investment in the company, with Court becoming ... Continue Reading →
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Shelby Christie’s ‘Fuse’ Tops Pitch Party Picks!

One of the many amazing things about animation is the way in which it sparks the imagination. Once you turn on the faucet of ideas, it’s almost impossible to stop the flow and ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Gets Exclusive ‘South Park’ Deal

Streaming service Hulu has scored another library-boosting deal with a multiyear exclusive agreement for the smash hit Comedy Central toon South Park. Hulu will make all 17 seasons ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: ‘Justin and the Knights of Valor’ Arrives on Disc

ARC Entertainment will be releasing the Spanish-produced indie flick Justin and the Knights of Valor on DVD and Blu-ray on July 22. Check out this special clip from the CG fantasy adventure: EXCLUSIVE ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wrinkles’ Lends Maturity to Week’s DVDs

If cruel twists of fate and general location prevented you from catching GKIDS’ New York release of Ignacio Ferreras’ graphic novel adaptation Wrinkles, New Video Group ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Reviews: ‘Short Peace’, ‘Naruto’ Movie

Short Peace: Complete Collection Sentai Film Works: $29.98, Blu-ray Although Katsuhiro Otomo’s reputation rests principally on his watershed cyberpunk feature Akira, his third ... Continue Reading →
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Friends Night Animates Satirical Toshiba Spot

We like animated commercials and this one for Toshiba’s new line of tablets from the agency goodness Mfg with animation by Friends Night has caught our eye. Take a look: The ... Continue Reading →
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It’s an ‘Apes’ World at the Box Office

Caesar has triumphed again. The new VFX-heavy feature Dawn of the Planet of the Apes easily conquered the box office this weekend with a strong $73 million domestic opening. The film’s ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Uku, Star of Next Year’s Pixar Short ‘Lava’

We wrote a while back about the Pixar short Lava, which will screen in front of next summer’s feature Inside Out. Now the first image from the film itself has cropped up, featuring ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Collectible Auction Brings in $1.28 million

Cartoon collectibles are hot! Heritage Auctions, one of the top sellers of high-end entertainment collectibles, sold for more than $98,000 an unrestored production cel and master background ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Rolls Out Programming Schedule

Look out! With Comic-Con International: San Diego now less than two weeks away, the full schedule is rolling out on the event’s website. As in past years, the con releases one ... Continue Reading →
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Special Clip: All About Nigel in ‘Rio 2′

Fox will be releasing Blue Sky Studios’ musical avian adventure sequel Rio 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15. They’ve graciously given us a peek at one of the Blu-ray’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Futurama’ Top Animated Emmy Noms

Robot Chicken and Futurama each scored two nominations in the animation and VFX categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards, announced this morning. Robot Chicken earned a nomination for Outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Unveils Fall Season Premiere Dates

This fall, Fox is launching the comic-book actioner Gotham (Sept. 22, 8 p.m.). In amongst the jam-packed autumnal lineup of series and season premieres for its mostly live-action and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kells’ Art Book, ‘Song of the Sea’ Preview at Comic-Con

Acclaimed independent Irish studio Cartoon Saloon will be launching their new film art book Designing The Secret of Kells at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as presenting never-before-seen ... Continue Reading →