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SeaWorld Toons Up for Licensing Expo

SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has announced it will be scouting broadcast and licensing partners for three new 52 x 11 animated series at next month’s Licensing Expo in Las ... Continue Reading →
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Josh Trank to Direct Stand-Alone ‘Star Wars’

Lucasfilm and new guardians of the franchise universe Disney announced on StarWars.com that Josh Trank (Chronicle) is the latest director slated to helm a stand-alone Star Wars film. ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Grows Distribution Arm

Global kids’ entertainment brand management company Genius Brands International has expanded its operations, launching a new global distribution division and appointing longtime ... Continue Reading →
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Devil & Demon Appoints VFX Legend Richard Edlund to the Board

Supercharged computer manufacturer The Devil & Demon Strategy (devilanddemon.com) is welcoming renowned visual effects creator Richard Edlund to its board of directors. A seven-time ... Continue Reading →
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Derrickson to Direct ‘Doctor Strange’

Marvel Studios has reportedly tapped writer-director Scott Derrickson for a planned Doctor Strange feature film. Derrickson is best known as a writer and director of horror films, including ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Movies Anywhere Presents Pixar Summer Content

If your eyes tire of the brilliant sunshine and you feel like you scream if you pick up one more over-charred BBQ burger this summer, you can take a break with a slate of surprises ... Continue Reading →
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‘Letter to Momo’ Opens July 23 in New York

GKIDS will release Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo at New York’s IFC Center on July 23, followed by an expansion into top U.S. markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Previews Folman’s ‘The Congress’

A new trailer is offering a tantalizing look at Ari Folman’s new hybrid feature film The Congress. The film, which played at this year’s Cannes, stars Robin Wright as herself ... Continue Reading →
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Imaginary Forces, SeePolitical Join Forces to Inform Calif. Voters

In light of two California state ballot measure propositions considered confusing to citizens of the Golden State which face voters today, Imaginary Forces, Guru Media Solutions and ... Continue Reading →
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Woodbury Is Lucky No. 13 for Western Animation Schools

Woodbury University, located in the traditional capital of animation in Burbank, Calif., is pleased to announce that the 2014 Animation Schools rankings from online resource Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Hop Onto LeapPad

Genius Brands has signed a new agreement with LeapFrog Enterprises that will feature GBI’s Baby Genius, Secret Millionaires Club and Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab content in ... Continue Reading →
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More ‘Fugget About It’ Comes to Hulu

Season two of 9 Story Entertainment’s animated primetime comedy Fugget About It has arrived online as a Hulu Original series. The first two episodes are available for Hulu Classic ... Continue Reading →
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Nyong’o, Christie Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The Force is adding a few actresses to its cast. The producers of the now-in-production Star Wars: Episode VII have announced that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Game ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Panel, Screening Previews ‘Dragon 2′

Women in Animation celebrated this weekend its members’ contributions to the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature How to Train Your Dragon 2 with a special advance screening ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Gives Two Season Greenlight to ‘Gumball’

Cartoon Network has doubled down on global hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, having greenlight two additional seasons (third and fourth) of the first-ever Cartoon Network Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Releases Revisit 1960s DC Heroes, ‘Jetsons’

They’re pitted against each other in the upcoming live-action movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader have a long history of being ... Continue Reading →
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Tele 5 Scores with Cartoon Broadcast System

German channel Tele 5 will be serving up fresh World Cup animations three time a week thanks to FlickerLab’s innovative live-animation tool, the Cartoon Broadcast System. The ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to ‘Fireman Sam’

HIT Entertainment has announced that web giant Amazon will be the exclusive U.S. home to the popular preschool franchise Fireman Sam, encompassing TV episodes, eBooks and retail products. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Easily Defeats Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Who says the “bad guys” never win? Maleficent, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the antagonist’s perspective, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’

A trailer has been released for Song of the Sea, the upcoming animated feature from the studio and director behind the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. Take a look at it right now: “Almost ... Continue Reading →