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Adult Swim Premiering ‘Mr. Pickles’ September 21

New, original animated series Mr. Pickles will join the Adult Swim line-up in a toon comedy double-header on September 21. Debuting at midnight, Mr. Pickles will be followed by the ... Continue Reading →
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Frank Saperstein Joins Tricon Kids as EVP

Tricon Films & Television is continuing the growth trajectory of its Kids & Family division with the appointment of Frank Saperstein as Executive Vice President – Kids, ... Continue Reading →
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DramaFever Brings International Toons to U.S.

DramaFever, an online video destination for international shows and movies, has announced a slat of animated content coming to its DramaFever Kids channel this summer. The family friendly ... Continue Reading →
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London Int’l Animation Fest Returns to Barbican

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) will return to the city’s Barbican Centre for its 2014 edition, running Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2. Including ... Continue Reading →
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Book Supporting 2D Art Launches Funding Appeal

Animation industry vets Tony White and J. Schuh have only logged a year into their 2DLIB.com campaign, which seeks to link traditional animators around the world in an effort to preserve ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: C4D, V-Ray, Mocha

+ MAXON will be presenting the latest Cinema 4D technology to attendees, as well as overviews of recent collaborations with Adobe, Side Effects, Vizrt, Thinkbox and others. A range ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Five Armies’ Trailer Debuts

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s final entry in the saga of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (due out December 17). The climactic ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD, Cartoon Network Re-Up Toons

It’s turning out to be a healthy week for renewal orders in the television animation sphere, with Disney XD ordering second seasons of its Marvel Universe shows, and Cartoon Network ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jinxy Jenkins’ Hits the Web

Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon have released their award-winning short Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou to Vimeo. The short centers on the chaotically ... Continue Reading →
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Takeshi Obata to Appear at NY Comic Con

VIZ Media and ReedPop will be bringing acclaimed manga artist Takeshi Obata, creator of smash hits Death Note, Bakuman and Hikaru No Go, to the New York Comic-Con (Oct. 9-12). Obata ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shuffles Management, Appoints New COO

DreamWorks Animation, which has been struggling with stock share drops since the beginning of the year, has named Mark Zoradi as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as promoting ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Names Paul Candland President for Asia

The Walt Disney Company has tapped president of Walt Disney Japan Paul Candland for the newly created position of President for Asia, charging him with overseeing operations in Japan, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: Princess Day’ Takes DVD Crown

This week’s assortment of on-disc delights is ruled over by Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time: Princess Day, a single-disc collection of episodes from Penn Ward’s hit ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United’ Out July 29

A new original Marvel animated adventure arrives on Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere next month as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Iron Man & Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Bruce Timm Returns to DC Animation

Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm will return to the DC animated universe to direct the next Justice League original movie Gods and Monsters. Based on a 2001 comic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito to Cast

Two more top talents have been added to the cast list for Disney’s live-action/CG update of The Jungle Book, due out in 3-D October 9, 2015. Oscar winner Christopher Walken has ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Teases ‘Over the Garden Wall’

Cartoon Network celebrated its animation slate at Comic-Con with jam packed panels for Steven Universe — with creator Rebecca Sugar, supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey and ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Teaser Debuts

Lionsgate ended Comic-Con on a high note for Hunger Games fans yesterday with the reveal of the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the penultimate ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News Bytes: Marvel, Boxtrolls, Wonder Woman!

Comic-Con remains the most exciting and exhausting fan event on the planet, with so much info now coming out of every panel that it feel at times like it will take until next year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Eisner Awards Honor ‘Saga,’ Fraction

The Image Comics series Saga and writer Matt Fraction won the top honors at the 26th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented this weekend at Comic-Con. Not only did Saga ... Continue Reading →