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Cartoon Network Celebrates ‘Uncle Grandpa’ Day

Move over, cynically commercialized Hallmark Holidays, there’s a new celebration in town. Cartoon Network is launching a brand new tradition with Uncle Grandpa Day on Thursday, ... Continue Reading →
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Working with a Genius Genie

As these words are being written, the world is still reeling from the shocking news of Robin Williams’ death. Virtually every tribute to the comedic dynamo has centered on his ... Continue Reading →
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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies Age 89

Tony and Honorary Oscar-award winning actress Lauren Bacall, whose smoldering good looks and husky voice made her a Golden Age of Hollywood legend and who continued voice and acting ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aladdin’ Helmers Mourn Death of Genie Actor Robin Williams

In the wake of the tragic death of celebrated actor and comedian Robin Williams on Tuesday, Walt Disney Studios has issued the following statements from the key creatives who worked ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Special Premieres on ABC September 2

Walt Disney Animation Studios in collaboration with Lincoln Square Productions has prepared an unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the making of its Oscar-winning smash-hit CG ... Continue Reading →
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‘Henchmen’ Short Premieres at SIGGRAPH

To get the hype up for the new indie animated feature project Henchmen, produced by Bron Studios in association with Gary Sanchez Productions, the filmmakers premiered last night a ... Continue Reading →
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Taste Awards Submissions Close August 28

The organizers of the 6th Annual Taste Awards – celebrating the year’s best in Food, Fashion and Lifestyle programs on TV, in film, online and on radio – will soon ... Continue Reading →
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Red Data Girl: Complete Series

Red Data Girl: Complete Series Funimation: $54.98, 2 discs Red Data Girl (2013) infuses the popular “magical girl” genre with elements of traditional Shinto religion. Izumiko ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton’s ‘Cheatin’ Gets U.S. Premiere in L.A.

At long last, the celebrated feature film from indie icon Bill Plympton, Cheatin’ will get its stateside premiere in Los Angeles. On August 15, the long-awaited launch will take ... Continue Reading →
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‘Supernoobs’ Coming to Teletoon, Cartoon Network

DHX Media has gone into production on a brand-new 2D animated kids’ comedy titles Supernoobs, commissioned by Teletoon Canada and acquired by Cartoon Network U.S. Aimed at kids ... Continue Reading →
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PBS to Air ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Daniel Tiger’ Specials

PBS KIDS has scheduled two preschool-friendly television specials based on a couple of its most popular animated series for next Monday, August 18. The specials, attached to shows Daniel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Assault on Arkham’ Swoops onto Disc

Warner Bros. is unveiling the latest Dark Knight animated adventure today with the release of Batman: Assault on Arkham on Blu-ray ($24.98), DVD ($19.98) and Digital. An attempt to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Sing-Along Edition Arrives in November

Disney is preparing a lovely holiday treat for Frozen fans, with an all-new Sing Along Edition on DVD and digital coming November 18. Anna’s epic journey to find her snow queen ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: NextLimit, LightWave, Tactic Apps, Shotgun

+ NextLimit has announced from the showfloor that it will now offer free licenses to educational institutions interested in teaching its industry-leading fluid simulation software RealFlow ... Continue Reading →
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Robin Williams Dead, Police Suspect Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today, according to reports from the Marin County Coroner in northern California. The TV and film veteran, who became part of animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dora and Friends’ Premieres August 18

The next big adventure with Nickelodeon’s ever-popular bilingual starlet, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, will premiere on the kids’ channel Monday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Season Finale Sneak Peek

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block will unleash the season seven final for its hit stop-motion skit show Robot Chicken this Sunday, August 17 at 11:30 p.m. The channel is offering ... Continue Reading →
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MLP ‘Spooktacular’ Coming to DVD in September

As if back to school season wasn’t scary enough, Shout! Factory is already gearing up for Halloween by announcing a new, six-episode DVD release: My Little Pony – Friendship ... Continue Reading →
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Fremantle Kids Adds Three Senior Roles

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s exec VP/general manager Rick Glankler has announced the appointment of three new senior roles within the division: Henry Or as ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar to Release Tractor 2.0

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that it will in the first week of September release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software. Version 2.0 expands the successful ... Continue Reading →