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‘Wrinkles’ Gets NYC Opening July 4

GKIDS will be opening a special New York theatrical run for the acclaimed Spanish animated film Wrinkles on July 4 at the IFC Center. This will be followed by a July 15 DVD and digital ... Continue Reading →
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Vishnu Athreya Named VP of Program Scheduling at CN

Cartoon Network’s chief content officer Rob Sorcher announced that the channel will be shipping in one of their top programming directors from Hong Kong and installing Vishnu ... Continue Reading →
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Video Releases Complete Trip to ‘The Boondocks’

It’s taken a while, but fans of The Boondocks can finally complete their collections. The Adult Swim series, based on the comic strip created by Aaron McGruder, arrives with two ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Opens Shorts Program to Comic-Con Pitches

Nickelodeon for the first time will hold an open call for original animated projects at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. The network’s animation development ... Continue Reading →
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Rian Johnson Up for Completing New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Another week, another Star Wars director announcement. Rian Johnson is reportedly in talks with Lucasfilm to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. While the news ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Hangs in With Hit Comedies

It was crowded at the top for this weekend’s box office results, with the top three features finishing within $5 million of each other in an overall weak weekend for movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peg,’ ‘Panda,’ ‘Clone’ Top Daytime Creative Emmys

The PBS series Peg+Cat won three awards at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards, including the award for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Meanwhile, DreamWorks/Nickelodeon’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ to Simulcast on Neon Alley, Hulu

VIZ Media will be launching the giddily anticipated (c’mon, you know you’re excited) new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal on Neon Alley and Hulu starting July 5. The rebooted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Wins Critics Choice Animation Award

FX’s mature-auds spy spoof Archer took home the top animation prize at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night. The show, created by Adam Reed (Frisky Dingo) and ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Finds Exclusive U.S. Home on Amazon Prime

Aardman is coming to Amazon. The U.K.-based animation powerhouse has signed a deal for its content to stream exclusively in the United States on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service. The ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer Launches

If the new trailer for Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t whet your appetite for the summer spectacle, we don’t know what will. Destruction, dystopia, ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Persona 4,’ ‘Appleseed Alpha’

Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Collection Aniplex/Sentai: $79.98, Blu-ray (4 discs) Persona 4 is a welcome rarity: An animated series based on a computer game that people ... Continue Reading →
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CN Sets Sail for ‘Total Drama Pahkitew Island’

The Total Drama juggernaut rolls on with a brand new season arriving on Cartoon Network with a one-hour premiere July 7 at 6 p.m. to be followed by a two-week showdown with a new episode ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Takes Two Licensing Excellence Awards

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was the top-winning animation-related property at the 2014 LIMA Licensing Excellence Awards, handed out at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. TMNT won for ... Continue Reading →
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Jon Spaihts in Line to Script ‘Doctor Strange’ Flick

Marvel Studios is in negotiations with screenwriter Jon Spaihts to pen its upcoming comic-book adaptation Doctor Strange, according to Deadline. The franchise-launching flick, currently ... Continue Reading →
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Malcolm Turner Talks Melbourne Animation Fest

This week, the 2014 Melbourne International Animation Festival (June 19-29) will kick off in the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. Animation Magazine caught up with festival director ... Continue Reading →
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Malaysian Flick ‘Ribbit’ to Premiere at Niagara Fest

Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is taking place June 19-22, showcasing a hand-picked selection of films from around the world. One of the premieres that ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo News Bytes

+ Nickelodeon Consumer Products unveiled a score of merchandising partners for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (Aug. 8). Toys will launch at Target and Target.com next month. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights Fourth ‘Ninja Turtles’ Season

The ever popular heroes in a half shell are getting a lovely gift for their 30th anniversary this year as Nickelodeon has opted for a fourth season of the CG animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →