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WB Accepts R Rating for ‘Batman: The Killing Joke’

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment has accepted the MPAA’s “R” rating for its upcoming animated feature release, Batman: The Killing Joke. WB has opted to stay true to the landmark ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hunter X Hunter’ Gets English Dub Premiere on Toonami

VIZ Media and Adult Swim have joined forces to bring a brand new English dub of supernatural adventure anime Hunter X Hunter to the U.S. The series will premiere Saturday, April 16 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Secret Life of Pets’ to Premiere at Annecy

The latest animated family comedy from Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures, The Secret Life of Pets will have its world premiere at the 2016 Annecy festival in France. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Pickles’ is Back April 17 For a Deeper Dive on Adult Swim

It’s fair to say Adult Swim’s quarter-hour comedy series Mr. Pickles is like no other animated show on television. Created by executive producers Will Carsola and Dave Stewart, ... Continue Reading →
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Rise of the Black Superhero Washington Post’s Comic Riffs paints 2016 as a “watershed year” for black heroes in American pop-culture. Peter Pan Live-Action Movie in the Works ... Continue Reading →
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Sky Inks Kids Programming Deal with Turner

Sky in the U.K. has secured a long-term deal that will bring over more kids’ content from Turner Channels Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito. Sky TV customers will be able ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Estudios Partners with CalArts

Leading Latin American animation studio Anima Estudios, together with preeminent animation/production management company Chatrone, announce a new partnership with top-ranking animation ... Continue Reading →
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BimBam Launches Second Webisode of ‘Shaboom!’

Non-profit BimBam (formerly G-dcast) has released the second episode of its 10-part online animated series Shaboom!, a kid-friendly cartoon that teaches everyday values with Jewish ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mouk’ Set to Air on Clan, SM Launches Story Books

French animated series Mouk will premiere on Spain’s leading children’s channel Clan on April 18. Based on Marc Boutavant’s book Around the World with Mouk, the 104 x 11 series ... Continue Reading →
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Bridging the Gap Animation Lab Deadline Extended

The second annual international Bridging the Gap animation lab — being held this year in Valencia, Spain July 18-23 — has extended its call for projects deadlines. The new ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nefertine on the Nile’ Best Pilot at Cartoons on the Bay

Italian-French coproduction Nefertine on the Nile — a hybrid 2D & 3D animated 52 x 11 series from Graphilm and Cyber Group Studios — has won the Pulcinella Award for ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Adds Volume and Lustre to ‘Trolls’ Cast List

The “mane” cast of DreamWorks Animation’s Trolls continues grow with the announced addition of Hollywood notables Zooey Deschanel, Christopher Mintz-Plasse, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine ... Continue Reading →
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The Next Scooby-Doo Movie Will Launch a Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe WB’s CinemaCon presentation reveals the 2018 reboot, S.C.O.O.B., will unlock a Marvel-esque run of interconnected ... Continue Reading →
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Latest ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Trailer Unleashed

Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have been turning out spots for their fifth animated feature The Secret Life of Pets with fair regularity, and now we get a third proper ... Continue Reading →
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Director Ben Hibon Joins Psyop Film & TV

Award-winning director Ben Hibon has signed on with Psyop Film and Television, and will be joining the studio’s Vancouver office team as the company continues to expand its present ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Angry Birds’ Hatches

Rovio Entertainment’s long-awaited Angry Birds movie catapults into theaters on May 20, and the studio has let loose a new action-packed trailer that will hit you right in the giblets. ... Continue Reading →
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Eko Launches Interactive Series ‘Charlie Gets Fired’

Eko, a new platform for interactive entertainment, has launched original adult-targeted animated comedy series Charlie Gets Fired, now on helloeko.com. The premise hinges on Charlie, ... Continue Reading →
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Sequence Group Opens Aussie Studio

Award-winning Vancouver-based animation, design and VFX outfit The Sequence Group has opened a new studio in Melbourne, Australia. Creative director Luke Bicevskis will lead the Melbourne ... Continue Reading →
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Corus & Netflix Ink Nickelodeon Content Streaming Deal in Canada

Corus Entertainment, the exclusive brand partner for Nickelodeon in Canada, announces a new content deal with Netflix which gives the streaming giant exclusive rights for the critically ... Continue Reading →
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Vision Releases ‘Moomins and the Comet Chase’

Vision Films, in conjunction with Global 3 Media, has accomplished the North American VOD & DVD release of Moomins and the Comet Chase — the family-friendly animated feature ... Continue Reading →