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Toons Score Ratings for Nick, Disney Jr.

In the battle of the kid network ratings, it was an eventful first quarter as both Nickelodeon and Disney Junior cited animated hits as a key to their success. Nick reports that SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Preps ‘Molang’ Debut at MIP

Millimages will premiere at MIP-TV the pilot of its new multiplatform property, Molang, along with new episodes of its hits Mouk and Corneil & Bernie. Created by Hye-Ji Yoon, the ... Continue Reading →
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Co-pro ‘Shutterbugs’ Starts Production

Big Jump Productions, Amberwood Entertainment and Tricon Kids & Family have begun production on the animated preschool series Shutterbugs, developed in association with TVO, Ontario’s ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Plans ‘Pink Panther’ Hybrid Movie

MGM is bringing The Pink Panther back to the big screen in a hybrid animation-live action feature film to be directed by The Simpsons Movie helmer David Silverman, according to The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pirate Fairy,’ ‘War of the Worlds’ Debut on Disc

Return to Pixie Hollow for a new adventure with Tinker Bell and her friends as they take on The Pirate Fairy (Disney, $36.99 Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $29.99 DVD). The original ... Continue Reading →
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‘Foosball’ Scores Big at NYICFF

The animated feature Foosball, directed by Juan Jose Campanella, won the grand prize at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Foosball is scheduled for release ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Studios Taps ‘Wishenpoof!’

The animated children’s series Wishenpoof! was one of six series to get a green light from Amazon Studios. Wishenpoof! Is created by Angela Santomero, whose credits include Blue’s ... Continue Reading →
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CN Plays Pranks with New ‘Uncle Grandpa’

Cartoon Network is serious about having fun this April Fools Day, with six hours of goofy fun leading up to the premiere of a new episode of Uncle Grandpa called “Prank Wars!”. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Worldwide Gross Sets Record for Animation

Noah topped the box office with a strong $44 million opening, but it was Disney’s Frozen that set the record this weekend as it passed Pixar’s Toy Story 3 to become the ... Continue Reading →
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ToonSeum Pop-Up Spotlights WB Classics

In celebration of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II April 10-13, the Toonseum in Pittsburgh has opened a pop-up Looney Tunes exhibit presented ... Continue Reading →
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Kounterclockwise in ‘Forever-Land’: Extended Interview

We caught up with indie animator Jim Lujan and Cleveland rap sensation Deacon Burns (who with partner Kaya Rogue is best known as Kounterclockwise) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mickey’ Season 2 Starts April 11

Season two of Mickey Mouse, the multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning comedy cartoon, will premiere April 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Episodes will become available the day ... Continue Reading →
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Dustys Add SVA Alumni Awards

The School of Visual Arts will present at the 25th annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival the inaugural Dusty Alumni Awards to animation director Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, King of the ... Continue Reading →
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Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit Spotlights Chuck Jones

A new traveling exhibition of the art of animation great Chuck Jones is slated to start a four year, 13-city tour of the nation starting with New York City in July. The exhibition, ... Continue Reading →
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‘G.I. Joe’ Animated ‘Community’ Preview

The NBC sitcom Community is no stranger to animation, and it’s dipping back in the frame-by-frame pool again with an episode that pays homage to the classic 1980s animated series ... Continue Reading →
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Palm Beach Fest to Screen Brazilian Animation Doc

Between Frames – The Art of Brazilian Animation, feature that tells the history of the medium in the nation, is set for its international premiere April 6 at the Palm Beach International ... Continue Reading →
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Yearlong Celebration Set for Batman’s 75th

To mark the milestone 75th anniversary of DC Comics’ Batman, Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment have revealed plans for a yearlong celebration befitting the world’s ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Kids Schedules ‘Cyberchase’ Movie

PBS KIDS and Thirteen will celebrate Earth Month by presenting the first-ever television movie based on the Emmy-winning series Cyberchase. The Cyberchase Movie will find character ... Continue Reading →
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Biz Markie to Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Following Nickelodeon’s 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, American rap star Biz Markie (“Just a Friend”) will take a guest starring role on the network’s ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Trivia Facts You Don’t Know (And With Good Reason)

When Howard Djadouin passed away last year at the age of 108, few in Hollywood mourned, chiefly because no one knew who he was. Howard Djadouin had nothing to do with film or animation ... Continue Reading →