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VIZ Kids Acquires Licenses for Five Animated Properties

VIZ Media is expanding its VIZ Kids imprint with the acquisition of licenses for the  popular animated properties Hero 108, Pokemon, Mr. Men and Little Miss, Voltron Force and Mameshiba. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘VeggieTales’ Goes Mobile with Sprint TV Channel

Big Idea Entertainment announced its popular animated faith-based series VeggieTales is coming to mobile devices via a channel on Sprint TV. The VeggieTales channel features complete ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Picks Up Global Rights for Rainbow’s ‘PopPixie’

Nickelodeon has bought the broadcast rights to Rainbow’s animated girls series PopPixie for many of its channels around the world. The deal will see the series, aimed at ages ... Continue Reading →
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Four Join English Cast of ‘Delhi Safari’ Feature

Actors Brad Garrett, Vanessa Williams, Christopher Lloyd and Jane Lynch have agreed to join the English voice cast of the 3D animated feature Delhi Safari, reports Variety. The quartet ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dapper Men,’ DC Lead 2011 Eisner Awards Nominees

The nominees have been announced for the 2011 Will Eisner Comic Book Industry Awards, with DC  Comics and its imprints earning a leading 14 nominations plus three shared, while Return ... Continue Reading →
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Henson, Sprout, Sixteen South Co-Produce ‘Pajanimals’

The Jim Henson Co., the preschool TV channel Sprout and Northern Ireland-based Sixteen South Ltd. have teamed up to co-produce a new series called Pajanimals. The series will consist ... Continue Reading →
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Cuppa Coffee Launches Lemon Squeezy Interactive

Canada-based animation studio Cuppa Coffee has started a new division called Lemon Squeezy Interactive that will focus only on mobile and online content. The new division’s debut ... Continue Reading →
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‘Harry Potter,’ ‘Incredibles’ Released on Blu-ray

It’s a big day for Muggles and Pixar fans alike, with the arrival of most recent Harry Potter movie and the high-def debut of The Incredibles. Up first on April 15 is Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Orders Season 3 of ‘Ricky Gervais Show’

HBO has ordered a third season of its animated series The Ricky Gervais Show. The series, which will air the final episode of its second season on April 15, is an animated version of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Planet Sheen,’ ‘Sym-bionic Titan’ Win Top Pulcinellas

The 15th edition of Italy’s popular Cartoons on the Bay festival drew to a close this past weekend in Rapallo. Among the animated TV shows honored with the top Pulcinella awards ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ Conquers the World, While ‘Hop’ Repeats in U.S.

Rio opened big overseas, while domestic moviegoers made it clear that they prefer to see Russell Brand in animated movies over live-action remakes. Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Gives ‘Bob’s Burgers’ a Second Season

Fox has ordered a second season of the animated comedy series Bob’s Burgers. “Bob’s Burgers has proved to be a perfect neighbor to our slate of fan-favorite animated families ... Continue Reading →
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BioWare, FUNimation Producing ‘Mass Effect’ Anime Movie

Video game maker BioWare and FUNimation Entertainment have begun production on an anime feature film adapted from the Mass Effect game franchise. Japanese film production company T.O ... Continue Reading →
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NBA Star James Debuts ‘The LeBrons’ Series Online

The Lebrons, a new animated series featuring the voice and likeness of NBA star LeBron James, has premiered online. The series is produced by James’ Spring Hill Productions and ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Brand vs. Brand as ‘Arthur’ Looks to Topple ‘Hop’

Moviegoers this weekend will get to decide if they prefer animation or live action when it comes to British comic actor Russell Brand. The star of such comedies as Get Him to the Greek ... Continue Reading →
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4Kids Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection

The legal dispute over the licensing for Yu-Gi-Oh! has taken a toll on 4Kids Entertainment, which has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York. The filing stays the Yu-Gi-Oh! ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. Brings ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ to U.S.

Australian animation company SLR Productions’ new series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare is coming to the United States on Disney Junior. The ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky Animates ‘Priest’ Movie Prologue

If you’ve been wondering where Genndy Tartakovsky’s been since Sym-Bionic Titan wasn’t picked up for a second season by Cartoon Network? He’s been at Sony — where ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Black Dynamite’ Coming to Adult Swim

Adult Swim is ready to explode — with Black Dynamite! The network has picked up a new animated series based on the acclaimed live-action feature film. The new half-hour series will ... Continue Reading →
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DQE, Method Team for ‘Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood’

DQ Entertainment and Method Animation have announced they will co-produce a new stereoscopic 3D animated series called Robin Hood – Mischief in Sherwood. Targeted at kids ages ... Continue Reading →