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DreamWorks Promotes Damaschke to CCO

DreamWorks Animation has promoted executive Bill Damaschke to the post of chief creative officer, reports Variety. Damaschke previously was co-president of production for feature animation, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Advances 7 in VFX Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the seven films that remain in the race for the best visual effects Oscar. They are: Alice in Wonderland Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Young Justice’ Debuts Jan. 7 on Cartoon Network

The heroes of the DC Universe have long stood against the forces of evil — and now its their sidekicks’ turn to step into the spotlight with Young Justice, a new animated series ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Signs with Mookie for ‘Jungle Book’ Toys in U.K.

DQ Entertainment’s worldwide hit The Jungle Book has found its way into the toy market, signing a deal with U.K.-based Mookie Toys. The exclusive deal gives Mookie toy licensing ... Continue Reading →
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VES Re-Signs Exec Director Roth Through 2013

Eric Roth is staying on as executive director of the Visual Effects Society Roth, who has been executive director of the group since 2004, is now set to stay in the job through December ... Continue Reading →
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‘Animating Reality’ Brings Global Short Docs to DVD

Indie distributor A Million Movies a Minute is bringing a unique collection of short animated documentaries to DVD as Animating Reality: A Collection of Short Documentaries. The collection ... Continue Reading →
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CN Locks Up Old, New ‘Dragon Ball’ Series for Latin America

Anime fans in Latin America have taken a shine to the Dragon Ball franchise, and Cartoon Network has stepped up to make sure they get their fix. Cartoon Network Latin America and Toei ... Continue Reading →
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Mediaset Licenses Hasbro Programs for Italy

Hasbro Studios’ animated series Transformers Prime, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, G.I. Joe: Renegades, The Adventures of Chuck and Friends and Pound Puppies are heading ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Expands NYC Studio, Promotes Jernigan

East Coast-based animation studio Pixeldust is expanding, adding a new studio space in New York City and naming Nick Jernigan as visual effects supervisor. The company recently relocated ... Continue Reading →
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Legend3D Gives ‘Shrek’ Films a New Dimension

Legend3D has converted the original Shrek — as well as Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third — to stereoscopic 3D for a special Blu-ray set. The first three films in the series have been ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Ups Alonso to Editor in Chief

Marvel Entertainment has promoted Axel Alonso to the position of editor in chief of its publishing division, which includes comic books. Alonso will oversee all aspects of Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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FUNimation, Toei to Stream ‘Dragon Ball Z’ to North America

Dragon Ball Z is set to stream to online fans in the United States and Canada under an agreement struck between FUNimation Entertainment and Toei Animation. The iconic show will begin ... Continue Reading →
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Gravity Drops in L.A. with Levinson in Charge

Gravity, a visual-effects house founded in Israel, is coming to California and putting in charge veteran producer Karin Levinson. The company’s new facility, located in Santa ... Continue Reading →
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New Year Weekend Gives Boost to ‘Yogi Bear’

The first box office faceoff of 2011 may have lacked the type of fireworks Hollywood normally likes to trumpet, but the lack of major releases turned out to give a big boost to Yogi ... Continue Reading →
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Online Film Critics Give Another Nod to ‘Toy Story 3′

The Online Film Critics Society clicked with Toy Story 3, naming the film the best animated feature of 2010 though passing up on making it their best film of the year. In the animated ... Continue Reading →
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Ricky and Rocky Laugh it Up on DVD

The man behind The Office and the moose and squirrel behind a generation of laughter arrive on DVD to kick off the new year. The Ricky Gervais Show : The Complete First Season (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Disney 3D Blu-ray Slate includes ‘Beauty,’ ‘Lion King’

The Walt Disney Co. will release at least 15 films in the Blu-ray 3D format in 2011, including such animated classics as The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast — both of which will ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Orders Season 9 of ‘SpongeBob’; Series to Surpass 200 Episodes

As if anyone could question the staying power of SpongeBob SquarePants, the square little dude’s show has been officially picked up for a ninth season by Nickelodeon, reports ... Continue Reading →
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TV Spot Teases ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′s ‘Awesomeness’

Now that 2011 is fully under way, how about a sneak peak at one of this year’s most anticipated animated feature films, Kung Fu Panda 2? This TV spot began airing over the New ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Unveils Pixar Stamps for Summer

The United States Postal Service is honoring the films of Pixar with a set of postage stamps that will go on sale Aug. 19. The stamps will be sold in a pane of 20 featuring five different ... Continue Reading →