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Sony Orders New Writers for ‘Cloudy’ Sequel

Sony Pictures Animation is ramping up its plans for a sequel to the 2009 hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, hiring Horrible Bosses screenwriters John Francis Daley and Jonathan ... Continue Reading →
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Mighty ‘Transformers’ Faces Comedy Challengers

Can a one-two comedy punch topple the mighty Transformers where other films have failed? That’s the test of this weekend’s box office, as Michael Bay’s visual-effects ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman: Year One’ Gets Trailer, Release Date, ‘Catwoman’ Short

Warner Premiere has released a trailer and additional details for Batman: Year One, the next animated feature film in the direct-to-homevideo DC Universe line. Here’s the trailer, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for Miyazaki’s ‘Kokuriko-Zaka’ Is Up!

Although Americans will have to wait until February 2012 to see Studio Ghibli’s 2010 feature Arrietty in theaters, Japanese audiences will have the chance to see another new animated ... Continue Reading →
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Animag’s 10th Annual Pitch Party Winners Announced!

Although behavioral scientists believe that it only takes a few seconds for someone to determine whether they like a concept, an image or even a person, we hope it takes animation executives ... Continue Reading →
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McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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Preschooler Series ‘the WotWots’ Wins Parents’ Choice Award

The animated preschooler series the WotWots has been honored with a Parents’ Choice Award in the television category for spring 2011. The category selects content based on being ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s ‘Adventure Time’ Returns July 11 for Season Three

Adventure Time, the acclaimed original animated series from Cartoon Network, will premiere its third season July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series has become a real hit for the network ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Sells 75 Hours of Kids’ Shows to BBC Canada

DHX Media has signed a major package deal with BBC Kids in Canada covering more than 75 hours of programming. The channel, operated by Knowledge Network, has acquired broadcast rights ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Care Bears’ Animated Series Gets Green Light

It’s been almost 30 years since the Care Bears first starting, well, caring — and to celebrate, American Greetings Corp. is bringing them back to TV. The company has given the ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Launches In-House Feature Animation Unit

Paramount Pictures is getting into the cartoon game, announcing plans for an in-house animation division that will roll out its first title in 2014. Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said ... Continue Reading →
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Dutch Favorite ‘Miffy’ Graduates to the Big Screen

Miffy, the most popular animated white rabbit from the Netherlands, is coming to the big screen in her first feature film. Telescreen Filmproductions and Mercis, which manages the rights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gutters,’ ‘Love & Rockets,’ Langridge Top Harvey Award Noms

The online parody comic Gutters and veteran comic book creators Roger Langridge and Los Bros Hernandez lead the nominations for the annual Harvey Awards, chosen by comic book professionals ... Continue Reading →
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Sandler, Tartakovsky Check In to Sony’s ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Adam Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula in Hotel Transylvania, a 3D animated feature film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and due for release from Sony Pictures Animation on ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for U.K. Release of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Arrives

No word yet on when audiences in the United States will get to see Studio Ghibli’s 2010 release Arrietty in theaters, but the movie is coming to the United Kingdom on July 29 ... Continue Reading →
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Giant Robots, Firemen and Classic Re-issues Out on Disc

Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Morphs into Box Office Monster

We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Unveils Another New ‘Brave’ Image

The fleeting glimpses to date of Disney-Pixar’s Brave have stirred up tremendous interest in the movie, which is due out next summer. We fully expect the trend to continue after ... Continue Reading →
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Toonzone’s ‘Yoohoo & Friends’ to Air on CN Latin America

Toonzone Studios’ eco-adventure children’s animated series Yoohoo & Friends has been picked up to air starting in 2012 on Cartoon Network Latin America. The series, ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Seeks Director for ‘Thor 2,’ Due Out July 2013

Thor has proven mighty enough at the box office for Marvel Studios to give the green light to a sequel. Set for release July 26, 2013, Thor 2 is in search of a director now that Kenneth ... Continue Reading →