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Teen Spidey Reports for Duty

Ultimate Spider-Man begins to spin its colorful web on Disney XD’s new Marvel block. There must be something so primal about the Spider-Man legend that each generation seems to demand ... Continue Reading →
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What Animation Means to Me…

On the occasion of our 25th anniversary, we asked our readers and the top movers and shakers in the industry to tell us what animation has meant to them and how it has changed their ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight on Mike Hollingsworth

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dennis and Gnasher’ Goes Back Into Production

Australian production house Sticky Pictures and Red Kite Animations, a subsidiary of global media enterprise August Media Holdings, announced a new series of Dennis and Gnasher has ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tree Fu Tom’ Debut Scores Big on CBeebies

Animated preschooler series Tree Fu Tom is a hit in the United Kingdom, becoming CBeebies’ No. 1  show of the year since its debut last month. The show for kids 4-6 attracted ... Continue Reading →
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Sprout Brings ‘Justin Time’ to U.S. April 22

Justin Time, Guru Studio’s first original animated adventure series for preschoolers, will premiere April 22 in the United States on the Sprout channel. Sprout has acquired two ... Continue Reading →
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‘Regular Show,’ ‘Danny Phantom,’ Elmo Hit DVD

Mordecai and Rigby are finally arriving on DVD with the release this week of Regular Show: Slack Pack (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 12 episodes of the series from the first and ... Continue Reading →
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A2E2 Goes Transmedia With ‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7'

A Squared Elxsi Entertainment, a joint venture between A Squared Entertainment and Tata Elxsi Ltd., has struck a deal to develop Stan Lee’s Mighty 7 superhero property to multiple ... Continue Reading →
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Kidvid Site Kidobi Adds Animasia’s ‘ABC Monsters’

Malaysia-based Animasia Studios has granted digital preschool platform Kidobi the subscription video-on-demand rights for the animated preschool series ABC Monsters in Canada and the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Titans,’ ‘Mirror Mirror’ No Match for ‘Hunger Games’

Perseus and Snow White were no match for Katniss Everdeen, as The Hunger Games held on to the top spot against the VFX-heavy sequel Wrath of the Titans and Tarsem’s Mirror Mirror. Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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La Dolce Vita Animata

Indie animation producers in Italy continue to deliver the goods despite tough financial challenges and the slow growth of revenue from multimedia projects. A lot has happened and evolved ... Continue Reading →
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10 Shows to Write Home About

The beginning of April may signal the arrival of spring in the natural world, but for TV execs and animation producers, it only means one thing: Yup, it’s time to fight the crowds ... Continue Reading →
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20 Tips on How To Pitch Your Toon to Network Execs!

1. Watch the programs on the channel you are pitching to. Do your homework! 2. Character, character, character. 3. Beyond the pitch, know what the show is and where it is headed. 4. ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak Kids Introduces ‘Marco Macaco’ in Cannes

Paris-based Tele Images Productions, part of Zodiak Kids, and Danish studio Nice Ninja are bringing a new 3D animated comedy series called The Marco Macaco Show. Co-produced with Canal+, ... Continue Reading →
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‘A Poem Is…’ Debuts New Episodes on Disney Jr.

Jessica Alba, Owen Wilson, Liev Schreiber and John Leguizamo are among the stars lending their voices to classic Disney animation in new installments of the short-form series A Poem ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Sasaki Promoted to CEO of VIZ

Ken Sasaki has been named the new president and CEO of San Francisco-based manga and anime distributor VIZ Media. Sasaki will succeed Hidemi Fukuhara as as of April 1st, 2012. Sasaki ... Continue Reading →
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The Most Deliberately Forgotten Man in Animation

There are very few tragedies in the toon trade (not counting the release of Eight Crazy Nights), but the case of Leroy Poots certainly counts as one of them. Poots (1910-1982) was an ... Continue Reading →
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Man of Action Announces Three New Projects

The team behind Man of Action Studios, the in-demand creators of Ben 10 and Ultimate Spider-Man, is taking full advantage of its hot streak. The collective—composed of comic-book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ First Season DVD Arrives in July

July is going to be a little bit hotter for fans of Jake and Finn and Cartoon Network’s glorious animated series Adventure Time. It was announced today that the complete first season ... Continue Reading →
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Kidobi Secures New Kids Content

Canadian online preschool video platform Kidobi has picked up the subscription VoD rights to five animated shows from German media outfit m4e/Telescreen. Kidobi’s new acquitisions ... Continue Reading →