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Early Days of Thunder – ‘Thor: Tales of Asgard’

A young Thor goes searching for adventures in the new animated Marvel/Lionsgate Home Entertainment feature. There are two kinds of people who will be drawn to the new animated movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ Frolick on CiTV

All 40 episodes of 9 Story Entertainment’s hot new animated series Almost Naked Animals have been acquired by U.K. outlet CiTV. The toon, which premiered on the channel last month, ... Continue Reading →
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iKids West Conference Set for June 2 in Santa Monica

The agenda has been released for the one-day iKids West Conference, set for June 2 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The event is designed to bridge the ... Continue Reading →
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Nine Animated Finalists Set for Student Academy Awards

Nine animated student films have been selected as finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th annual Student Academy Awards Competition. The nominated ... Continue Reading →
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STARZ Ups Dana Booton to Head Production at Film Roman

STARZ president and CEO Chris Albrecht has promoted Film Roman’s Dana Booton to the newly created position of general manager, head of production for Film Roman. With more than 20 ... Continue Reading →
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TV Comes to DVD: ‘Ben 10,’ ‘The PJs,’ ‘Green Hornet’

It’s a big week for animated TV series on DVD this week, with both new shows such as The Super Hero Squad Show and classics like The PJs arriving on disc. The PJs: Season 1 (Lionsgate, ... Continue Reading →
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Harland Williams Signs on for Rainmaker Feature

Rainmaker Entertainment has teamed up with comedian Harland Williams to develop and produce an original animated feature film based on the company’s mascots, Ting and Juma. “Having ... Continue Reading →
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‘Five’ is Fast, But ‘Rio’ Hangs On as ‘Hoodwinked’ Struggles

Most of the attention this weekend was on the blazing fast start for Universal’s Fast Five, which had the best opening of the year to date and Universal’s best-ever opening ... Continue Reading →
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Moves: Isono at BIRD; Bell Upped at MPC; Emigh to NTropic

It’s good to see businesses expanding and hiring, and people in VFX and animation getting new opportunities. Here’s a few recent moves: BIRD, a full-service, strategic ... Continue Reading →
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‘SamSam’ Scores Deals in Europe, Asia for Moonscoop

France-based Moonscoop has signed deals in Europe and Asia for its 3D animated preschooler series SamSam. Italy’s Rai and Turner Broadcasting Italy have each acquired season two of ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Revives Classic Series ‘Jem and the Holograms’

Like all iconic 1980s musical acts, Jem and the Holograms is making a comeback. The classic animated series is set to return on The Hub as part of its weekday schedule beginning May ... Continue Reading →
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Trailers: ‘Harry Potter 7.2′, ‘X-Men: First Class,’ ‘Thor’

It’s the end of the week, and there are some new trailers to watch. Up first is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2. Due out July 15, the final film in the series will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hoodwinked Too!’ Looks to Continue Toon B.O. Hot Streak

It took a while, but The Weinstein Co.’s long-in-the-works sequel to its 2005 hit Hoodwinked! is finally coming to theaters this weekend. Hoodwinked Too!: Hood vs. Evil is set ... Continue Reading →
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MoCCA Adds Levitz, Uslan to Advisory Board

Former DC Comics president and publisher Paul Levitz and Batman movie producer Michael Uslan have joined the board of advisors for the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art. MoCCA’s ... Continue Reading →
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Renner, Lopez, Ansari Join ‘Ice Age 4′ Cast

Ice Age: Continental Drift is adding some cast members to the venerable animation franchise. Among the actors The Hollywood Reporter says are lending their voices to the next installment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Instant Karma’ Hybrid Film Comes to Sony Animation

Instant Karma has found a new home at Sony Pictures Animation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the studio has picked up the rights to the project, which is a comedy project from ... Continue Reading →
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Six Shorts from CN Development Studio Europe

Yesterday we posted news about The Amazing World of Gumball being the first series from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe to be picked up in the states. Today, we have word ... Continue Reading →
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Exec John Andrews to Head Up Six Point Media

Executive producer John Andrews has teamed up with animation studio Six Point Harness to create a new commercials venture called 6 Point Media, bringing over the talent roster of the ... Continue Reading →
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U.K.-Produced ‘Gumball’ Debuts on CN May 8

The Amazing World of Gumball, the first U.K.-produced full-length animated series to emerge from Cartoon Network Development Studio Europe, is set to premiere in the United States on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ to be ‘Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1′

Goodbye Aqua Teen Hunger Force, hello Aqua Unit Patrol Squad 1. The producers of the Adult Swim series Aqua Teen Hunger Force have announced the series will change its name after 100 ... Continue Reading →