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Cartoon Forum Announces Tribute Nominees

The European Assoc. of Animation Films has announced the nominees for its 2011 Cartoon Tributes, to be held at this year’s Cartoon Forum in Poland. Over 700 professionals from across ... Continue Reading →
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The Dark Knight Rewinds

Warner Bros. delivers a striking new animated feature focusing on Bruce Wayne’s first year as Batman. Many comic-book readers agree that one of the medium’s very best years was ... Continue Reading →
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A Fin-de-Siècle Fantasy: ‘A Monster in Paris’

DreamWorks veteran Bibo Bergeron goes back to his French roots with A Monster in Paris, an elegant CG-animated feature set in 1910. French director Bibo Bergeron has directed two very ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Strives for Flippin’ Good TV

Fox TV’s new animation lineup sees the awkward teens of Napoleon Dynamite get a toon makeover, and Jonah Hill as a sophisticated schoolboy in Allen Gregory. In the next few months, ... Continue Reading →
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Gods of Animation Smile at MTV

The cabler toons up its schedule with new episodes of Mike Judge’s beloved Beavis and Butt-Head and the premiere of the surfer show Good Vibes. Animation fans are going to want ... Continue Reading →
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Catching Up with Josh Selig

Little Airplane’s founder and president talks about his two new preschool series Small Potatoes and 3rd & Bird, which will both premiere on Disney Channel ‘s Junior block this ... Continue Reading →
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Marooned with Children

Breakthrough’s new animated series Crash Canyon puts a clever spin on the dysfunctional family sitcom scenario. Just when you thought you’d seen every possible variation on the ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr., Guru Nab New Territories for ‘Justin Time’

Guru Studio and Disney have announced a new deal for Guru’s 26 x 11 preschool series Justin Time, which will see the show licensed to Disney Junior channels in Australia, New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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Target Sets Sights on Monster’s ‘Punky’

Leading rights management company Target Entertainment has nabbed global distribution rights to Monster Animation’s groundbreaking 2D preschool toon Punky, with plans to launch the ... Continue Reading →
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Wizard Hat Develops New ‘Creature Features’ Toon

New Toronto-based content production outfit Wizard Hat Productions is developing a new animated series based on Kirk Scroggs’ popular Wiley & Grampa’s Creature Features books. ... Continue Reading →
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Mennies Named New Director at Russia’s Riki Group

Russian multi-platform studio Riki Group has named  American animation veteran Michael Mennies as its new  director of international development and production. Based at the newly ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ Movie Wins Special Prize at Venice Festival

It makes sense that an animated movie set in Venice would get a special prize at the Venice Film Festival, right? As it turns out, Gruppo Alcuni’s Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Pays Homage to Different Animation Styles

The sixth season finale of Futurama has been generating a lot of interest among animation fans all over. The episode, which premieres this Thursday at 10 p.m. is titled “Reincarnation” ... Continue Reading →
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New Details of Studio Ghibli Projects Revealed

Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of acclaimed features such as Grave of the Fireflies and Only Yesterday, confirmed last week that he is working on a new movie. ... Continue Reading →
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Satrapi Delivers Tasty ‘Chicken With Plums’ in Venice

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s  Chicken with Plums, the live-action follow-up to their Oscar-nominated animated feature Persepolis (2007) made a big splash at the Venice ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Finds More TV Homes

SLR Productions’ upcoming animated series Guess How Much I Love You—The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare may have a really long name, but that isn’t stopping TV buyers from ... Continue Reading →
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DHX’s ‘Rastamouse’ Will Come Home via Universal

DHX Media, has appointed Universal Pictures UK as home entertainment partner for its popular stop-motion animated series Rastamouse, which has been a ratings winner on CBeebies and ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Spooktacular at Disney Family Museum

Need to brush up on your skeleton dance? Then mark your calendars for HallowScreen!—a family friendly celebration of the spooky and silly animated shorts of Disney hosted by the Walt ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ Pops Up on the Champs-Elysées

Anime fans in France will be cracking open their wallets as Toei Animation sets up shop with the One Piece pop-up store at the Champs-Elysées Virgin Megastore in Paris, open thru September ... Continue Reading →