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Aardman Creates Promo for ITV’s Text Santa

ITV has begun airing a new animated promo for its charity initiative Text Santa created by Aardman. ITV Creative worked alongside industry experts Lambie-Nairn and Aardman Animations ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s ‘Gumball,’ Disney’s ‘Fish Hooks’ Win BAFTAs

Cartoon Network’s freshman show The Amazing World of Gumball (Best Animation) Disney Channel’s Fish Hooks (Best International Show) and U.K. Children’s channel CBeebies (Best ... Continue Reading →
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BRB’s ‘Suckers’ Shows Sticky Legs

BRB’s clever animated show featuring a colorful cast of car window toys is picking up more steam as we head into the new year. The Barcelona-based studio reports that the short-form ... Continue Reading →
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‘Muppets’ Prove Timeless Appeal in Theaters

The moody vampires and werewolves of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn—Part 1 took the top spot domestically and internationally over the Thanksgiving weekend, with a $62.2 million ... Continue Reading →
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VES Awards Submissions Deadline Approaches

This Wednesday (Nov. 30) is the deadline for submissions for the 10th Annual VES Awards. Signed submission forms and payment must have been received by the VES, and viewing materials ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s 108 Media to Distribute Korean Toon ‘Leafie’

Toronto-based 108 Media Group has picked up distribution rights for the Korean hit animated feature Leafie: A Hen Into the Wild for Canada, U.S., Australia, U.K. and New Zealand from ... Continue Reading →
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It’s an ‘Arthur Christmas/Muppets/Hugo’ 5-Day Weekend

In what is shaping up to be the “battle of the family movies” Thanksgiving weekend, Sony/Aardman’s Arthur Christmas, Disney’s The Muppets and Paramount’s Hugo will ... Continue Reading →
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Syfy Takes a Shine to DC’s ‘Booster Gold’

It looks like another superhero character is ready to make the jump from comic-book page to the TV screen. Syfy has ordered a pilot script for a one-hour series based on DC Comics’ ... Continue Reading →
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Hybrid ‘Snow Flake’ Lands on Festival Circuit

The Spanish live-action/CG hybrid feature Copito de Nieve (Snow Flake the White Gorilla) is beginning to receive attention on the festival circuit before its official opening on December ... Continue Reading →
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‘VeggieTales’ Offers Delicious Holiday Deal

Fans of morally righteous fruit and veg have something to celebrate over the Thanksgiving weekend as the VeggieTales crew is offering 40% off their online shop selections through November ... Continue Reading →
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Don’t Judge a Judge by his Characters!

Recently I bumped into an old acquaintance who happened to mention that he had been a good friend of Bob Clampett during the legendary toonmaker’s latter-day career. He described ... Continue Reading →
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Reelport, Stuttgart Build Online Animation Library

A unique joint venture between a public library and a film festival is helping bring animation further into the digital age. The International Festival for Animated Film Stuttgart, ... Continue Reading →
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BRB Launches International BRBPlay.com

Spanish production, distribution and licensing house BRB Internacional is launching an international version of their multiplatform online channel BRBPlay.com with a triple offer of ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Jr. Doffs ‘Cat in the Hat’ Season 2, Special

On the heels of the MIPCOM market in France, Portfolio International has announced the sale of the second season and holiday special of their hit preschool series The Cat in the Hat ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop to Launch ‘Code Lyoko’ Social Online Game

Brand management and entertainment studio Moonscoop and French producer 3D Duo will launch a new social online game based on the animated series Code Lyoko in the spring of next year. ... Continue Reading →
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NBC to Produce New Henson Co. Sitcom

Now that audiences are eating up everything Muppet-relate in anticipation of this week’s movie opening, The Hollywood Reporter announces that NBC has ordered a script for The New ... Continue Reading →
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Hot New Discs: ‘Adventures of Tintin,’ ‘Ice Age Special’

If the upcoming Steven Spielberg upcoming feature The Adventures of Tintin has whetted your appetite for other versions of Herge’s comicbook character, we’ve got just the DVD for ... Continue Reading →
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Happy Feet Sequel Not as Popular As First Pic

The second time is too much of a charm for the dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two, which opened to a $22 million box-office total domestically. The first outing of George Miller’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Persepolis’ Screening Continues to Rattle Tunisians

The Tunisian trial over Nessma TV’s broadcast of Marjane Satrapi’s controversial 2007 animated feature Persepolis was cut short after the lawyers from the two sides shouted and ... Continue Reading →
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Film Independent Offers Miyazaki Program at LACMA

Film Independent has planned a special night of programing devoted to the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the L.A. County Museum of Art. The program ... Continue Reading →