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‘Happy Feet 2′ Bravely Battles ‘Twilight’ in Theaters

George Miller’s dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two will be aiming for the family audiences this weekend, before Disney’s The Muppets and Sony/Aardman’s Arthur Christmas steal ... Continue Reading →
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Cosgrove Hall founder Mark Hall Dies at 74

Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester-based animation house Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness. Hall, who founded Cosgrove Hall in 1969 ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network to Squeeze ‘The Annoying Orange’

Cartoon Network has acquired the TV rights to the most-watched web series of all-time, The Annoying Orange. Inspired by the viral toon watched by millions on YouTube, a new half-hour ... Continue Reading →
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BAAs Seek Favorite Brit Toon of All Time

The British Animation Awards (or BAAs) today launched its final call for entries for the U.K.’s top toon production awards and announced the search for the Favourite Ever British ... Continue Reading →
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Woody Woodpecker Flies to the Big Screen

Walter Lantz’ hyperactive animated bird Woody Woodpecker will be making his way to the bigscreen, thanks to Chris Meledandri and his team at Universal’s Illumination Entertainment. ... Continue Reading →
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WGAW Honors Animation Writers McDuffie and Kress

Dwayne McDuffie and Earl Kress will be the recipients of the Writers Guild of America’s 14th Annual Animation Writing Award posthumously at the Animation Writers Caucus Awards tonight ... Continue Reading →
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Fan-Created Assassin Cat to Debut on ‘Adventure Time’

This Monday (Nov. 21) marks the debut episode of a new character, Me-Mow on Adventure Time. This wonderful mini assassin cat was created by a 14-year-old fan of the show from Orange ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Gives Thanks for ‘Horton Hears a Who’

Retro toon channel Boomerang is getting a jump start on the Thanksgiving Holiday with a week long family programming event including specials, mini-marathons and holiday classics that ... Continue Reading →
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Ralph Bakshi and the Canadian Caper, Part 3 of 3

The story so far: In the late 1960s Ralph Bakshi is sent by American producer Steve Krantz to Al Guest Productions in Toronto to try and salvage the animated series Rocket Robin Hood, ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Announces Plans for a Super Animated Thanksgiving

Nickelodeon is serving up a Thanksgiving week menu packed with new episodes of favorite toons, specials, movies and marathons. The programming feast kicks off Wednesday, Nov. 23 with ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Buys 50% Stake in Monster Factory

Toronto’s 9 Story Entertainment has acquired a 50 percent interest in toy manufacturer The Monster Factory. “This marks a natural extension of 9 Story’s expertise in IP from ... Continue Reading →
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CN to Air ‘Ben 10/Generator Rex’ Crossover Episode

Two of Cartoon Network’s popular shows will be crossing over on Friday, Nov. 25 at 7 p.m. In the hour-long special Ben 10 / Generator Rex: Heroes United, two heroic teenagers, Ben ... Continue Reading →
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Twilight’s Stewart Offered ‘Akira’ Role

Warner Bros. has offered the role of Ky Reed—an anglicized take on the young revolutionary love interest Kei from the animated film—in its live-action remake of Katsuhiro Otomo’s ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central to Run ‘South Park’ Thru 2016

Those bad boys of TV animation Trey Parker and Matt Stone have reached a new deal with Comedy Central to extend their hit show South Park, the cabler’s president Michele Ganeless ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Buys MacGuff for Illumination Ent.

Universal Pictures has bought French animation studio Mac Guff Ligne for Illumination Entertainment, according to Deadline.com. Illumination and Mac Guff worked together on CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Panzner Offers Up an Excellent, New ‘LHOOQ’

If you’re looking for a thought-provoking new read that focuses on arts, literature, music, dance, and yes, animation, you should definitely check out talented animation producer/director/digital ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Morris Lessmore’ App Has Holiday Twist

The best-selling iPad application based on the award-winning CG short The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is getting a new seasonal makeover with the Holiday App, available ... Continue Reading →
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Stor Fisk’s ‘Fungi’ Grows on Awol

Barcelona-based kids’ animation studio Stor Fisk has licensed most international sales rights to its Scandinavian-inspired series Fungi to Awol Animation. The Parisian distribution ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Screens 45 Shorts for Oscar Consideration

Last weekend, the Academy screened the 45 projects that were submitted for Best Animated Shorts consideration. Members of the Shorts and Animation branch of the Academy will vote for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Family Guy’ Serves Up a 9/11 Gag

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane has never been one to be afraid of tackling controversial subjects, but he managed to ruffle a few more feathers this past Sunday. In the Nov. 13 ... Continue Reading →