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Tom Hanks Creates Show for Yahoo

Hollywood royal Tom Hanks has created a new animated sci-fi series set to stream exclusively on Yahoo as the ‘net portal’s first foray into narrative storytelling entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Kicks Off Disney XD’s Marvel Block

Disney XD will launch Marvel Universe, a dedicated Marvel programming block, with the new series Ultimate Spider-Man as its centerpiece, on Sunday, April 1. Gary Marsh, president and ... Continue Reading →
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Tintin Leads the Pack with Six VES Noms

Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin picked up six Visual Effects Society Award nominations on Monday. The Paramount release was nominated for outstanding vfx in animated ... Continue Reading →
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Fox TV to Launch Latenight Animation Block

Fox TV is expanding its animation domination plans to late Saturday nights by launching a 90-minute block in Jan. 2013. “It’s something that we’ve been working on ... Continue Reading →
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Penguins’ ‘Operation Blowhole’ Arrives on DVD

Penguins of Magadascar, Nickelodeon’s CG-animated spinoff of its popular movie series has slowly been building up steam and picking up various awards since it debuted in March of ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Launches New Children’s Short Series

BBC Worldwide has signed deals with children’s publishers Barefoot Books and Ladybird Books to commission a series of short films based on eight popular fables and read by CBeebies ... Continue Reading →
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New Updates on ‘Pinocchio’ and ‘Maleficent’

It’s been a heavy news period regarding Warner’s upcoming live-action adaptation of Pinocchio and Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. First up, director Tim Burton has expressed ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Features Make the BAFTA List

The long list of nominees for this year’s Orange British Academy Film Awards were revealed yesterday. The BAFTA Animated Feature category includes The Adventures of Tintin, Arthur ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Co-Founder Richard Alf Dead at 59

Richard Alf, one of the co-founders of San Diego’s Comic-Con, has died from pancreatic cancer at age 59, reports The Associated Press. Friend and fellow Comic-Con co-founder Mike ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Announces 8 Sci-Tech Awardees

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 28 individual award recipients will be honored at its ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fullmetal’ to Screen at AM2 Anaheim

AM2, the multi-day convention for Asian music, anime and manga friends held in Anaheim, Calif. (June 15-17), has announced it will screen the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Knoxville Visits SpongeBob and Friends

Famous Jackass star Johnny Knoxville recorded a voice this week for a role on Nickelodeon’s animated series SpongeBob. In the special episode, “Extreme Spots,” Knoxville ... Continue Reading →
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‘WordGirl’ to Fight Bullying on PBS Kids Go!

Scholastic Media’s Emmy-winning series WordGirl is taking a stand against bullying in the new one-hour episode “The Rise of Miss Power.” Featuring the voice of popular actress ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peztronauta’ Swims to Discovery Familia

Discovery Familia will premiere the new animated, eco-friendly series Peztronauta (Fishtronaut) on January 16, at 6:30p. The series, which will air daily, follows the adventures of ... Continue Reading →
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The Scoop on ‘Frankenhole’s’ Second Season

Animated People Dino Stamatopoulos, Creator Moral Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole We couldn’t resist the chance to catch up with the talented and always-quotable Dino Stamatopoulos ... Continue Reading →
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Roman Knows: What’s In a Name

Phil Roman has settled into being an elder statesman of the animation industry—something of an irony (if an inevitable one) for a man once described by Chuck Jones as “the youngest ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Art Submissions Deadline: Jan. 10

Attention artists and students: If you were planning on submitting your work for the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, set to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Trims VFX List to 10

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 films that remain in the running for nominations in the Visual Effects category at the 84th Oscars this year. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery Nucleus Celebrates Work of Ronald Searle

In what turns out to be quite a serendipitous event, Alhambra, Calif-based Gallery Nucleus is offering an exhibition featuring the work of world-renowned cartoonist and illustrator ... Continue Reading →
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ToonSeum Offers Tribute to ’70s-Era Black Animation

Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum is offering a unique retrospective of original production cels and drawings from the 1970s that promoted positive African American characters and storylines. ... Continue Reading →