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‘Justice League: Doom’ Leads DVD Charge

Warner Bros. Animation’s latest direct-to-disc feature Justice League: Doom leads the cool new toon and effects titles hitting DVD and Blu-ray this week! New collections or My Little ... Continue Reading →
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Berenstain Bears Creator Passes Away

Jan Berenstain, who wrote and illustrated the popular books The Berenstain Bears with her husband Stan, passed away on Friday in Solesbury, Penn, after suffering from a severe stroke. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick India Is Hungry for ‘Chuck Chicken’

The Neptuno Films/Animasia/Agogo co-production Chuck Chicken (formerly known as Kung Fu Chicken) has been picked up by Nickelodeon India. The 2D-animated show about an accident-prone ... Continue Reading →
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Spellbound Sells More ‘Koala Bros.’ to ABC Australia

London house Spellbound Entertainment has signed a new broadcast deal with ABC TV Australia for its winning pre-school series, The Koala Brothers. ABC has has acquired the right to ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Loves ‘Rango,’ ‘Hugo’ and ‘Lessmore’

After several months of collecting critics’ and guild trophies, Paramount’s underdog feature Rango took home the Best Animated Feature Oscar during a star-studded ceremony held ... Continue Reading →
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Rare ‘Calvin & Hobbes’ Drawing Sells for $107,550

Seventeen years after the last comic-strip was created by elusive artist Bill Waterson, an original Calvin & Hobbes drawing for the 1989-1990 calendar fetched $107,550 at an auction ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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More Stars Join DreamWorks ‘Turbo’ Charge

It looks like DreamWorks Animation’s summer 2013 movie Turbo is attracting a very long list of star voices. The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, ... Continue Reading →
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FX Orders Fourth Season of ‘Archer’

Adam Reed and Matt Thompson’s off-the-wall secret agent Archer will be enjoying his escapes for another season on FX. In addition to the 13-episode order, FX Prods has sealed an overall ... Continue Reading →
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Dobbs Says ‘Arrietty,’ ‘Lorax’ are Liberal Propaganda

Fox Business Network host Lou Dobbs is accusing animated movies such as Disney/Ghibli’s The Secret World of Arrietty and Universal/Illumination’s Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax of trying ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Greenlights ‘Bleach’ Live-Action Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures has acquired the live-action feature film rights to Viz Media’s hit manga and anime property Bleach. Peter Segal (Get Smart, The Longest Yard) of Callahan Filmworks ... Continue Reading →
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Pocoyo Plays Big Part in Earth Hour Initiative

As the official Global Kids’ Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour initiative for a second year, Zinkia Entertainment’s popular animated character Pocoyo will support ... Continue Reading →
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Pocahontas and The Mouse’s Gong Show

Every aspect of creating an animated feature takes time, except, arguably, for one: the greenlighting of an idea. Back in the days when the Walt Disney Studio was just about the only ... Continue Reading →
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Second Season of ‘Geronimo’ to Debut on Rai 2

The second season of Atlantyca Entertainment’s hit kids series Geronimo Stilton, which was a big ratings success when it premiered last October on Italian channel Rai 2, is returning ... Continue Reading →
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‘Numtums’ Count Down to CBeebies Premiere

A cuddly new educational children’s series is set to launch on the U.K.’s CBeebies channel this month. Starting Monday February 27 Numtums will broadcast twice a day, at 9 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Spotlight VFX of ‘Hugo,’ ‘Game of Thrones’

Some of the programming highlights for the 17th edition of the FMX conference in Stuttgart, Germany were announced today. The global confab on animation, effects, gaming and transmedia ... Continue Reading →
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Broadwater Promoted to CTO of Sesame Workshop

Noah Broadwater has been promoted to VP and Chief Technology Officer at Sesame Workshop. He will report to Daryl Mintz, the company’s exec VP and CFO. Broadwater determines the strategic ... Continue Reading →
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Cookie Jar Signs Distrib Deal with Dish

Cookie Jar and Dish Network have signed a deal to provide CJ’s library of animated an live-action shows on the pay-TV provider in the U.S. Subscribers to the Blockbuster @Home package ... Continue Reading →
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David Stainton Leaves Paramount Animation

David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Patton Oswalt Superhero Toon

Fox has given a presentation order to Working Class Hero, an animated comedy starring actor-comedian Patton Oswalt and co-written and executive produced by American Dad co-creator/executive ... Continue Reading →