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Colorful ‘Gumball’ Premieres on CN Tonight

If you’ve been waiting for a dynamite new show that is whimsical, funny and cleverly animated, you have to look no further than Cartoon Network’s The Amazing World of Gumball, ... Continue Reading →
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Girerd Discusses the Making of ‘Mia and the Migoo’

French animator Jacques-Rémy Girerd Looks Back at Mia and the Migoo This month, French animator Jacques-Remy Girerd’s traditionally animated feature Mia and the Migoo (produced by ... Continue Reading →
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Hugh Grant Captured by ‘Pirates!’

Actor Hugh Grant will be the lead voice in Aardman Animation’s upcoming feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits for Sony Animation. The British actor will voice the bearded Pirate Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Land Opens Doors in U.K.

The UK’s biggest amusement park, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool has opened Nickelodeon Land, a new six-acre area, costing £10.3 million ($16.9 million), offering 12 major themed rides ... Continue Reading →
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Inspired Visions Rendering Competition Opens

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH are teaming up to present the Inspired Visions Global Rendering and Animation Competition. The contest is open to all professional ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jackboots on Whitehall’ Hits DVD, VOD, Digital

New Video’s Flatiron Film Company announces the U.S. debut of the supermarionation WWII farce, Jackboots on Whitehall, available on DVD, video on demand and digital platforms July ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Productions Promotes Young to COO, Pres

Arc Productions, formerly known as Starz Animation, continues its management restructuring under its new Canadian owners in preparation for expanded growth. After four and a half years ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Launches Facebook Countdown

Comedy Central has begun a digital 50-day countdown for Futurama on Facebook. Fans will be able to check out exclusive content such as preview clips, character designs, episodes, stills ... Continue Reading →
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Fourth Season of ‘Martha Speaks’ Greenlit

WGBH Boston and DHX Media have begun production on the fourth season of the popular PBS KIDS animated preschool show Martha Speaks. The first episodes of the new season will be delivered ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA Makes New Plans for Archives

ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive has temporarily suspended operation due to lack of funding this year. For the past five years, the Animation Archive has been funded by the membership ... Continue Reading →
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Interview: SIGGRAPH Technical Papers Chair Hugues Hoppe

This summer’s SIGGRAPH confab in Vancouver (August 7-11) has announced its list of 82 technical papers, selected from among 432 submissions. This year’s Technical Papers program ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA, Focus Reveal Two Picture Deal

Acclaimed stop-motion studio LAIKA and Focus Features, who partnered on Henry Selick’s Academy Award-nominated feature Coraline, are teaming up again for two upcoming movie projects, ... Continue Reading →
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Bin Laden-Themed ‘South Park’ Shows Resurface

Comedy Central is taking advantage of the latest real-world developments to showcase two Osama bin Laden-themed episodes of South Park this Wednesday (May 4) at 9 and 9:30 p.m.. The ... Continue Reading →
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KidsCo’s ‘Boo & Me 2′ Goes Pop with Blue

International kids’ channel KidsCo announced today that it will feature animated versions of pop group (and Eurovision contestants) Blue in a special episode of its original series, ... Continue Reading →
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Bugs and Daffy Fly Spirit Airlines

In conjunction with the premiere of the new Looney Tunes Show on Cartoon Network on Tuesday at 8 p.m. (May 3), the cabler has kicked off a new advertising campaign in conjunction with ... Continue Reading →
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Out of the Blue Puts ‘Asteroid Andy’ in Orbit

Hallmark Properties web series Asteroid Andy is being developed into an animated TV series by Out of the Blue Enterprises, producer of PBS Kids’ preschool show Super Why. The half-hour ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Manga App Hits iPhone, iPod Touch

VIZ Media, one of the entertainment industry’s major manga (graphic novels), animation and licensing behemoths, continues the rollout of their mobile device manga viewing application ... Continue Reading →
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Early Days of Thunder – ‘Thor: Tales of Asgard’

A young Thor goes searching for adventures in the new animated Marvel/Lionsgate Home Entertainment feature. There are two kinds of people who will be drawn to the new animated movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Almost Naked Animals’ Frolick on CiTV

All 40 episodes of 9 Story Entertainment’s hot new animated series Almost Naked Animals have been acquired by U.K. outlet CiTV. The toon, which premiered on the channel last month, ... Continue Reading →
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iKids West Conference Set for June 2 in Santa Monica

The agenda has been released for the one-day iKids West Conference, set for June 2 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The event is designed to bridge the ... Continue Reading →