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More Suitors Line Up for Thomas Sale

Thomas the Tank Engine remains on the market, and while several suitors are interested in acquiring the property from Apax Partners, no deals are yet imminent. Recent rumors had kids ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse, Disney Begin Production on Motorcity

Production has begun on Motorcity, a new animated series from Titmouse that will air on Disney XD. Created by Chris Prynoski, the series is set in a futuristic Detroit in which a group ... Continue Reading →
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Second Season of Casper’s Scare School Ordered

DQ Entertainment has announced a co-production agreement with Moonscoop and Classic Media to make a second season of its CG-animated series Casper’s Scare School. The series will ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Gets Animated! Across Canada

Canada’s National Film Board has announced the fourth edition of its Get Animated! Program, which offers free screenings and activities across the country from Oct. 26 to Nov. 7. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks to Launch Dragon Series on Cartoon Network

The next step in DreamWorks Animation’s plans to turn its hit feature How to Train Your Dragon into a full-fledged franchise arrived Tuesday with the announcement of a TV series based ... Continue Reading →
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Engine to Sell Glenn Martin, DDS Abroad

Glenn Martin, DDS has had success driving with his family across the United States in an RV, and now will be heading overseas. The Tornante Co., which produces the animated Nick at ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Vets Form Wizard Hat Productions

A trio of entertainment industry veterans has formed Wizard Hat Productions, a new family-entertainment production company in Toronto. The group is comprised of Pam Slavin, Toni Stevens ... Continue Reading →
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Banksy Creates Contentious Simpsons Couch Gag

If you didn’t catch the couch gag on this week’s new episode of The Simpsons, you’ve probably heard about it. In a sequence guest-storyboarded by the British graffiti artist known ... Continue Reading →
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Prep & Landing Return in Short, 2011 Special

Disney’s Prep & Landing is set to return in a new short film and a new half-hour holiday special. Launched last year with a successful half-hour holiday special, Prep & ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD to Air Kung Fu Magoo

Disney Channel has acquired broadcast rights from Classic Media to the animated feature Kung Fu Magoo and will debut the feature on its Disney XD outlets in the United States, Germany ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Napoleon Dynamite, Allen Gregory Toons

Fox is ramping up its animated offerings by giving orders to an animated Napoleon Dynamite series and an original idea called Allen Gregory, reports Variety. The network has ordered ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Sells Film Roman to Former Exec Greenberg

Starz Media has agreed to sell the Film Roman Animation Studio to a group of investors headed up by former Film Roman president Scott Greenberg. Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht ... Continue Reading →
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Video Viewers To Train a Dragon, Hunt Wabbits

Dragons will be trained and a wascally wabbit’s greatest hits come this week to home video. The major release of the week is How to Train Your Dragon (DreamWorks, $30.99 two-disc ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Winner Stetson Joins Zoic Studios

Oscar-winning visual effects artist Mark Stetson has joined Zoic Studios as the head of its feature film division. Stetson was drawn to the studio by his connections and friendships ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Archive to release the Censored Eleven

Eleven vintage Warner Bros. shorts known as the “Censored Eleven” that have sat on the shelves for more than 40 years due to their controversial depiction of race will get a DVD ... Continue Reading →
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A New Poster for Disney’s Tangled

Disney is entering the final stretch for the promotion of its upcoming animated feature film Tangled, releasing a new poster for the film. Here’s a look at the poster: The film, ... Continue Reading →
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Ape to Publish New Richie Rich, Strawberry Shortcake Comics

A pair of classic characters are getting a new life in comic books, with Ape Entertainment acquiring rights to create new stories for Richie Rich and Strawberry Shortcake. The publisher ... Continue Reading →
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WB Drops 3D for Part 1 of Harry Potter Finale

Warner Bros. has canceled its plans to release Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 in stereoscopic 3D because the process was unable to be completed in time. The film, due ... Continue Reading →
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Dora Voice Actress Sues Show’s Producers

Caitlin Sanchez, the teen-age actress who provided the voice of the title character in Nickelodeon’s popular Dora the Explorer series, has filed a lawsuit against the producers of ... Continue Reading →
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Myers Attached to Possible Pepe LePew Pic

Pepe LePew, the lovelorn and French-accented skunk of Looney Tunes fame, is being considered for a live-action/CG-animation hybrid feature film with Shrek star Mike Myers attached to ... Continue Reading →