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‘Smurfs’ Writers Tackle Sony’s Animated ‘Popeye’ Movie

Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write the screenplay for a new animated feature version of Popeye. Scherick and Ronn previously worked with ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Gets a Trailer

A week ago, we showed you the new poster to ParaNorman, the upcoming new 3D stop-motion feature from LAIKA, the studio that made Coraline. Now, we’ve got the trailer. Check it ... Continue Reading →
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Czech Republic’s Anifest Accepting Entries Through Dec. 20

The 11th edition of Anifest, slated for April 26-May 1 in the Czech Republic, is open for entries through Dec. 20 and is soliciting films produced after Jan. 1, 2010. The festival seeks ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sid the Science Kid’ Returns with Girl-Friendly Tech Episodes

Sid the Science Kid is coming back with five new episodes focused on technology and engineering — and he’s bringing a few friends to help. The new episodes will air the week ... Continue Reading →
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Hybrid Indie ‘Death of a Superhero’ to Get U.S. Release

Death of a Superhero, a feature film about a teenage cartoonist with cancer that mixes animated sequences with live-action, has been picked up for North American distribution by Tribeca ... Continue Reading →
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DC Universe Online Goes Free-to-Play

The popular massive multiplayer video game DC Universe Online is opening up its world and adding a free-to-play option. The game, which is set in the classic comic book world and was ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘SpongeBobs’ Join Nick’s ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Premiere Week

Nick is celebrating next week’s premiere of Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness — a new animated series based on the popular movies — by pairing Po with new episodes of ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro to Shepherd DreamWorks Feature ‘Alma’

DreamWorks Animation is moving ahead on its next film with Guillermo del Toro, who will oversee a feature based on the short film Alma, according to the Los Angeles Times. The feature ... Continue Reading →
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Millimages Reports Global Sales for Four Series

European production and distribution company Millimages has secured  international broadcast deals for its animated children’s series Bugged, Me and My Robot, CJ the DJ and Trust ... Continue Reading →
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Burt Reynolds to Play Himself on FX’s ‘Archer’

Burt Reynolds has signed on as a guest star in the third season of FX’s hit animated series Archer. Reynolds will play himself in an episode titled “The Man From Jupiter,” a ... Continue Reading →
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Disney-Pixar’s Lasseter Gets Star on the Walk of Fame

Fans can finally walk all over John Lasseter — and he’s thrilled about it. The creative head of both Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, as well as the director of Toy ... Continue Reading →
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Weak ‘Puss’ Opening Disappoints DreamWorks Investors

DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots is tops at the box office, but that’s not translating into admiration on Wall Street. Shares in the company fell 8 percent on Monday ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Adds Nine Episodes to Season 2 of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has decided to supersize the second season of Bob’s Burgers, adding nine more episodes to its initial order of 13. The series is set to return in January. “Last season, ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Feature Oscar Entries Due Nov. 1

It’s officially awards season: The entry forms and supporting materials for a film to be considered in the animated feature film category for the 84th annual Academy Awards is ... Continue Reading →
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A Halloween Treat from ‘Transylvania’

Sony Pictures Animation has a tasty morsel for the toon town kiddies in honor of Halloween: The first character designs for Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), star of their upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Discs Ready to Roll on Home

Cars 2 crosses the home video finish line this week, bringing the most-recent feature from Pixar home in multiple formats and with plenty of extras. The first Pixar film to be released ... Continue Reading →
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Noah Z. Jones Reveals Secrets of ‘Fish Hooks’

Animated People: Noah Z. Jones, Creator, Disney Channel’s Fish Hooks We recently had the good fortune of catching up with the talented and super nice Noah Z. Jones, the creator of ... Continue Reading →
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Return of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ a Hit for MTV

“Heh-heh-heh-heh, they missed us!” The return of Beavis and Butt-Head with original episodes after 14 years away was a hit for MTV. The debut Thursday of new episodes earned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Adds ‘Toy Story 3′ Scribe Micheal Arndt

Disney has hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 for Pixar, to polish its script for a movie version of its hit animated series Phineas and Ferb, reports ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss’ Stomps to $34M Debut; ‘Tintin’ Impresses Overseas

Two toons won the two different box office races this weekend, with DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots topping the domestic rankings and breaking a Halloween weekend record, ... Continue Reading →