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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Woos its Way to Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

It’s good to be a gnome at the box office this weekend, with Gnomeo & Juliet hanging on to enough business to withstand a couple of weak challenges to land in the No. 1 spot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar; ‘Lost Thing’ Wins Short

Toy Story 3 won the Best Animated Feature at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Lee Unkrich accepted the award, thanking John Lasseter, Steve Jobs and the film’s producer, Darla ... Continue Reading →
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Programming Exec Kanter Adds GM Duties for Disney Junior

Disney Channels Worldwide has rewarded Nancy Kanter with the additional role of general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, a post that will supplement her job as senior VP of original ... Continue Reading →
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AM2 Convention Announces Festival for Anime-style Films

AM2, a free anime convention based in Anaheim, Calif., has announced its first animation festival and competition. The event has put out a call for entries for animated entries that ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sid the Science Kid’ Celebrates Earth Day with Four New Episodes

Four new episodes of Sid the Science Kid are arriving in mid-April to celebrate Earth Day. The new episodes of the  series, which is produced by The Jim Henson Co. and KCET/Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Picture Co. Develops ‘Zombie Pet Shop’ Feature

The Animation Picture Co. has bought an original script titled Zombie Pet Shop to develop as a stereoscopic 3D feature film, Variety reports. The original script by E.L. Katz concerns ... Continue Reading →
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Watch: ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’ Trailer

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the studio’s  next DC Universe original animated feature. Take a look: The movie is set to be released ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Orders 8th Series of ‘Fireman Sam’

Look for Fireman Sam to be on the job for a while longer. HIT Entertainment announced it has begun pre-production on an eighth season of the animated series for preschoolers. Twenty-six ... Continue Reading →
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Imagi Buys ‘Pleasant Goat’ Makers Toon Express Group

Imagi International is on the move again, acquiring Chinese company Toon Express Group and its Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf property, reports Variety. The $130 million deal will see ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Salutes ‘American Dad!’ With Seventh-Season Order

Fox has renewed its animated comedy series American Dad! for a seventh season. The series — created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman — is currently airing its sixth ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: L.E.G. Productions’ Laura Elkus Gross

We all know about the people who make the animated movies we love to watch over and over again on DVD and Blu-ray — at least in part because of the great bonus features that come ... Continue Reading →
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Contest Opens ‘Skatoony’ Slots to Canadian Kids

We get lots of requests from parents in Canada about how their kids can get on Skatoony, the Teletoon quiz show featuring animated contestants. Well, here’s your answer: Teletoon ... Continue Reading →
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France’s TF1 Acquires ‘Mike the Knight’

Mike the Knight looks like he’s on his way to France. Co-producer Nelvana is finalizing a deal with TF1 for the French channel to air the CG-animated series for preschoolers. Ready ... Continue Reading →
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New on Video: ‘Megamind,’ ‘All-Star Superman,’ ‘Last Unicorn’

Big brains and big muscles lead this week’s superheroic charge of new releases on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the pack with a Friday release is Megamind (DreamWorks Animation, $30.99 ... Continue Reading →
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Animation, Comics Writer Dwayne McDuffie Dies

Dwayne McDuffie, a writer and producer who contributed to comic books and such animated series as Static Shock, Justice League, Ben 10 and the just-released All-Star Superman, has died. According ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Writer Peter S. Beagle on ‘The Last Unicorn’

The 1980s are kind of hit and miss when it comes to animated features, especially independent productions. One of the hits is The Last Unicorn, a fantasy tale that adapted the popular ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Holds Up With Third-Place, $19M Weekend

Gnomeo & Juliet held up well its second weekend at the box office, landing in third place with an estimated $19.2 million in ticket sales. The CG-animated film just barely missed ... Continue Reading →
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Fox, Saldanha Developing Feature for Ferdinand

Ferdinand, the flower-sniffing star of the classic children’s book, may be returning to animation as a CG-animated feature film. According to a report at Vulture, Fox Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Atlantyca Acquires Milan Children’s Publisher Dreamfarm

Atlantyca Entertainment, the Italian co-producer of hit kids animated series Geronimo Stilton, has expanded its publishing and intellectual property operations with the acquisition ... Continue Reading →
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Image Metrics Acquires Avatar-Creator Big Stage

Facial-animation tech company Image Metrics has acquired software company Big Stage, maker of programs that allow consumers to instantly transform photographs into 3D animated characters ... Continue Reading →