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SVA Sets Dusty Film and Animation Festival for May 6-10

The School of Visual Arts has scheduled the 22nd annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, featuring more than 100 films from graduating students in the BFA film, video and animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wimpy Kid’ Handily Outscores ‘Sucker Punch’ at B.O.

The Wimpy Kid sequel is tougher than it looks. The tough chicks of director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came in second place in the weekend box office race, earning $19 million ... Continue Reading →
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MIPTV – 2011 Show Preview

MIPTV 2011 Preview: 10 New Shows to Write Home About This month, international producers and distributors will unveil some of their new animated content at the annual market known as ... Continue Reading →
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The Artist’s Toolbox – Tools of Top Animators

The Artist’s Toolbox As we speed ever onward towards the summer blockbuster season, it’s time for our annual survey of top animators and vfx artists’ two cents. Find out what ... Continue Reading →
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The Totally Odd Couple – ‘The Looney Tunes Show’

Bugs and Daffy share a home in The Looney Tunes Show, an offbeat new half-hour toon which introduces the classic characters to a new generation of Cartoon Network audiences. More ... Continue Reading →
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Brazilian Rhapsody – Blue Sky’s ‘Rio’

Under the direction of Carlos Saldanha, the team at Blue Sky delivers Rio, a visually stunning valentine to the birds, the beauty and infectious music of Brazil. True artists are often ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama,’ ‘Venture Bros.’ Get Renewals

Get ready for more Futurama and Venture Bros. Talks are being finalized for Comedy Central to order 26 additional episodes of Futurama, according to Deadline.com. The series has done ... Continue Reading →
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REDCAT Fest Brings World of Kids Films to downtown L.A.

The REDCAT International Children’s Film Festival kicks off four consecutive weekends of short films from around the world March 26 at the REDCAT Theater at Disney Hall in downtown ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer Arrives for ‘Captain America: The First Avenger’

High on this summer’s must-see list is Captain America: The First Avenger — and with the move coming out July 22 Marvel Studios has released a full-length trailer offering the ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s Channel One Buys ‘Chloe’s Closet,’ ‘Dive Olly Dive!’

Moonscoop has scored a double sale to Russia, landing its animated preschool shows Chloe’s Closet and Dive Olly Dive! on Channel One. “This is a significant deal for us, bringing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rescue Bots,’ ‘Secret Millionaires’ Among Animated Hub Pickups

The Hub has announced five new animated series — including a new series from the creators of Yo Gabba Gabba, an animated version of Warren Buffett, and a Transformers spinoff tentatively ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sucker Punch’ Takes On ‘Wimpy Kid’ in B.O. Battle

Zack Snyder is back and he’s hoping his new visual-effects action pic Sucker Punch can knock out a new installment in the popular  kid franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid. Warner ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds Rio’ Catapults to Phones, iPads

Angry Birds Rio is now available worldwide to help animation fans while away the hours until the April 15 opening of Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Rio. The movie-themed version of ... Continue Reading →
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Preview: Randy Jackson on ‘Take Two with Phineas and Ferb’

We don’t know who’s busier — prolific Disney animation stars Phineas and Ferb or American Idol judge Randy Jackson. Either way, they all got together for a segment in ... Continue Reading →
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Poster Offers Tease for ‘Dorothy of Oz’

Summertime Entertainment’s animated feature Dorothy of Oz takes another step toward its planned summer 2012 debut with the release of the first poster for the film. Take a look: As ... Continue Reading →
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New Images, Trailer for Fourth ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’

With Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides set to sail into theaters May 20, Disney has released two new images and a new trailer for the film. First, the images: And now the ... Continue Reading →
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CN Upfronts Spotlight ‘Dragon,’ ‘DC Nation,’ ‘Problem Solverz’

Cartoon Network announced 13 new animated series at its upfront presentation to advertisers in New York, including the TV series version of How to Train Your Dragon, a new DC Nation ... Continue Reading →
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NBA’s Howard to Launch ‘Kick Buttowski’ Season 2 on April 30

Hit Disney XD series Kick Buttowski – Suburban Daredevil is premiere his second season April 30 with a special episode guest starring NBA player Dwight Howard. The episode will ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Poppy Cat’ Grows on The Sprout in U.S.

Coolabi’s has found an American home for its series Poppy Cat on The Sprout. The network, which reaches more than 50 million households in the United States, picked up the rights ... Continue Reading →
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Vodka Capital’s ‘Jelly Jamm’ Sticks in More Than 150 Nations

With preschool series Jelly Jamm set to premiere in more than 150 nations this fall, Vodka Capital is bringing the series back to MIP-TV with a new series called Pirata & Capitano. Jelly ... Continue Reading →