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Animated People: Robb Pratt Talks ‘Superman Classic’

If you’re looking up in the sky or scanning your local theater for signs of Superman — you’re out of luck, as the Man of Steel has most recently been sighted on YouTube in an ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils at Toy Fair New ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Dora’ Lines

Nickelodeon Consumer Products is making a splash at Toy Fair by unveiling new lines of toys for hit animated series SpongeBob SquarePants and Dora the Explorer. The network will unveil ... Continue Reading →
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Former Treehouse Exec Launches Little Tugboat in Toronto

A new Canadian production company called Little Tugboat has been launched by a former Treehouse exec and some support from Little Airplane founder Josh Selig. Based in Toronto, Brenda ... Continue Reading →
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Chorion Sells ‘Octonauts,’ ‘Gaspard and Lisa’ to Disney Junior

U.K.-based production and distribution company Chorion has sold the animated series Octonauts and Gaspard and Lisa to Disney for airing on Disney Junior in 2012. Octonauts is a CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Animation Toronto Opens VFX, Creature Animation Division

Starz Animation Toronto — the studio behind the just-released animated feature film Gnomeo and Juliet — is expanding, opening a new visual effects and creature animation division. The ... Continue Reading →
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Miller Joins Disney Channels as Director of Acquisitions and Co-productions

Kids and family entertainment veteran Karen K. Miller has joined Disney Channels Worldwide as director of acquisitions and co-producions. Miller will be in charge of creating and executing ... Continue Reading →
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Random House, FremantleMedia to Launch ‘Fish Head Steve,’ ‘Charlie Small’ Series

Random House and FremantleMedia have agreed to launch a pair of global kids entertainment brands. The two shows — Fish Head Steve and The Amazing Adventures of Charlie Small — are ... Continue Reading →
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Toy Fair Offers Tantalizing New Deals, Sneak Peeks

Toy Fair opened its doors Sunday in New York City, giving fans of animated and VFX movies and TV shows a sneak peek at some of the cool stuff that will be vying for our cash in a few ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Adopts Berkeley Breathed’s ‘Flawed Dogs’

DreamWorks Animation has optioned Berkeley Breathed’s picture book and novel Flawed Dogs for a big-screen adaptation, Variety reports. Breathed, who rose to fame as the creator ... Continue Reading →
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HD ‘Hoodwinked,’He-Man’ Season 1 Lead TV Toon Disc Parade

A modern take on classic fairy tales and a slew of classic TV toons are reason enough to fall in love with your DVD or Blu-ray player all over again this Valentine’s Day week. Getting ... Continue Reading →
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Calon Develops Series for Mandy Stanley’s Lettice Books

Wales-based media company Calon has licensed from HarperCollins the rights to develop an animated series based on Mandy Stanley’s series of best-selling children’s books. The ... Continue Reading →
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BAFTA Awards Honor ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Inception’

Toy Story 3 took home yet another major honor, earning the Best Animated Feature prize at the BAFTA Awards. The British film group also nominated DreamWorks Animation’s How To ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Posts Strong Start in Competitive Weekend

It was a crowded and uplifting weekend at the box office, which heralded a solid opening for the star-crossed lovers of Gnomeo & Juliet, even though the animated feature didn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Much More Than Meets the Eye!

The Hub’s new Transformers Prime series adds sophisticated storylines and top-notch CG animation to the popular franchise. Director Michael Bay has promised fans that the third live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Love and the Star-Crossed Lawn Ornaments

Director Kelly Asbury and producer Baker Bloodworth talk about the challenges and rewards of their new animated movie Gnomeo and Juliet. It’s certainly not surprising that a stellar ... Continue Reading →
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Watch Out, Captain Hook!

Disney TV animation’s new preschool show Jake and the Never Land Pirates revisits Peter Pan’s old haunts. More than a century after the first stage performance of J. M. Barrie’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon’s Ocean of Knowledge

Preschool veterans Robert Scull and Jonny Belt dive in with their swimming new educational series, Bubble Guppies. The under-five set will have an exciting new CG animated world to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Horrid Henry’ Makes U.K. History With Third Season Order

CITV has commissioned a third series of the animated series Horrid Henry from Novel Entertainment, bringing the series to a total of 156 episodes and making it one of the most successful ... Continue Reading →
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Jack Black is Back — As Host of Nick’s Kids Choice Awards

Jack Black is back to host Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids Choice Awards, which will be presented live Saturday, April 2. Black, who reprises his role as the voice of Po in the upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon,’ Pixar, Disney Top 3D Society Creative Arts Awards

How to Train Your Dragon, Pixar and Disney were the big winners at the second annual International 3D Society Creative Arts Awards. DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon ... Continue Reading →