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Malaysian Flick ‘Ribbit’ to Premiere at Niagara Fest

Ontario, Canada’s Niagara Integrated Film Festival (NIFF) is taking place June 19-22, showcasing a hand-picked selection of films from around the world. One of the premieres that ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo News Bytes

+ Nickelodeon Consumer Products unveiled a score of merchandising partners for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie (Aug. 8). Toys will launch at Target and Target.com next month. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Greenlights Fourth ‘Ninja Turtles’ Season

The ever popular heroes in a half shell are getting a lovely gift for their 30th anniversary this year as Nickelodeon has opted for a fourth season of the CG animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Collars Felix the Cat

The DreamWorks Animation juggernaut has rolled over another classic property, with head honcho Jeffrey Katzenberg announcing at Licensing Expo that the company has acquired the rights ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Plans Sailor Moon Day for Anime Expo

VIZ Media will be marking the return of global hit anime series Sailor Moon with a slate of special activities planned for “Sailor Moon Day” (July 5) at Anime Expo in Los ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turbo FAST’ Races to Daytime Emmy Nom

Emmys voters have long had a reputation of being a bit stodgy and old-fashioned, but that’s been changing with their increasing willingness to nominate shows on streaming services ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Winds Up ‘Cuckoo-Clock Heart’ for U.S.

Shout! Factory, The Film Collective, Dada Films and Brainstorm Media have formed a strategic collaboration to bring the highly anticipated French CG film Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Acquires Full Plympton Library

Short film outlet ShortsHD has acquired indie animation legend Bill Plympton’s entire library of shorts and features for distribution on all ShortsTV and ShortsHD platforms in ... Continue Reading →
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Anna Kendrick To Lead ‘Trolls’ Voice Cast

Anna Kendrick, known for her live-action roles in The Twilight Saga and Pitch Perfect, has been tapped to lend her talented voice to the star of DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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CBBC, FremantleMedia Revive ‘Danger Mouse’

Danger Mouse is back! After many years away, one of the most popular animated series in the United Kingdom is set to return to TV screens in a new 52 x 11 min. Series. Commissioned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gravity Falls’ Return Set for Aug. 1

Season two of Disney’s popular animated comedy series Gravity Falls, starring Jason Ritter (Parenthood) and Kristen Schaal (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) as Dipper and Mabel ... Continue Reading →
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Sylvain Chomet Moving Forward on ‘Thousand Miles’

Acclaimed French director Sylvain Chomet (The Illusionist, The Triplets of Belleville) has revealed he is pursuing the feature project The Thousand Miles with London studio Th1ng, Variety ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boy and the World’ Wins Annecy Cristal

Brazillian director Ale Abreu’s dialog-free, richly artistic film Boy and the World took home the top Cristal prize at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival at the awards ... Continue Reading →
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‘Powerpuff Girls’ Returning to TV in 2016

Turner Broadcasting has announced that 2016 will see the global return of Craig McCracken’s Emmy-winning The Powerpuff Girls. Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorksTV Launches on YouTube

DreamWorks Animation fans will get a chance to connect with some of their favorite characters in an all new way thanks to the launch of its YouTube channel DreamWorksTV, which will ... Continue Reading →
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Fisher-Price Green Lights ‘Little People’

Fisher-Price and its affiliated HIT Entertainment have announced they are in pre-production on a new CG-animated series based on the popular preschool brand Little People. The show, ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actor and Radio Personality Casey Kasem Dies at 82

Casey Kasem, who became a household name as the host of popular radio countdown shows such as “American Top 40″ and “Casey’s Top 40,” died early on Sunday ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Is Awesome About ‘Lego Movie’ Release

It’s a pretty great week for animation (and related topics) on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the pack is the playful three-disc set The LEGO Movie: Everything Is Awesome Edition (Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →