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Sprout Grows with ‘Earth to Luna’

24-hour preschool network Sprout has acquired its newest animated series Earth to Luna! from Brazilian toon house TV PinGuim. The science-based series will air exclusively in the U.S. ... Continue Reading →
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Kids’ Channel POP Joins Freeview in U.K.

POP channel aimed at 4- to 9-year olds has launched on the U.K.’s Freeview — the first channel to be added to Freeview’s children’s portfolio in eight years. ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Makes Huge Debut on Disc

Disney’s Frozen proved it still has a lot of heat, selling 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD discs on its first day of release. That makes it one of the biggest home video sellers in ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Multiplies ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of new sales for its educational preschool cartoon Peg + Cat, which follows an inquisitive girl and her pet sidekick on imaginative ... Continue Reading →
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Dion Draws 2014 Poster for Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has unveiled the poster for its 2014 edition, featuring artwork from filmmaker, illustrator and producer Franck Dion. “I wanted ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Inks SVOD Deals in France, U.K.

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana studio has signed deals for over 345 half-hours of content with subscription video-on-demand partners in Europe. In France, SVOD rights have been ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer Swoops In

If your Spidey-sense has been tingling, it’s probably because you picked up on the vibes emanating from Sony Pictures HQ as they prepared to release the new The Amazing Spider-Man ... Continue Reading →
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Iger Updates on Pixar Sequels, Star Wars, D23

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger teased the studio’s upcoming projects including Star Wars and planned Pixar sequels at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Portland, ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software

Autodesk unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D ... Continue Reading →
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KRU Preps ‘Ribbit’ for Global Distribution

Ribbit, a 3-D animated comedy story about a frog with an identity crisis is ready for delivery to distributors around the world. Set amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the Amazon ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Family Teases CG ‘Peanuts’

The first teaser trailer and images for Fox Family Entertainment and Blue Sky Studio’s CG animated take on Peanuts have been released, started an early buzz for the scheduled ... Continue Reading →
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Full Length ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Takes Wing

After toying with Disney fans with snippets and teasers, Disney has finally released a more revealing trailer for its upcoming live-action, vfx driven film Maleficent — coming ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for ‘Hero of Color City’

Take a first look at the trailer for The Hero of Color City, a new animated feature for preschoolers set for release Oct. 3. The trailer is available on iTunes, here: http://trailers.apple.com/trailers/magnolia/theheroofcolorcity/. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Spins its Magic on Disc

It’s as close to animated magic as the box office has seen in quite a while, and now Frozen is coming to home video formats. The multiple-Oscar-winning Frozen (Disney, $29.99 ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Sets New ‘Transformers’ Series for 2015

A new animated Transformers series following up on the events of the Transformers Prime series has entered production with an early 2015 premiere date set. The move was announced by ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Kicks in for ‘Foosball’

Variety revealed today that The Weinstein Co. has picked up rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France for Argentina’s high-profile animated film, Foosball ... Continue Reading →
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WWE Characters Get Animated

Fans of burly spandex clad macho men will have an all-new way to celebrate their favorite wrestling superstars thanks to a new venture from WWE and Mattel. The kids’ property, ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Opens CG Student Awards Submissions

CG Student Awards has announced that entries for the 2014 Autodesk CG Student Awards will be accepted through May 15, 2014. Owned and produced by The Tasman Theory Pty Ltd and sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peabody’ Rebound Tops Weekend Box Office

It appears the second time is the charm for Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The DreamWorks Animation feature topped the domestic box office in its second weekend of release, with its $21 ... Continue Reading →