Mike Hopkins

Mike Hopkins Is Hulu’s New CEO

Hulu has named Mike Hopkins as its CEO. Acting CEO Andy Forssell is leaving the company. Hopkins, who has been a Hulu board member since 2011, was most recently president of distribution ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story of Terror’ Scares Up Big Numbers for ABC

Halloween celebrations got an early start on Wednesday (Oct. 16) night on ABC as the network premiered the half-hour special Toy Story of Terror!. The show placed No. 1 among total ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story of Terror’ Bows on ABC This Wednesday

If like us, you’ve been missing the adventures of Woody, Buzz and Jessie, then this month, ABC and Pixar have a special spooky treat for you. Just in time for Halloween—well ... Continue Reading →
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TV Helmer Sues For ‘Johnny Test’ Credit

A veteran live-action TV drama director is suing his former partner over being denied credit and compensation as the co-creator of the animated series Johnny Test. David Straiton, whose ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100′s ‘Super Mega Hyper Pets’ Ready for Forum

Studio 100 Animation will be pitching a new preschool series called Super Mega Hyper Pets at the upcoming edition of Cartoon Forum (Sept. 17-20) in Toulouse, France. The colorful show ... Continue Reading →
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He Was America’s Favorite Uncle –– I Swear!

A number of years ago, while working for Disneyland, I was allowed to hear a surreptitiously-made (and archived) tape of a recording session with Walt Disney. After muffing his lines, ... Continue Reading →
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ABC to Air ‘Toy Story of Terror’ on Oct. 16

Another one of the fun Disney items announced at the past weekend’s D23 Expo event in Anaheim was that ABC will premiere the new animated special Toy Story of Terror on October ... Continue Reading →
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Close Friends Get to Call Him T.C.

Did everyone rush out and see Top Cat: The Movie when it opened in theatres the first weekend of August? Did anyone even know that something called Top Cat: The Movie opened in theatres ... Continue Reading →
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Saturday Morning Fab Four Flashback

One of the hard truths about animated cartoons is that many of them simply do not stand the test of time very well. For every Bugs Bunny there are multiple Flip the Frogs, characters ... Continue Reading →
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Spielberg to Produce Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ Series

Steven Spielberg will exec produce a live-action TV series based on the popular video game franchise Halo for Microsoft’s new console Xbox One. The series will include exclusive interactive ... Continue Reading →