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McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →
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Preschooler Series ‘the WotWots’ Wins Parents’ Choice Award

The animated preschooler series the WotWots has been honored with a Parents’ Choice Award in the television category for spring 2011. The category selects content based on being ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s ‘Adventure Time’ Returns July 11 for Season Three

Adventure Time, the acclaimed original animated series from Cartoon Network, will premiere its third season July 11 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series has become a real hit for the network ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Sells 75 Hours of Kids’ Shows to BBC Canada

DHX Media has signed a major package deal with BBC Kids in Canada covering more than 75 hours of programming. The channel, operated by Knowledge Network, has acquired broadcast rights ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Care Bears’ Animated Series Gets Green Light

It’s been almost 30 years since the Care Bears first starting, well, caring — and to celebrate, American Greetings Corp. is bringing them back to TV. The company has given the ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Launches In-House Feature Animation Unit

Paramount Pictures is getting into the cartoon game, announcing plans for an in-house animation division that will roll out its first title in 2014. Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said ... Continue Reading →
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Dutch Favorite ‘Miffy’ Graduates to the Big Screen

Miffy, the most popular animated white rabbit from the Netherlands, is coming to the big screen in her first feature film. Telescreen Filmproductions and Mercis, which manages the rights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gutters,’ ‘Love & Rockets,’ Langridge Top Harvey Award Noms

The online parody comic Gutters and veteran comic book creators Roger Langridge and Los Bros Hernandez lead the nominations for the annual Harvey Awards, chosen by comic book professionals ... Continue Reading →
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Sandler, Tartakovsky Check In to Sony’s ‘Hotel Transylvania’

Adam Sandler will voice the lead role of Dracula in Hotel Transylvania, a 3D animated feature film directed by Genndy Tartakovsky and due for release from Sony Pictures Animation on ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for U.K. Release of Studio Ghibli’s ‘Arrietty’ Arrives

No word yet on when audiences in the United States will get to see Studio Ghibli’s 2010 release Arrietty in theaters, but the movie is coming to the United Kingdom on July 29 ... Continue Reading →