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Talking Villainy With Ian McKellen

Those who have had a long-term relationship with the San Diego Comic-Con, whose 2014 incarnation wrapped last week, know that what began as a celebration of popular graphic art began ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Pac-Man’ Wins Ratings Game on Disney XD

41 Entertainment, Arad Productions and Namco Bandai announced today that the premiere and encore performances of Pac-man and the Ghostly Adventures on Disney XD delivered solid ratings ... Continue Reading →
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TV Bytes: Calimero, Pac-Man & Bubble Guppies

As international companies gear up for the MIP-TV market in France next month, we are getting bombarded with news about about global franchises. Here are today’s latest TV toon newsmakers: UK ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Announced for ‘Popeye,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2'

Sony Animation has announced the release date for two eagerly anticipated projects. First up, Genndy Tartakovksy will be helming a new 3-D, CG-animated version of Popeye. The new pic ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Launches 10th Anniversary Screening Series

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA’s collection of animated and hybrid films, ... Continue Reading →
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Tartakovsky to Direct Sony’s 3D ‘Popeye’ Movie

Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky won’t be slowing down any time soon. The much-respected animation veteran (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Clone Wars) will be ... Continue Reading →
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New Pac-Man Series to Fly on U.K.’s Sky

41 Entertainment announced today that its new stereoscopic CG-animated version of Pac-Man will debut in 3-D the U.K. and Ireland on British Sky Broadcasting (SKY) this fall. “We are ... Continue Reading →
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Pac-Man Gets New Game on Disney XD

The new stereoscopic CG-animated series Pac-Man: The Adventure Begins will air on Disney XD in the fall of 2013. Produced by Namco Bandai Games, Arad Productions and 41 Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs’ Writers Tackle Sony’s Animated ‘Popeye’ Movie

Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write the screenplay for a new animated feature version of Popeye. Scherick and Ronn previously worked with ... Continue Reading →