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CN Adds 3 New Series, Events, Returning Shows for 2015-16

Cartoon Network unveiled its 2015-16 programming lineup, adding three new animated series as well as several special events and acquired series. New original programs include: We Bare ... Continue Reading →
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France TV Racks Up Toon Sales

FranceTV Distribution has gotten 2015 off to a busy start, securing multiple deals for three of its animated properties. The distributor has picked up rights to seasons 1 and 2 of Studio ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: eOne, ‘Powerpuff’ Toys, ‘G-Fighters’ and More

Jillianne Reinseth has been appointed VP creative affairs for eOne Family, effective March 2. Based in Toronto, Reinseth will lead creative affairs for eOne Family and oversee linear ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dalmatians’ Diamond Leads Home Entertainment Pack

You don’t have to bust out your best tricks to get a great treat from the Disney vaults this week (Sit! Roll over! Open your wallet!) as 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition arrives ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ App Lets Gamers Get Creative

Cartoon Network Games has partnered up with Pixel Press to bring a cool new Adventure Time title to mobile devices: Game Wizard. Available through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Steven Universe’ Is the Jewel of Week’s DVDs

It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →