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Is Disney Preparing Darth Vader-Themed TV Specials?

Folks who have been attending London’s Brand Licensing Show got some unexpected news about the Star Wars franchise through Disney’s consumer branch. A brochure from Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Market Showcase: Toonmax Media

Toonmax Media is the Kids & Family division of Shanghai Media Group, China’s biggest Television conglomerate. Toonmax Media owns and operates a total of 14 television platforms. ... Continue Reading →
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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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A Tale of Two Johns

Last week would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday, a fact that was widely recognized around the world. While a lot of people realize that in addition to being a legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Publisher IDW Launches Entertainment Division

IDW Publishing, publisher of over 300 original comic-book and graphic novel properties, has a launched a new division—IDW Entertainment—to fund and develop new TV properties based ... Continue Reading →
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Henry Selick to Direct ‘A Tale Dark & Grimm’

Stop-motion master Henry Selick is moving to the world of live-action. The Oscar-nominated director of classics such as Coraline and A Nightmare Before Christmas has signed on to direct ... Continue Reading →
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China’s ‘Pleasant Goat’ Is in Big Trouble

Zhejiang TV in China is stopping airing the hugely popular children’s animated series Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf, says The Hollywood Reporter, after receiving complaints about ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki’s Fond Farewell

Legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki bows out of the ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Plans Interactive ‘Nightmare Before Christmas’ Event

Beginning October 18 in select theaters, The Walt Disney Studios will offer a special engagement of Second Screen Live: The Nightmare Before Christmas, an interactive movie-going experience. Audiences ... Continue Reading →