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Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, a hit at the box office for Universal and Illumination Entertainment, arrives on home video ahead of a strong pack of animated and VFX releases that includes a favorite among the Bronies tribe. Directed by Chris Renaud (of Despicable Me fame), The Lorax (Universal, $29.98 DVD; $34.98 [...]
Only a couple of days after the departure of president Catherine Winder from Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment, the company was sold to China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. The assets are being acquired in consideration for the assumption of existing Rainmaker book liabilities in an approximate amount of $7 million and the [...]
Mordecai and Rigby are finally arriving on DVD with the release this week of Regular Show: Slack Pack (Warner Bros., $14.97), collecting 12 episodes of the series from the first and second seasons of its run on Cartoon Network. Meanwhile, Danny Phantom, Season 2, Part 1 (Shout! Factory, $19.93) gives fans [...]
Robots, children’s titles and re-issues dominate this week’s animated home video releases. Up first is Transformers — The Japanese Collection: Headmasters (Shout! Factory, $29.96), offering a unique look into the original animated series that spawned the current box-office king feature film Transformers: Dark of the Moon. And if giant robots in [...]
Turner Broadcasting has announced it will rollout its U.K. preschool channel Cartoonito across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, increasing the brand’s distribution to 125 million homes in 112 territories. Cartoonito launched in the U.K. in May 2007 and since its debut has become the U.K.’s most widely distributed pay [...]
Look for Fireman Sam to be on the job for a while longer. HIT Entertainment announced it has begun pre-production on an eighth season of the animated series for preschoolers. Twenty-six 10-minute CGI episodes are in the works for delivery in the spring of 2012. The new series is being [...]
HIT Entertainment has completed 51 sales of its preschool programs, including animated hits Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, to broadcasters all over the world. The U.K.-based entertainment company says 31 of the deals will see programs air on new broadcast platforms. Here’s a show-by-show breakdown of [...]
The week after Christmas is a great time to relax, catch up on some shopping and trade in those unwanted gifts for brand-new animation! Released this week is Archer: The Complete Season One (Fox, $29.98), which collects all 10 episodes of the goofy spy series that aired last year on [...]