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Bale, Blanchett Help Fill Out WB’s ‘Jungle’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins — an update of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book — has added actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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‘Postman Pat’ Movie Out June 27 in L.A., N.Y.

Postman Pat: The Movie has been set for a U.S. theatrical run and will open June 27 in New York and Los Angeles. Distributed by Shout! Factory, the film opened May 23 in the United ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Launches ‘Elias’ Eps at MIPTV

The Jim Henson Company’s licensing banner HIP (Henson International Properties) will be unveiling the first episodes of CG animated kids series Elias: Rescue Team Adventures. ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Paddington Bear’ Teaser Debuts

Big, fuzzy news from across the pond: The first trailer for Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) CG feature adaptation of Paddington Bear has arrived! Based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
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The Building Blocks of an Animated Franchise

Is anybody surprised that The LEGO Movie opened huge? It is the perfect storm film for today’s Hollywood: a digitally animated movie based on a video game that’s based on ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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Ronan Keating Joins Cast of ‘Postman Pat’ Movie

It looks like there will be lots of singing involved in next year’s Postman Pat: The Movie. That’s because we recently got word that U.K. pop star Ronan Keating has joined ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ V&S Entertainment and co-producer JCC have produced a new 24-minute special based on CBeebies’ popular preschool show Everything’s Rosie (recently picked up for a ... Continue Reading →
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Categories Announced for British Animation Awards

The British Animation Awards (BAA) has announced the nomination categories for its 2014 awards. The 2014 awards will include standard categories: Best Student Film, Best Short Film, ... Continue Reading →