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Former WB Head Alan Horn to Lead Walt Disney Studios

Former Warner Bros. president Alan Horn will take over as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios on June 11. Horn was tapped by Disney chief Bob Iger to replace Rich Ross, who left the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Potter’s’ Heyman Tackles ‘Paddington Bear’

David Heyman, the producer behind Harry Potter’s big screen outings, will be guiding another Brit kids lit classic by bringing Paddington Bear to theaters, according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →
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Target Secures Asian Deal for ‘Horrid Henry’

London-based rights management group Target Entertainment has signed new broadcast deals for Novel Entertainment’s Horrid Henry, including a prestigious Asian deal following ATF. Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Pulls ‘Harry Potter’ Vanishing Act

Warner Bros. plans to halt shipping DVD and Blu-ray of all of the Harry Potter movies to retailers after Dec. 29, Deadline.com reports today. The studio hopes to encourage fans to buy ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros.’s Live-Action ‘Akira’ to Roll 2012

Fans of the great anime feature and manga Akira got some good news courtesy of Warner Bros. today. The studio has officially greenlit a $90 million feature based on the classic with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Postman Pat’ Movie Announces Voice Cast

It’s Postman Pat’s 30th birthday today (Friday, Sept. 16) and the producers of the international preschool show have announced the official cast of his big feature film debut. Classic ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Kung Fu Panda’ Pics to Bow on China’s Youku

DreamWorks Animation will make the original Kung Fu Panda and its 2011 sequel available online in China, through the country’s biggest streaming site, Youku.com. The deal is the first ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →