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Sony’s Barbie Movie Gets May 2017 Release Date Studio makes announcement as part of schedule reshuffle that includes The Dark Tower, Bad Boys 3. Toby Froud’s New Puppet ... Continue Reading →
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Jared Hess to Write and Direct ‘NickToons’ Film

Nickelodeon Films and Paramount Pictures’ bid to bring fan-favorite ‘90s animation characters to the big screen is apparently one step closer to fruition, with sources telling Variety ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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Hybrid Nicktoons Feature Rumored in Works

In what may just be mounting rumor mill excitement over reports that Nickelodeon is considering reviving some of its classic, fan-favorite cartoons, the latest bit of grist being worked ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Animation Getting ‘Monster Trucks’ in Gear

There’s some intriguing fresh grist for the Toon Town rumor mill this week: Deadline.com has heard hints that Paramount Animation is close to poaching Blue Sky Studios director/producer/co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Release New ‘SpongeBob’ Movie in 2014

SpongeBob is getting ready to make another big splash on the big screen. During a Deutsche Bank media and telecom investor conference in Palm Beach, FL, Viacom president and CEO Philippe ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Picks Up Penny Arcade’s ‘New Kid’ For Feature

Paramount has picked up the rights to a webcomic called The New Kid that it plans to develop into an animated feature film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The comic comes from ... Continue Reading →
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