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Amazon and Viacom Strike Streaming Deal

Amazon has announced a spate of new content acquired for its Prime Instant Video streaming service, many of which are children’s series from Viacom’s family of networks ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Smurfs’ DVD Set for July 16 Release

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced plans to release a new DVD collection The Smurfs: Smurfs to the Rescue! On July 16, 2013. Fans can enjoy Smurf favorites Papa Smurf, Smurfette, ... Continue Reading →
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Chenoweth and Mars Flock to ‘Rio 2'

Fox has announced new voice cast additions to its upcoming animated feature Rio 2, the sequel to director Carlos Saldanha’s well-received 2011 feature. The pic, which is slated for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underdog’ Co-creator William Biggers Dies at 85

William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of the popular animated series Underdog died at 85 of undisclosed causes last Sunday. Biggers, who was also a novelist, was part of the influential ... Continue Reading →
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NBC Introduces Animated ‘Revolution’ Webisodes

To keep the momentum of its popular global blackout show Revolution during the winter hiatus, NBC has launched animated webisodes of the show on its website, reports ew.com. Starting ... Continue Reading →
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The Grinch Wins Over Audiences Again

ABC had a big night with its annual airing of the animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The evergreen special surpassed original episodes of several ... Continue Reading →
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Rick Hoberg’s Seriously ‘Amazing Friends’

What’s the classic line…“Everything old is new again?” Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of television. This week I’m thinking of what has happened to the ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Eyes ‘Manimal’ for Live-action-CG Animation Hybrid

Just in case you thought — after Alf and The Smurfs — there was no 1980s property that couldn’t be reimagined, Sony Pictures Animation has optioned movie rights to the short-lived ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writers File Complaint with TV Academy

Animation writers and exec producers aren’t happy with the TV Academy this year. Variety reports that more than 50 animation exec producers and writers, including Seth MacFarlane ... Continue Reading →
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NBC’s ‘Community’ Goes 8-Bit

The stars of NBC’s live-action comedy Community have been through their share of quirky adventures—including stop-motion and anime inspired toon ones—but according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →