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Nickelodeon Launching Standalone Sub Service

Nickelodeon plans to follow the example of HBO by launching a direct-to-consumer, standalone subscription service this February. The decision was revealed during a call between parent ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Open for Submissions

Animation Block Party is open for submissions to its 12th annual film, set to run July 30-Aug. 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, N.Y. Submissions are open until June ... Continue Reading →
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‘Amazing Spider-Man’ #1, Marvel Top Growing Comics Market

Marvel Comics’ Amazing Spider-Man #1 was the best-selling comic book published in 2014 based on total unit sales to comic book specialty retailers, according to Diamond Comic ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Returns Jan. 11

2015 is off to a hard-hitting start on Nickelodeon as season three of its popular CG update of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles emerges from the sewers on Sunday, January 11 at 11 a.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Little Charmers’ Casts Spell on Nick Jan. 12

Preschoolers will be introduced to a whimsical new world as the brand-new CG series Little Charmers debuts on Nickelodeon next Monday, January 12 at noon (ET/PT), with an 8 p.m. Nick ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer: Vice’ Hits Disc Ahead of Season 6 Premiere

The world’s (self-proclaimed) greatest spy lends a certain, somewhat delusional, swagger to this week’s animated home entertainment releases. Archer: Vice – The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →