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Miyazaki’s ‘The Wind Rises’ Wins N.Y. Critics’ Prize

The New York Film Critics Circle has selected Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises as the Best Animated Movie of the Year. The Circle is well known for being one of the earliest groups ... Continue Reading →
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NBCUniversal Purchases Remainder of Sprout

In another shakeup in the small-screen landscape, NBCUniversal has bought out its partners in preschool cable network Sprout. The company says this move demonstrates its increased commitment ... Continue Reading →
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First Animated StoryCorps Special Premieres on Thanksgiving

The first ever animated special from StoryCorps, the CPB-funded documentary series drawn from oral history archives, will premiere on PBS on Thursday, November 28 at 9 p.m. (Thanksgiving ... Continue Reading →
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New Eps. of ‘Arthur’ and ‘Martha Speaks’ Debut on PBS

PBS Kids will premiere new episodes of popular animated children’s series Arthur and Martha Speaks, beginning November 11. The new outings feature guest voice actors Alan Cumming ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Johns

Last week would have been John Lennon’s 73rd birthday, a fact that was widely recognized around the world. While a lot of people realize that in addition to being a legendary ... Continue Reading →
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Peg + Cat = It All Adds Up Beautifully!

The whimsical new PBS series Peg + Cat helps kids understand simple mathematical concepts without ... Continue Reading →
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Craig Bartlett Offers Inspiring Keynote at Ottawa

If you were a kid in the ’90s, then chances are Craig Bartlett’s hugely popular Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! played an important part in your childhood. The talented animator ... Continue Reading →
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Culbert Appointed VP of Production at Mercury Filmworks

Ottawa-based animation studio Mercury Filmworks has hired industry veteran Marianne Culbert to the post of Vice President of Production, joining the Company’s industry-leading ... Continue Reading →
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PBS to Premiere Superheroes Series on Oct. 15

U.S-based Public Broadcasting System will devote its entire primetime programming on Oct. 15 to the new comprehensive documentary Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle. Produced and directed ... Continue Reading →
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PlayTales Launches Multilingual Sesame St. Apps

Children’s interactive bookstore app PlayTales has kicked off a newline of eBook apps featuring Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, and many more popular characters from PBS’s ... Continue Reading →