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Toons Dominate Japan’s Box Office in 2013

Animation proved to be by far the most popular Hollywood export for moviegoers in Japan in 2013. Reports of the year’s final box office numbers state seven of 2013′s top ... Continue Reading →
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Buhaj Upped to GM/Senior VP at Disney XD

Longtime Disney XD development exec Marc Buhaj has been promoted to Disney XD’s VP of programming and general manager. The news was announced today by Gary Marsh, president and ... Continue Reading →
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16th Pokemon Movie to Premiere on CN in Oct.

The 2013 feature Pokemon the Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened will premiere on Cartoon Network on Oct. 19th at 12:30 p.m. The film will was originally released in Japan as Pocket ... Continue Reading →
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Germany’s YEP!TV to Air Boy-Targeted Toons

From September 4, the new German media company YEP!TV will begin broadcasting children’s and family programing on free-TV channel ProSieben MAXX. The outlet will primarily target ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Names Jason DeMarco On-Air VP

Jason DeMarco, previously vice president of marketing and promotions for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, has been promoted to Vice President and Creative Director, On-Air for the mature ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Monsters University’ Beats Pokemon in Japan

After a very strong opening weekend, Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University continued to rule the Japanese box office for the second weekend in a row. The movie managed to bring in ... Continue Reading →
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Sprite and OLM Digital Discuss ‘Pac-Man’ at SIGGRAPH

Los Angeles-based Sprite Animation Studio, the boutique CGI-animation house known for its creative and innovative animation style, and Japan’s OLM Digital will offer an informative ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH to Spotlight ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Frozen’

This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, ... Continue Reading →
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Pokemon ‘Kyurem’ Movie Hits Shelves

VIZ Media is bringing the latest animated Pokemon adventure to North American home entertainment shelves today as Pokemon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice arrives on DVD (TV-Y7-F7; ... Continue Reading →
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‘Poppy Hill’ Opens in N.Y. on Friday

Goro Miyazaki’s acclaimed 2D animated feature From Up on Poppy Hill (Kokuriko-Zaka Kara) will begin its New York run this Friday, thanks to indie studio GKIDS. The film was the top-earning ... Continue Reading →