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JibJab Founders Launch New Kids Property

Gregg and Evan Spiridellis and their successful Internet enterprise JibJab are entering the kids IP market this week with the launch of their new multiplatform property StoryBots. ... Continue Reading →
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Count Puppeteer Jerry Nelson Dies at 78

Jerry Nelson, the Emmy-winning puppeteer best known for playing the famous Count von Count on Sesame Street, died Thursday (August 23) of unspecified causes, according to CBC Radio-Canada. ... Continue Reading →
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The Most Shocking Cartoon Ever Made!

If the Annie Awards ever decided to create a category for Outstanding Achievement in Horrifyingly Bad Taste in Animation, 1989’s Quiet Please would be the hands-on winner. Nearly ... Continue Reading →
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Cookie Monster Takes Bite Out of App Store

The summer holiday is the perfect time to take a bite out a delicious new Cookie Monster App, produced by Sesame Workshop and the Callaway Digital Arts. The Great Cookie Thief, is available ... Continue Reading →
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Nick’s ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Wins Another Emmy

Nickelodeon’s popular animated series Penguins of Madagascar took home the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animated Program on Saturday (June 23). The National Academy of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Finds the Way to ‘Sesame Street’ Movie

It looks like Bert, Ernie and Big Bird are going to be starring in another big-screen adventure. The Hollywood Reporter announced that 20th Century Fox has picked up the movie rights ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Legend June Foray Wins Her First Emmy

Dynamic voice actress June Foray finally took home her first Emmy last night at age 94. The animation legend, who is best known for voicing Rocky the Flying Squirrel in the Rocky and ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Expo Spotlights Coming Toon Attractions

We had the chance to visit the colorful Licensing Expo in Las Vegas this week, where thousands of our favorite animated and vfx-driven brands were basking in the limelight (June 12-14). ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame Workshop Lays Off A Dozen Staffers

Thursday wasn’t a happy day at Sesame Workshop as 12 staffers were laid off, according to Deadline.com. A company spokesperson said the job cuts at the company’s New York offices ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight on Mari Jaye Blanchard

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →