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Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective

Back when the Animation Block Party film festival was a curly haired infant, I had a day job managing the School of Visual Arts Animation Department. SVA Animation shared its facility ... Continue Reading →
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Clip Previews Henson’s Original ‘Doozers’ on Hulu Kids

Doozers, a new animated preschool series based on the classic Fraggle Rock series, is set to debut April 25 as the first original series created for Hulu Kids. Here’s an exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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CN’s New Bundle of Joy

Creator Skyler Page and creative director Nelson Boles spread good vibes with their original ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Score Ratings for Nick, Disney Jr.

In the battle of the kid network ratings, it was an eventful first quarter as both Nickelodeon and Disney Junior cited animated hits as a key to their success. Nick reports that SpongeBob ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mickey’ Season 2 Starts April 11

Season two of Mickey Mouse, the multiple Emmy and Annie Award-winning comedy cartoon, will premiere April 11 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel. Episodes will become available the day ... Continue Reading →
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Biz Markie to Guest on ‘SpongeBob’

Following Nickelodeon’s 27th annual Kids’ Choice Awards, American rap star Biz Markie (“Just a Friend”) will take a guest starring role on the network’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Upcoming Toon Pipeline

Nickelodeon, which has a 30 year tradition of bringing groundbreaking toons to TV, has announced its programming slate for 2014-15 — which will include new animated series, re-ups ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Welcomes Kenny Loggins to the Danger Zone

At long last, the planets have properly aligned and legendary musician Kenny Loggins will be guest starring on the March 3 episode of FX’s comedy toon Archer! Loggins will lend ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Takes ‘Edison’s Secret Lab’ into Production

Genius Brands International has begun production on its new animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. The pilot episode, titled “If the Fossil Fits,” ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →