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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →
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Nielsen Investigates Nick’s Mysterious Ratings’ Drop

Something strange has happened to Nickelodeon’s ratings since mid-September. Both Hollywood trades have stories today about how the ratings for the children’s cable network has ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Animation Highlights, Part 1!

Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to ... Continue Reading →
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It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s … Comic-Con International!

Before you snap your spine picking up the official event guide for San Diego’s massive comics, animation and pop-culture event, take a quick glance at what the 41st edition has to ... Continue Reading →
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Sean Astin Cast as Raphael in Nick’s ‘Ninja Turtles’ Series

From saving Frodo to “Cowabunga!,” actor Sean Astin has joined the voice cast of Nickelodeon’s all-new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles animated series. Astin, who is ... Continue Reading →
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Rights Sold for New ‘Cabbage Patch Kids’ TV Special

Producer Galen Walker has acquired the rights to animated the beloved toys The Cabbage Patch Kids for a new TV special, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer, who is producing ... Continue Reading →
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2011 Licensing Wish List

Our annual run-down of what to expect from top toon and vfx blockbuster franchises at this year’s Licensing International Expo held in Las Vegas, June 14-16. Old Pals and New Faves ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Unveils Toon-Heavy Schedule, New Series

Kids’ network Nickelodeon is increasing its commitment to animation, announcing at its annual upfront presentation to advertisers and press in New York that it will roll out 45 ... Continue Reading →