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‘Beat Bugs’ Special Featuring Yusuf / Cat Stevens Coming to Netflix

The beat goes on in a new family animation special, Beat Bugs: All Together Now, coming to Netflix on November 21. The 48-minute adventure brings back the adorable bugs from the series ... Continue Reading →
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Handmade Films Sells Animation Collective Back to Founder Larry Schwarz

Animation Collective founder and former CEO Larry Schwarz has re-purchased the studio, its subsidiaries, IP asses and library of several hundred episodes from Handmade Films. The deal ... Continue Reading →
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SuperProd Toons Up Ringo Starr’s ‘Octopus’s Garden’

French animation developer and producer SuperProd is teaming up with Simon & Schuster, Universal Music Publishing and Startling Music for a TV adaptation of the book Octopus’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yellow Submarine’ Animation Director Robert Balser Dies

Robert Balser, best known for serving as animation director on The Beatles’ psychedelic Yellow Submarine, succumbed to respiratory failure and died on Monday, January 4 at age 88. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beat Bugs’ Acquires Beatles Music Rights

The in-development animated children’s series Beat Bugs got a big boost by acquiring worldwide rights to the music catalog of The Beatles. Australia-United States production company ... Continue Reading →
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CN Offers Sneak Peek at Ringo’s ‘Powerpuff’ Special Song

Fans of Craig McCracken’s break-out series The Powerpuff Girls are eagerly awaiting the brand new animated special “Dance Pantsed,” which premieres Monday, January ... Continue Reading →
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Saturday Morning Fab Four Flashback

One of the hard truths about animated cartoons is that many of them simply do not stand the test of time very well. For every Bugs Bunny there are multiple Flip the Frogs, characters ... Continue Reading →
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Memorial Service Planned for John Coates

A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →
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Restored ‘Yellow Submarine’ Hits Theaters in May

Fans of The Beatles’ groundbreaking animated feature Yellow Submarine will have the chance to see a new restored version of the film in theaters this month. Directed by George ... Continue Reading →