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‘Harlock: Space Pirate’ Arrives March 31

Ketchup Entertainment has announced it will be releasing Shinji Aramaki’s Harlock: Space Pirate on Digital HD, On Demand and DVD on March 31. Based on the classic manga and anime ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Commissions Radical Sheep’s ‘Fangbone’

DHX Television, the broadcasting division of DHX Media, has ordered a brand new animated comedy-adventure series titled Fangbone! from Toronto-based Radical Sheep Productions. Production ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces English ‘Marnie’ Cast

GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for its North American release of its latest Studio Ghibli title, When Marnie Was There. In addition to Hailee Steinfeld as “Anna” ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony’ Season 5 Hoofs it to Discovery Family

An all-new season of Hasbro Studios’ smash hit animated series My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic will debut on Discovery Family on April 4 with two back-to-back premiere episodes ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Director Jeff Hale Dies in Oregon

The following information has been pulled from a tribute compiled by ASIFA-SF president Karl Cohen with the assistance of Geraldine Clarke and Margot Hale. Jeff Hale, a prolific animator ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough Names Craig McGillivray VP Distribution

Breakthrough Entertainment has appointed Craig McGillivray as Vice President, Distribution. Based in the company’s Toronto headquarters, McGillivray will serve in a senior-level role ... Continue Reading →
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‘Barbapapa’ Co-Creator Talus Taylor Dies

San Francisco-born cartoonist Talus Taylor, who with his wife Annette Tison created the charming pink blob character Barbapapa in 1970, died in Paris on February 19 at the age of 82. ... Continue Reading →
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World Famous Toons Up Comedy Central’s ‘Pixelheads’

Seattle-based creative collective World Famous recently teamed up with Comedy Central for a new online animated series, Pixelheads. The geek-powered comedy features gameplay from Divekick ... Continue Reading →
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American Cinematheque Sets Bakshi Retrospective

Legendary animator Ralph Bakshi is coming west for a two-day retrospective of his feature film work at the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Santa Monica. Set for March 27 and ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Avengers’ Trailer Teases Vision

A new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron offers a deeper look at the explosive and highly anticipated Marvel superhero sequel, including a first teasing look at The Vision. Written ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Nets SVOD Exclusive for Disney’s ‘Doc,’ ‘Bunnytown’

Hulu and the Disney-ABC Television Group announced a new agreement that grants Hulu the exclusive subscription video on-demand rights to the Disney Junior animated series Doc McStuffins ... Continue Reading →
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Sarah Michelle Gellar Joining ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Just after the season finale of Star Wars Rebels wrapped up the first season on Disney XD, exec producer/supervising director Dave Filoni revealed that actress Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Continue Reading →
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Season 2 of ‘PEG + CAT’ Starts Production

The Fred Rogers Company has announced production of a second season of PEG + CAT for PBS KIDS. The new season of the multiple Emmy Award-winning animated series for preschoolers is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Digimon Fusion’ Season Two Comes to Nicktoons

Nicktoons will premiere the second season of action-packed animated series Digimon Fusion with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 8 at 10 a.m. ET. The new 24 x half-hour season ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Reaches Out with New Distribution Partners

Genius Brands International has picked up several new distribution partners for its growing portfolio of original content, including Stan Lee’s Mighty 7, Thomas Edison’s ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Premieres ‘Harvey Beaks’ March 29

A mild-mannered bird and his two wild best friends embark on a series of hilarious adventures in Nickelodeon’s new animated series Harvey Beaks, which will premiere Sunday,March ... Continue Reading →
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NFB-Produced ‘Me and My Moulton’ Takes CSA Animated Short Award

The National Film Board of Canada had a successful run at this year’s Canadian Screen Awards, presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Productions and craftspeople ... Continue Reading →
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Film London Introduces U.S. Execs to Local Animation Scene

Film London is bringing five high-profile U.S. animation executives to the British capital this week in an effort to promote the city’s animation industry and encourage international ... Continue Reading →
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Add ‘Neverbeast,’ ‘Mockingjay’ to Your Disc Menagerie

It’s a big day for heroines, with the most-recent adventures for Tinker Bell and Katniss Everdeen arriving on home video. Tinker Bell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (Disney, ... Continue Reading →
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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →