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LA Times Reflects on Toon Town Gender Imbalance

The Los Angeles Times reached out to major college-level animation programs to explore the rising tide of women enrolling to study the art form, and the way that hiring in the industry ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Giving ‘Beyblade’ Feature Treatment

Paramount Pictures — the folks who brought you blow-em-up blockbuster franchises based on Hasbro toy lines Transformers and G.I. Joe – will be diving in to that pool of ... Continue Reading →
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Hulu Debuts ‘Dr. Dimensionpants’ in U.S.

DHX Media has signed a deal that will see its animated action series Dr. Dimensionpants (26 x 30) premiere in the U.S. through streaming service Hulu. The exclusive debut is set for ... Continue Reading →
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Reubens Honor Animators for ‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Garden Wall’

The National Cartoonists Society honored Song of the Sea director Tomm Moore for best feature animation and Patrick McHale of the Cartoon Network miniseries Over the Garden Wall for ... Continue Reading →
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Reitman to Adapt ‘Beekle’ For DreamWorks

Oscar-nominated director Jason Reitman is stepping from live-action to animation to writer and direct Beekle as a feature for DreamWorks Animation. Beekle is the story of an imaginary ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Secures 10-Plus Broadcasters for ‘Jungle Bunch’ Season 2

The global success of TAT Productions and Master Films’ The Jungle Bunch franchise has boosted pre-sales for the second season of Jungle Bunch: To the Rescue!. The CG series is created ... Continue Reading →
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Blanca Lista Upped to VP of Features at Henson

Blanca Lista has been promoted to Vice President of Feature Film Production for The Jim Henson Company. The announcement was made by CEO Lisa Henson, to whom Lista will report. “[Blanca’s] ... Continue Reading →
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HBO Snags ‘Gorburger Show’

HBO has placed an order for a TV pilot of The Gorburger Show — the internet talkshow spoof from Funny or Die that blends puppetry and star power. The webseries has enjoyed two ... Continue Reading →
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Production Begins on Stop-Mo ‘Magic Button’

Varna, Bulgaria-based 4 Friends Studio and ZOOM Studio have begun production on a new stop-motion kids’ animated series, The Magic Button, after more than three years in writing/development ... Continue Reading →
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FX Okays ‘Cassius & Clay’ Pilot

FX has ordered an animated action-comedy pilot from Megan Ganz (Modern Family, Community) and Archer creator Adam Reed (Floyd County Prod.), which puts a new twist on the Western (with ... Continue Reading →
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Watch Now: Disney XD Launches ‘Future-Worm!’ Shorts

Disney XD has kicked off the roll-out of Future-Worm! shorts on the Disney XD YouTube channel. The debut adventure, titled “No Anchovies!”, will be followed by new video premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Charter Acquiring Time Warner Cable

Charter Communications will be acquiring Time Warner Cable in a massive deal valued at $78.7 billion. Combining companies will make Charter a formidable cable and broadband rival to ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim, WEVR Launch ‘Virtual Brainload’

Adult Swim is reaching beyond the small screen by offering fans an immersive, bodiless journey of the mind in its first-ever virtual reality experience, The Virtual Brainload. Developed ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Tapped to Direct Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’

Warner Bros. has brought on action helmer Robert Rodriguez to co-write and direct its live-action feature adaptation of the cult hit Hanna-Barbera adventure toon Jonny Quest. Rodriguez ... Continue Reading →
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‘DBZ: Resurrection F’ Coming to NorAm Theaters

FUNimation Entertainment will be unleashing Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection F in theaters across the U.S. and Canada in a limited release from August 4-12. The film, directed by Akira Toriyama, ... Continue Reading →
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Musical ‘Looney Tunes’ Encore and More on Disc

The entree of this week’s DVD and Blu-ray releases is a new collection of cartoon classics, Looney Tunes: Musical Masterpieces (Warner Home, SRP $19.97). Feast your senses on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Masha and the Bear’ Pursues Expansion in Americas

Russia’s Animaccord Animation Studios will be bringing its hit CG property Masha and the Bear to the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas (June 9-11) for the third year. Having recently ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Waves ’98′ Wins Short Film Palme D’Or at Cannes

The animated short film Waves ’98 by Lebanese director Ely Dagher has won the Palme D’Or for best short film at the Cannes Film Festival. Waves ’98 is an artistic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tomorrowland’s’ Opening a Bit Soft at $41 Million

Tomorrowland handily topped the Memorial Day weekend box office even as it fell short of expectations for the live-action Disney feature directed by sometime-animator Brad Bird. Tomorrowland ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Projects Top Irish Awards

Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea won the top film award at the 2015 Irish Film and Television Academy Awards for Film and Drama, presented Sunday ... Continue Reading →