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Nickelodeon Fires Animation Chief Amid Management Shake-Up

by Ed Liuon August 30, 2012
The New York Times “Behind the Screens, Between the Lines” weblog reports that Nickelodeon veteran Brown Johnson has been removed as president of animation and head of preschool programming as part of a larger management shake-up intended to reverse a sharp decline in ratings for the network. Johnson is credited with bringing kidvid hits from […]
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"The Rescuers/The Rescuers Down Under": Half Good, Half Eh

by Dr. Daedaluson August 29, 2012
This release has been a long time coming. The Rescuers and The Rescuers Down Under have been sorely in need of a re-release, having been out on DVD as long ago as 2003 and 2000, respectively. And with a new video format, it seemed like there was no better time to bring these back into […]

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Jazwares to Release New Hanna-Barbera Action Figures in Fall 2012

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
ComicsAlliance.com reports that Jazwares is preparing a new line of classic Hanna-Barbera action figures for release this fall. Included in the lineup are Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, Space Ghost, the Jetsons’ robot maid Rosie, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and Fred Flintstone and Dino.
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Comics Alliance Interviews Alex Hirsch on "Gravity Falls"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
ComicsAlliance.com has interviewed Gravity Falls series creator Alex Hirsch about his new series, which airs on Disney Channel. Among other topics, Hirsch discusses how the relationship between the series leads Mabel and Dipper is modeled on his relationship with his twin sister, the origins of some of Mabel’s sweaters, the multiple references to Twin Peaks […]

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PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of "Hotel Transylvania"

by Ed Liuon August 28, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]
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Review: The Dog Days of Summer Strike with "The Accidental Pup Star" and "Angry Beavers" Season Three, Part Two

by Maxie Zeuson August 24, 2012
Wait, dogs can talk and sing? That’s the reaction of a Girl Scout in “The Accidental Pup Star,” a Pound Puppies episode debuting on the Hub this Saturday, August 25. It was also my reaction, since I don’t remember that little fact being mentioned in any the episodes on Pound Puppies: Homeward Pound. It might […]

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PR: TELETOON Kicks Off Fall Premiere Week on Sept 6, 2012, with First-Ever Hosted Block for Kids

by Ed Liuon August 23, 2012
TELETOON KICKS OFF FALL PREMIERE WEEK WITH FIRST-EVER HOSTED BLOCK FOR KIDS ·       Host Andrea Jenna to launch Thursday night premieres on September 6, 2012 ·       Premiere week will feature series openers for Ultimate Spider-Man and Amazing World of Gumball along with the season premieres of Adventure Time with Finn and Jake, Detentionaire, My Babysitter’s a Vampire, Johnny Test&#...
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PR: "Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club" Coming to DVD on October 16, 2012

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2012
Don’t Miss The Pup-Tastic Fun! Pound Puppies: Super Secret Pup Club                              Own it on DVD October 16, 2012 from Shout! Factory Kids “A pup for every person and a person for every pup!” That’s the motto for the Pound Puppies: Lucky, Niblet, Cookie, Squirt and Strudel- a team of fearless canines whose sworn missi...

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"Pound Puppies" - "The Accidental Pup Star" Exclusive Video Clip + Tune-In Alert

by Ed Liuon August 22, 2012
The Hub has released the following new video clip from “The Accidental Pup Star,” the new episode of Pound Puppies premiering this Saturday, August 25, 2012, at 10:30 AM (ET) that will be the capstone to the “Dog Days of Summer” event running all this week. For more information about the Dog Days of Summer […]
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PR: Delicious Voice Cast Storms in to "Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers"

by Ed Liuon August 21, 2012
DELICIOUS VOICE CAST STORMS IN TO CLOUDY 2: REVENGE OF THE LEFTOVERS CULVER CITY, Calif., August 20, 2012 – The forecast is sunny side up for Sony Pictures Animation as the studio has reassembled the all-star, comedy voice cast of the animated hit Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs for Cloudy 2: Revenge of the […]