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Primetime Emmy Nominees Announced

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Veteran animated series will compete with new animated series in the Emmy animated categories. The 64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations were announced today by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. In the Outstanding Animated Program category, nominees include The Simpsons‘ “Holidays of Future Passed”; Futurama‘s “The Tip of the Zoidberg”; American Dad‘s “Hot Water”; […]

Fox Animation Studios Re-Signs Two Execs

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Fox Animation Studios has renewed its contracts with two top executives, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Vanessa Morrison, the president the Fox subsidiary, has signed a new multiyear deal. Simultaneously, Brian Keane, the executive vice president and COO of Fox’s Blue Sky Studios, has also signed a new contract. The deals have been announced in […]

Briefly: Int'l TV Deals; Mobile Game for "Hotel Transylvania"

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* Hotel Transylvania will get an immersive mobile game, courtesy of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, in time for the film’s September 20 release. [Animation Magazine] * Kidobi.com will launch the historical-action-themed kids’ show Ben and Izzy for North America. [Animation Magazine] * Malaysia’s Astro network will begin carrying Disney XD beginning September […]

DreamWorks Looking to Buy Classic Media

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DreamWorks Animation is seeking to buy Classic Media for $150 million, The New York Times reports. If completed, the deal would give DreamWorks ownership of a number of well-established if rather worn intellectual properties, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Fat Albert, Frosty the Snowman, Lassie, Mr. Magoo, Postman Pat, Richie Rich, and Where’s Waldo? […]

"Courageous Cat" Getting Big Screen Treatment

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Evergreen Media is preparing a live-action/CGI feature film based on Courageous Cat, AWN reports. The film will reimagine the mythology for the Bob Kane creation, which was realized in a cartoon series in the 1960s.

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" Tops North American Box Offices

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Ice Age: Continental Drift topped box office charts during its first weekend with a film gross of $46 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to second place with a gross of $35 million, bringing its North American cumulative to $200.9 million. Ted took third place with a gross of $22.1 million ($159.0 […]

SDCC2012: PR: IDW Publishing and Hasbro, Inc. to produce first ever My Little Pony comics

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San Diego, CA (July 13, 2012) – At Comic-Con International, IDW Publishing and Hasbro, Inc. teamed up to announce the addition of yet another hugely successful brand to their portfolio. Based on the Hasbro characters from the popular My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic animated series, created by Hasbro Studios and currently airing on The […]

Review: "Kiara the Brave" Is Not the Gutsy Princess You Are Looking For

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There’s a concept in the film industry called drafting. It’s a simple but profitable one. Whenever there’s a hugely anticipated blockbuster with a big marketing push, low-budget film companies will rush out a quick, cheap movie that’s sorta kinda similar in title or theme. The people who make these are betting that their low-budget offering […]

"Tenken: Japanese Mythology, Manga-Style"

Plenty of classical myths and legends have gotten a modern reinterpretation, filtered to suit the tastes of present-day audiences. Tenken is the latest such offering from this genre. Based on the Japanese myth of Susano and Yamata-no-Orochi, which is handily summarized in text form at the beginning of the book, Tenken, from new publisher One […]

"Ayako": Osamu Tezuka Plumbs the Depths of Familial Depravity

Ayako is a graphic novel that is defined by acts of betrayal and moral degeneracy, with one of its major inciting incidents being an act that is spiritually if not literally incestuous. By the time this massive tome by master mangaka Osamu Tezuka is finished, even that taboo has been broken, along with all 10 […]

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