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“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” at Universal Studios Hollywood from August 5-14, 2016

by Ed Liuon July 21, 2016
“From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” Debuts at Universal Studios Hollywood for a Limited Time to Coincide with the Film Release of Kubo and the Two Strings, Opening in Theaters on August 19 The Special Interactive Experience Takes Place from August 5-14, 2016 and is Included in the Price of Admission to Universal […]
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Toonzone Interviews Composer Tony Morales on Working on “Elena of Avalor”

by Christopher Glennonon July 20, 2016
Emmy nominated composer Tony Morales began his career as staff composer within the commercial music division of Hans Zimmer’s Media Ventures in 1998.  He has he has gone on to compose numerous scores for film and television including the 2015 Netflix series Bloodline (co-composed with Edward Rogers), In Your Eyes (written by Joss Whedon), the short […]

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Cartoon Network Orders Second Season of New “Powerpuff Girls”

by Ed Liuon July 19, 2016
CARTOON NETWORK GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF EMMY-NOMINATED GLOBAL HIT FRANCHISE THE POWERPUFF GIRLS Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup to Make San Diego Comic-Con Debut, July 21-24, 2016 Cartoon Network has announced the renewal of the global phenomenon, The Powerpuff Girls. The series premiere in April won the night in all key demos and had over 81 […]
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“Secret Life of Pets” Tops “Ghostbusters” at Box Office; “Finding Dory” Becomes Top-Grossing Animated Feature Ever

by Ed Liuon July 18, 2016
Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took the top spot at the box office in its second week of release with ticket sales totaling $50.56 million (estimated), beating out the remake of Ghostbusters which took an estimated $46 million in its premiere weekend. And just below The Legend of Tarzan in the #3 spot […]

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CN UK & Machinima Host “Adventure Time: Card Wars” Livestream Tonight

by Grant Whiteon July 15, 2016
Cartoon Network UK have partnered with Machinima to present a special ‘Let’s Play Flooping Card Wars!’ tournament to promote the upcoming Adventure Time Card Wars Kingdom app, tonight at 8pm UK time. Running until 9:30pm, the tournament will see Machinima gamers ChimneySwift11, JeromeASE, CavemanFilms and TJ Smith Gaming face off in hopes of taking the Card Wars Kingdom […]
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2016 Emmy Nominees: “Archer,” “Bob’s Burgers,” “Phineas & Ferb,” “South Park,” and “The Simpsons” Vie for Best Animated Program

by Ed Liuon July 14, 2016
The 68th Emmy Award Nominees have been announced, with the following categories featuring an animated program in contention: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM Archer, “The Figgis Agency” Bob’s Burgers, “The Horse Rider-Er” Phineas and Ferb Last Day of Summer South Park, “You’re Not Yelping” The Simpsons, “Halloween of Horror” OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM ANIMATED PROGRAM Adventure Time, “Hall […]

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Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio

by Ed Liuon July 13, 2016
Hasbro Acquires Boulder Media Animation Studio Hasbro Expands TV and Feature Film Capabilities with Purchase of Irish Animation Studio PAWTUCKET, R.I. — Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) today announced that it has acquired Boulder Media, a multi-award winning Irish animation company based in Dublin. Boulder has produced a variety of award-winning series for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, […]
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“The Secret Life of Pets” Not So Secret After $104M Debut Weekend; “Finding Dory” Tops Ticket Sales for 2016

by Ed Liuon July 12, 2016
In its debut weekend, Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets took in a total of $104.35 million in ticket sales to handily take the top spot in the weekend box office race. The total also gave The Secret Life of Pets the most successful opening weekend for an original animated feature, toppling Disney/Pixar’s Inside […]

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NY Times on Disney’s Gambles on Latina Princess “Elena of Avalor”

by Ed Liuon July 11, 2016
The New York Times has taken a look at Disney’s new TV show Elena of Avalor, where the title character will be the first Latina Disney Princess. The article is a good capsule summary of the show’s genesis and the challenges it faces as both the latest entry in the ideologically fraught “Disney Princess” line […]