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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]

Anime Limited Partners With Viewster For Spring UK/EU Simulcasts

Anime Limited Obtains UK and EU Rights To "Seraph of the End"

Scotland based UK anime licensor Anime Limited have announced a partnership with video streaming service Viewster to provide their spring 2015 simulcast releases. Seraph of the End, Plastic Memories and The Heroic Legend of Arslan will be available to UK and Ireland fans for free via the service the same day they are available in Japan, […]

"An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI" in NYC from April 24 - May 29, 2015

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THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI” TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK APRIL 24 – MAY 29 Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to […]

NYC MoMA Hosts Glen Keane and John Canemaker on April 6, 2015

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be hosting renowned animator Glen Keane in discussion with animator/historian John Canemaker on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 7:00 PM as part of their “Modern Mondays” film exhibition. The screening will feature the New York theatrical premiere of Mr. Keane’s “Duet” short film, which […]

Toonzone Tours the Nickelodeon Animation Studios

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Over 20 years and 50+ different cartoon shows, Nickelodeon Animation is just as strong as it ever was. Situated in a white building with big orange letters in Burbank, California, Nickelodeon Animation Studio opened its doors to Toonzone News and other members of the press for a studio tour in anticipation of the latest addition […]

DreamWorks' "Home" Surprises With Strong Opening Weekend

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DreamWorks Animation’s new family film Home defied expectations at the box office opening weekend, earning $52.1 million domestically per Box Office Mojo. The movie had been projected for an opening of $30 to $35 million, but instead Home represents the third strongest opening for a non-sequel film from the studio behind Kung Fu Panda ($60.2 […]

New "Hotel Transylvania 2" Domestic Teaser One-Sheet Revealed

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Sony Pictures Animation has revealed the latest domestic teaser one-sheet poster for Hotel Transylvania 2. It is set to appear in theaters starting tomorrow, but you can get a look at Drac’s Pack now: Hotel Transylvania 2 will premiere on September 25, 2015.

Sony Picture Acquires "Robotech" License; Plans Live-Action Feature

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Variety reports that Sony Pictures has secured rights to the Robotech franchise, with an eye to moving quickly to a live-action feature film adaptation. The project will be overseen at Sony Pictures by Sony Pictures Entertainment Group President Doug Belgrad, Columbia Pictures Production Chief Michael De Luca, and Sony Pictures Vice President of Creative Production […]

Ooo Royalty Hynden Walch To Appear At MCM May London Comic Con 2015

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Following on from her appearance at the Belfast event earlier that month, voice actress Hynden Walch will be appearing at the first MCM London Comic Con of 2015 due to be held May 22nd-24th at the ExCel Centre in the capital. Walch is most famous for voicing Candy Kingdom monarch Princess Bubblegum in Cartoon Network’s […]

Nickelodeon's Official App Now Available For Android In UK

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Following a launch on iOS last November, the official Nick App is now available in the UK to those using Android devices. An extension of the main Nickelodeon TV network, the award winning app allows viewers to interact with their favourite shows and characters in new ways including full episodes, games, photos, blogs and polls. […]

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