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Skylanders and Call of Duty Among Top Earners in 2013

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This week Activision released its quarterly earnings report, and there’s good news in there for fans of Skylanders and Call of Duty. According to a press release about the report, Skylanders sales are in the billions: ·         As of December 31, 2013, the Skylanders franchise has generated, life-to-date, more than $2 billion in worldwide sales and, at the end of the […]

G.I. Joe Enlists for Amazon's Kindle Worlds

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that America’s daring, highly trained special missions force has opened up a new front in their ongoing war against Cobra: Kindle Worlds, Amazon.com’s program that allows writers of fan-fiction to publish and profit from their work. Hasbro and Amazon have added G.I. Joe to the properties available for writers on Kindle […]

"Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2" Tops Video Sales Charts in Debut Week

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Sony Pictures Animation’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 has topped the home video sales chart in its first week of release, with the Nielsen VideoScan First Alert sales chart pegging it at #1 for both the DVD/Blu-ray combined chart and the dedicated Blu-ray sales chart. Trailing it on the combined sales chart were […]

PR: Get ready to geek out at the MCM Midlands Comic Con!

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MIDLANDS COMIC CON – INTERNATIONAL CENTRE, TELFORD – 15 FEB. Get ready to geek out at the MCM Midlands Comic Con! Sci-fi fans, movie buffs, comic collectors, anime enthusiasts and cosplayers will be flocking to Telford International Centre on 15 February for the MCM Midlands Comic Con, the first show in MCM Expo’s packed 2014 […]

Arthur Rankin Jr., Rankin/Bass Co-Founder, 1924 - 2014

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The Royal Gazette of Bermuda reported that Arthur Rankin, Jr. passed away at his home by Harrington Sound on January 31, 2014, at the age of 90. Rankin was half of the famed Rankin-Bass duo, which produced some of the best beloved animated Christmas TV specials of all time, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Frosty […]

PR: Turner Broadcasting Announces Strategic Changes/Expansions to Animation, Kids & Young Adult Networks

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Turner Broadcasting Announces Strategic Changes/Expansions to its Portfolio of Animation, Kids and Young Adult Networks Adult Swim to Expand On-Air Programming Line-up to 8 p.m. on March 31 Cartoon Network Stays On with Original Animated Shorts, Series and Games for Digital Consumption Boomerang to be Aligned Globally as a Family Co-Viewing Network Officially Available to […]

Straight Outta Brooklyn - Animation Block Party Coming To L.A. For Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day just got more interesting for those of you who happen to reside in Los Angeles as the Brooklyn-based Animation Block Party brings a special Valentine’s Day showcase to the Troubadour club where they will show Valentine’s Day-themed toons from mTV, Nickelodeon and Oscar-nominated cartoonist Bill Plympton amongst others. The Animation Block Valentine’s Day […]

Annie Gets A Horse And Wedding Cake

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The combination of the classic Disney short “Get A Horse” [with Walt Disney himself as the voice of Mickey Mouse] with modern 3D animation techniques took home the prize as the best animated short at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank. In addition, Viola Baier won […]

Adventure Time, Futurama And Sofia Win Annies

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The television category had three major winners at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank – “Adventure Time” from Cartoon Network took home the honors as best TV/broadcast production for children while “Futurama” won as the best TV/broadcast production for a general audience and Disney’s “Sofia the […]

The Croods Win Three Annies

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“The Croods” officially garnered three Annies at the 41st annual Annie Awards held by the International Animated Film Association [ASIFA-Hollywood] in Burbank, making it the best animated feature film not named “Frozen”. The film tallied wins in the categories of animated effects, character animation and character design. The three Annies for “The Croods” represented DreamWorks […]

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