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Nickelodeon Announces 2015 Global Animated Shorts Program Details

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2014
NICKELODEON CONTINUES TO LEAD IN DEVELOPING THE NEXT GENERATION OF ANIMATION TALENT WITH 2015 GLOBAL ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM Open Call for Submissions to Take Place Feb. 1–March 31, 2015 Search Includes International and Preschool Pitches to Feed Animation Studio’s Growing Slate of Original Content BURBANK, Calif. – Dec. 9, 2014 – Nickelodeon continues to pave […]
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2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2014
The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are: The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros) Big Hero 6 (Disney) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features) The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox) In […]

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Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness” on Digital HD Dec 9; DVD on Jan 27, 2015

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
AN INSIDE LOOK AT THE LANDMARK STUDIO THAT PRODUCED PRINCESS MONONOKE AND SPIRITED AWAY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS Remarkable Tale of Passion, Creativity and Exploration Arrives on DVD and Video on Demand January 27 Available For Digital Download December 9 The first-ever look at the inner workings of Studio Ghibli, the successful Japanese […]
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Inspired by the Muse – Toonzone Interviews Actor Sunday Muse

by Ed Liuon December 9, 2014
The multi-talented Sunday Muse wears many hats in her career, with the first being an actor on stage, on-camera, and in voiceover. She also claims credits as an author (of the book You Can Do Cartoon Voices, Too!), a stand-up comedian (with Toronto Life naming her ‘one of the funniest ladies in Toronto’), and an […]

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TMNT Exec. Producer Ciro Nieli Talks Ninja Turtles, Robot Monkeys, and the United Kingdom

by Grant Whiteon December 5, 2014
Toonzone recently had the chance to talk with Ciro Nieli, executive producer of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, during his latest visit to the United Kingdom. TOONZONE NEWS: Season two is racing towards its dramatic conclusion, season three is soon to start and a fourth season has been confirmed. You’ve said before that ideally you […]
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PR: MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda

by Grant Whiteon December 3, 2014
MCM Enjoys Record-Breaking 2014 — UK & EU Expansion on 2015 Agenda Three brand new shows, record-breaking attendance figures and a first foray into mainland Europe; 2014 has proved to be a milestone year for MCM Expo Group; unquestionably the most successful to date. Overall, 401,000 visitors came to MCM events throughout 2014, compared to […]

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Disney Orders Second Season of “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon December 3, 2014
HEIGH-HO FOR “THE 7D!” DISNEY ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED SEVEN DWARFS SERIES “THE 7D” Disney has ordered a second season of “The 7D,” the hit animated TV series which takes a comedic look at the world of the Seven Dwarfs. Fourteen-time Emmy Award-winner Tom Ruegger (“Animaniacs,” “Tiny Toon Adventures”) is executive producer. Returning […]
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Canada’s DHX Media to Acquire Nerd Corps

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter covers DHX Media’s acquisition of the Nerd Corps animation studio and its library of 11,000 half-hours of kids’ content for $57 million. The acquisition will add shows like Slugterra, League of Super Evil, and Storm Hawks to DHX’s media library, and will place Nerd Corps co-founder Asaph Fipke and president Ken Faier […]

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“The Boxtrolls,” “Wander Over Yonder” Lead 42nd Annie Award Nominations

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2014
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 42nd annual Annie Awards, with LAIKA’s The Boxtrolls leading the pack in feature films with 13 total nominations including Best Animated Feature, and Disney’s Wander Over Yonder leading TV productions with 6 total nominations including Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children’s Audience (Fox’s The Simpsons would […]