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Steve Viksten 1960 - 2014

Steve Viksten, "Hey Arnold" Writer and Actor, 1960 - 2014

by Ed Liuon July 1, 2014
Variety reports that Steve Viksten passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 54. Viksten was a key crew member of Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, providing the vaguely Eastern European accent as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka and serving as the writer for most of the series episodes with creator Craig Bartlett. His […]

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Nickelodeon and Activision to Produce "Legend of Korra" Video Game

by Ed Liuon June 26, 2014
NICKELODEON CONTINUES RELATIONSHIP WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. TO PRODUCE THE LEGEND OF KORRA VIDEO GAME Fans Can Select Video Game Cover Art Via The Legend of Korra Facebook Page   NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced plans […]
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Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]

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Vishnu Athreya named VP, Program Scheduling, for Cartoon Network & Boomerang

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang Vishnu Athreya has been named vice president, program scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of […]
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Disney TV Animation Orders "Pickle & Peanut," New Seasons of Mickey Shorts & "Wander Over Yonder"

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION BEGINS PRODUCTION ON PICKLE & PEANUT, A BUDDY COMEDY FOR DISNEY XD STARRING JON HEDER AND JOHNNY PEMBERTON — Studio Also Receives Season Pickups for “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts and “Wander Over Yonder” — Adding to the creative strength that helps fuel Disney-branded channels and platforms worldwide, Disney Television Animation has begun […]

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"A Brony Tale" Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014, VOD on July 15, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
A SWEET CARTOON SERIES MADE FOR LITTLE GIRLS HAS DEVELOPED A RABID FOLLOWING – OF GROWN MEN A BRONY TALE The Story of a True American Phenomenon, This First Release on the New ‘Morgan Spurlock Presents’ Label, Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014 and Video on Demand July 15, 2014, “You ain’t a man unless […]
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Anna Kendrick Joins Cast of DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls"

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2014
Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.

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"Peg + Cat" Top 2014 Daytime Creative Emmys

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2014
The Academy for Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 2014 Daytime Creative Emmy Awards, with the PBS animated series Peg + Cat winning three awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Peg actor Hayley Faith Negrin, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Jennifer […]
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More Details Emerge on Pixar's "Inside Out"

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter has covered an advance look at Pixar’s Inside out screened in Hollywood last week for members of the press. Present were film director Pete Docter and producer Jonas Rivera, detailing how the film will use the mind of an 11-year-old girl named Riley as the setting, as five of her emotions struggle […]