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Results For the 42nd Annie Awards Favor “How To Train Your Dragon 2”, Disney Animation

by Todd DuBoison February 1, 2015
DreamWorks Animation and Disney Television Animation were the biggest winners of the 42nd Annie Awards, which were held on the evening of January 31st in Los Angeles to honor the highlights of the animation industry in the past year. DreamWorks’ How To Train Your Dragon 2 was named Best Animated Feature and earned five other […]
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PR: Ninja Magic: Iconic Anime Hero Naruto is Coming to MCM Manchester and Glasgow!

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
MCM MANCHESTER COMIC CON – MANCHESTER CENTRAL – 25-26 JULY  MCM SCOTLAND COMIC CON – GLASGOW SECC – 26-27 SEPTEMBER  Ninja magic: iconic anime hero Naruto is coming to Manchester and Glasgow! It’s official, anime fans; Manchester and Glasgow will be playing host to much-loved ninja Naruto later this year! Maile Flanagan, the voice of […]

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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce March Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 30, 2015
You know who else likes Cartoon Network UK’s March schedule? My mom! From 2nd March Mega Mondays brings all new episodes of Regular Show (4:30pm),  Adventure Time (5:00pm) and The Amazing World of Gumball (5:30pm). Sibling block Funsize Fridays has the weekend start covered with 15 minute episodes of the same trio along with Steven […]
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New Latin Disney Princess Elena of Avalor Coming in 2016 to Disney Jr.

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2015
A DISNEY PRINCESS INSPIRED BY LATIN CULTURES, “ELENA OF AVALOR,” WILL BE INTRODUCED IN 2016 ON DISNEY JUNIOR CHANNELS AND PROGRAMMING BLOCKS AROUND THE WORLD Princess Elena of Avalor, a confident and compassionate teenager in an enchanted fairytale kingdom inspired by diverse Latin cultures and folklore, will be introduced in a special episode of Disney […]

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FUNimation and GameSamba Announce Free-to-Play “Fairy Tail” RPG

by Ed Liuon January 29, 2015
FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba announce FAIRY TAIL RPG with Kodansha Flower Mound, TX – FUNimation Entertainment and GameSamba, Group 1200 Media companies, announced today that they intend to execute an agreement with Kodansha to develop a free-to-play online role-playing game based on the Fairy Tail brand. The browser-based game will have worldwide territory rights and […]

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NY International Children’s Film Festival Announces Complete 2015 Slate

by Ed Liuon January 28, 2015
NEW YORK INT’L CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES COMPLETE 2015 SLATE **** TICKETS ON SALE TODAY, JANUARY 28 EVENT RUNS FEB 27-MARCH 22 OSCAR®-QUALIFYING EVENT FOR BEST ANIMATED & LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM FESTIVAL OPENS WITH NEWEST FILMS FROM AARDMAN ANIMATIONS AND STUDIO GHIBLI **** 2015 PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: EAST COAST PREMIERE OF NEW AARDMAN FEATURE SHAUN […]
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Kristine Belson Named New President of Sony Pictures Animation

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
In the wake of Michelle Raimo Kouyate stepping down as President of Production last week, Sony Pictures Entertainment has announced that Kristine Belson has been named President of Sony Pictures Animation. Belson moves to Sony from DreamWorks Animation, SKG, where she was the executive producer for How to Train Your Dragon and the producer of […]

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Jorge Gutierrez and the Bulletproof Heart Behind “The Book of Life”

by Ed Liuon January 27, 2015
Born in Mexico City and raised in Tijuana, Jorge Gutierrez grew up on a multi-pop-cultural mix of Japanese anime, American Popeye cartoons, and Mexican Cantinflas movies. Over the objections of his father (who didn’t consider animation a “real art”), he attended the famed California Institute of the Arts, perpetually wondering why the Mexico and Latin-American […]
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How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

by Ed Liuon January 26, 2015
Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]