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“Inside Out” Claims Best Animated Feature Oscar; “Bear Story” Wins Best Animated Short

by Ed Liuon February 29, 2016
The winners for the 88th Annual Academy Awards have been named for all categories with an animated production in contention, with Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out winning the Best Animated Feature Oscar and “Bear Story” winning the Best Animated Short Oscar. Inside Out lost the Best Original Screenplay Oscar to Spotlight. A full list of winners can […]
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UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce March Highlights

by Grant Whiteon February 28, 2016
Transformers: Robots in Disguise races back onto screens weekends at 7:30am from 5th March as Bumblebee, Strongarm, Sideswipe and their allies continue their fight to protect Earth from Decepticon criminals. Monday 14th at 5pm sees the premiere of Adventure Time: Stakes, a new four night long mini series focussing on the popular vampire Marceline. From […]

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PR: MCM Acquires Top UK YouTube Festival Summer in the City

by Grant Whiteon February 24, 2016
MCM is pleased to announce that it has acquired top UK YouTube festival Summer in the City. Founded in 2009, the Excel London show is a popular annual celebration of online video and the community that surrounds it, attracting content creators, their viewers and the wider entertainment industry. Featuring panels, live performances and special guest […]
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Appeals Court Upholds Superman Rights

by Dan Collinson February 19, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decision from the rights to Superman between the estate of Jerry Siegel and Warner Brothers. On February 10, 2016, the judges have agreed that in 2001, the widow of Jerry Siegel transferred the rights to the character to Warner’s subsidiary DC […]

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How to Animate an Undead Rabbit: Jessica Borutski Talks “Bunnicula”

by Ed Liuon February 16, 2016
Like many fans, Jessica Borutski fell in love with animation by watching tons of classic animation on TV from a young age, moving on to earn a degree at Algonquin College before going on to work for the legendary John Kricfalusi at Spumco on Adult Cartoon Party. A subsequent gig at Fuel Industries led to […]
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Nickelodeon Greenlights Second Season of “Shimmer and Shine,” New Product Line Launches

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
NICKELODEON GREENLIGHTS SECOND SEASON OF HIT ANIMATED PRESCHOOL SERIES SHIMMER AND SHINE Additional 20 Episodes Feature Brand-New Characters Including an Evil Sorceress, Voiced by Actress Lacey Chabert, and New Magical Locales First-Ever Shimmer and Shine Toy Line to Debut at New York Toy Fair NEW YORK – February 11, 2016 – It’s a wish come […]

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Betty Boop Returning to Animation in 2018

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
BETTY BOOP TO STAR IN NEW ANIMATED TELEVISION SERIES Original Animation Aimed at a New Generation of Fans To Be Produced by Normaal Animation in Partnership with Fleischer Studios and King Features PARIS, LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, February – Betty Boop, the iconic character created by legendary animator Max Fleischer, returns to toons with […]
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Beatles-Inspired “Beat Bugs” Animated Series Coming to Netflix This Summer

by Ed Liuon February 11, 2016
Variety reports that Netflix has picked up the kids’ animated series Beat Bugs, inspired by the music of the Beatles and featuring covers of their songs by musicians including Eddie Vedder, Pink, and Sia. Created by Josh Wakely, the series revolves around five bugs named Jay, Kumi, Crick, Buzz and Walter, who “band together to […]

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Shout! Factory to Bring “Miraculous Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir” to Home Entertainment

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
SHOUT! FACTORY AND ZAG ENTER NEW TV SERIES CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Home Entertainment Distribution Rights to ZAG’s New CGI-Animated Series Zag Heroez’ MIRACULOUS™ TALES OF LADYBUG & CAT NOIR Los Angeles, California – February 8, 2016 – Shout! Factory, a multi-platform media company, and ZAG, a multi-media […]
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Amazon Orders “Thunderbirds Are Go” for Prime Streaming Video

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Amazon Orders Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go Amazon orders four seasons of the new series, which is a reinvention of the 50-year-old classic Thunderbirds series; Rosamund Pike to star as Lady Penelope SEATTLE—February 10, 2016—(NASDAQ: AMZN)—Amazon today announced it has ordered four 13-episode seasons of new Amazon Original Kids Series Thunderbirds Are Go to […]