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PR: Aardman Craft Brand New Online Home For "The Gruffalo"

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BRISTOL UK, Thursday 21st November – In celebration of The Gruffalo’s forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2014, Macmillan Children’s Books commissioned Aardman to create a stunning new online fan site for the brand, which went live this month. The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler is a modern classic, loved by an international […]

NekoCon 2013: Steve Blum

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Prolific voice actor Steve Blum was one of the feature guests at Nekocon 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. This article covers his Sunday afternoon Q&A session, since he had several throughout the con. Blum proved to be a wonderful guest, taking multiple requests from the audience for lines spoken in the voices of many of the […]

Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa Get More Toons

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Prepare to see more of Uncle Grandpa’s RV and Steven Universe’s belly button as Cartoon Network announced that they have ordered additional episodes of both Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa for 2014. Each will receive 13 additional episodes. Steven Universe airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the network while Uncle Grandpa airs at the same […]

Fox Sells Simpsons Syndication Rights To Themselves [FXX]

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Fox sold the cable syndication rights to their biggest moneymaking animated television series – that would be The Simpsons – to their smaller cable network, FXX, for a reported price tag of at least $750 million [that also includes VOD and non-linear rights]. The deal will last for 10 years and includes 574 episodes over […]

PR: Aardman Produces Magic Game For Hit CBBC Show "Wizards vs Aliens"

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‘Take on the role of Tom and Benny and embark on a perilous adventure to save the world from the evil Nekross!’ BRISTOL UK, Monday 18th November – To support the launch of the brand new series of Wizards Vs Aliens on CBBC, BBC Wales Interactive and CBBC have commissioned Aardman to create a fun […]

NBCU Harvests Sprout

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NBCU made it official and bought the preschool kids network Sprout from the other two members – PBS and HIT – of the previous ownership consortium. Sprout is the home of original television programming for the preschool set that included “Caillou”, “Noodle and Doodle” and “The Chica Show” and is available to 60 million homes […]

PR: More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia

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MCM BIRMINGHAM COMIC CON & MEMORABILIA – NEC – 23-24 NOV More Guests Announced For MCM Birmingham Comic Con & Memorabilia MCM Birmingham Comic Con and Memorabilia, Britain’s biggest collectors’ event, both come to the NEC on 23-24 November and there’ll be a host of guests attending alongside all the comic creators, videogames and retailers. […]

Voice Talent for "Maya the Bee Movie" Announced at AFM

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The Hollywood Reporter notes that Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, and Noah Taylor have been announced as voice talent for the Australian-German co-production Maya the Bee Movie at the America Film Market 2013 conference. The movie will be the first 3D animated kids feature for Australian studio Flying Bark, and will be based on the Maya […]

NY Times on the Uncertain Reception for Hayao Miyazaki's "The Wind Rises"

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The New York Times has looked at the potential trouble spots in the US release of Hayao Miyazaki’s latest film The Wind Rises, based on the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the designer of the Japanese Zero fighter. While right-wing elements in Japan have criticized the film for being too pacifistic, the concern is that the […]

Wall Street Journal on Hollywood vs. Vancouver Over China's Animation Market

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The Wall Street Journal‘s China weblog has noted recent efforts to promote Vancouver-based animation studios for content partnerships with Chinese companies, with Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson touring the country last week with digital animation executives in tow touting lower production costs and tax incentives vs. Hollywood animation studios. Hollywood has spent significant money and resources […]

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