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Saban’s “Show Us Your Shorts” Contest Accepting Submissions Thru October 24, 2014

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2014
Saban Brands has launched their first-ever “Show Us Your Shorts” contest, accepting submissions through October 24, 2014, at www.sabanshorts.com. Upon submission, all shorts will be judged by a Saban Brands executive committee. The top 10 selects will be displayed for public vote for two weeks. Once the top 10 are chosen, the public can also […]
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Toonzone Interviews Steve Borst and Gary Di Raffaele For “Breadwinners” UK Premiere

by Grant Whiteon September 25, 2014
Breadwinners, Nickelodeon’s latest hit comedy focussing on duck buddies SwaySway and Buhdeuce as they deliver bread in their high tech rocket van, has arrived on Nicktoons in the UK. We recently got the chance to pose a few questions to series creators Steve Borst (Teen Titans Go!, MAD) and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele (MAD, Metalocalypse) […]

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Toonzone Interviews Dee Bradley Baker & Steve Blum on How to Speak Boxtroll

by Ed Liuon September 25, 2014
The title characters of Laika’s The Boxtrolls make quite an impression, and a good portion of the reason why is the vocal performances of a stable of voiceover actors who used their gibberish language to lend them distinct characterization and depth. Toonzone leapt at the chance to interview the voiceover actors who brought two of […]
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Channel Frederator Network Adds 141 New Channels, Expands Subscriber Base

by Ed Liuon September 24, 2014
CHANNEL FREDERATOR NETWORK ADDS 141 NEW CHANNELS AND EXPANDS SUBSCRIBER BASE TO 10.5 MILLION DURING THE MONTH OF AUGUST As its Audience Numbers Continue to Balloon, Channel Frederator Network Establishes Itself as the Go-To Destination for Online Animation Across the Globe NEW YORK—September 24, 2014–They’re just getting bigger! During the month of August, Channel Frederator […]

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DreamWorks Animation’s Kate Swanborg to Deliver Keynote at Power Up Festival on Sept. 24, 2014

by Ed Liuon September 23, 2014
TRAINING DRAGONS AT DREAMWORKS ANIMATION: INNOVATION IN ANIMATION Wednesday, September 24 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm Milk Studios (449 14th Street, New York, NY) DreamWorks Animation Trains Dragons using HP Technology. DreamWorks Animation creates high-quality entertainment including amazing, computer generated (CG) animated movies such as How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar. Since 2001, DreamWorks […]
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“Regular Show” Returns for Not-So-Regular Sixth Season on October 9, 2014

by Ed Liuon September 19, 2014
Cartoon Network’s hit series Regular Show is Back for a Not-So-Regular Sixth Season Premiering Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/ PT) Your favorite golf cart driving, video game playing, procrastinating dudes are back Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. (ET/PT) with a brand new season packed with fist pumping moments! At the close of […]

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“Henry & Me” Submitted for Best Animated Feature Qualification

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that independent distributor Reveal Animation Studios has submitted its film Henry & Me to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences for qualification as a nominee for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Academy Award. If accepted, the movie would add to an already crowded field, with as many as 17 […]

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Wall Street Journal Reports on Hub Takeover and Rebranding by Discovery

by Ed Liuon September 18, 2014
The Wall Street Journal reports that a long-rumored takeover and rebranding of the Hub Network is about to take place. The joint venture between Discovery and Hasbro has struggled to gain market share in the kids TV network environment dominated by Disney Channel and Nickelodeon, shifting from its original lineup of programming to include other […]
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TNT Acquires Television Rights To Marvel Films

by Alex Beanon September 18, 2014
If you want to watch the various superhero-themed movies from Marvel on television in the future, chances are you will be tuning into the TNT cable network. That’s because TNT has purchased the network broadcast rights to the next five Marvel feature films beginning with “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Each Marvel film will show […]