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Bob Lambert, Disney Exec and Digital Media Trailblazer, R.I.P.

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Former Walt Disney executive Bob Lambert passed away at his home in Glendale, CA, on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the age of 55 of undisclosed causes. Lambert was a senior executive at the Walt Disney Company for 25 years, starting with the company in 1985, and was instrumental in the development of CAPS (Computer […]

Analyst States Nickelodeon is Underperforming, Needs to Improve Programming

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Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser wrote that the Nickelodeon cable network is “dragging (parent company) Viacom down” by underperforming in ratings compared to many of its competitors. Wieser’s analysis states that TV viewership among kids 2-11 has been up in the past 10 months, but not at Nickelodeon, and added that, “Kids have not […]

Nickelodeon Apologizes for Vulgar Twitter Posts About Wives of Republican Presidential Candidates by Jason Biggs

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Actor Jason Biggs made several off-color jokes during the Republican National Convention about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the spouses of Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. A public outcry from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led to calls for boycotts and firing of Biggs from his role as Leonardo on […]

Variety on Cartoon Network's Offbeat New Shows

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Variety has taken a look at Cartoon Network’s sponsoring of more offbeat animated fare, including Adventure Time and Regular Show, and the new newly announced series Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe. The article credits Chief Content Officer Rob Sorcher for championing these new shows created by a generation of animators who grew up with Cartoon […]

Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel

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Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer […]

"Frankenweenie" New 360-Degree Studio Tours Released

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Walt Disney Feature Animation has released several new 360-degree studio tours for Frankenweenie, the upcoming stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton that will remake his cult-favorite short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like […]

PR: Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent

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Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent   New Series Expands Cartoon Network Studios’ Thriving Original Comedy Slate Joining Genre Trailblazers Adventure Time and Regular Show   Having scored its most-watched summer in its 20-year history across early primetime, Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series conceived as part of the shorts development initiative underway at Cartoon […]

Disney Threatens Legal Action Over "Misleading" DVD Releases

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The Guardian reports that Disney is threatening legal action against Brightspark Entertainment over what Disney terms “misleading” budget DVD releases that are packaged to look like animated films from Disney or Pixar. Disney specifically cited Braver, whose DVD cover shares a red-haired princess in a green dress with Disney/Pixar’s Brave movie posters. Other titles released […]

DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for "Epic" and "Rio 2"

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DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]

Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

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If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

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