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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 […]

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Daniel Gerson, Screenwriter for “Monsters Inc.” and “Big Hero 6,” Passes Away at 49

by Ed Liuon February 10, 2016
Variety reports that screenwriter Daniel Gerson has passed away at age 49 after a battle with brain cancer. Mr. Gerson frequently collaborated with Robert L. Baird, with the duo earning screenwriting credits on Disney/Pixar’s Monsters Inc. and Monsters University, and Disney’s Big Hero 6. The pair have also been credited in assisting the screenplays for […]
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“Happy Birthday To You” About To Enter Public Domain At Last

by Peter Paltridgeon February 9, 2016
It’s been called the most famous and widely-sung tune in the world: “Happy Birthday To You.” Everybody sings it at parties and everyone knows the lyrics. What most people don’t know is that every time they’ve performed it in public until now, they’ve been breaking the law. The tune was originally written on paper in […]

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“Inside Out” Dominates 43rd Annual Annie Awards with 11 Wins

by Ed Liuon February 8, 2016
Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out won 11 Annie Awards over the weekend, dominating its competition with wins in categories including Best Animated Feature, Best Directing (for Pete Docter), Outstanding Writing (Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve and Josh Cooley), and Outstanding Voice Acting (Phyllis Smith as Sadness). The full list of winners follows, as announced at the awards ceremony: […]
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The Adventures of Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, Part Two

by Peter Paltridgeon February 4, 2016
When we last left Kevin Smith and Harley Quinn Smith, the most adorable father-daughter pair in the world, she had just received the bat that Margot Robbie wielded in Suicide Squad (due out in October). More recently, she was standing on a curb in Hollywood waiting for an Uber to pick her up. That’s when […]