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"ParaNorman" Comes in Third in Box Office Race with $14.1M in Ticket Sales on Opening Weekend

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LAIKA’s ParaNorman took in $14.1 million (estimated) in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, landing it in the third-place spot on the weekend box office charts behind The Expendables 2 ($28.59M) and The Bourne Legacy ($17.06M). ParaNorman‘s box office take puts it behind the $16.8M debut weekend of LAIKA’s previous film Coraline, but ahead of […]

PR: Manga Entertainment UK Brings 'Ninja Scroll' To Blu-ray on November 26, 2012

   PRESS RELEASE “Energetic, dramatic and visually impressive, this is an anime classic” FILM4.COM Ninja Scroll On Blu-Ray 26 Nov 2012 Fast sell: Anime classic Ninja Scroll comes to Blu-ray for the first time ever! Available in a limited edition Double Play Blu-ray/DVD Steelbook as well as separately on Blu-ray and DVD, Yoshiaki Kawajiri’s wonderfully […]

Warner Bros. Shuts Down Direct-to-DVD Division; DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby-Doo Animated Films Unaffected

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The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Warner Brothers has shut down Warner Premiere, its direct-to-video movie division, citing declining DVD sales and “the current transition to digital” in a press release. The article adds that the DC Universe, Tom & Jerry, and Scooby Doo animated movies are unaffected by the shutdown, and will continue to […]

PR: August 2012 Week 2 Ratings Highlights for Cartoon Network and Adult Swim

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Following are the ratings highlights covering Cartoon Network and Adult Swim across August 2012, Week 2: CARTOON NETWORK Midway through August 2012, Cartoon Network again ranked as basic cable’s #1 network for Early Prime (7-9 p.m.) delivery of boys 2-11, 6-11 & 9-14.  Early Prime delivery of key kid demos also grew vs. the same time period last year-kids […]

Otakon 2012: Photo Gallery

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The following photos were taken by Eric “Weatherman” Stehmer: Walking up on Friday, the pre-reg line is running off the the right.   The end of the line. It’s a long walk from there back to the reg desks.   The east entrance to the BCC aka Cosplay Court. That fountain the back is usually […]

Otakon 2012: Gen Urobochi Panel

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For anyone unfamiliar with Gen Urobuchi, he is the head screenwriter for Puella Magi Madoka Magica and the writer of the light novel Fate/Zero, a prequel to Fate/Stay Night. He came into the panel with his face covered to preserve his relative anonymity (he had no picture in the official Otakon guide either), though the […]

BusinessWeek On DreamWorks Animation's Acquisition of Classic Media

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Bloomberg News’ BusinessWeek recently covered DreamWorks Animation’s successful bid to purchase Classic Media for $155 million, a move which gave ownership of to a wide array of intellectual property including Rocky & Bullwinkle, Casper the friendly ghost, VeggieTales, Richie Rich, Felix the Cat, Mr. Peabody and more. The studio is already drawing on this catalog […]

DreamWorks Animation to Develop $3.1B Cultural and Entertainment District in Shanghai

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The New York Times reports that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, has announced plans to build a $3.1 billion cultural and entertainment district in Shanghai with a multi-building complex stretching over six large city blocks on the banks of the Huangpu River. Titled “the Dream Center,” the complex aims to rival the Broadway theater district in […]

PR: Shout! Factory & FremantleMedia Enterprises Join Forces to Bring "Aquabats Super Show!" & "Monsuno" to DVD

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SHOUT! FACTORY AND FREMANTLEMEDIA ENTERPRISES JOIN FORCES TO DELIVER TWO CURRENT HIT SERIES FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT MULTI-YEAR ALLIANCE GRANTS SHOUT! FACTORY EXCLUSIVE DISTRIBUTION RIGHTS TO  THE AQUABATS SUPER SHOW! AND MONSUNO™  Los Angeles, California – August 6, 2012 – Shout! Factory and FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) announced today a strategic home entertainment alliance to bring widely popular hit […]

PR: TELETOON Free Preview Kicks Off Nationwide August 15, 2012

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TELETOON FREE PREVIEW KICKS OFF NATIONWIDE AUGUST 15 6-week-long Multi-platform free preview set to reach over 12 million viewers (Toronto, ON, August 8, 2012) - TELETOON Canada Inc. is pleased to offer Canadians coast-to-coast free access to TELETOON during the TELETOON Free Preview event from Wednesday, August 15, 2012 to Sunday, September 30, 2012. Throughout this period, subscribers of participating television service providers […]

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