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DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Marketing Chief and COO Departing

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Variety reports that earlier rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, are now confirmed, with the studio cutting 500 jobs company-wide, with marketing chief Dawn Taubin and chief operating officer Mark Zoradi among those leaving. Vice chairman Lew Coleman is retiring, while former chief creative officer Bill Damaschke departed earlier this year to be […]

Making Beautiful Music with “The Book of Life” Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

by Ed Liuon January 23, 2015
Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]

DreamWorks Animation Reported to Begin Layoffs

by Ed Liuon January 20, 2015
Deadline.com cites anonymous sources that DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., is initiating another round of layoffs in the wake of disappointing box office results in 2014 and the management shake-up that led to Chief Creative Officer Bill Damaschke stepping down and senior producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria promoted to co-presidents of feature animation. The report […]

UK Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito Announce February Highlights

by Grant Whiteon January 19, 2015
February of course brings Valentine’s Day and the UK family of Cartoon Network channels are aiming to give viewers enough treats to love all of them. From 2nd Mega Mondays will lead with new episodes of Uncle Grandpa (4pm), Clarence (5pm) and Steven Universe (6pm). Also airing new episodes will be LEGO Ninjago: Masters of […]

PR: Learn The Fun-damentals Of Coding With Nickelodeon UK’s Code-It

by Grant Whiteon January 16, 2015
Nickelodeon characters including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and SpongeBob help kids learn to code  at nick.co.uk/codeit London, Thursday, 15th January 2015 – Nickelodeon UK today unveils its newest online experience, Code-It. Designed to help kids explore the fundamentals of computer coding and complementing the new national curriculum, Code-It is aimed at kids aged six to […]

2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; “Dragon 2,” “Song of the Sea,” “Kaguya,” “Big Hero 6,” and “Boxtrolls” for Best Animated Feature

by Ed Liuon January 15, 2015
The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]

FUNimation Announces New SubPass Subscription Streaming Video Service

by Ed Liuon January 14, 2015
FUNimation Entertainment Announces New Options and Enhancements for Subscription Streaming Service New SubPass Now Available! Flower Mound, TX (January 13, 2015) – FUNimation Entertainment is committed to providing the best services, products, and experiences for our fans, which starts with ongoing updates and enhancements to our subscription streaming service.  To that end, we have several […]

Cartoon Network Acquires Global Rights to New “Transformers: Robots in Disguise” Series

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2015
CARTOON NETWORK ACQUIRES GLOBAL RIGHTS TO HASBRO STUDIOS’ NEWEST SERIES, TRANSFORMERS: ROBOTS IN DISGUISE Next Series in Beloved Franchise to Air on Cartoon Network Channels in Europe, Latin America, Asia, Africa and the Middle East Following Earlier U.S. Deal Los Angeles, Jan. 13, 2015 – Cartoon Network has acquired the global rights to start airing […]

Just Two Days Left to Show Your Shorts to Saban Brands

by Ed Liuon January 13, 2015
Saban Brands extended their deadline for submissions for their first “Show Us Your Shorts!” contest to January 15, 2015, meaning you super-late procrastinators have 2 days to get your entries in. Original animated shorts can be submitted at www.sabanshorts.com. Each animated short will be judged by a Saban Brands executive committee, with the top 10 […]