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New “The Powerpuff Girls” TV Series Announced for Cartoon Network

by Todd DuBoison June 16, 2014
The Powerpuff Girls are coming back to Cartoon Network. At the 2014 licensing expo in Las Vegas, Cartoon Network chief content officer Rob Sorcher revealed that a new animated series starring its pint-sized girl superheroes is in the works at Cartoon Network Studios and planned for broadcast in 2016. The original show created by Craig McCracken […]
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GKIDS Acquires Rights to Studio Ghibli Documentary “The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness”

by Ed Liuon June 16, 2014
GKIDS ACQUIRES NORTH AMERICAN RIGHTS TO THE STUDIO GHIBLI DOCUMENTARY THE KINGDOM OF DREAMS AND MADNESS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL New York, NY – June 12, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for […]

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Casey Kasem, Radio Host and Voice of Robin & Shaggy, 1932 – 2014

by Dan Collinson June 16, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter reports that longtime radio host Casey Kasem passed away earlier today from complications of dementia at St. Anthony’s Hospital in Gig Harbor, Washington. He was 82. Kasem was best known as the host of the popular radio show American Top 40 which began on July 4, 1970.  He was also the host of the […]
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Pete Docter Talks “Inside Out” at Annecy 2014

by Ed Liuon June 13, 2014
Variety covers an advance screening of Inside Out, the upcoming Pixar animated feature film directed by Pete Docter that will bring audiences into the mind of a young girl through personifications of her major emotions. The screening and remarks by Docter reveal many more details about the film that have been publicly available until now. […]

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DreamWorks Releases “Home” Trailer, Announces Dates for “Puss in Boots 2,” “Croods 2,” “Madagascar 4”

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2014
In advance of the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has released the trailer for Home, coming to theaters in March 2015: In addition, the Hollywood Reporter states that three DreamWorks sequels have gotten release dates from distributor Fox: The Croods 2 will be released on November 3, 2017; […]
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PR: Cartoon Network Brings “Shaun the Sheep” to Southeast Asia

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2014
CARTOON NETWORK BRINGS SHAUN THE SHEEP TO SOUTHEAST ASIA Leading kids’ network secures exclusive first-run for new season HONG KONG (June 11, 2014) – Cartoon Network has acquired the exclusive rights from Aardman Animations to air the new season of Shaun the Sheep across Southeast Asia, including Taiwan and the Philippines. The region’s leading international […]

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PR: FUNimation Announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods”

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2014
FUNimation Entertainment announces LA Red Carpet Premiere of Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods Starring the voices of Sean Schemmel and Chris Sabat on Thursday July 3, 2014 at Regal LA Live Stadium FLOWER MOUND, TX- (6/11/14) FUNimation Entertainment announced that its animated feature film “Dragon Ball Z : Battle of Gods”, will be presented […]
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PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights Season Three of Global Hit Series “Sanjay and Craig”

by Ed Liuon June 12, 2014
BURBANK, Calif.–June 11, 2014–Nickelodeon greenlights a third season of its hit animated series Sanjay and Craigwith a 20-episode order. It was announced today by Russell Hicks, President, Content Development and Production, Nickelodeon. The original series follows the misadventures of Sanjay, an excitable and irreverent 12-year-old boy and his best friend Craig, a smooth-talking snake and […]

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Hub Network President and CEO Margaret Loesch to Depart

by Todd DuBoison June 12, 2014
News has broken today from Deadline that Margaret Loesch will be moving on from her position as President and CEO of the Hub Network after her contract with the channel expires at the end of 2014. A veteran of the television business for over 40 years, Loesch has helmed the Hub Network since its advent in […]
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Netflix Orders New “Magic School Bus 360°” Animated Series

by Ed Liuon June 11, 2014
The New York Times reports that Netflix has made a 26-episode order of a new Magic School Bus animated series with Scholastic Media, reviving and updating the long-running educational series that was a mainstay on PBS and currently lives on in reruns on Qubo. The new series will be titled The Magic School Bus 360°, […]