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Lou Scheimer, Filmation Co-Founder, 1928 - 2013

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Cartoon Brew reports that Filmation Co-Founder and Producer Lou Scheimer passed away on Thursday at the age of 84. Scheimer got his start in animation working for companies like Warner Bros., Larry Harmon, and Hanna-Barbera until he co-founded Filmation Productions in 1962 along with Hal Sutherland and Norm Prescott. The studio produced animated shows like […]

PR: Who's Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up

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MCM LONDON COMIC CON – EXCEL LONDON – 25-27 OCTOBER Who’s Coming to London Comic Con? Special Guest Round-Up MCM London Comic Con, the biggest event of its kind in Europe, returns to ExCel London on 25-27 October. As well as hosting a galaxy of great sci-fi, movie, games, comics,  anime and cosplay content, we’ve […]

PR: Shaun the Sheep Scores With Rugby World Cup 2015 Partnership

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SHAUN THE SHEEP SCORES WITH RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015 PARTNERSHIP   Bristol UK, Thursday 17th October 2013 – Aardman have partnered with Elite Sports Properties UK Ltd (ESP), Master Licensee for Rugby World Cup 2015 (RWC 2015), in an exciting joint licensing programme starring family favourite, Shaun the Sheep.  The licensing initiative will include a […]

PR: Namco Bandai Games UK Announce Biggest Ever Line-Up For MCM London Comic Con 25th-27th October

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NAMCO BANDAI GAMES UK ANNOUNCE BIGGEST EVER LINE-UP FOR MCM LONDON COMIC CON 25th-27th OCTOBER Critically acclaimed Dark Souls II, Dragon Ball Z: Battle Of Z, Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 Full Burst and Tales of Symphonia: Chronicles to lead the charge at this year’s MCM London Comic con at London’s Excel NAMCO BANDAI […]

"Angry Birds" Movie Gets Directors

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The popular mobile phone video game Angry Birds [which recently released a Star Wars-themed version of the game] has not one, but two directors for its upcoming animated 3D movie. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly will share first-time directing duties for the film. Kaytis comes from Disney where he worked on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and […]

"Murder Police" Killed Off by Fox

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With The Cleveland Show being cancelled and American Dad moving to TBS in 2014, Fox needed a replacement to fill out their popular Sunday evening animation lineup of The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, and Family Guy – and Murder Police was supposed to be that replacement after receiving a 13-episode order earlier in the year. But […]

Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

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Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]

PR: UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly

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UK Animation Powerhouses Team up to make Digby Fly   Bristol UK – Monday 7th October  – Top UK  animation company, Blue-Zoo has teamed up with Nickelodeon UK as Commissioner and Aardman Animations as rights representative on Digby Dragon, an animated preschool series based on original work from Sally Hunter, creator of the celebrated preschool […]

Hornet Films Goes Down Under with Australia's XYZ Studios

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New York-based animation house Hornet Films has entered into a reciprocal partnership with Australian animation house XYZ Studios to produce animated features and commercials for the USA and Australia and New Zealand. Hornet Films is the home of Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, creators of this year’s Rocket Monkeys television series on Nickelodeon [and which […]

Numbers Looking Good For Animation Networks

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As the Magic 8-Ball might say – all signs point to “yes!” – when deciphering the recent viewership numerals for the six major networks showing animation as either their primary programming or a sizable chunk. According to census figures, children ages 2-11 make up 39.3 million of the American population and Disney leads the way, […]

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