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PR: LAIKA to Premiere Final Trailer for “The Boxtrolls” at Annecy Int’l Film Fest on June 11, 2014

by Ed Liuon June 10, 2014
LAIKA TO WORLD-PREMIERE FINAL THEATRICAL TRAILER FOR THE BOXTROLLS AT ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL ON JUNE 11 VOICE CAST INCLUDES BEN KINGSLEY, TONI COLLETTE, ELLE FANNING, ISAAC HEMPSTEAD-WRIGHT, JARED HARRIS, SIMON PEGG, NICK FROST, RICHARD AYOADE, AND TRACY MORGAN [Portland, OR; June 5, 2014] – LAIKA will unveil the final trailer for its upcoming […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Anime UK Industry Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 9, 2014
A few hours after the Aniplex panel, the collective representatives of the UK anime industry took to the stage- Jeremy Graves of Manga Entertainment, Andrew Partridge of Anime Limited, Yosuke Kodaka of Aniplex US and Ross Liversidge of MVM. MVM announced a slate of forthcoming titles- Garden of Sinners in October, Kokoro Connect, Blast of […]

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PR: Nickelodeon Greenlights “The Loud House” with 13-Episode Order

by Ed Liuon June 9, 2014
NICKELODEON GROWS ITS CONTENT FAMILY WITH 13-EPISODE ORDER OF THE LOUD HOUSE, THE FIRST SERIES TO BE GREENLIT OUT OF ITS 2013 ANIMATED SHORTS PROGRAM Network Also Announces  Next 11 Original Animated Shorts From Its 2014 Program Burbank, Calif.–June 5, 2014–Nickelodeon has announced a 13-episode order of The Loud House, the first series to be […]
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No More Fun Time At Rainbow’s End

by Alex Beanon June 4, 2014
It is officially the end of fun time at Rainbow’s End, as the man whose company created the UK children’s animated show “Boblins”, was jailed for fraud. David Griffiths, who fancied his company InspireGLG to be the “DreamWorks of the UK” and claimed that he had worked for Pixar, was jailed on fraud charges that […]

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YouTube To Host 2014 E3 Trailer Battle Channel

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
One of the year’s biggest tech events is nearly upon us – the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo known as E3, in Los Angeles – and this year, E3 officials have collaborated with Google and YouTube to create a specific channel designed to showcase all the trailers launched during the event [which runs from June 10-13, […]
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Pixar Decides Free Is A Very Good Price For RenderMan 3D

by Alex Beanon June 3, 2014
After 25 years of using it to make such popular films as “Toy Story” and “Monsters, Inc.”, Pixar has decided to offer its RenderMan 3D software for free. What’s the catch? The free version is for non-commercial use only. [The RenderMan 3D for commercial use still costs $495 to license plus the $200 maintenance fee]. […]

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PR: New York International Children’s Film Festival Announces 2015 Festival Dates & Call for Entries

by Ed Liuon June 3, 2014
NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHILDREN’S FILM FESTIVAL ANNOUNCES 2015 FESTIVAL DATES AND CALL FOR ENTRIES SUBMISSIONS OPEN FOR THE OSCAR®-QUALIFYING FESTIVAL NYC EVENT TO TAKE PLACE FEBRUARY 27 – MARCH 22, 2015 May 29, 2014 – New York, NY – The 2015 New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival (NYICFF) will take place February 27 through March […]
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Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con May 2014: Aniplex Panel

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2014
Hosted by Yosuke Kodaka, Aniplex US’ Licensing Manager, the panel began with a brief video montage of popular titles that Aniplex were involved with including Kill La Kill. Stating that it was the companies first time hosting a UK panel, he asked for a show of hands to gauge awareness of the company over here […]

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Hasbro Teaches Humans and Bots How To Ride Your Dinobot

by Grant Whiteon June 2, 2014
The official Transformers YouTube channel today unveiled a trilogy of cartoon shots instructing one on how to properly ride a mighty Dinobot. Inspired by theatrical shorts from Warner Brothers and Disney, the shorts are a comedic promotion for the upcoming Transformers 4: Age of Extinction and its related toyline, both of which introduce the fan […]
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Exclusive: Traditional Saturday Morning Programming Ends This Fall as Saban Brands Pulls the Plug on the Vortexx

by on May 30, 2014
Traditional Saturday morning programming on U.S. broadcast television will come to an end this September when the Vortexx programming block on the CW Network will be replaced with One Magnificent Morning, a five-hour E/I programming block geared toward teens and their parents. The block will contain inspirational and entertaining live-action programming that focuses on family-friendly topics; […]