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Disney Threatens Legal Action Over "Misleading" DVD Releases

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The Guardian reports that Disney is threatening legal action against Brightspark Entertainment over what Disney terms “misleading” budget DVD releases that are packaged to look like animated films from Disney or Pixar. Disney specifically cited Braver, whose DVD cover shares a red-haired princess in a green dress with Disney/Pixar’s Brave movie posters. Other titles released […]

DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for "Epic" and "Rio 2"

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DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]

Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

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If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Debuted Newly Restored 1928 Oswald Short "Hungry Hobos" at Telluride Film Fest

WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS DEBUTED NEWLY RESTORED, ONCE-THOUGHT-LOST 1928 OSWALD SHORT “HUNGRY HOBOS” AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL BURBANK, Calif. (Sept. 4, 2012) —Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short “Hungry Hobos” at the Telluride Film Festival on September 2, according to Dave Bossert, producer/creative director […]

PR: Jazwares Expands Portfolio to Include Nickelodeon License; New Figures & Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012

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JAZWARES™ EXPANDS PORTFOLIO TO INCLUDE NICKELODEON LICENSE New Line of Classic Nicktoons Figures and Plush Set to Launch Fall 2012 SUNRISE, FL – September 4, 2012 – Jazwares™, a leader in the licensed products marketplace, announced today a licensing partnership with Nickelodeon to create Nicktoons-themed figures and plush. Inspired by some of the network’s most […]

PR: GKids Puts Forward Four Pictures for 2012 Best Animated Feature Oscar and 2012 Annie Awards

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GKIDS PUTS FORWARD FOUR PICTURES FOR 2012 BEST ANIMATED FEATURE OSCAR® AND 2012 ANNIE AWARDS “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “LE TABLEAU” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” New York, New York – August 29, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adults and family audiences, announced today that it will have four feature films competing […]

Nickelodeon Fires Animation Chief Amid Management Shake-Up

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The New York Times “Behind the Screens, Between the Lines” weblog reports that Nickelodeon veteran Brown Johnson has been removed as president of animation and head of preschool programming as part of a larger management shake-up intended to reverse a sharp decline in ratings for the network. Johnson is credited with bringing kidvid hits from […]

Jazwares to Release New Hanna-Barbera Action Figures in Fall 2012

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ComicsAlliance.com reports that Jazwares is preparing a new line of classic Hanna-Barbera action figures for release this fall. Included in the lineup are Huckleberry Hound, Hong Kong Phooey, Space Ghost, the Jetsons’ robot maid Rosie, Tom & Jerry, Yogi Bear, and Fred Flintstone and Dino.

PR: Sony Pictures Animation Celebrates 10th Anniversary with Retrospective Film Series/Screening of "Hotel Transylvania"

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SONY PICTURES ANIMATION CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETROSPECTIVE FILM SERIES AND EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA Partnership with ASIFA-Hollywood and Animation Magazine Puts Spotlight on First Decade of Productions; Screenings include Filmmaker Reunions, Rare Footage and Giveaways Culver City, CA, August 27, 2012 – The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with […]

PR: GKids in Deal for "Ernest & Celestine"; English Dub & US Theatrical Release for Fall 2013

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GKIDS IN DEAL FOR “ERNEST & CELESTINE“   WORLD PREMIERE CANNES 2012 NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE TIFF 2012   ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION AND US THEATRICAL RELEASE SET FOR FALL 2013 New York, New York – August 27, 2012 - GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that it has entered into […]

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