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PR: New TV campaign for iglĂĽ mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman

by Grant Whiteon April 14, 2014
New TV campaign for iglĂĽ mouth ulcer treatment by Bray Leino and Aardman Creative communications agency Bray Leino has partnered with Aardman animations to produce the latest TV campaign for iglĂĽ. iglĂĽ Gel and iglĂĽ Rapid Relief Gel provide fast, effective relief from mouth ulcers by forming a long-lasting shelter over them. This sticks in […]
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PR: Brian Robillard Named VP, Content Business Operations, for Cartoon Network Studios

by Ed Liuon April 11, 2014
Brian Robillard Named Vice President, Content Business Operations for Cartoon Network Studios Brian Robillard has been named vice president, content business operations for Cartoon Network Studios, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this newly created role, Robillard is charged with creating strategy, business plans and operating process […]

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ComiXology Purchased by Amazon

by on April 10, 2014
ComiXology, the leading digital comics platform, announced today that it has been purchased by Amazon.com. Bombshell, huh? Perhaps the biggest possible bombshell in the digital comics world. Here are a pair of quotes from an Amazon press release: “ComiXology’s mission is to spread the love of comics and graphic novels in all forms,” said David […]
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The Pixar Crisis of 2013 and What Ed Catmull and John Lasseter Did About It

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
An article on Bloomberg News focuses on a portion of Creativity, Inc., the recently published book by Pixar President Ed Catmull, which details three crises that Pixar confronted in 2013: “the cost of making animated films was rising, the DVD market was shrinking and there was a feeling among management that a tenet of the […]

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PR: Nickelodeon & California State University, Fullerton, Present “Sanjay and Craig” Art Exhibition

by Ed Liuon April 9, 2014
Butt What Is Art? A Sanjay and Craig Fine Art Retrospective NICKELODEON AND CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, FULLERTON, PRESENT AN EXHIBITION INSPIRED BY HIT SERIES SANJAY AND CRAIG, APRIL 14 – JUNE 20 Experience the Journey of a Boy and His Best Friend Snake Through A Collection of Original Production Art BURBANK, Calif.–April 8, 2014–Nickelodeon and […]
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Toonzone Interviews Jay Bastian on “The Tom and Jerry Show”

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2014
Jay Bastian’s career in animation started with a lengthy stint at the legendary Hubley Studio, as well as stints as Manager of Development and Acquisitions at Lightyear Entertainment and as a freelance format producer for the Story Channel. In 1998, Bastian moved to Cartoon Network, where he developed and supervised production of a wide variety […]

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“Patema Inverted” Released In UK Cinemas This May

by Grant Whiteon April 4, 2014
  Anime Limited will be releasing Yasuhiro Yoshiura’s Patema Inverted in UK cinemas this May. Patema is the princess of a subterranean society of humans who longs to go beyond the winding maze of tunnels. Doing so leads her to encounter a boy named Age, whose entire world is literally 180 degrees from that of […]
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Kelly Osbourne Joins Voice Cast of Disney’s “The 7D”

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that Kelly Osbourne has joined the cast of Disney’s The 7D TV series, which promises a modern-day take on Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs set to premiere this summer. Osbourne will play Hildy Gloom, “a novice witch who, together with her warlock husband Grim (Jess Harnell), haplessly plot to overthrow […]

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Hollywood Reporter on Disney’s Success with “Tinker Bell” Movies

by Ed Liuon April 3, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter examines the “stealth success” of the Tinker Bell direct-to-video animated features for Disney, the fifth of which (The Pirate Fairy) was released last Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The article examines the franchise’s troubled start, where a movie already several years in production was scrapped with the arrival of John Lasseter and Ed […]
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DreamWorks Animation Television Names Brenda Freeman as Head of Marketing

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2014
Variety reports that Brenda Freeman has been named head of marketing for DreamWorks Animation Television. Freeman is an industry veteran, moving to the new position from her current one as chief marketing officer of Turner Animation and Cartoon Network. Prior to that position, Freeman was senior VP of integrated marketing and promotions for the Nickelodeon […]