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Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel

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Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer […]

"Frankenweenie" New 360-Degree Studio Tours Released

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Walt Disney Feature Animation has released several new 360-degree studio tours for Frankenweenie, the upcoming stop-motion animated film from Tim Burton that will remake his cult-favorite short film of the same name: Frankenweenie will be released on October 5, 2012. For more details, visit Frankenweenie‘s official presence on the web: Website and Mobile site: disney.com/frankenweenie Like […]

PR: Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent

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Cartoon Network Greenlights Two Animated Series from Homegrown Talent   New Series Expands Cartoon Network Studios’ Thriving Original Comedy Slate Joining Genre Trailblazers Adventure Time and Regular Show   Having scored its most-watched summer in its 20-year history across early primetime, Cartoon Network has greenlit two animated series conceived as part of the shorts development initiative underway at Cartoon […]

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 […]

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