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Briefly: Int'l TV Deals; Mobile Game for "Hotel Transylvania"

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* Hotel Transylvania will get an immersive mobile game, courtesy of Sony Pictures Consumer Products Inc. and PlayFirst, in time for the film’s September 20 release. [Animation Magazine] * Kidobi.com will launch the historical-action-themed kids’ show Ben and Izzy for North America. [Animation Magazine] * Malaysia’s Astro network will begin carrying Disney XD beginning September […]

DreamWorks Looking to Buy Classic Media

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DreamWorks Animation is seeking to buy Classic Media for $150 million, The New York Times reports. If completed, the deal would give DreamWorks ownership of a number of well-established if rather worn intellectual properties, including Casper the Friendly Ghost, He-Man, Fat Albert, Frosty the Snowman, Lassie, Mr. Magoo, Postman Pat, Richie Rich, and Where’s Waldo? […]

"Courageous Cat" Getting Big Screen Treatment

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Evergreen Media is preparing a live-action/CGI feature film based on Courageous Cat, AWN reports. The film will reimagine the mythology for the Bob Kane creation, which was realized in a cartoon series in the 1960s.

Toonzone Goes to San Diego Comic-Con International 2012

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San Diego Comic-Con International 2012 is underway now in San Diego, CA, and Toonzone’s Eileen Cruz (Harley), Sonia Lai, Jeff Harris (TheVileOne), and Chris Glennon (90sCartoonMan) are there! Check back periodically for links to our coverage of the con, as we will be updating throughout the weekend with news, stills, videos, and more! You can […]

"Ice Age: Continental Drift" Tops North American Box Offices

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Ice Age: Continental Drift topped box office charts during its first weekend with a film gross of $46 million, Box Office Mojo reports. The Amazing Spider-Man dropped to second place with a gross of $35 million, bringing its North American cumulative to $200.9 million. Ted took third place with a gross of $22.1 million ($159.0 […]

SDCC2012: Disney XD Panel Highlight Video Posted - "TRON: Uprising," "Motorcity," "9th Grade Ninja"

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Disney XD has posted highlights from their panel at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con International, featuring TRON: Uprising cast members Elijah Wood, Bruce Boxleitner, and Tricia Helfer along with producer/director Charlie Bean and consulting producers Edward Kitsis and Adam Horowitz. Also featured were never-before-seen clips from the Disney XD original series Motorcity and a sneak […]

PR: Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios Enter TV Content Distribution Alliance; "Kaijudo" & "Transformers Rescue Bots" to DVD

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SHOUT! FACTORY AND HASBRO STUDIOS ENTER NEW TELEVISION CONTENT DISTRIBUTION ALLIANCE FOR HOME ENTERTAINMENT Multi-Year Agreement Grants Shout! Factory Distribution Rights to Popular Animated Series from Hasbro Studios Los Angeles, CA and Pawtucket, RI – July 13, 2012 – Shout! Factory and Hasbro Studios today announced a strategic distribution collaboration to bring current animated hit […]

PR: Kevin Smith's "Fatman on Batman" Podcast, Bacon Bros., & More at Warner Bros. San Diego Comic Con 2012

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PRESENTING TWO VERY FAMOUS KEVINS AND A FAN-TASTIC LINEUP, BECAUSE EVERYBODY LOVES MUSIC, MOVIES, COMICAL MUSINGS … AND BACON!   KEVIN SMITH, THE BACON BROTHERS AND NERDMELT COMEDY HEADLINE THREE DAYS OF FREE OUTDOOR ENTERTAINMENT AS WARNER BROS. PRESENTS THE “EXTRA AT COMIC-CON” STAGE   Festival Also Features Performances by The Voice‘s Tony Lucca & […]

DreamWorks Animation Announces Plans for Theme Park at the Meadowlands in NJ

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DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., has announced plans for a theme park as part of a revived entertainment and retail mall location at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. It is the latest announcement for a DreamWorks-oriented theme park after similar plans for parks in China, Dubai, and Abu Dhabi were not executed to completion. The park […]

Unauthorized Animated Disney Characters Appear on North Korean TV

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The New York Times reports that unauthorized versions of copyrighted Walt Disney Company characters appeared on North Korean state-run television on Monday. Costumed versions of Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Tigger, and other Disney characters were seen dancing in front of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, with occasional clips from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs […]

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