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FUNimation Acquires "FREE! - Eternal Summer"

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FUNimation Entertainment acquires FREE!- Eternal Summer Flower Mound, TX –(6/27/14)- FUNimation Entertainment announced today at that it has acquired simulcast and home video rights for Free! -Eternal Summer-, the new continuation of the hit swimming anime that made waves across the internet. Episode one will premiere this coming Wednesday, July 2, at 11:30 AM EST […]

NPR Profiles Optimus Prime Voice Actor Peter Cullen

Peter Cullen Optimus Prime

National Public Radio has interviewed veteran voice actor Peter Cullen, focusing primarily on his role as Autobot leader Optimus Prime in multiple Transformers TV shows and movies, including the fourth installment of the feature film series that was released last week. Among other topics, Cullen discusses how he discovered his talents in voice acting while […]

Paramount Animation Recruits Disney's Lino DiSalvo for Creative Director

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Variety reports that Paramount Pictures has hired Lino DiSalvo as its new creative director for Paramount Animation. DiSalvo comes from Walt Disney Animation Studios after a 16-year tenure, where he was an animator on Meet the Robinsons and Chicken Little; the supervising animator on Bolt and Tangled; and the head of animation on Frozen. DiSalvo […]

Steve Viksten, "Hey Arnold" Writer and Actor, 1960 - 2014

Steve Viksten 1960 - 2014

Variety reports that Steve Viksten passed away on Monday, June 23, 2014, at the age of 54. Viksten was a key crew member of Nickelodeon’s Hey Arnold!, providing the vaguely Eastern European accent as the voice of Oskar Kokoshka and serving as the writer for most of the series episodes with creator Craig Bartlett. His […]

"Slugterra: Return of the Elementals" Coming to Cinemas on August 2, 2014

Slugterra: Return of the Elementals

Nickelodeon and Activision to Produce "Legend of Korra" Video Game

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NICKELODEON CONTINUES RELATIONSHIP WITH ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, INC. TO PRODUCE THE LEGEND OF KORRA VIDEO GAME Fans Can Select Video Game Cover Art Via The Legend of Korra Facebook Page   NEW YORK – June 26, 2014 – Nickelodeon and Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATVI) today announced plans […]

Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

Kingdom of Dreams and Madness Hayao Miyazaki

Salon has profiled Studio Ghibli co-founder and director Hayao Miyazaki in a lengthy feature article titled “Don’t Call Him the Walt Disney of Japan,” and highlighting the numerous ways that Miyazaki’s work and public statements go counter to conventional wisdom (especially that espoused by Disney and its many competitors in the American market). The article […]

Vishnu Athreya named VP, Program Scheduling, for Cartoon Network & Boomerang

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Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang Vishnu Athreya has been named vice president, program scheduling for Cartoon Network and Boomerang, it was announced today by Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. In this position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of […]

Disney TV Animation Orders "Pickle & Peanut," New Seasons of Mickey Shorts & "Wander Over Yonder"

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DISNEY TELEVISION ANIMATION BEGINS PRODUCTION ON PICKLE & PEANUT, A BUDDY COMEDY FOR DISNEY XD STARRING JON HEDER AND JOHNNY PEMBERTON – Studio Also Receives Season Pickups for “Mickey Mouse” Cartoon Shorts and “Wander Over Yonder” – Adding to the creative strength that helps fuel Disney-branded channels and platforms worldwide, Disney Television Animation has begun […]

"A Brony Tale" Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014, VOD on July 15, 2014

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A SWEET CARTOON SERIES MADE FOR LITTLE GIRLS HAS DEVELOPED A RABID FOLLOWING – OF GROWN MEN A BRONY TALE The Story of a True American Phenomenon, This First Release on the New ‘Morgan Spurlock Presents’ Label, Comes to Theaters July 8, 2014 and Video on Demand July 15, 2014, “You ain’t a man unless […]

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