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Pirates Of The Caribbean 5 Goes Down Under, Mate

by Alex Beanon September 1, 2014
In what is all but a done deal, the fifth installment of the popular “Pirates of the Caribbean” feature film franchise starring Johnny Depp will substitute Australia for the Caribbean after the country tossed a significant incentive of doubloons – reportedly in the neighborhood of a $20 million tax break – to entice the Pirates […]
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Lottie Dolls Series In The Works

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
An animated series based around the popular Lottie Dolls is in the works – possibly for a cartoon network in France next month. A trailer has Lottie visiting Branksea Island…

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DreamWorks Animation Teams Up With Studio Mir

by Alex Beanon August 29, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has signed a co-production deal with South Korea’s Studio Mir – creators of the popular “The Legend of Korra” series. The pair will develop up to four series over the next four years. Each series will consist of 78 episodes. Source: Variety
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DreamWorks Animation, Studio Mir Strike TV Cartoon Coproduction Deal

by Todd DuBoison August 28, 2014
DreamWorks Animation has reached a deal with the South Korean animation studio Studio Mir to produce as many as four animated series for television over the next four years, according to the Seoul-based English language newspaper The Korea Herald. Founded in 2011 by Jae Myung Yoo, an animation director for Nickelodeon’s Avatar: The Last Airbender, […]

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NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2014
The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]
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Sundance Animated Shorts Coming to Theaters Starting September 26, 2014

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the Sundance Film Festival is rolling out a 95-minute program of animated shorts to theaters, set to premiere at the Sundance Sunset Cinemas in Los Angeles on September 26, 2014. More dates and cities are to be announced in the coming weeks. The program will include 4 shorts from the […]

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"Song of the Sea" Opens Theatrically on December 19, 2014, in NYC and Toronto

by Ed Liuon August 26, 2014
GKIDS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN RELEASE DATE FOR SONG OF THE SEA OPENING THEATRICALLY DECEMBER 19 IN NEW YORK & TORONTO From the Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmakers of THE SECRET OF KELLS NEW YORK (August 25, 2014) – GKIDS, the distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, proudly announces Friday, December 19th as the […]
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PR: Prepare To Loaf Out Loud As Nickelodeon UK Delivers New Animation 'Breadwinners'

by Grant Whiteon August 20, 2014
  PREPARE TO LOAF OUT LOUD AS NICKELODEON DELIVERS NEW ANIMATION BREADWINNERS Expect hilarious escapades, high energy and booty-shaking music in plucky new series Breadwinners, premiering on Monday 22nd September at 4:30pm only on Nicktoons London, 20th August 2014 – New animated comedy Breadwinners follows SwaySway and Buhdeuce, two hilarious ducks who operate a bread […]

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Trio Of Korean Classics Makes It To Film

by Alex Beanon August 14, 2014
A trio of Korean classic children’s books have been adapted for film for release in Korea. “Buckwheat Flower”, “A Lucky Day” and “Spring” are the film adaptations of children’s books from Lee Hyo-seok, Hyun Jin-gun and Kim You-jeong. “Buckwheat Flower” reminisces about the good old days through the perspective of an old man’s eyes while […]