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Warner Bros Animation Cashes In On Register

by Alex Beanon April 23, 2014
Warner Bros Animation promoted their executive vice president, Sam Register, to president of the company’s historically significant animation division as well as putting him in charge of a newly created live-action digital division. Register spent 10 years at Cartoon Network where he created “Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi” before joining Warner Bros Animation in 2007 […]
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Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]

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Animated Adaptation of Image Comics’ “Chew” to Star Steven Yeun, Felicia Day

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter states that The Walking Dead star Steven Yeun and web series The Guild star Felicia Day will be co-starring in an animated adaptation of John Layman and Rob Guillory’s comic Chew, published by Image Comics. The adaptation will be directed by Jeff Krelitz (who also directed the animated Torchwood: Web of Lies) […]
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Review: “Ikki Tousen” Great Guardians & Xtreme Xecutor – Rip-Off Artists

by SB20xxon April 23, 2014
I’m about to review Ikki Tousen, and to paraphrase Roger Ebert, this may astound you, but I’m giving it a positive review (Siskel: “It DOES astound me. Are you okay?”). Why did I like this series but loathe similarly-fanservice heavy titles like Highschool dxd? If you’ll indulge me for a moment, let me take you […]

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PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s “Jutra” Selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]

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PR: Studio Ghibli’s “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]
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The Hive Gets New Life

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
Disney has purchased the short-lived UK animated children’s television series, “The Hive” and will revive it for a subsequent triumphant return to the airwaves on its Disney Junior channel in the UK and France. “The Hive”, about a bee family led by BuzzBee and the Bee family’s adventures while living together in The Hive. The […]

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LEGO Simpsons Approaching Fast

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
In a mere week and a half time, Homer, Marge and the rest of their world will turn into LEGO pieces as “The Simpsons” are set to become LEGO-ized in “Brick Like Me”. The 20th episode of the 25th season – and 550th episode overall – is the result of a two-year collaboration between LEGO […]
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Animaniacs Reunite At MomoCon

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
The last time anybody heard “The Animaniacs” on its regular television run was 1998, in the final year of its five-year run. Since then, the voice actors who provided the dulcet tones behind Wakko, Yakko and Dot Warner have not been heard together until now. Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille will all reunite […]