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Peppa Pig Gobbles Up Russia And Ukraine

by Alex Beanon June 25, 2014
Popular British children’s animation series “Peppa Pig” is already shown on television stations in both Russia and Ukraine but both countries are set to be invaded by Peppa Pig merchandise as the E1 Studio responsible for producing it will expand their licensing agreement that will have plush toys, wooden toys and bath toys coming to […]


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Salon Profiles Hayao Miyazaki

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
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

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
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”

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
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

by Ed Liuon June 24, 2014
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 […]

Anna Kendrick Joins Cast of DreamWorks Animation’s “Trolls”

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2014
Deadline.com reports that actor Anna Kendrick has been cast as the lead character in DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc.’s upcoming animated musical feature film Trolls, based on the famed trolls doll series. Kendrick will play Poppy, described as “a relentlessly upbeat princess” in the report. The movie is set to be released on November 4, 2016.

“Peg + Cat” Top 2014 Daytime Creative Emmys

by Ed Liuon June 23, 2014
The Academy for Television Arts & Sciences has announced the winners of the 2014 Daytime Creative Emmy Awards, with the PBS animated series Peg + Cat winning three awards for Outstanding Pre-School Children’s Animated Program, Outstanding Performer in an Animated Program for Peg actor Hayley Faith Negrin, and Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation for Jennifer […]