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Canadian Animators and Broadcasters Seeking UK Partners (and Tax Breaks)

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes a trip by several Canadian animation studios and broadcasters to the United Kingdom, seeking opportunities for co-productions that can take advantage of British animation skills, creativity, and newly implemented tax breaks for high-end TV and animated productions. Animation studios making the trip include Atomic Cartoons, Big Bad Boo, DHX Media, Eaglecliff […]
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Shout! Factory Lands Distribution Rights to “Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart”

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
Shout! Factory has acquired U.S. and Canadian distribution rights to EuropaCorp’s Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart. The film, directed by co-directed Mathias Malzieu and Stephane Berla and adapted by Malzieu from his novel, screened at the recent Berlin International Film Festival and is currently in the middle of a theatrical run in France. Malzieu also […]

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Awesomeness Continues for “The Lego Movie” with $31.45M in Week 3

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
The Lego Movie continued its dominance at the US domestic box office, claiming the top spot for the third week in a row with $31.45 million in ticket sales (estimated). The number represents another relatively soft 36.9% drop from the prior week, and brings its cumulative domestic gross to $183.16 million. As with last week’s […]
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Warren United Set To Kick Off

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
The World Cup is just around the corner – if you feel that June is “just around the corner” and most football/futbol/soccer fans do feel this way – so the proper time has arrived for the launch of “Warren United”, a new animated British television series detailing the travails of football/soccer freak fan Warren Kingsley. […]

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Disney Adds Pair Of Channels Down Under

by Alex Beanon February 24, 2014
Australian television viewers will get more opportunities to watch Disney-affiliated cartoonery and content with the addition of two cable network channels – Disney XD and Movies Disney – to their cable lineup. The XD channel is geared toward boys ages 6-14 and will feature currently popular programming such as “Phineas and Ferb”, “Gravity Falls” and […]
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“Spectacular Spider-Man” Complete Series Blu-ray Coming April 22, 2014

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment will release a complete series set of The Spectacular Spider-Man on Blu-ray on April 22, 2014. The release marks the first time the second season has been collected in one release, as well as the first release of the series in high-definition. Bonus features listed for the set are: The Spectacular […]

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Review: “Beware the Batman: Shadows of Gotham” – Sleek and Stylish Re-Vamp

by Ed Liuon February 24, 2014
Beware the Batman signals what kind of show it’s going to be in its very first scene, as Batman uses smoke and shadows in a dark alley to scare various bodily fluids out of a criminal, and later re-sets his separated shoulder by slamming it into a truck fender. Visually and thematically, Beware the Batman […]

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Space Jam 2 Suits Up For Sequel With LeBron James…Then Sits On Bench

by Alex Beanon February 22, 2014
The original animated/live action “Space Jam” starring Michael Jordan and many of the famous Warner Bros. cartoon crew was a gigantic hit – grossing more than $230 million worldwide – when it came out in 1996 and now they are finally ready for a sequel with LeBron James filling in for Jordan as the current […]