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"Little King Macius" Gets Second Season

Leading French producer Ellipsanime is producing an additional twenty-six 13-minute episodes of its television series Little King Macius, AWN reports. The series has been sold to more than 20 territories worldwide.

London Children's Film Festival to Screen "Totoro," "Porco Rosso"

Nausicaa.net is reporting that the London Children’s Film Festival will screen Studio Ghibli’s My Neighbor Totoro on November 13 and Porco Rosso on November 12, 13, and 16. Details on scheduling, location, and ticketing are available at the festival’s website.

UPDATED: "Chicken Little" Rules the Box Office Roost

Disney’s CGI-animated feature film Chicken Little grossed an estimated $40.1 million in its first 3 days of domestic release, making it the top film over the weekend. Coverage in the Los Angeles Times noted that this take is comparable to DreamWorks’ Madagascar and Shark Tale (which grossed $47.6 and $47.2 million, respectively) and is the […]

Preview: "Hakugei" Proof Adding "In Space" Doesn't Make a Good Show

Does anyone remember that one Daily Show segment where Jon Stewart and his correspondents are thinking up new reality shows, and one of them just adds “in space!” to the end of the others’ ideas? [I do! -Ed] A similar process could’ve been the genesis of Hakugei. Or, as its developers probably called it, Moby […]

"The Batman" Vol. 2 Shows Promise, But Still Stumbles

A few years back, Warner Bros. decided to reinvent the animated Batman. They called it The Batman. It started slow, but now it’s hit its stride, and WB is releasing the first few episodes on DVD. Unfortunately, most of these are better left forgotten. For three years, Gotham has been protected by an angel of […]

Disney Channel November 2005 Movies & Specials

The following is a list of the animated movies and specials scheduled to air on Disney Channel during the month of November (note that a few of the airings have already taken place at press time): Alice In Wonderland Sunday, November 20 (6:00 p.m., ET/PT) The Country Bears (2002) Monday, November 14 (8:00 p.m., ET/PT) […]

Teletoon December Highlights

Teletoon has announced the following specific programming highlights for the month of December (all times ET/PT): Atomic Betty‘s 60-minute holiday special: “The No-L 9“ Saturday, December 17 (6:30pm) Monday, December 19 (4:00pm) Friday, December 23 (4:00pm) Saturday, December 24 (7:00pm) Sunday, December 25 (11:00am) Carl Squared holiday episode: “Christmas Clone“ Sunday, December 18 (7:00pm) Monday, […]

"Chicken Little": Disney Finds Life After Pixar

Chicken Little, Disney’s first solo attempt at a CG-animated movie since 2000’s botched Dinosaur, proves that they are ready for a post-Pixar world. The humiliating days when Disney had to outsource the magic are over. This new film doesn’t just contradict all those who predicted its spectacular failure. Disney has captured the personality of a […]

"Chicken Little": The Little Poultry That Could

Here it is: Disney’s first CGI animated feature following its breakup with Pixar. I could get right into the panic of fans (myself included) who watched Disney’s traditional animation house crumble and, upon learning of this new direction, ran through the streets crying, “The sky is falling!” But business must come first. In the old […]

Magma, Pictorion Form Animation Studio

Magma Films and Pictorion Media have joined forces to create a state-of-the-art animation studio, C21Media reports. The joint-venture production facility — based in Hamburg and Dusseldorf — will be called Pictorion Magma Animation, offering full service for 2D and 3D TV series as well as for feature films.

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