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

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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 […]

Canada Has Pride And Joy For 2014 Winter Olympics In Sochi

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The Canadian affiliate of the gigantic food conglomerate Mondelez [think Oreo, Ritz, Cadbury, etc…you get the picture] has partnered with the Canadian Olympic Committee to create animated characters named Pride and Joy for a special app that will result in Pride and/or Joy doing backflips or catapults or other expressions of pride or joy whenever […]

Lawsuit Roundup: "Robinson Curiosite" vs. "Robinson Sucroe", "Frozen" vs. "Frozen Land"

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The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled in favor of Canadian animator Claude Robinson in a copyright infringement lawsuit against animation firm Cinar over Robinson’s proposal for a cartoon character titled “Robinson Curiosite.” After submitting his proposal to a number of production companies over 20 years ago, Cinar brought the extremely similar show Robinson Sucroe to […]

Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

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Variety reports that the Walt Disney Company will be shutting down its branch of Pixar Animation Studios based out of Vancouver, Canada, focusing its animation efforts solely in the main Pixar campus in Emeryville, CA. The studio was originally able to take advantage of tax incentives offered in Vancouver, and the shuttering of the studio […]

Hornet Films Goes Down Under with Australia's XYZ Studios

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New York-based animation house Hornet Films has entered into a reciprocal partnership with Australian animation house XYZ Studios to produce animated features and commercials for the USA and Australia and New Zealand. Hornet Films is the home of Dan Abdo and Jason Patterson, creators of this year’s Rocket Monkeys television series on Nickelodeon [and which […]

PR: TELETOON's New Original Series "Camp Lakebottom" Premieres July 4, 2013

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TELETOON Dives Into Summer with New Original Series Camp Lakebottom World Broadcast Premiere on Thursday, July 4 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT (Toronto, Ontario – June 19, 2013) – The Camp Director is a monster, the lake is called Ickygloomy and the oatmeal has a life of its own. But in the eyes of a kid, […]

PR: "Inspector Gadget" Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada's Latest Original Production Slate

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Inspector Gadget Reboot Tops Off TELETOON Canada’s Latest Original Production Slate TELETOON Canada announces two new original series, Inspector Gadget and Pirate Express, as well as the renewal of four others (Banff, Alberta – June 11, 2013) –TELETOON Canada Inc. today announced its latest original production slate, featuring a brand new CGI version of the […]

PR: TELETOON Springs Into Action with "Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games"

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TELETOON Springs Into Action with Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games This must-see Scooby-Doo! special airs on Saturday, June 8 at 7 p.m. ET/PT in support of Healthy Me Week 2013 (Toronto, Ontario – May 29, 2013) – Creepy culprits and vengeful villains haunt the Mystery Inc. team in Scooby-Doo! Spooky Games, a half-hour special premiering on TELETOON […]

Study on Cartoon-Watching Reveals Positive Impact on Bonding and Overall Well-Being

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A national survey commissioned by classic cartoon network TELETOON Retro and conducted by market research firm, The Strategic Counsel, shows that Canadians view cartoon-watching as a positive experience that facilitates family bonding, fosters well-being and builds memories between kids and parents. These findings counter the common misconception that television is mostly used as babysitting tool […]

PR: TELETOON Goes Bananas with New Original Series "Rocket Monkeys," Premiering January 10, 2013

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TELETOON GOES BANANAS WITH NEW ORIGINAL SERIES ROCKET MONKEYS A TELETOON Original Production Premiering Thursday, January 10 at 6:30 p.m. ET/PT Featuring the voice talents of Mark McKinney and Seán Cullen (Toronto, Ontario, January 3, 2013) – They may not be the brightest monkeys in the universe, but they’re certainly the most entertaining. TELETOON’s newest […]

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