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“Octonauts” Links with NOAA; Disney Premieres New Pre-School Toon on Disney Jr. App

by Ed Liuon October 29, 2013
The New York Times notes a deal between Silvergate Media, producers of the Disney Jr. show Octonauts, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to “raise awareness of ocean exploration and science and advance NOAA’s mission.” The deal is expected to include themed events at aquariums, joint development of educational materials, and collaboration on […]
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CLIP: “Ultimate Spider-Man” and “Hulk & the Agents of SMASH” Premiere Episodes for October 27, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 25, 2013
Marvel Entertainment has released the following clips from the upcoming premiere episodes of Ultimate Spider-Man and Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H., set to debut on Sunday, October 27, 2013, at 11:00 AM/10:00 Central on Disney XD. OFFICIAL SYNOPSIS Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man  In the new Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man episode “Sandman Returns,” Sandman proves he might not be the […]

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Review: “Gravity Falls: Six Strange Tales” – Silly, Surprising, and Spectacular

by Ed Liuon October 23, 2013
If the speed at which cosplay starts appearing is any gauge of how fast a TV show has gained traction in nerd mindshare, I think the only show that can rival Disney’s Gravity Falls is probably Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time. However, I think there is a good amount of commonality between those two shows beyond […]
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Review: “Toy Story of Terror” is Frighteningly Fun

by Ed Liuon October 16, 2013
I’m one of what feels like a half-dozen people on Earth who really didn’t like Toy Story 3 all that much, and at least one reason why was because it raised an interesting question (“what happens to the toys when Andy grows up?”) and then stalled on answering it for about an hour just so […]

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Avatar Land Coming To Walt Disney World

by Alex Beanon October 14, 2013
Two years ago, Disney announced a deal to bring a themed park to life based on James Cameron’s hit movie “Avatar” and that appears to finally be coming to fruition with the recent announcement of Avatar Land coming to Walt Disney World in 2017…
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“Angry Birds” Movie Gets Directors

by Alex Beanon October 10, 2013
The popular mobile phone video game Angry Birds [which recently released a Star Wars-themed version of the game] has not one, but two directors for its upcoming animated 3D movie. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly will share first-time directing duties for the film. Kaytis comes from Disney where he worked on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, and […]

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Disney to Shut Down Pixar Canada Studio

by Ed Liuon October 9, 2013
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 […]
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“Star Wars Rebels” Teaser Trailer Premieres on Disney XD

by Todd DuBoison October 7, 2013
The very first promotional video for Lucasfilm Animation’s Star Wars Rebels premiered this evening on Disney XD and has also been posted on Starwars.com. The sixteen-second video depicts an Imperial Star Destroyer looming over a planet as a narrator speaks: “To battle the Empire a Rebel Alliance will form, the Jedi will rise, and you […]

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CLIP: New “Ultimate Spider-Man” Halloween Special Clip, Premiering October 5, 2013

by Ed Liuon October 5, 2013
Marvel has released a third video clip from the Ultimate Spider-Man Halloween Special, a one-hour special event scheduled to premiere on October 5, 2013, at 9:00 PM (8:00 PM Central) on Disney XD. The episode features Ross Lynch (Austin & Ally, Teen Beach Movie) as Jack Russell aka Werewolf by Night; Terry Crews (The Expendables one […]
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Numbers Looking Good For Animation Networks

by Alex Beanon October 4, 2013
As the Magic 8-Ball might say – all signs point to “yes!” – when deciphering the recent viewership numerals for the six major networks showing animation as either their primary programming or a sizable chunk. According to census figures, children ages 2-11 make up 39.3 million of the American population and Disney leads the way, […]