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15 years too late? Warner Brothers and DC to create a DCAGU

Beginning in Fall 2015, DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Animation, Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Mattel are joining forces to launch DC Super Hero Girls, an exciting new universe of Super Heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Featuring DC Comics’ most powerful and diverse line-up of female characters as ...

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Green Eggs and Ham – to become a TV Series

Streaming network Netflix is developing a new animated series based on the Dr. Seuss children’s book, “Green Eggs and Ham.” In the 13-episode series, standoffish inventor Guy and the worldwide-renowned Sam-I-Am embark on a cross-country trip that tests the limits of their friendship, finding adventure as they learn to try new things. Based on the classic global best-selling book by Dr. ...

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The Prophet Trailer has been released:

A brand-new trailer for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature based on one of the most popular volumes of poetry ever written, has been released. Produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek, The Prophet is based on the classic, internationally acclaimed and best-selling book by celebrated Lebanese author, Kahlil Gibran. The movie is set on the imaginary island of Orphalese, where ...

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Obama Thanks Japan for Its Anime and Manga – but has distanced himself from Modern NA Animation.

A strange thing happened after Washington Geek Week (also known as the Correspondents Dinner). The President met Shinzo Abe – Prime Minister of Japan – who as of this writing has finished his trip – promoting the trans pacific alliance trade agreement in Washington. During a speech which got eyeballs raised – he thanked Mr Abe for all the anime and manga. For me as an ...

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Annecy International Animated Film Festival Starting Soon and here is their Feature Film Selections

The Annecy International Animated Film Festival, which has already announced its shorts and TV competition lineup, has revealed its 2015 feature film selections. Annecy received a record 73 feature film submissions—a testament to the thriving state of feature filmmaking internationally. Seventeen feature films were selected overall, eight of which will screen in competition and nine out of ...

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I dont really know what Fox wants to do with Animation Domination HD, but they do have a new series out:

New half-hour animated comedy series Golan the Insatiable’ will premiere on FOX on Sunday, May 31. The comedy follows a mighty godlord (Rob Riggle, 22 Jump Street) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, nine-year-old girl named Dylan (Aubrey Plaza, Parks and Recreation), who constantly urges him to wreak havoc on her town. The new ...

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Adventure Time Nominated for a Peabody Award: And some reasons on why-

Disney Junior’s preschooler series, “Doc McStuffins,” was cited for its disarming, inspiring storytelling about a female, African-American doctor’s daughter who “treats” other kids’ broken toys, while Cartoon Network’s “Adventure Time” was praised for its uniquely imagined, truly odd fantasy world and for stories about exploration and adventure to help kids work through their ...

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Hard Apple – a Animated Detective Series, is now being Produced By Canal+ (France)

Looking to explore different genre and worlds, French pay TV giant Canal Plus is joining forces with American filmmaker James Gray to foray into “Hard Apple,” an adult-skewing animated series. Gray, whose latest movie, the Marion Cotillard starrer “The Immigrant,” opened in competition at Cannes, will serve as executive producer and will supervise all creative aspects of the series, ...

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The Wage Fixing Scandal has Hit a Snag in Court But it Doesnt Mean Its Over.

Key Notes you need to know: Last summer, deposition testimony given by Pixar and Disney President Ed Catmull revealed evidence of collusion with animation industry competitors to fix wages and otherwise damage the careers of their employees. Subsequently, in September 2014, animation industry employee Robert A. Nitsch, Jr. (and soon followed by other employees) Georgia Cano and David Wentworth) ...

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Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet To Be Released on August 7th First in LA and NY…

Independent animation distributor GKIDS, has announced the North American release date for Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet, the animated feature produced and spearheaded by Salma Hayek-Pinault, based on the classic, internationally acclaimed and best-selling book by celebrated Lebanese author Kahlil Gibran. The film, which was an official selection at Cannes and made its North American premiere in ...

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Angry Birds, 180 Million Dollar Flop? Or More Evidence of Changes in Media?

Some background from Cartoon Brew: Just a short while ago, the Angry Birds were flocking everywhere. They had their own official store in Helsinki, an animated TV show, and were being endorsed and celebrated by the likes of Conan O’Brien and Justin Bieber. We got Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Transformers, Angry Birds Hot Wheels, and Angry Birds Jenga. There were even those who even ...

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Book Of Mojo – A Project From Former Dreamworks and Pixar animators, is being crowdfunded.

A group of animators with decades of combined experience at Pixar, DreamWorks and Disney are developing a series for young adults featuring characters from backgrounds “under-represented” in animation. The Book of Mojo, described as an urban fantasy set in the near future, has been created by Everett Downing, whose film credits include Hollywood blockbusters such as Ratatouille, Wall-E, Toy ...

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