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Laurel and Hardy – Animated series coming from Gaumont

The first one since the 1966 (im not sure if it aired on ABC or CBS) Hanna Barbera series. Larry Harmon Pictures returns to work on this new series. It will be  78 shorts, 7 minute run time (thats comes around to between a 17 to 22 episode run). Gaumont Animation, one of Europe’s leading producers and distributors of children’s entertainment, has secured the worldwide exclusive option to the ...

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Cartoon Network Upfront – Powerpuff Girls Return 2016, but for now – a safe if not stable lineup

At its annual network upfront, Cartoon Network unveiled a conservative 2015′-16 slate, taking an “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach. While the line-up is sparse on original series, it will please fans of its current schedule. The series Adventure Time, Clarence, Regular Show, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Teen Titans Go! and Uncle Grandpa will all continue with ...

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CLIP: Teen Titans Go! – Let’s Get Serious

Warner Bros. Animation has just released a couple of new clips for the next hilarious episode of Teen Titans Go!, which is scheduled to air this coming Thursday, February 26 at 6:00/5:00c on Cartoon Network. Titled ‘Let’s Get Serious,’ the episode is notable for featuring a completely different art style for the Titans, prompted by a meeting with Young Justice. The episode’s story has the ...

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Toonbarn’s Clarence: Mystery Piñata Contest!

Cartoon Network has recently released Clarence: Mystery Piñata on DVD (street date: February 10), which aims to celebrate all the best things about childhood – from epic dirt fights, to awkward crushes and sleepover pranks – through the eyes of Clarence, which transform even the most mundane day into the best experience ever. In order to celebrate the release, we’re running a cool ...

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New Trailer for One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3

Bandai Namco Games has recently released a new trailer for the 3D crowd-brawling game One Piece: Pirate Warriors 3,which takes Eiichiro Oda’s popular pirate-themed shonen franchise and applies it to the tried and tested one-vs-many gameplay of KOEI’s Dynasty and Samurai Warriors franchises. The new trailer focuses on the trio of Ace, Luffy, and Sabo. You can check out the video below: ...

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eOne Welcomes New Licensees for Peppa Pig

Entertainment One Licensing will be expanding their Peppa Pig merchandising line for the first time this year as they add new licensees Amscan and Palamon. The two new licensees for the hit preschool property will help strengthen Peppa Pig’s connection with preschoolers and their families all over the U.S. as well as improve Peppa Pig’s retail sales worldwide. ...

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day With Big Hero 6 and 101 Dalmatians

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and whether you have a partner or not doesn’t matter. The occasion deserves to be celebrated, because affection is awesome, right? And what better way to celebrate the occasion while being awesome than by doing it with 101 Dalmatians and Big Hero 6! Timely too, as Big Hero 6 is already available in Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere, and soon to ...

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Disney XD Orders Season Two of Star vs. The Forces of Evil

Disney XD has recently ordered a new season of Daron Nefcy’s animated comedy series Star vs. The Forces of Evil, which is impressive because the series hasn’t even debuted yet. The series, which focuses on the hijinks of the teen princess Star Butterfly and her powerful magic wand, will be premiering on Disney XD this coming Monday, March 30 at 8 p.m ET/PT. ...

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The VFX Industry – The Medium Essay (Part 1)

Note: This is Part One, of a two part series dealing with the VFX industry. Originally Planned for the website Medium until Ev Williams changed certain aspects of his collections/publications setup, the recent dislocation of the VFX marketplace is not only a lesson in how far Hollywood has gone in trying to reconfigure animation into a safe mainstream success, but has not only caused ...

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REVIEW: Disney’s 101 Dalmatian Diamond Edition

Last Tuesday, February 10th, Disney has released 101 Dalmatians: Diamond Edition in Blu-Ray and DVD formats, as well as through digital. The release is notable because it’s one of Disney’s most popular franchise even though it doesn’t follow their usual M.O., as it isn’t based on a public domain fairy tale and doesn’t feature princesses (the movie is based on a 1956 children’s novel ...

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The VFX Industry – Aftermath (Part 2)

Note: This is Part Two, Read Part One first. Its been nearly six months since I wrote that article about the VFX industry for Medium. What has happened since then? The VFX industry dislocated. VFX soldier’s planned Union/Trade Organization fell by the wayside. Marvel/Disney in association with Sony is planning 20 some films in the next five to ten years. PDI, the legendary VFX house – that ...

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Spongebob wins in Box Office (on the back of its Online Game/ Online Campaign, and Victoria Justice’s return)

17 years, two movies. Both made gang busters in the box office. You have to start considering Spongebob as one of the better animated series of its era. With its very strong online campaign, and Victoria Justice’s second chance after her issues/rivalry between her and her former co-stars (Grande and the rumors of partying on the set of Icarly) It was just right. It beat out Jupiter ...

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