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Strawberry Shortcake Brand Acquired by Iconix

The popularity of the Strawberry Shortcake brand along with American Greetings’ more proactive approach to defending the IP (a few years ago, they sent a C & D to web comic juggernaut Penny Arcade over a strip that parodies the character) makes it seem like it’s not one of the properties that they’d be willing to let go of, but a recent announcement from Iconix Brand Group, Inc has ...

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PBS Kids to Air Curious George Special on Valentine’s Day

PBS Kids will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in advance with the help of Curious George via the special Happy Valentine’s Day, George!. The holiday special will follow Curious George as he tries to make his friends a Valentine’s Day card. Unfortunately, he finds it difficult doing everything manually so he resorts to creating the first ever monkey Valentine printing press, with the use of ...

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New Trailer for Minions Movie

Universal has just released the 2nd official trailer for the upcoming Despicable Me spin-off film, Minions. The film will follow everybody’s favorite yellow henchmen in the days before they met Gru, while they were still looking for an evil mastermind to follow. They eventually came to Orlando and found a worthy master: Scarlet Overkill. ...

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Justice League vs. Bizarro League West Coast Premiere is Sat, Feb 7 in LA

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment invites Los Angeles fans to get an early look at its latest animated adventure – LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League vs. Bizarro League – with a family-friendly event on Saturday afternoon, February 7, 2015. Filmmakers and members of the voice cast will attend the event for red carpet media interviews, a post-screening panel discussion and plenty of ...

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Review: Studio Ghibli’s Pom Poko, Porco Rosso, and Tales from Earthsea Blu-Ray Releases

Fans of Studio Ghibli probably watched most of the studio’s offerings when they originally came out, and most likely own home video releases in some form or another. But those who have yet to be introduced to the genius of Miyazaki, Takahata, and the rest of Studio Ghibli, Walt Disney’s most recent Blu-Ray releases will serve as good starting points. Yesterday, February 3rd, 2015, Walt Disney ...

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Sony Animation Gets A new President – but she has worked with Sony…when she was in Dreamworks

Lets start with the explanation: (Kristine) Belson spent nearly a decade at DreamWorks Animation, where she produced The Croods and executive produced the first installment in the How to Train Your Dragon series. More recently, she was the executive producer on B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherworldly Operations, which was unceremoniously halted in mid-production last Thursday as part of the ...

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Remember Erin Esurance? Her Creator Passed Away Today

Animation veteran Phil Robinson, one of the founders of the former San Francisco studio Wild Brain, passed away yesterday, after losing a three-year battle with pancreatic cancer. The Welsh native attended Southampton College of Art in England. He was a forty-year industry veteran, who began his career animating on features like The Twelve Tasks of Asterix (1976), Heavy Metal (1981) and Plague ...

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Nickelodeon – to provide an OTT (Over the Top) Service Soon

It seems that the cable industry is going to face the music very soon: On a conference call with analysts, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman announced that Nickelodeon will soon be launching a direct-to-consumer service. “We believe it will be very attractive to consumers,” said Dauman. “We will announce the name next month.” The decision to offer a way to see the popular kids ...

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Yahoo! Panel for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Tonight at 8 PM

Tonight’s scheduled East Coast Premiere at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the animated Aquaman Origin story film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, has been cancelled due to the impending blizzard. Last year’s premiere of Justice League: War was able to go on with 12 inches of snow, but a Blizzard of historic proportions is about ...

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Update on Dreamworks Layoffs. It is Much, Much, Much Worse.

The western animation industry has taken one of the biggest blows in its history. And the VFX market is heading towards dislocation. PDI/Dreamworks Redwood, was one of  the biggest CGI production companies in history. They produced some of the most high end CGI this side of ILM, and they were the best in the business from 1983 to 1992. Some of those fantastic works pre Dreamworks will be shown ...

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Dreamworks going to be hit with massive layoffs (400).

The LA Times states: In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce the size of its workforce, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the plans. Layoffs are expected to include animators, story-board artists and other production personnel and support staff at the studio’s Glendale and Redwood City ...

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