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GKIDS brings Mia and the Migoo to the English-speaking world
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GKIDS brings Mia and the Migoo to the English-speaking world

GKIDS is on a quest to bring Jacques-Remy Girerd’s Mia and the Migoo to English-speaking audiences around the world. The animated film stars young Mia, who lives on an island being taken over by a lavish hotel and resort company. Pedro, Mia’s father, is one of the builders, who has more and more been interrupted at work by mysterious problems. When Pedro is trapped by a landslide, ...

Universal and Illumination team with Dr. Seuss on The Lorax
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Universal and Illumination team with Dr. Seuss on The Lorax

Almost exactly one year from right now, Dr. Seuss will get yet another title up on the big screen. Working with Universal and Illumination Entertainment, the team will have The Lorax in theaters March 2nd, 2012, with a whole cast of special guest voices: Danny DeVito, Taylor Swift, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Rob Riggle, Betty White, and others. The CG and 3D mix of Dr. Seuss lore will be based on ...

So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales
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So long, Snow White; Disney too Tangled in fairy tales

In roughly two weeks, Disney will bring Tangled home to Blu-ray and DVD. As the 50th animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series, Tangled is a retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairy tale Rapunzel. Though it generated over $500 million, it’s lofty $260 million budget makes it the second most expensive film of all time – perhaps enough so to have Disney avoid ...

Rocksteady Studios and Warner-Bros. tease Batman: Arkham City
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Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. tease Batman: Arkham City

Batman: Arkham Asylum revolutionized many things; stealth-based games, action games, the super hero genre, etc. It set a grand stage across the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, bringing DC Comics’ Dark Knight into one of the greatest games of this generation. So what does the planned sequel, Batman: Arkham City, have to do? Everything! Rocksteady Studios and Warner Bros. Interactive ...

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes hits DVD on April 26th
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The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes hits DVD on April 26th

Get ready to get mighty! On April 26th, Marvel and Disney are teaming to release Volume 1 and 2 of The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. The DVD set collects 13 episodes across volume 1 and 2, and stars all your favorites: Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk, and more! Whether they’re up against alien invaders, war mongers, mythical robots, or just really, really long lines at ...

Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards
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Black Eyed Peas, Jaden Smith, Jason Segel, and Victoria Justice join Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards

In less than two weeks, Jack Black will take the stage as the host of Nickelodeon’s 2011 Kids’ Choice Awards. The annual slime-fest is going all out this year (just like every year) bringing in a number of special guests including: Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Josh Duhamel, Damon Wayans, Jaden Smith, Sofia Vergara, Jane Lynch, Lindsey Vonn, Nick Cannon, Miranda Cosgrove, Victoria ...

Imira Entertainment brings Lola & Virginia live
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Imira Entertainment brings Lola & Virginia live

Lola was a normal girl, living a normal life she wasn’t entirely fond of. Then, along comes Virginia Toffen, a stuck-up, bratty, typical rich girl who gets her way all the time – clearly someone who Lola would disagree with. And while they do have their battles back and forth, constantly fighting to get what they want, it’s when Lola & Virginia form an alliance of ...

DC releases New Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer
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DC releases New Green Lantern Emerald Knights Trailer

This is certainly going to be a green year. Sure, we hope that’s true for the environmental concerns, but our focus here at ToonBarn Studios is in the animation world, and Green seems to have that covered in 2011, courtesy of DC Comics’ superhero Green Lantern. Not only will Ryan Reynolds step into the ring across the big screen on June 17th, but less than two weeks earlier, Warner ...

Kick Buttowski and Disney head to Astral June 1st
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Kick Buttowski and Disney head to Astral June 1st

Starting June 1st, Astral Media will launch the Disney XD Channel, bringing tons of new toons to tons of new fans. Included in the mix are Kickin’ It, Wingin’ It, What’s Up Warthogs, and Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil. The launch of the channel will also bring I’m in the band and Phineas and Ferb over from the Family Channel, reuniting them with their Disney brothers ...

Dreams by the Yard Full on Cartoon Network's Pokemon: Black & White
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Dreams by the Yard Full on Cartoon Network’s Pokemon: Black & White

Take a look at what’s up to bat in the latest episode of Pokémon: Black & White, “Dreams by the Yard Full”, where Ash continues to battle for his first Unova Gym Badge! But with new challenges arising by the minute (like the three brothers in the Striaton City Gym, and Team Rocket’s attempt to collect future energy) it’s up to Ash, his Pocket Monsters, and ...

Young Justice goes Bereft, tonight on Cartoon Network
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Young Justice goes Bereft, tonight on Cartoon Network

At 7pm tonight, the Young Justice team finds itself wandering the desert of BIALYA with no memory. Not how they got there, not how they know each other, or not of anything that has happened in the last six months. Who do you go to when trouble like this happens? Justice League Unlimited’s Martian Manhunter! Oh, wait. Alright, well, who do you go to when he’s busy? Young ...

Seth Green stars in Mars Needs Moms, honest!
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Seth Green stars in Mars Needs Moms, honest!

He’s been in all three Austin Powers films and is the driving force between Cartoon Network’s Robot Chicken franchise, but is Seth Green really in the CG film Mars Needs Moms? According to the sources behind the movie, yes! Well, sorta! The animation was created using motion-capture technology, that had the actors in “performance suits”, so that all of their movements ...

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