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Fanimation: Conroy Cat in The Pizza Alchemist

Based on the webcomic for animation fans (which can be read here), Conroy Cat is a toon trying to become a cartoon star, but first he has to train in the ways of cartoon physics or do odd jobs to get his name out in Cartoon Land. In this animated short based on one of the strips, we see Conroy do the latter, and meet characters from the popular “Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood”! ...

Kevin Kliesch reveals secrets from Cartoon Network's ThunderCats score
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Kevin Kliesch reveals secrets from Cartoon Network’s ThunderCats score

A little more than a month ago, Cartoon Network revived one of the 1980s most popular cartoons, the ThunderCats, with an all new take on the original series. Instead of just re-releasing the Lorimar and Telepictures classic, Cartoon Network developed an entirely remade serialized story, with reimagined takes on every character and setting, from Lion-O to the Sword of Omens. Also new is the ...

Dwight Howard and Tony Hawk skate to Kick Buttowski Suburban Daredevil
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Dwight Howard and Tony Hawk skate to Kick Buttowski Suburban Daredevil

The first season of Kick Buttowski: Suburban Daredevil brought the world of animated comedic adventure to all new levels for Disney XD. Now that the second season has launched, hold on to your hats! Er… helmets! In addition to all the regular hijinx, Disney has dozens of special guest stars just lining up to provide their voices for characters. Included on the celebrity dream team are ...

DreamWorks Animation pairs Kung Fu Panda with Youku in China
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DreamWorks Animation pairs Kung Fu Panda with Youku in China

The Kung Fu Panda series has been among DreamWorks’ most popular and successful films, entertaining U.S. audiences to the tune of $380 million at the box office. Focusing on many Asian themes, for example… you know… Kung Fu, the film has an obvious following in Mainland China, at least for those who were able to see it. In order to help on the quest, Youku, one of ...

John Lasseter and a witch reinvent the Disney Princess in Brave's Merida
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John Lasseter and a witch reinvent the Disney Princess in Brave’s Merida

Merida faces a pretty hefty problem: she’s being married off to one of three potential suitors, and she sorta hates them all. So what’s a princess to do? Head to an old witch for help, of course! The witch grants Merida a wish, but it of course has consequences, turning the forest into a threatening wilderness. Of course, this doesn’t please her parents King Fergus and ...

Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons
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Five Awesome Animated Film Scores, from Mermaids to Dragons

There are a number of essential elements that make an animated film come together and lift it from the mundane to the level of awesome. From story structure to character design these important elements dictate the quality of the final product.  One such essential piece of an amazing animated film is the film’s soundtrack, particularly the film’s score.  We’ve seen in the ...

Mattel brings Pixar's Toy Story Space Mission To Infinity and Beyond
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Mattel brings Pixar’s Toy Story Space Mission To Infinity and Beyond

It’s been just a little over a year since Disney and Pixar brought the Toy Story franchise full circle, from Andy to Bonnie, with last summer’s Toy Story 3. However, even with the film’s bittersweet closure, fans have been wondering (Buzz-ing, even) about a fourth sequel since the credits rolled on the third film. And while Mattel isn’t exactly stepping forth to ...

Avrill Stark and Flying Bark fly Santa's Apprentice to theaters Nov 10
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Avrill Stark and Flying Bark fly Santa’s Apprentice to theaters Nov 10

Late summer, early autumn, Labor Day holidaying… none of it makes you think of snowfall and Santa, right? But that hasn’t stopped Avrill Stark Entertainment and Flying Bark Productions from all of their hard work on their new animated feature, Santa’s Apprentice. The family toon, which is being prepped for a theatrical release across the down under Australia on November 10th, ...

Spielberg preps The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn
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Spielberg preps The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn

We’re at just about 100 days until Steven Spielberg can bring Tintin back to the adventuring world in the upcoming 3D epic, The Adventures Of Tintin: The Secret Of The Unicorn. With some great help from producer Peter Jackson and a trio of writers (Steven Moffat, Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish) the adventure revives Georges “Hergé” Remi’s comic book creation with motion ...

Pixar readies La Luna short at the D23 Expo for Disney's Brave in 2012
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Pixar readies La Luna short at the D23 Expo for Disney’s Brave in 2012

One obvious highlight of Disney’s 2011 D23 Expo, in addition to all the regular House of Mouse awesomeness, was the almost-secret screening of La Luna, the Enrico Casarosa CG animated short from Pixar. Readying itself for a big screen debut in front of next summer’s Brave, La Luna follows a long line of beautiful Pixar shorts, from Jack Jack Attack, to Burn-E, to Mike’s New ...

CartoonNetwork.com joins Hasbro on Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 4
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CartoonNetwork.com joins Hasbro on Star Wars: The Clone Wars season 4

Star Wars: The Clone Wars season four makes its big debut in just 10 days time, starting full Force on Friday, September 16th at 8pm. Cartoon Network has been hyping the series all summer, releasing a number of trailers and behind-the-scenes looks at all our favorite aliens, droids, Sith and Jedi. Now, Hasbro is jumping in on the mix, partnering with the CN for a Clone Wars sweepstakes. Fans ...

Madagascar's Alex the Lion joins the Penguins in Blowhole Strikes Back
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Madagascar’s Alex the Lion joins the Penguins in Blowhole Strikes Back

It’s been over a year since the Penguins last did battle with the evil Dr. Blowhole, and now he’s looking for some Penguin Payback. On Friday, September 9th, Neil Patrick Harris returns as Dr. Blowhole to get just that in Nickelodeon’s one-hour special, Penguins Movie Event called The Penguins of Madagascar Blowhole Strikes Back. More evil than ever, the Penguins have their ...

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