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Disney Junior Options Development Rights to Fancy Nancy

Disney Junior has recently acquired the rights to develop an original animated TV movie and series based on Jane O’Connor and Robin Preiss Glasser’s New York Times bestselling book Fancy Nancy, which has already entered its 10th year of publication consisting of over 60 titles targeted towards kids aged 2 to 7. Fancy Nancy focuses on the adventures of the titular girl who likes to be ...

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Nickelodeon Launches New Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders App: Downhill Grind

Nickelodeon has just launched a new action-packed mobile game based on Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders animated series. Titled ‘Wild Grinders Downhill Grind,’ the mobile game is already available on iOS, Google Play, and Amazon-capable devices. The game is an endless downhill skate game that allows fans of the show to team up with the Wild Grinders crew and put their skateboarding skills to the ...

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Sony Picks Up Rights to Live Action Robotech

These days, any Hollywood live action adaptation of Japanese animated properties, will automatically earn the scrutiny of viewers, as the string of failures (both in terms of shoddy products and projects that were consigned to development limbo) have already left a bad taste in people’s mouths. However, it seems like Sony hasn’t been paying attention (or they’re extremely confident), as ...

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Disney Junior Picks Up Limon and Oli

Disney Junior added yet another popular foreign toon to its library when it picked up the Turkish animated series Limon and Oli. There are plans to broadcast the series in over 111 different markets, including South Africa, Poland, Africa, Greece, Romania, EMEA, and CEE. The series has already formally launched last March 23, and Disney Junior will continue airing episodes daily in multiple ...

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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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Renderman, The Legendary CGI Program is Now Free*

*For educational use and non commercial use. Coming out of the heels of the Unreal Engine, Unity and Source Works change over to these models: Pixar Animation Studios today released its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software for non-commercial use. Free Non-Commercial RenderMan can be used for research, education, evaluation, plug-in development, and any personal projects that do not generate ...

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DreamWorks’ Home Overseas Debut Earns $19M

DreamWorks Animation’s Home just had a strong overseas debut as it managed to gross $19.2 million via a number of markets, a full week before its U.S. debut. The total cume includes the U.K., which managed to gross $9.3 million. Russia’s $4.2 million was also included, followed by Spain with $2.4 million and Australia with $2.3 million. The strong opening is good news for DreamWorks ...

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Shout! Factory Kids to Bring Maya the Bee Movie to U.S. Shores

This coming May 1, 2015, the CG animated Maya the Bee Movie will be coming to theaters in Los Angeles and New York, courtesy of Shout! Factory Kids. Based on the iconic children’s novel, Maya the Bee focuses on the titular little bee who dreams of a life full of fun, adventure, and freedom. However, her attempts to fit in constantly get her into trouble with the Queen’s strict royal adviser, ...

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Shanks Confirmed Playable in One Piece Pirate Warriors 3

A previous issue of V-Jump hinted at a playable character for One Piece Pirate Warriors 3 via a silhouette that seems to look like one of the Yonkos, Red Haired Shanks and a hint that said “famous pirate” will be playable in the Pirate Warriors franchise for the first time. Many fans naturally assumed that they were talking about Red Haired Shanks, and it turns out they were right, because ...

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Teaser Trailer for Astroboy Reboot Revealed

A short teaser trailer has just been released for the upcoming reboot of Osamu Tezuka’s Astro Boy. It doesn’t show much aside from Astro soaring through the sky, but it gives people a glimpse into the new art style. It looks far, far different from the original art style but it’s still recognizable as Astro Boy, so it’s pretty much preference at this point. You can check out the teaser ...

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