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Blue Sky Studios' Rio spreads wings during Super Bowl XLV
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Blue Sky Studios’ Rio spreads wings during Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl XLV would not have been complete without an updated teaser of Blue Sky Studios and 20th Century Fox’s April 15th film, Rio. Blu (voiced by Jesse Eisenberg) is a nerdy, cowardly, shy blue macaw, living at a bookstore in Moose Lake, Minnesota. …at least until scientists learn that this endangered species has a potential mate in South America. It’s there, in Rio de ...

Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review
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Alice in Wonderland 60th Anniversary Edition DVD and Blu-Ray review

Disney has a large stable of animated tales in it’s long history. There’s the Disney Princess flicks (Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Mulan), the Animal films (the Jungle Book, Tarzan, Lion King, 101 Dalmatians), and even a CG category (Toy Story, The Robinsons, UP). Then, there’s a film like Alice in Wonderland… which fits no category. In Disney’s original, ...

Gnomeo and Juliet What's In a Gnome Featurette
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Gnomeo & Juliet: What’s In a Gnome Featurette

Much like Romeo and Juliet, Gnomeo and Juliet are two characters sharing a forbidden love — except theirs is much less historical and much more …gardeny. But regardless of their CG animated form, the basics of William Shakespeare’s play remains true, with Gnomeo and Juliet looking for everlasting happiness in the middle of their families’ feud. Rocket Pictures, Starz ...

DC Comics lights Green Lantern: Emerald Knights in stores June 7th
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DC Comics lights Green Lantern: Emerald Knights in stores June 7th

Move over, Ryan Reynolds! There’s a new ring slinger in the DC Universe – at least the animated one. To couple the hype for DC Comics’ upcoming live-action Green Lantern film, Warner Bros. Animation is releasing a special collection of animated GL segments on DVD June 7th, called Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. Nathan Fillion will provide the voice of Hal Jordan, whose quest ...

Claymation Eminem gets Brisk at Super Bowl XLV
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Claymation Eminem gets Brisk at Super Bowl XLV

Animated Eminem. Animnem. …Eminated? I don’t know, there’s gotta be some sorta funny and brief tag to give to the latest Brisk commercial featuring a stop-motion, claymation Eminem. What are we going on about? Lipton Brisk, Pepsi’s iced tea soft drink, recently ran a commercial spot during Super Bowl XLV, catching everyone’s attention with the stand-out use of ...

Kirby and Pokemon titles head to Nintendo Wii
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Kirby and Pokemon titles head to Nintendo Wii

Despite all the hubbub about the hot new Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo still knows there’s a loyal following for the beloved Nintendo Wii. Thus, the venerable video game company is happy to oblige with Wii-related news and games, laying out a schedule for the rest of 2011, and making special note of a Kirby title set to hit before year’s end. Kirby, star of the animated “Right Back ...

Franklin celebrates 25th anniversary with Franklin and Friends
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Franklin celebrates 25th anniversary with Franklin and Friends

Next month, Franklin, the world’s beloved animated turtle, will turn 25 years old. In honor of this special 25th anniversary, creators Corus Entertainment, Kids Can Press, and Nelvana Studio will premiere a brand new CG animated toon called Franklin and Friends. The series will launch on Treehouse Friday, March 4th at 6pm. Nelvana will also bring the toon around the world, to places ...

Kung Fu Panda 2 Super Bowl Spot
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Kung Fu Panda 2 Super Bowl Spot

May 26th is going to change things. At least as far as animals with martial arts training go. Whatwever the case, it’s on that date of this year that DreamWorks will release Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom, the CG sequel to 2008’s original Kung Fu Panda. And the film got the biggest official nod one could get, with it’s very own commercial spot during Super Bowl XLV. ...

Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV
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Rango commercial appears at Super Bowl XLV

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t quite a holiday, but maybe it should be. At least enough so to get us all the day off on the following Super Bowl Monday! But if there’s one reason why we’re more than happy to head to school and work the next day, it’s to chat about all the awesome commercial spots that aired the night before during the game. The case of Super Bowl XLV is no ...

Pokemon: Black and White animated series on Cartoon Network February 12th
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Pokemon: Black and White animated series on Cartoon Network February 12th

Don’t worry, it’s in color! 🙂 For those of you all excited for the March launch of the Pokemon Black and White games on Nintendo DS, get ready to start the part a little earlier, like February 12th. Why then? Because on that Saturday, at 9AM, Cartoon Network will kick off the brand new animated series, Pokemon: Black and White. Ash an Pikachu are joined by an entirely new ...

Marblemedia and Whole Hog Creations lay tracks on Chugga Chugga Wow
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Marblemedia and Whole Hog Creations lay tracks on Chugga Chugga Wow

Marblemedia is teaming with James Fox and Richard Brookes from Whole Hog Creations to develop Chugga Chugga Wow, a new hybrid series that mixes live-action with animation. The show will air on the Kids’ CBC, a commercial free weekday programming block on Canada’s CBC. Chugga Chugga Wow features an animated train, traveling through an adventurous cartoon world with live-action ...

Moonscoop brings Hero:108 products to France
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Moonscoop brings Hero:108 products to France

Humans and animals, battling for peace across the Hidden Kingdom. This is the world of Hero:108. You know what else is in that world? Us! And soon, new toys and products! Moonscoop is working with various companies in France to unveil and distribute tons of fun stuff based on the toon. For example, new shirts and such will be designed by Blues Fillobranca, while new toys and action figures ...

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