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Allison Abbate - Producer of Frankenweenie
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ToonBarn Interview: Frankenweenie Producer Allison Abbate

Allison Abbate is the BAFTA award-winning producer of “The Iron Giant” and Tim Burton’s “Corpse Bride.” She has made a career of working on some of the most innovative animated features in the business. A native of New York, Abbate relocated to Hollywood in 1989 where she started at Disney and served as an artistic coordinator on Tim Burton’s cult classic “The Nightmare Before ...

Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network lead 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards
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Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network lead 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards

Between last June and this May, we’ve had ourselves a nice little year of animation happiness. Just think of all the new shows like Adventure Time, Regular Show, and Kick Buttowski, and returning legends like SpongeBob and Phineas and Ferb. Typically, we reward these great moments by … well, by watching them! Again and again in many cases. But the Academy of Television Arts & ...

115 million votes for Nickelodeon's 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards
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115 million votes for Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Kevin James made one point loud and clear this past weekend: this year’s Kids’ Choice Awards was the largest ever. Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Awards show pulled in about 115 million votes for the various competitions and categories, all culminating in a single event this past Saturday on the Nick network. Twilight Saga: New Moon and Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel were ...

Hit Nick.com to vote for the 23rd Annual Kids' Choice Awards
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Hit Nick.com to vote for the 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards

Nickelodeon will be airing its 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards tonight, at 8pm, live from Pauley Pavilion in UCLA. Kevin James has the honor of hosting this year’s event, with dozens of celebrities and special guests set to make appearances, including: Steve Carell, Tina Fey, Katy Perry, Robert Downey Jr., Cory Monteith, Miranda Cosgrove, Keke Palmer, Lea Michele, Chris Rock, ...

Animation takes center stage at the Oscars
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Animation takes center stage at the Oscars

We’ve talked about the Golden Globes. We’ve talked about the Annie Awards. Now, it’s time to talk about animation’s presence at the 82nd Academy Awards. Five animated films were selected for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category, including; Pixar and Disney’s Up, Disney’s The Princess and the Frog, the Fantastic Mr. Fox, Coraline, and The ...

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Bakugan Battle Brawlers are the 2009 Toy of the Year

The Toy Industry Association has been handing out awards for toy excellence for years now, much like the Oscars of the toy world. This year, even though the selection was tough, the answer was clear: the Toy of the Year award went to Spin Master for its Bakugan Battle Brawlers Battle Packs. Property of the Year honors went to the Bakugan, overall. Spanning the actual game, video games, and ...

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The Penguins of Madagascar start huge

Nickelodeon’s recent debut of The Penguins of Madagascar, which immediately followed the the 22nd annual Kids’ Choice Awards, was the network’s most watched series premiere ever! 6.1 million people tuned in to see the toon, co-produced by DreamWorks Animation SKG and Nickelodeon. The previous record holder was 2003’s All Grown Up, which had 5.2 million viewers. ...

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The Penguins of Madagascar debut

Nickelodeon’s 2009 Kids’ Choice Awards is fast approaching (Saturday, March 28th at 8pm), which is a lot to be excited about.  But perhaps even more exciting is that, immediately after the awards show is done, Nick will be debuting the new CG animated series The Penguins of Madagascar!  The show, which is a production between Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation,will air at 9:30 pm ...

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