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Google Releases 3D Version of Toontastic App for Free

Google has recently released a new version of their 2D animation app for kids, Toontastic, dubbed Toontastic 3D. Still downloadable free of charge, Toontastic 3D is different from the original because, as the name implies, it now features a visual upgrade that lets kids use 3D drawing tools in order to add that special 3rd dimension to their works. The original Toontastic app was launched on iOS ...

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Pokemon GO Still Banned in China

While detractors claim that Niantic’s ARG (Augmented Reality Game) Pokemon GO is already on its last legs, it cannot be denied that it was a massive phenomenon when it was first launched, and still remains popular among a segment of the mobile gaming market, especially now that long-requested features are trickling down via updates. However, there is one place that the ARG can’t gain a ...

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New The Smurfs Game Makes its Way to Mobile: Epic Run

Peyo’s cute little blue creatures The Smurfs has found its way to our mobile devices via a new 2D platforming game titled Smurfs Epic Run. It doesn’t matter what type of mobile device you have, as the game has been released simultaneously on iOS, Android, and Amazon’s respective digital storefronts. Your budget is also completely irrelevant, as the game is being offered completely free. The ...

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Talking Tom and Friends to Launch on Youtube Kids App

Outfit7’s popular Talking Tom and Friends franchise will be launching its all-new animated series on Google’s new Youtube Kids App. Scheduled for an April 2015 launch, Talking Tom and Friends will follow the hilarious adventures and hijinks of the popular talking animals as they try to produce their own reality TV show. ...

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Glen Keane Debuts New Short Film, Duet, at Google I/O Conference

Google’s I/O conference isn’t exclusively about technology in the sense that all you’re going to see are things related to hardware and software. There are overlaps with other industries, particularly animation, as the medium has benefited from technological advancements these past few decades. This is why acclaimed animator Glen Keane chose the recent Google I/O conference in San ...

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Disney and Google Team Up for Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story

Disney Interactive and Google have recently partnered in order to develop and launch a new animated short film titled Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story. The short clocks in at 38 minutes, and will be made available via Google Play on February 23. Blank: A Vinylmation Love Story is based on the popular Disney Parks Vinylmation collectible franchise, and will use stop-motion animation in order to ...

MangaPolo’s Dragonball Motion Manga
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MangaPolo’s Dragonball Motion Manga

The color re-release of the Dragon Ball manga, which will be released in print and the digital Shonen Jump, has effectively shown fans what the iconic manga would look like when done in full color. As a way of further promoting the upcoming colorized re-release, Google and Japanese ad/PR firm Dentsure have collaborated on a Youtube project dubbed “MangaPolo,” which produces motion versions ...

Wallace & Gromit to Participate in Google+ Hangout
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Wallace & Gromit to Participate in Google+ Hangout

Wallace & Gromit will be starring in a brand new festive video that aims to help family and friends connect this holiday season. The duo will be appearing along with a number of other Aardman Animation characters for the first time via Google+’s Hangout feature. The other Aardman Animation characters that will make an appearance include Trixie and Captain Cuddlepuss from Creature ...

Disney and Youtube to offer streaming rentals for Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks Titles
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Disney and Youtube stream rentals for Disney, Pixar, and Dreamworks

Google has announced last Wednesday that the Youtube/Walt Disney Studios partnership has borne fruit – a rental streaming video hub that may end up going head to head with netflix and hulu in the future. While Youtube and Disney are exclusive co-partners in the distribution service, the titles offered are not limited to Disney’s library (which includes a lot of blockbuster features from ...

Disney Interactive Media and Youtube Form a Content Partnership
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Disney Interactive Media and YouTube form a content partnership

A recent NY times report has revealed that two of the most powerful media companies in the world, Youtube and Walt Disney Interactive, have entered into a partnership that will help both companies deal with difficulties that they are encountering lately. The agreement between the two companies may seem like a small thing if you look at it from a financial standpoint; Disney Interactive Media and ...

Fresh TV, Teletoon and FremantleMedia rock out with Grojband
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Fresh TV, Teletoon and FremantleMedia rock out with Grojband

No, Google, I did not mean “GarageBand.” Well, actually, I sorta did. But, it was spelled correctly when we titled this post “Grojband” which is the name of a new up-and-coming animated series. The folks behind Stoked and the Total Drama franchise (from Total Drama Island to Total Drama World Tour) have put together what they hope is the next big thing in toonland. ...

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Google celebrates BusyTown creator Richard Scarry’s 92nd Birthday

Google Doodle recently honored the creator of “BusyTown” Richard Scarry, who would have been 92 this week. Richard Scarry’s BusyTown, or shall I say “one of the best children’s books / cartoon ever,” was later transformed into a cartoon on Nickelodeon’s younger network, Nick Jr., and ran from 1995 to 2000. The toon, which went by the name “The Busy ...

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