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Headline News ThinkTank Emporium To Represent Ace Lacewing

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:39pm

Entertainment branding/consulting company ThinkTank Emporium has teamed with Charlesbridge Publishing and author David Biedrzycki to identify and develop licensing and media opportunities based on the ACE LACEWING, BUG DETECTIVE series.

Headline News Donna Ebbs Named SVP of New Hasbro-Discovery Network

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 12:21pm

Hasbro-Discovery Communications Joint Venture President and CEO Margaret Loesch today announced the appointment of children's and family entertainment programming veteran Donna Ebbs as senior vice president, programming, for the joint venture television network expected to launch in late 2010.

Headline News Battle for Terra, Superbeasto, Scooby-Doo, Hot Fuzz, Sarah Connor, Wallace & Gromit on DVD/Blu-ray

This week (9/22/09) offers the DVD/Blu-ray release of BATTLE FOR TERRA (Lionsgate, $12.99 and $19.99); THE HAUNTED WORLD OF EL SUPERBEASTO (Anchor Bay, $12.99 and $19.99); HOT FUZZ (Universal Home Ent., $18.99); SCOOBY-DOO! THE MYSTERY BEGINS (Warner Home Video, $19.99, $24.99); TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES -- THE COMPLETE SECOND SEASON (Warner Home Video,$36.49, $44.99); and WALLACE & GROMIT: A MATTER OF LOAF AND DEATH (Lionsgate, $9.99) and WALLACE & GROMIT: THE COMPLETE COLLECTION (Lionsgate/HIT, $21.99, 19.99).

Headline News Disney Chairman Cook Steps Down

In a shocking announcement, Dick Cook has stepped down as chairman at the Walt Disney Co. This follows his recent unveiling of Disney upcoming projects at the D23 Conference.

Statement from Dick Cook

Headline News DC Super Hero Fans Compete Online for Prizes

Fans can immerse themselves inside the world of DC Super Heroes and villains in the next DC Universe Animated Original Movie by participating in the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Virtual Collector Card Sweepstakes.

Headline News Princess and the Frog Event Goes Bicoastal

In celebration of Disney’s newest animated musical THE PRICESS AND THE FROG, Walt Disney Studios is opening its Burbank gates to the public for a once-in-a-lifetime advance special engagement, welcoming Disney fans to experience its newest animated musical comedy Nov. 25- Dec. 13, 2009.

Headline News Cartoon Network nabs Jury Emmys

Variety announced Cartoon Network has already picked-up 5 juried awards in the Primetime Emmy race.

The TV Academy announced winners in two categories -- costumes for a variety/music program or special and individual achievement in animation -- both of which will be handed out during the Creative Arts Awards Ceremony Sept. 12.

In both juried categories, there are no nominations; anyone Emmy-worthy is recognized.

Headline News Hannah Montana, The Simpsons Season 12 and more on DVD/Blu-ray

HANNAH MONTANA: The Movie (DVD/Blu-ray)Disney/Buena Vista/2009/102 min/Rated G/SRP: $44.99Director: Peter ChelsomCast: Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus, Emily OsmentVfx: CIS Hollywood

Video codec MPEG-4 AVCVideo resolution 1080pAspect ratio 1.85:1

English: DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1French: Dolby Digital 5.1Spanish: Dolby Digital 5.1

Subtitles:English SDH, French, Spanish

Discs:BD/DVD ComboThree-disc setDigital copy

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Headline News Post Logic NY announces New Hires

Press Release by Post Logic

New York, NY (August 17, 2009) -- Leading post-production facility Post Logic Studios, a division of Prime Focus Group, announced today two new hires, Kevin Wilson as audio engineer and Mick O'Connor as manager, new business. Both will be based out of Post Logic Studios' New York facility.

Headline News CN Greenlights 2 Toons, Orders More Adventure Time, Flapjack

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network announced greenlights for two new original comedy animated series, REGULAR SHOW and HORRORBOTS, in addition to a picking up more episodes of THE MARVELOUS MISADVENTURES OF FLAPJACK and additional writing for ADVENTURE TIME.

Headline News Ex-Banker Turns Producer for Top Cat Movie

Producer Alex Garcia plans to bring the Hanna-Barbara TV cartoon, TOP CAT, to new life reports Variety.

Garcia will pair with Anima Studios for the animated feature as WB preps for a summer 2011 or 2012 release across Latin America. The former finance exec. has also partnered with Santa Barbara-based Nala Films, the Rovzar Bros.' Lemon Films in Mexico and Argentina's Costa Films.

Garcia’s grandfather, Arturo de Cordova, was a screen icon from Mexico’s Golden Age.

Headline News Pinky Dinky Doo Wins 2009 Summit Creative Award

Press Release from Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind SESAME STREET and co-producer of PINKY DINKY DOO has been awarded the 2009 Summit Creative Award in the category "youth website," level "gold." The website -- www.pinkydinkydoo.com -- launched on November 24, 2008, and has acquired an exceptional fan base, receiving 600,000 page views per month. This is the site's first award.

Headline News Boris FX Announces New Boris Continuum Unit: Cartoon Look

Press Release from Boris FX

Marlborough MA -- July 27, 2009 -- Boris FX, the leading developer of integrated effects technology for video and film, announced that a new Boris Continuum Unit, Cartoon Look, is now available. The Boris Continuum Cartoon Look Unit includes the Cartoon Look, Pencil Sketch, Charcoal Sketch, and Watercolor filters from Boris Continuum Complete 6:

Headline News Decode Enterprises Hits TG4 For Six

Press Release from DECODE Enterprises

Leading kids and family entertainment specialist DECODE Enterprises, the distribution subsidiary of DHX Media Ltd., has scored a major package deal with TG4, selling six of its animated series to the Irish channel.

Headline News Cartoon Network Asia Secures Rights to MixMaster2

Press Release from Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network Asia Pacific announced today that it has secured the cable and satellite rights to broadcast MIXMASTER2, the hugely popular action adventure series, to over 91 million viewers across 25 Asia Pacific countries.

Cartoon Network's agreement with Sunwoo Entertainment, the producer and distributor of MIXMASTER2, marks a significant milestone for the Korean animation industry as it the first time that a local animation company has teamed up with an international broadcast network.

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