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Headline News TAAFI Call for Submissions

The Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (TAAFI) has opened up its submission process for animated films for their inaugural event to take place June 22 – 24th, 2012.

Headline News TeleFutura Adds Family Guy to Primetime Lineup

TeleFutura is expanding its programming lineup with the additions of one of the most successful franchises in television – Family Guy – and bringing it for the first time to Spanish-language television in the U.S.

Headline News Dickens in London: A Cross-Platform Celebration of Dickens’s Life

As part of Dickens 2012, Film London, BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Drama have come together to commission five films and five radio plays – Dickens In London – to be broadcast simultaneously during the week of 6-10 February.

Headline News Toei Animation Secures Master Licensing Deal in Brazil for Dragon Ball

Toei Animation has closed a master licensing and merchandising agreement in Brazil with Abr-Art Bag Rio Comercio Importacao e Exportacao for Dragon Ball Z that encompasses a number of key consumer product categories.

Headline News Universal Pictures’ Hop Available on Blue-ray and DVD March 23

The Easter Bunny’s hare apparent leaves his ancestral home on Easter Island to pursue pop superstardom in the hilarious comedy Hop, coming to Blu-ray and DVD on March 23, 2012, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment.

Headline News Disney XD Set to Premiere Animated Series Lab Rats

Powered by its biggest yearly ratings ever, Disney XD will premiere more original content with Lab Rats, a comedy series about a teenager and his newfound "siblings," a trio of super-human teens, who together must navigate typical high school and -- not so typical -- bionic glitches.

Headline News Delve Into Ralph Bakshi’s Cult Classic Wizards like Never Before

Twentieth Century Fox’s first-ever animated film, created by renowned director Ralph Bakshi, Wizards appears in a 35th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray + book release on March 13 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Headline News Toei Animation Secures Master Licensing Deal in Brazil for Dragon Ball

Toei Animation has closed a master licensing and merchandising agreement in Brazil with Abr-Art Bag Rio Comercio Importacao e Exportacao for Dragon Ball Z.

Headline News Adult Swim Celebrates 100th Episode of Robot Chicken with a five-day live Webcam event

Adult Swim has launched a five-day live action web cam event that asks and answers the probing question: ‘What happens when a robot and a live chicken are left alone in a motel room?’

Headline News Big Idea Entertainment to Release New DVD Title: VeggieTales: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men

From Big Idea Entertainment press release:

FRANKLIN, TN -- Big Idea Entertainment announced they will release a brand-new DVD title, VeggieTales®: Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry Men,on March 3 and March 6, 2012 in Christian and general market stores respectively, just in time for the Easter holiday.

Headline News Cartoon Network Enterprises Expands Licensing Portfolio in APAC

Cartoon Network Enterprises has kicked off the new year with the expansion of its Asia Pacific licensing portfolio featuring the launch of popular comedy properties.

Headline News Slap Happy Cartoons Announces Development Deal with YTV for Animated Series Nerds and Monsters

Vancouver-based animation studio Slap Happy Cartoons Inc. has signed a development deal with Corus Entertainment’s YTV for the animated series Nerds and Monsters.

Headline News Students Learn to Tell Compelling Visual Stories at Broadview Entertainment Arts University (BEAU)

BEAU to offer BFA in Comic and Sequential Art for students who want to create cartoons, comic books, storyboards, graphic novels and animated features.

Headline News Disney and Comcast Announce Long-Term, Comprehensive Distribution Agreement

Disney and Comcast Announce Long-Term, Comprehensive Distribution Agreement; Deal provides Xfinity TV customers broad access to top sports, news and entertainment content across multiple screens in and out of the home.

Headline News Funky Turns 40 at the ToonSeum, a Celebration of African American Animated Characters

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 2:46pm

The ToonSeum and the Museum of Uncut Funk present Funky Turns Forty, an exhibit celebrating the legacy of the first wave of positive Black animated characters of the 1970s.

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