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Disney Headline News

Disney Channel to Crown New Preschool Princess

Disney will introduce a little girl princess to its celebrated legacy of princess fairytales in an animated television movie and series, "Sofia the First," premiering in fall 2012 and spring 2013 respectively, on Disney Channel and Disney Junior channels around the world.

Production Headline News

Susan Shipsky Named VP, Production for Turner’s Animation Group

Susan Shipsky has been named vice president, production for Turner Broadcasting’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media’s (AYAKM) Creative Group, it was announced today by Michael Ouweleen, senior vice president and group creative director for AYAKM’s Creative Group, which encompasses both on-air and off-channel creative departments.

Music Headline News

Beavis and Butt-Head, Good Vibes Return to MTV on Dec. 15

Viewers are in for another special two-hour animation block, with all-new back-to-back episodes of Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” at 10:00 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. ET/PT, followed by two new episodes of “Good Vibes” at a special time, at 11:00 p.m. and 11:30 p.m. ET/PT, this Thursday, December 15 on MTV.

Entertainment Headline News

A Squared & Tata Elxsi Form Joint Venture

Further signaling India's growing presence in Hollywood, the visual effects and engineering division of Indian conglomerate Tata is buying a majority share in a Los Angeles-based kids' animation firm.

Animated Headline News

Wrinkles Starts Oscar Qualifying Run Tomorrow

The Feature Animated Film Arrugas (Wrinkles) nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 2012 ANNIE Awards will be screened at the LAEMMLE FALBROOK 7 from Dec 9th to Dec 15th at 1.20PM daily.

Blogs

CTN-X: A Student's Perspective

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at 2:00pm

CTNX is for the young and hungry, boasting a crowd of current students and the recently graduated, who are looking at an angle into their beloved, but notoriously tough, contemporary animation industry. There’s no doubt the event will keep on drawing in professionals, studios, and students, but it remains to be seen whether it can live up to high expectations. Seeing young talent engage with their idols, and feeling their way into a field they are clearly passionate about, is where CTN truly shines.

Blu-ray Headline News

Simpsons Season 14 Comes to Blu-ray and DVD

Humans! You are cordially invited to a feast for the senses with the Dec. 6th release of “THE SIMPSONS” SEASON 14 Blu-ray and DVD from the foolish earthlings at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Animation Headline News

39th Annie Award Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 39th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation.

Headline News

FOX Announces Napoleon Dynamite Debut, Bob's Burgers Return

FOX is announcing 2011-2012 midseason premiere dates for new and returning series, including the return of AMERICAN IDOL; the debuts of new dramas TOUCH, ALCATRAZ and THE FINDER; and the launch of new animated series NAPOLEON DYNAMITE.

Screenwriting Blogs

WRITE SCREENPLAYS THAT COMMUNICATE!

The secret to great screenplay writing is keeping it simple and visual. Words can be your friends as well as your deadliest enemy. Here’s a short tip that will improve your writing with every word you don’t write.

Blogs

CTN-X Is Back in Its Third Year

By Dan Sarto | Wednesday, November 23, 2011 at 3:57pm

Now in its third year, CTN Expo has gotten over some of its growing pains. Gone was the hectic chaos that was last year's event, replaced with the efficiency that so impressed in its inaugural year. Los Angeles has been in need of a quality animation gathering and this fills the bill nicely.

Series Headline News

The Adventures Of Tintin: Season One Makes U.S. DVD Debut

The all-time classic comic strip comes to life as an animated adventure in this complete Season One DVD release on November 22 from Shout! Factory, in association with Corus Entertainment Inc.’s Nelvana Enterprises.

World Headline News

WordGirl Gets Special Two-Part Holiday Episode On PBS KIDS GO!

Scholastic Media, a division of Scholastic Inc, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, announced today that the Emmy Award-winning series WordGirl will debut a special two-part holiday episode, “A World Without WordGirl,” Friday, December 16 on PBS KIDS GO! (check local listings).

Annoying Headline News

Cartoon Network Brings Annoying Orange from Net to TV

Iconic internet phenomenon The Annoying Orange is breaking out of the virtual kitchen as Cartoon Network announced today they’ve acquired the television rights to the most-watched web series of all-time.

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