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The Academy Screens the Next Oscar-Winning Animated Short

By Dan Sarto | Monday, November 14, 2011 at 10:41am

Yesterday, the Motion Picture Academy screened 45 qualified animated short films for short list voting in a program from which the eventual 2011 Oscar winner will be chosen.

Series Headline News

Pocoyo Creator To Be Listed On NY Stock Exchange Over-The-Counter Markets

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:35am

Zinkia, a Spanish company specializing in entertainment brand production and management and creator of the multi award-winning property Pocoyo, has received authorization from the US securities market regulator, SEC (the Securities Exchange Commission), for an issue of Level-1 ADRs (American Depositary Receipts) on Zinkia shares earmarked for placement among US investors.

Entertainment Headline News

Imira Ent. Sells The Smurfs To Cartoon Network Spain

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:29am

Imira Entertainment, Spain’s leading production and distribution company specialising in youth programming, has signed Latin American and Iberian sales for timeless animated series The Smurfs (256x26’) from distributor IMPS, including a deal with Cartoon Network in Spain which has acquired 104 episodes of the series for Free and Pay TV.

Holiday Headline News

Cartoon Network Unwraps Holiday Lineup

By Rick DeMott | Thursday, November 10, 2011 at 10:24am

It’s time to laugh as if you had a belly full of jelly and cuddle up in a blanket and enjoy that warm, fuzzy holiday feeling when Cartoon Network kicks off its holiday programming on Monday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. (ET, PT) with the premiere of all new holiday specials from Monday night original series Johnny Test, Adventure Time and MAD.

Headline News

Essential Daffy Duck Collection Comes to DVD

That zany duck, Daffy Duck, one of Looney Tunes’ most enduring characters is celebrated in his very own DVD release when Warner Home Video (WHV) brings The Essential Daffy Duck Collection to consumers November 1, 2011.

Home Headline News

Strawberry Shortcake: Bright Lights, Big Dreams Blossoms onto DVD

Arriving just in time for the holidays, our deliciously sweet girl next door takes a new turn as STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG DREAMS comes to DVD November 1 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

Series Headline News

FOX Beefs Up Bob’s Burgers With 9 Additional Episodes

FOX’s Animation Domination plate just got meatier with the order of an additional nine new episodes of breakout animated comedy BOB’S BURGERS, it was announced today by Kevin Reilly, President of Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company.

Cartoon Headline News

Cartoon Network Set to Roll Out First Regional HD Kids’ Channel in Asia

Cartoon Network, the leading kids’ entertainment channel in Asia, today announced its new dedicated HD channel, the first amongst kids’ broadcasters in the region.

Game Headline News

Disney's Swampy Gets Web Series

After taking the app world by storm in the popular game WHERE'S MY WATER?, Disney latest animated creation Swampy is head to his own Web series, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Shorts Headline News

Nine Nation Animation Animated Anthology Needs Your Help To Get on Netflix

Nine Nation Animation, World According to Shorts' critically-acclaimed selection of international animated shorts, is now available on home video.

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Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes Vo. 3-4 Now on DVD

Join Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, The Hulk, and many more of your favorite Avengers as they unite to fight evil when THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES VOLUME 3 – IRON MAN UNLEASHED and THE AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES VOLUME 4 – THOR’S LAST STAND arrive on DVD on October 25, 2011.

Nickelodeon Headline News

Nick Appoints Riki Group As Exclusive Licensing Agency In Russia & CIS

Nickelodeon Consumer Products, a division of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), announced today at Brand Licensing Europe that they have signed an agreement that will see Russian multi-media production, licensing, event and publishing organisation, Riki Group, exclusively represent Nickelodeon Consumer Products in the Russia and CIS market.

Entertainment Headline News

Mattel Announces Acquisition of HIT Entertainment

Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT) announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire HIT Entertainment for $680 million in cash from a consortium led by Apax Partners funds.

Music Headline News

Beavis And Butt-Head, Good Vibes Debut on MTV This Thursday

MTV is launching an all-new animated comedy block this Thursday, October 27, with the premieres of Mike Judge’s “Beavis and Butt-Head” at 10:00 p.m., followed by new series from creator David Gordon Green, “Good Vibes” at 10:30 p.m., featuring the voice talent of Adam Brody, Josh Gad, Danny McBride and Debi Mazar, among others.

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