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Headline News Lady Gaga Gets Injunction Against Lady Goo Goo Cartoon

The High Court in London issued an injunction against Moshi Monsters' cartoon character Lady Goo Goo, a parody of Lady Gaga, writes the Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Odyssey Acquires Rights to Hank the Cowdog for Animated Feature

Odyssey Pictures Corporation (OPIX: OTCQB) (Odyssey), a publicly traded media and entertainment company, has acquired the screenplay and feature film rights of the beloved children's literary franchise, "Hank the Cowdog," from Rising Star Studios.

Headline News Paramount Goes into Hyperdrive for Spec Script

Paramount has snatched up the hot spec script HYPERDRIVE from Morgan Jurgenson (TUCKER AND DALE VS. EVIL) and David Daniels (which is a pseudonym for Panay Films' vp of production Alex Ankeles), writes Heat Vision.

Headline News 3D Production Company Gener8 Secures $1.5M in Private Financing

Gener8 Digital Media Corp., a rapidly growing 3D production company, has raised $1.5M in private financing with investors Macquarie Private Wealth Inc., Haywood Securities Inc., Raymond James Ltd., and Leede Financial Markets.

Headline News Crime of the Century Nabs Portal Director, Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures has bought FAST 5 writer Chris Morgan's pitch CRIME OF THE CENTURY and attached Dan Trachtenberg (PORTAL: NO ESCAPE) to direct, reports Deadline.com.

Headline News Resident’s Taherkhani Heads Up Design Team For ‘Immersive Surfaces' Projection Installation

Resident Creative Studio designer Sina Taherkhani bridged the gap between reality and fantasy, helming a team of animators and VFX artists charged with creating, “As Above, So Below,” one of a three-part immense-scale projection/mapping installation entitled, “Immersive Surfaces.”

Headline News HIT Expands Its Broadcast, Home Entertainment, Digital Presence In Australia

HIT Entertainment, one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners, has today announced an extensive deal with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) that gives the broadcaster additional TV rights to over 60 hours of programming from HIT’s vast catalogue of quality children’s shows.

Headline News IMAX Signs First Joint Revenue Sharing Agreement in Malaysia

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) today announced a joint revenue sharing agreement with TGV Cinemas Sdn Bhd (TGV Cinemas) to install a new digital IMAX theatre system at the Sunway Pyramid Shopping Centre, TGV's highest-grossing multiplex.

Headline News Scrat Art Featured in Established Contemporary Art Auction

Esteemed French auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr will hold its much-anticipated sale of contemporary art to collectors from around the world on October 23, 2011 in Druot-Montaigne during the FIAC festival of modern art in Paris.

Headline News Liquid Television is Back

MTVX, MTV’s new cross media group, today announced the return of the “Liquid Television” brand that will build upon the heritage of the seminal and groundbreaking animation show from the early 1990s and live across every point of engagement from television to online, mobile to social media.

Headline News Universal Scraps Tower Heist PVOD Plan

Following theatrical exhibitors declaring they wouldn't screen TOWER HEIST, Universal has decided to scrap its plan to release the film on VOD three weeks after release, reports Variety.

Headline News Sony to Release Animated Starship Troopers Feature

Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions today announced that the studio will distribute STARSHIP TROOPERS: INVASION, a new installment in the hugely popular global sci-fi action phenomenon based on the novel “Starship Troopers” by Robert A. Heinlein.

Headline News FOX Has an Animated Halloween Celebration on Oct. 30

Halloween comes a night early this year when FOX airs frightfully funny all-new episodes of THE SIMPSONS (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), FAMILY GUY (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) and THE CLEVELAND SHOW (9:30-10:00 PM ET/PT) on Sunday, Oct. 30. Also, don’t miss the series premiere of ALLEN GREGORY (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), the latest addition to Sunday’s Animation Domination comedy block.

Headline News Activision To Publish Men in Black III Game

Activision Publishing, Inc., in partnership with Columbia Pictures, today announced an all-new Men In Black video game, launching as a standalone title to coincide with the global theatrical release of Men in Black III in Spring 2012.

Headline News Universal to Release Scorpion King 3 in January

A once-powerful warrior king takes on a new life as an assassin for hire in the DVD Original The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption, available on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download January 17, 2012.

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