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Colliding Planets and Killer Volcanos Spark January Syfy Saturday Original Movies

Syfy kicks off the New Year with the Saturday Original Movies Swamp Volcano, starring Rachel Hunter and Brad Dourif, and Collision Earth, starring Kirk Acevedo and Diane Farr.

Production Headline News

Art Directors Guild Film & Television Nominees Announced

The Art Directors Guild announced nominations in nine categories of Production Design for theatrical motion pictures, television, commercials and music videos competing in the ADG’s 16th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards for 2011.

Cartoon Headline News

Keith Knight and Stephan Pastis in conversation at Cartoon Art Museum

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 5:36pm

The Cartoon Art Museum welcomes Keith Knight, creator of "The Knight Life," and Stephan Pastis, creator of "Pearls Before Swine," for a discussion of their comics and careers in celebration of CAM’s latest exhibition, "Black and White and Read All Over: Comics of the New Millennium."

Game Headline News

Digital-Tutors Releases 24 New Tutorials, Ends 2011 with over 2.1 Million Videos Viewed

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 3:00pm

The New Year brings with it a lineup of new training content, including the announcement of the Unity Mobile Game Development Series featuring training for the robust game development tool.

Animated 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.

Producers Headline News

PGA Announces Nominations for Film & Television Awards

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 12:22pm

The Producers Guild of America has announced 10 nominees for its top feature award: The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Midnight in Paris, Moneyball, and War Horse.

Film Headline News

Bambi, Forrest Gump Among 2011 National Film Registry Picks

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 12:07pm

“My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.’” That line was immortalized by Tom Hanks in the award-winning movie “Forest Gump” in 1994. Librarian of Congress James H. Billington today selected that film and 24 others to be preserved as cultural, artistic and historical treasures in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress.

Disney Headline News

Jake And The Never Land Pirates Special to Feature Peter Pan

By Rick DeMott | Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 12:00pm

The classic character Peter Pan makes his first-ever appearance in the hit series for kids age 2-7, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates," in a primetime special presentation, "Jake and the Never Land Pirates: Peter Pan Returns," premiering MONDAY, FEBRUARY 13 (7:00-8:00 p.m., ET/PT) on Disney Channel.

Disney Headline News

Disney Sued Over Santa Paws

Ray Harter, Richard Kearney and Ed Corno have filed suit in Missouri Federal Court against Walt Disney, claiming the studio stole their idea for the direct-to-home vid films SANTA BUDDIES: THE LEGEND OF SANTA PAWS and THE SEARCH FOR SANTA PAWS, writes The Hollywood Reporter.

Films Headline News

Toho to Start Streaming Service in Japan

Top Japanese distributor Toho is entering a joint venture called My Theater D.D., which will stream its films on the Web, reports Variety.

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