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Headline News Jabberwock Attacks Syfy Saturday Original Movies in Sept.

David Hewlett (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) and Robert Picardo (Star Trek: Voyager) confront deadly humanoids, while Battlestar Galactica’s Tahmoh Penikett battles the legendary Jabberwock, in Syfy’s September Saturday Original Movies.

Headline News PTC Study: Sex, Drugs & Profanity on Primetime Animated Shows Kids Watch Most

Today, the Parents Television Council released the results of its latest study, “Cartoons Are No Laughing Matter,” documenting shocking levels of adult content on networks with the highest-rated primetime animated cable shows among children ages 12-17, according to Nielsen data.

Headline News VES Announces Important Dates For 10th Annual VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES), which represents approximately 2500 visual effects artists and practitioners worldwide, is pleased to announce it will hold the 10th Annual VES Awards Show on February 7, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills.

Headline News China's Flying Swords of Dragon Gate Gets IMAX 3D Release

IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and Bona Film Group (Nasdaq:BONA), a leading film distributor in China, today announced that the 3D martial arts motion picture Flying Swords of Dragon Gate will be digitally re-mastered into the IMAX 3D format and released to IMAX theatres in China day-and-date in December 2011.

Headline News Sony Drops Price of PS3

Sony Computer Entertainment (SCE) today announced that the PlayStation 3 (PS3) computer entertainment system with 160GB hard disk drive (HDD), currently available at a recommended retail price (RRP) of 29,980 yen (including tax), $299 and euro 299, will be available at a very attractive new RRP of 24,980 yen (including tax) for Japan, $249 for North America and euro 249 for Europe/PAL territories.

Headline News Image Metrics Partners With Motion Technologies For Asian Market

Leading facial animation technology provider Image Metrics Inc. (OTCBB: IMGX) and 3D motion capture pioneer Motion Technologies, Inc. today announced a new partnership that will provide complete 3D performance-driven content for professionals operating in film, gaming, television and commerce in the Asian Pacific Markets.

Headline News Allegorithmic Launches Substance Designer 2

Allegorithmic continues to improve texturing pipelines for more users with today’s announcement of a new version of its non-linear texture and material processing software, Substance Designer 2 and the first scaled-down version of the software, Substance Designer 2 Lite.

Headline News Hybride Provides VFX for Spy Kids 4

Once again, director Robert Rodriguez has turned to the creative minds at Hybride, a division of Ubisoft Montreal, to produce visual effects for the latest and fourth installment of the Spy Kids franchise: Spy Kids 4: All the Time in The World in 4D.

Headline News Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returns Sept. 16

Following the excitement of a thrilling season three finale that brought back one of the most beloved characters in the Star Wars universe, Cartoon Network today announced that Star Wars: The Clone Wars will premiere 22 all-new episodes for Season Four of the critically acclaimed CG-animated series from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation.

Headline News Netflix Launches Just for Kids Streaming Service

Netflix has made it easier and more fun for kids and families to instantly watch a huge range of kid-friendly TV shows and movies with its new "Just for Kids" experience.

Headline News Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil Swings Onto 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray & DVD

Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company announced today the 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, and DVD release of the all-new animated family comedy, HOODWINKED TOO! HOOD VS. EVIL, heading to retail on August 16, 2011.

Headline News Big Idea Releases Princess and the Pop Star

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release an all-new princess-themed DVD title, VeggieTales: Princess and the Pop Star, on August 13 and August 16, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

Headline News Digital Version Of Neon Genesis Evangelion Launches On VIZ Manga App

VIZ Media has announced the digital launch today of the acclaimed sci-fi manga (graphic novel) masterpiece, NEON GENESIS EVANGELION, on VIZManga.com and the VIZ Manga App for the Apple iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.

Headline News Phineas and Ferb Movie is Disney XD's #1 Movie Telecast Ever

The Disney XD premiere of “Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Across the 2nd Dimension” became Disney’s XD’s No. 1 movie telecast on record (includes Toon Disney) in Kids 6-11 (698,000/2.8 rating) and Boys 6-11 (407,000/3.2 rating), and ranked as the network’s No. 3 telecast overall in the target demos.

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