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Headline News Warner Bros. To Offer Movies Directly On Facebook

Warner Bros. Digital Distribution (WBDD), a market leader in video-on-demand and electronic sell-through, today announced it will begin testing an offering of selected movies for purchase or rental through Warner Bros. Entertainment’s Facebook movie Pages.

Headline News Harry Potter: The Quest Launches Online

As preparations for the final battle commence, Harry Potter fans can do their part by joining Harry Potter: The Quest, a global online adventure celebrating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2.

Headline News Studio Ghibli's 'Tales From Earthsea' Arrives on DVD

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:33am

While Goro Miyazak’s animated feature, Tales from Earthsea, stands on its own as an entertaining film that did well in its Japanese theatrical run, there’s no doubt that the inevitable comparisons to his father and scrutiny from the book’s fans would overshadow the film’s merits to some degree.

Headline News Miyazaki’s 'Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind' Arrives on Blu-ray

By Dan Sarto | Tuesday, March 8, 2011 at 8:23am

The arrival on Blu-ray of Miyazaki’s timeless feature, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind reminds me why I mortgaged the farm to buy a top-of-the-line HD-TV and dvd player last year. The true beauty of the director’s visual style, his painterly landscapes and explosions of color have never been more apparent than with this new Blu-ray release.

Headline News SIGGRAPH 2011 Selects Cory Doctorow as a Keynote Speaker

ACM SIGGRAPH announces the selection of Cory Doctorow, science fiction novelist, blogger, and technology activist, to give one of its keynote presentations at SIGGRAPH 2011, the 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, 7-11 August 2011 at the Vancouver Convention Centre in Vancouver, Canada.

Headline News Nick Grows Russia Business With New TV, Consumer Products Deals

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced a terrestrial content deal for the Nickelodeon brand in Russia in addition to a raft of new consumer products deals.

Headline News Big Idea Releases VeggieTales Easter-Themed DVD

Big Idea Entertainment, the leading faith-based studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today they will release their first new Easter holiday DVD in seven years, VeggieTales: ‘Twas The Night Before Easter, on March 5 and March 8, 2011 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

Headline News Framestore NY Helped Make New Carmax Spots Super Bowl Hits

For this humorous new campaign for Carmax, Framestore partnered with creative powerhouse, Amalgamated, and director, Tom Kuntz, to create two spots that were big hits in this year’s Super Bowl.

Headline News Angelina Ballerina Underwear Dances Into Stores

Aspiring ballerinas will be able to wear their passion for dance from the inside out as HIT Entertainment, a leading provider of quality children’s entertainment, partners with Fruit of the Loom, one of the world’s most revered and trusted brands of apparel for the entire family, to launch a new line of Angelina Ballerina underwear.

Headline News Casper the Friendly Ghost Back Returning to Comic Books

As part of its ever-expanding KiZoic line of all-ages titles, Ape Entertainment and Classic Media announced today that the publisher will be adding the Casper’s Scare School property to its roster, featuring the “Official Ambassador of Halloween,” Casper the Friendly Ghost, and all of the characters from the CGI-animated Casper’s Scare School television series.

Headline News SIGGRAPH Asia Calls Contributors, Student Volunteers and Exhibitors

SIGGRAPH Asia 2011 sees the return of the Art Gallery and Emerging Technologies programs. Also calling for submissions are: Computer Animation Festival, Courses, Technical Papers, Technical Sketches & Posters.

Headline News F5 Fest & Motionographer Announce Next Round of Speakers

F5, the biennial creativity conference presented by Motionographer, which will be held at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom April 15-16, 2011, announces another round of speaker additions to its program.

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