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Headline News Space Chimps 2 Strikes Back on DVD

The Chimps are coming to your home in the action-packed adventure Space Chimps 2: Zartog Strikes Back, arriving on DVD October 5th from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and Vanguard Animation (the same studio that brought you Space Chimps).

Headline News Big Idea Releases A “Meaningful” New VeggieTales 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 an all new VeggieTales adventure, VeggieTales: It’s a Meaningful Life, October 2 and October 5, 2010 in Christian and general market stores respectively.

Headline News Chuggington Construction Toys Coming from MEGA Brands

Ludorum plc, a leading specialist in the creation of global pre-school children's IP, announced today that it has secured worldwide agreement with leading Canadian toy manufacturer, MEGA Brands Inc. to produce a range of Chuggington construction toys under their globally recognised MEGA BLOKS brand.

Headline News Red Stick Awards First Posthumous Lifetime Achievement Award to Pres Romanillos

The Red Stick International Animation Festival has selected renowned animator Priscillano “Pres” Romanillos as the recipient of its third annual Lifetime Career Achievement Award, which honors animators who have created memorable characters and advanced the field for others.

Headline News World of Beatrix Potter Coming to Nick

Nickelodeon, the number-one entertainment brand for kids, today announced a partnership with media content company, Chorion and the publisher, Frederick Warne & Co., owners of the Beatrix Potter property, to develop and produce a brand-new animated preschool series based on the characters created by Beatrix Potter in the series The Tales of Peter Rabbit.

Headline News August Media & Classic Media Sign Ten Series Production Deal

Singapore based August Media Holdings and Classic Media, a global media company with a portfolio of some of the world’s leading family entertainment brands, have entered into an agreement to develop and produce up to ten television series, based on classic American properties, for the international market.

Headline News New Zealand Government Willing to Mediate Hobbit Dispute

New Zealand Prime Minster John Key has said his government is willing to mediate the dispute between THE HOBBIT producer/director Peter Jackson and the seven unions that claim actors are being treated unfairly in the country, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Headline News Grand Jeté Banks on ‘Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps’

Creative studio Grand Jeté explores money iconography at the micro level in a painterly and hauntingly beautiful closing title sequence for director Oliver Stone's 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,' the sequel to the 1987 classic ‘Wall Street.’

Headline News The NFB at VIFF 2010: Featuring the World Premiere of Charles Officer’s Mighty Jerome

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) returns to the Vancouver International Film Festival with seven films, including features that spotlight local heroes Harry Jerome and David Suzuki, and a new short from acclaimed Vancouver animator Ann Marie Fleming

Headline News Animation Mentor Unleashes Total Creativity with the Release of Flagship Animated Character Bishop 2.0 (Animation Mentor), the leading online character animation school created by animators for animators, has taken another leap forward in innovative teaching tools with the release of Bishop 2.0, the newest version of their flagship animated character that students use for their Animation Mentor course work.