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Headline News Chuggington Partners with Hallmark & Crayola

Ludorum, a leading specialist in the creation of global preschool children’s IP, announced today that it has entered a licensing agreement with Hallmark Cards, Inc. and its subsidiary Crayola to develop a line of social expression product and arts and crafts based on its popular preschool property, Chuggington.

Headline News The Doors Are The First Band with Rock Band 3 Downloadable Content

Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game developer, and MTV Games, a part of Viacom’s MTV Networks (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), today announced that the legendary music of The Doors will be the first available for download in Rock Band 3 when the game launches Oct. 26 in North America and Oct. 29 in the rest of the world for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, and MTV Games and Harmonix are giving away three of The Doors’ songs for one week to any fan that purchases Rock Band 3 and plays online to celebrate the release of the game.

Headline News Disney to Distribute Avengers, Iron Man 3

The Walt Disney Studios, Paramount Pictures and Marvel Studios announced they have reached an agreement under which Paramount will transfer its worldwide marketing and distribution rights to Disney for Marvel Studios' The Avengers and Iron Man 3.

Headline News Appeal Delays Superman Legal Battle

The long battle over the rights to Superman is going to take longer. The Hollywood Reporter writes that U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright put a stay on the case pending an appeal by Superman co-creators Joe Shuster and Jerry Siegel's heirs' lawyer Marc Toberoff.

Headline News yU+co Designs Waiting For Superman Main-On-End Title Sequence

Throughout the course of ''Waiting for Superman,'' the new documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim (''An Inconvenient Truth''), viewers are taken on emotional rollercoaster courtesy of the heart-wrenching case histories of five different families across the country struggling to give their kids a shot at a better education.

Headline News Cartoon Network’s Tower Prep Premiere To Feature Megamind Sneak Peek

Cartoon Network viewers tuning in tonight for the anticipated premiere of TOWER PREP will have the opportunity to check out footage from DreamWorks’ upcoming film Megamind.

Headline News IMAX Signs First Joint Venture Agreement in Germany With CinemaxX

Building on the momentum of the expanding IMAX theatre network throughout Europe and Russia, IMAX Corporation (Nasdaq:IMAX) (TSX:IMX) and CinemaxX AG today announced an agreement to install a digital IMAX theatre in Bremen, Northern Germany, in November 2010.

Headline News Twist Puts George Takei In "Minion Madness" For Sharp

For the exciting debut of Sharp's new AQUOS Quattron 3D TV, the ad agency creatives at mcgarrybowen and Dentsu Kansai turned to New Media and 3D Expert, Director Chris Stocksmith at Twist.

Headline News Nathan Love Cooks Up Pop Secret's Award-Winning Kernels Campaign

The principals of world-class animation studio Nathan Love ( are very proud to announce the debut of "When Harry Met Sally," their latest in a series of animated commercials for Pop Secret premium popcorn.

Headline News Harvest Sees Unique Experience In Mediocrity Integrated Campaign For Subaru

When Harvest Films was approached by agency Carmichael Lynch to launch a multiplatform campaign "Mediocrity" for client Subaru, it was clear the experience would be anything but ordinary.

Headline News Escape Studios, The Mill Launch CG Whiz 2010 Competition

or anyone with a passion for computer graphics (CG) and ambitions to break into the world of visual effects, this could be the lucky break you’ve been waiting for. Today, Escape Studios – Europe’s leading CG academy – in partnership with The Mill, launches the second annual ‘CG Whiz’ competition, to uncover future stars of the CG industry.

Headline News Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set Pops on DVD

Animagic Entertainment Group Inc., owner and marketer of the kids’ CGI animated series and merchandise brand The Balloonatiks, has set an October 18 street date for its debut DVD release Balloonatiks: The Collector’s Set, a special collector’s edition DVD, featuring two episodes Meet Deflator and Pop Goes the Balloonatiks.

Headline News Sanders & DeBlois Talk Dragon Going Blu

With last Friday's release of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON on Blu-ray/DVD (DreamWorks Animation Home Ent. and Paramount Home Ent.), we got the chance to speak with directors Chris Sanders & Dean DeBlois about DreamWorks Oscar contender in HD.