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Big Idea & World Vision Encourage Families To Give Gifts That Can Change Lives

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:36am

Big Idea Entertainment, a leading studio and producer of children’s and family programming, characters and brands, announced today that they have teamed up with long-term partner, Christian humanitarian organization World Vision, on the release of their new DVD, VeggieTales: The Little Drummer Boy.

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Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant & Ghost Beach Arrive On DVD

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 11:34am

Get goose bumps and keep the light on to ward off the ghosts, goblins, mutants and madness as Goosebumps: Attack of the Mutant and Goosebumps: Ghost Beach scare their way onto DVD September 13, 2011 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

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Nicktoons Stars Swing for Fences in New MLB-Themed Game

By Rick DeMott | Tuesday, September 13, 2011 at 10:56am

Proving that baseball is now “the universe’s favorite pastime,” fans from the ivy-covered Wrigley Field to the barely-hospitable planet Zeenu can step up to the plate as 2K Play, Nickelodeon, the Major League Baseball Players Association and Major League Baseball Properties announce Nicktoons MLB is available in stores for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft featuring support for Kinect for Xbox 360, Wii system from Nintendo, and Nintendo DS.

Wars Headline News

LEGO Star Wars Special Arrives on Blu-ray, DVD Sept. 16

After the Cartoon Network debut of their first-ever original television special, The LEGO Group and Lucasfilm will join forces once again to bring LEGO Star Wars: The Padawan Menace to Blu-ray Disc and DVD.

Effects Headline News

Futurama, Prep & Landing, Boardwalk Empire Win Creative Emmys

Call it the comeback king. The Comedy Central resurrected FUTURAMA won Outstanding Animated Program at the Creative Arts Emmys Awards on Saturday, Sept, 10, 2011.

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Study: SpongeBob Linked to Attention, Learning Problems

The Associate Press reports on a new study published by Pediatrics that links short-term attention and learning problems in four year olds who simply watch as little as nine minutes of SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS.

Wars Headline News

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Fourth Season Debuts Friday

The heroic Jedi Knights and the clone army continue the fight to preserve order, and defeat the Separatist forces. As the battle escalates, the scope and scale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars continues to grow - with exotic adventures and enhanced animation strengthening ties to the Star Wars Saga.

Film Headline News

Quay Brothers choose DIVE on First Film Produced in U.S.

Renowned filmmakers Timothy and Stephen Quay chose DIVE to manage color correction, titles, and audio mix on their film Through the Weeping Glass: On the Consolations of Life Everlasting (Limbos & Afterbreezes in the Mütter Museum).

Media Headline News

Scholastic Media’s Maya & Miguel Debuts On Univision’s “Planeta U” Block

Scholastic Media announced today its popular and award-winning animated show Maya & Miguel premieres on Univision Network’s “Planeta U” children’s programming block this month.

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Sony to Release Men in Black 3 in IMAX 3D

IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX - News) (TSX:IMX.TO - News) and Sony Pictures Entertainment today announced that the action comedy Men in Black 3 will be released to IMAX theatres simultaneously with the film's worldwide release on May 25, 2012.

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nailgun* Serves Up Animated Show Open/Packaging for U.S. Tennis Association

Tennis is in full swing, and thanks to design/production studio nailgun* so is a new animated USTA show open/show package that can be seen on numerous networks like ESPN, CBS, ABC and the Tennis Channel during US Open Series events.

Disney Headline News

Robert Chapek to Head Disney Consumer Products

The Walt Disney Company President and CEO Robert A. Iger announced today Robert Chapek, President of Distribution for The Walt Disney Studios, has been promoted to President of Disney Consumer Products, reporting to Iger.