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The Boxtrolls leads Annie Award nominations with 13 nods

1 December 2014 12:35 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Annie Awards have announced their choices for the top 8 animated features of 2014 as well as nominations in over 20 other animation categories. The Hollywood Reporter reports that The Boxtrolls received the most nominations (13) of any film followed by How to Train Your Dragon 2 (10), Big Hero 6 (7), Song of the Sea (7), and The Lego Movie (6).

Best Animated Feature Nominated Films:

Big Hero 6 – Walt Disney Animation Studios Cheatin’ – Plymptoons Studio How to Train Your Dragon 2 – DreamWorks Animation Song of the Sea – Gkids/Cartoon Saloon The Book of Life – Reel FX The BoxtrollsFocus Features/Laika The Lego Movie – Warner Bros. Pictures The Tale of the Princess Kaguya – Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Notably absent from the best feature list is a Pixar entry. However this wasn’t a snub from the Annie nominators as Pixar has not released a feature since 2013’s Monsters University. Pixar has two films scheduled to release »

- Amy Richau

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"The Boxtrolls" Dominates Annie Awards Animations!

1 December 2014 11:35 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Yay! One of my favorite animated films of 2014 topped the recently announced 2014 Annie Awards honoring excellence in the field of animation. Graham Annable and Anthony Stacchi's "The Boxtrolls" received 12 nominations including Best Animated Feature. The winners will be announced at a black tie ceremony on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at UCLA.s Royce Hall. For more information on the Annie Awards, click here.

Here's the full list of nominees for the 2015 Annie Awards

Production Categories

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6 - 
Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin' - Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2 - DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea - Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life - Reel FX

The Boxtrolls - Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie -Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya - Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Best Animated Special Production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - Voyager Pictures LLC

Dawn of the »

- Manny

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'Boxtrolls,' 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' lead Annie Awards Nominations

1 December 2014 8:57 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Monday morning, the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 42nd Annual Annie Awards, recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. Leading the pack with 13 nominations, including a nod for Best Animated Feature, is Laika Animation's "The Boxtrolls." Dreamworks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon 2" followed with 10 nominations, joining "Boxtrolls" in the Character Animation, Animation Effects, and Best Feature categories.  Rounding out the organization's big prize are "Big Hero 6" (seven nominations), "Cheatin'" (three), "Song of the Sea" (seven), "The Book of Life" (five), "The Lego Movie" (six), and "The Tale of Kaguya" (three). The Annie Awards also announced nominations in TV, video game and short subject categories. “We had a steady increase in submissions this year and I am excited to say it’s going to be a great awards ceremony,” remarked Asifa-Hollywood Executive Director, Frank Gladstone. “We added a new category »

- Matt Patches

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Annie Awards Nominations Unveiled

1 December 2014 8:22 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Big Hero 6, Cheatin’, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Song Of The Sea, The Book Of Life, The Boxtrolls, The Lego Movie and The Tale Of The Princess Kaguya have been nominated in the top category for the International Animated Film Society, Asifa-Hollywood’s 42nd annual Annie Awards. The Annies cover 36 categories and include Best Animated Feature, Best Animated Special Production, Commercials, Short Subjects and Outstanding Individual Achievements. The winners will be announced January 31 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Here’s the full list of noms:

Best Animated Feature

Big Hero 6

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Cheatin’

Plymptoons Studio

How to Train Your Dragon 2

DreamWorks Animation

Song of the Sea

Gkids/Cartoon Saloon

The Book of Life

Reel FX

The Boxtrolls

Focus Features/Laika

The Lego Movie

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Tale of The Princess Kaguya

Gkids/Studio Ghibli

Best Animated Special Production

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Voyager »

- Patrick Hipes

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Mel Brooks will take part in Genndy Tartakovsky's Hotel Transylvania 2

26 November 2014 4:08 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Director Genndy Tartakovsky is a popular name among fans of animation, having built a loyal fanbase through shows like The Powerpuff Girls, Dexter's Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the short-lived Star Wars: The Clone Wars mini-series. Tartakovsky seems to be transitioning well (financially, anyway) into the feature-film arena, as Hotel Transylvania brought in over $350 million worldwide. While the man still has that very cool-looking Popeye film coming our way in 2016, right now »

- Sean Wist

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There Was a ‘Dumb and Dumber’ Cartoon and It’s Completely Crazy

17 November 2014 6:00 AM, PST | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

There is a Dumb and Dumber cartoon. It is insane and it demands your attention. This may come as a shock if you weren’t watching animation on ABC in the mid-1990s. It was never exactly well-regarded, or even regarded at all. It was canceled after its first season, which ran from October of 1995 through February of 1996. Harry and Lloyd only managed to gallivant through 13 episodes before they were evicted from the screen until 2003’s ill-begotten prequel and, of course, Dumb and Dumber To. The characters, created by the Farrelly Brothers, have had quite a bizarre franchise history. That said, the Farrelly Brothers were not directly involved with Dumb and Dumber the TV series. It was their co-writer on the original film, Bennett Yellin, who stepped in to write the television series. It was produced by Hanna-Barbera, their last project for ABC. This was an important moment for the storied animation studio, which »

- Daniel Walber

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Sony Pictures Teams With Frederator For Series Of 12 Animated Shorts

3 November 2014 7:58 AM, PST | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Sony Pictures Animation is about to bring a lot of new content to the Frederator network. The studio has teamed up with Fred Siebert's multi-channel animation network to fund 12 new short films, one of which will be picked up as a full series. The 12 shorts will form an incubator program known as Go! Cartoons, and Frederator is now accepting pitches for the project. The 12 winners will begin to roll out on Frederator's Cartoon Hangover channel beginning in fall 2015, with a new short arriving each month. At the end of that one-year period, the short Frederator and Sony choose to green-light will earn an extended stay on Cartoon Hangover. This is the first time Frederator has used an incubator project to source new material. Several of the studio's most notable TV projects--including The Powerpuff Girls, The Fairly OddParents, and Adventure Time--were born out of incubators. So too was Bee and »

- Sam Gutelle

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The Amazing World of Gumball: Season One DVD Review

25 October 2014 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Creator: Ben Bocquelet

Stars: Dan Russell, Logan Grove, Kwesi Boakye, Teresa Gallagher, Kerry Shale, Kyla Rae Kowalewski, Sandra Dickinson

Running Time: 138 minutes

Certificate: PG

‘Cartoons aren’t what they used to be…’ is the usual ringing endorsement for the younger generations’ animation. We long for the classics that graced the Cartoon Network channel, such as; Dexter’s Laboratory, The Powerpuff Girls, and Cow and Chicken. So quick we are to sneer at the cartoons on offer nowadays. However, there are few gems to entice an older viewer, the likes of Regular Show, Adventure Time and The Amazing World of Gumball.

From its unique visual concoction of traditional animation, puppets, CGI, 8-bit sprites, or even live action (which is also used for the backdrop of the show), the show is defiantly a treat to watch. The visual textures add dimension and intrigue into a world filled with bright energetic oddball characters. »

- Ciham Messouki

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The new Volkswagen advert

17 October 2014 10:00 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Even an afternoon at the football with Johnny doesnt pass without another nail hammered into Marks enjoyment coffin

We all have to make compromises, thats what Volkswagen tells us. Take Mark for example, hes making compromises all the time. (Theres no proof that this man is actually called Mark but look at him, hes such a Mark.) Hes got two young kids, lets call them Jenny and Johnny, and now everything in his life is a frustrating look at what he could have won. He has to spend his weekends making sure they stay alive, which means he cant play golf with his mates and he hasnt been to a bar that doesnt also have a soft-play area in four. Long. Years. Its little Jennys fault hes had to put his vinyl into storage and spends weekends watching The Powerpuff Girls before hanging out at the Kids Rulez Kafe (not a real place, »

- David Renshaw

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Turner Relaunching Boomerang as All-Animated Network for Kids, Families

14 October 2014 6:08 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Look out, Fox — there's another player gunning for the “animation domination” position: Turner Broadcasting is rebranding Boomerang as an all-animated kids network chock full of classic and contemporary family cartoons. And why not? Under its ownership, Boomerang boasts the world's largest animation library — including Warner Bros., Hanna-Barbera, Cartoon Network and MGM studios offerings. The new-look channel will feature “Tom and Jerry,” “Looney Tunes,” “The Powerpuff girls” and “Scooby-Doo,” among other classic cartoons. Boomerang, which will have 13 international feeds, will also offer exclusive original content for the first time. Also read: CNN, Hln Staffers Among Turner Layoffs Hitting Atlanta As previously announced, »

- Tony Maglio

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24 Filthy Adult Jokes In Cartoons You Completely Missed As A Kid

4 October 2014 4:23 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

Cartoon Network

Remember when Saturday mornings were the best part of the week? Plonking your butt down in front of the TV to indulge in hours of back-to-back cartoons; laughing yourself silly at the squeaky clean jokes from the likes of Dexter’s Laboratory and The Powerpuff Girls. Only, it wasn’t all so innocent. Our young unblemished minds merely skimmed past the sexual innuendos and lewd adults one-liners that somehow sneaked their way in there.

It seems producers of kids cartoons were trying their best to out-do each other in sneaking the most inappropriate gags possible past the censors: Captain Pugwash had a sailor named “Master Bates”; Spider-Man openly slipped in a semen joke; and we somehow managed to overlook Rocko working as a sex-line operator in Rocko’s Modern Life. Turns out, we missed a lot of other things too.

No doubt these gags highly amused – albeit shocked – our parents, »

- Nina Cresswell

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Film Review: ‘Song of the Sea’

21 September 2014 5:54 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a worthy follow-up to “The Secret of Kells” (a surprise nominee for the 2010 animated feature Oscar), Moore applies his dazzling hand-drawn style to another tale inspired by Irish legend, only this time, he spins the magic-infused yarn against a present-day backdrop while digging farther back into pre-Pictish rock drawings for visual references. Indie distrib GKids came aboard early, backing this Cartoon Saloon production, a limited-release treasure whose long-term library value similarly hinges on high-profile awards attention.

Whereas American toons tend to be driven predominantly by plot and character, Moore’s work delivers on various other levels, asking formula-fed animation auds to open their minds to a more poetic experience. That said, the pic’s emotional core isn’t so different from that of a studio-made heart-tugger like “Brave.” Here, the story is centered on a lost mother figure — a half-human, half-seal creature known as a “Selkie” — who disappears into the waves one night, »

- Peter Debruge

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Tom Kenny's self-actualization about 'Spongebob' and 'Adventure Time' before your very eyes

25 July 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

San Diego - Come on, kids, check out what Tom Kenny has to say about self-actualization. The famed voice actor behind "Spongebob Squarepants" -- and "The Powerpuff Girls," "CatDog," "Transformers: Animated," "Star Wars: The Clone Wars," "The Boondocks," "Futurama," "Winnie the Pooh" and on and on -- was on hand at San Diego Comic-Con, talking characters and talking like his characters. As the new sequel "The Spongebob Movie: Sponge Out of Water" comes down the pipeline, Kenny has been reflecting on his favorite roles. His longtime yellow underwater pal has "huge positivity and being comfortable with who he is." His other favorite? The Ice King, on Cartoon Network's "Adventure Time," who's clouded by "self-loathing... I've never thought about that!" Maybe Kenny should take on Jekyll and Hyde next. Watch the video above to hear what Tom Kenny thinks about all the fans who rush up to him screaming "I'm ready! »

- Katie Hasty

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Sunday Quiz: Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?

13 July 2014 3:24 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Last week we took a trip back in time to the 1980s to test your knowledge of 80s cartoon villains, and we thought we’d jump forward a decade for this week’s quiz as we ask ‘Do You Know Your 90s Cartoons?’. Take the quiz below to see if you can name all fifteen 90s cartoons, and don’t forget to share your results and challenge your friends to best your score…

Question 1 Aaahh!!! Real Monsters Gargoyles Freakazoid!

Question 2 Courage the Cowardly Dog Rocko's Modern Life CatDog

Question 3 Pinky and the Brain Animaniacs Tiny Toon Adventures

Question 4 Freakazoid! The Tick Earthworm Jim

Question 5 Rocko's Modern Life Cow and Chicken Ed, Edd, 'n' Eddy

Question 6 DuckTales Tiny Toon Adventures Darkwing Duck

Question 7 Dexter Bobby's World Dexter's Laboratory

Question 8 2 Stupid Dogs CatDog Dog City

Question 9 Batman: The Animated Series Batman Beyond The Adventures of Batman & Robin

Question 10 Hey Arnold! Arthur »

- Gary Collinson

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Comic Book Review – Super Secret Crisis War #1

25 June 2014 3:26 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Luke Owen reviews Super Secret Crisis War #1…

The devious demon Aku has called together a League of Extraordinary Villains—composed of malevolent miscreants from different cartoon universes. When their evil robots show up in the world’s of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and (even) Ed, Edd and Eddy, it’s up to all these fearless heroes to band together and put an end to the League’s nefarious plot of interdimensional conquest!

Since Marvel’s The Avengers, the idea of crossing franchises over seems to be the new golden ticket to success. Warner Bros. and DC are looking to expand their universe in the next few years kicking off with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and there will always be talk of an X-Men/Fantastic Four crossover. Of course, in comics this is nothing new, but that doesn’t stop a crossover feel like a big event, »

- Luke Owen

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Preview of Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1

23 June 2014 11:31 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

All your favourite Cartoon Network characters are joining forces for an epic six-issue miniseries (and five one-shots) in Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! from Idw, and things get underway this week with the release of the first issue; check out a preview right here…

The devious demon Aku has called together a League of Extraordinary Villains—composed of malevolent miscreants from different cartoon universes. When their evil robots show up in the world’s of The Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10, Samurai Jack, Dexter’s Laboratory and (even) Ed, Edd and Eddy, it’s up to all these fearless heroes to band together and put an end to the League’s nefarious plot of interdimensional conquest!

Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 is out Wednesday, priced $3.99.

The post Preview of Cartoon Network: Super Secret Crisis War! #1 appeared first on Flickering Myth. »

- Gary Collinson

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Vishnu Athreya Named Vice President of Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network

23 June 2014 8:21 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Vishnu Athreya has been named Vice President, Program Scheduling at Cartoon Network and Boomerang, the cabler announced Monday.

In his new position, Athreya will be responsible for overseeing day-to-day scheduling and strategic positioning of programming content for Cartoon Network, Boomerang and branded non-linear program platforms.

“Vishnu has artfully produced high-performance schedules in territories around the world, and now assumes the U.S. role with a deep knowledge of our product,” said Rob Sorcher, chief content officer for Cartoon Network. “I’m pleased we were able to tap our own international talent pool, and as a result expect Vishnu to be a unifying link for Cartoon Network worldwide.”

Athreya joins Cartoon Network’s U.S. team after serving as executive director of programming, acquisitions and development for Turner Broadcasting’s kids channels in Asia Pacific: Cartoon Network, Toonami, Pogo, Boomerang and Cartoonito. Previously, Athreya was vice president, music programming and brand for Radio One, »

- Variety Staff

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The secret ingredient of 'The Powerpuff Girls': unconditional, sisterly love

18 June 2014 5:05 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

Of the four elements that made up the Powerpuff Girls, the superpower-granting Chemical X tends to get top billing. But it’s often forgotten that their show was built on more simple materials.

The Powerpuff Girls, created by Craig McCracken, was the Cartoon Network’s breakout animated hit of the late 90′s and early 2000s. It ran for six seasons and inspired everything from Halloween costumes to lunchboxes. The show’s lasting appeal even led to a 15th-anniversary special this January (with Ringo Starr!) and now, as Variety reports, the promise of a 2016 reboot.

The headlines will inevitably roll out: Girl power is back! »

- Jackson McHenry

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A 'Scooby-Doo' Reboot Is Coming, So Hide Your Scooby Snacks

17 June 2014 11:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Ten years after the franchise left theaters, Warner Bros. wants to reboot "Scooby-Doo."

Deadline reports that the studio is "in the early stages" of revamping the series, which first hit theaters with a live-action adaptation in 2002. The hit kiddie flick, which starred Freddie Prinze Jr., Sarah Michelle Gellar, Matthew Lillard, and Linda Cardellini, also spawned a 2004 sequel, "Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed."

Banking on a rehash of that success, WB is looking to relaunch the series with a totally new story. According to Deadline, Randall Green is the man tapped to shepherd the new version of "Scooby."

While "Scooby" may seem like a surprising choice for a reboot, it certainly fits the recent trend of kid-friendly franchises returning to the big and small screens. "The Addams Family" is due for a new animated movie, while TV series "The Powerpuff Girls," "Reading Rainbow," and "The Magic School Bus" are all planning returns, »

- Katie Roberts

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Cartoon Network Bringing Back The Powerpuff Girls

17 June 2014 9:12 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Fans of the cult classic The Powerpuff Girls will be happy to know Cartoon Network is bring it back. The network announced it is bringing a new generation a new set of stories with a reboot. They claim the request was popular among fans and they could not say no to a chance to enjoy the 3 superheroes again. No word on what they will call the reboot or who will voice the trio yet. It is expected to premier in 2016 and will come full a full rights for all countries and goods.

I am not sure how I feel about this. It seems like both TV and cable networks are trying to find a way to stay on top of it, but they keep going in cycles. These reboots might be getting a little out of hand to say the least. It will be interesting though to see how they approach this reboot. »

- Sarah Peel

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