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Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Hub adding “Jem and the Holograms” to schedule


The Hub

The iconic and beloved pop-culture series Jem and the Holograms, which originally aired in the late 1980s, will join The Hub’s schedule weekdays beginning at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, May 31 (with encore performances throughout each day) and at 10 a.m. ET on Saturdays.

Additionally, half-hour animated series Conan: The Adventurer will make its way on to the Hub’s summer schedule.

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“Instant Karma” arrives at SPA after several years


Instant Karma

It’s taken years for “Instant Karma” to come to Sony Pictures Animation.

The studio has picked up rights to the project, to be a CGI/live-action hybrid movie, from New Line, where it had been located since 2003. Earlier, the comedy fantasy was at Universal, with Imagine producing.

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DWA blames low DVD sales for 59% drop in profit


DreamWorks Animation

Falling DVD sales and the lack of a new pay-TV offering were reasons that DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. cited Thursday for a 59% drop in first-quarter profit.

Net income declined to $8.79 million (10 cents a share) from $21.7 million (24 cents) the previous year, the Glendale, California-based studio behind the Shrek movies said in a statement.

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Superman Renounces US Citizenship


Action Comics 900

Probably the best known alien in the United States, Superman will hold a press conference at the United Nations and denounce his US citizenship. After undertaking a journey to walk — not fly — across the United States in the “Grounded” storyline and reconnect with the country and everyday Americans, Superman appears to be taking another step that could have major implications for his national identity: he will announce that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship in Action Comiocs # 900.

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HBO’s A Child’s Garden of Poetry Airs Tonight


A Child's Garden of Poetry

HBO’s animated special A Child’s Garden of Poetry is set to air tonight on HBO Family at 7:30pm. Contemplative, inspiring, and full of heart, ‘A Child’s Garden of Poetry’ will transport you and your child and plant seeds for a lifelong love of words.

The special includes poems read by award-winning performers Claire Danes, Carrie Fisher, Josh Hamilton, Philip Seymour…

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Welsh television actor Islwyn Morris dies at 90


Islwyn Morris

Welsh actor Islwyn Morris, best known to many TV viewers for portraying Idris in the 1990 BBC Wales comedy Satellite City, died Tuesday. He was 90.

Morris voiced the title role in “King March: A Story from Wales,” an episode of the Emmy-winning 2000 series Animated Tales of the World.

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A Little Sex In The Hair?



Tangled

Once again, some people are looking for- and finding- secret messages in Disney cartoons, this time in the promotional material for Tangled.

Groups online are alleging that Disney has added a little “sex” to the Tangled promotion pictures, more subliminal messages to, well, excite children too young to even know what sex is.

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