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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Cookie Jar kick-starts production of “Mudpit”


Production of the partly animated Cookie Jar Entertainment series Mudpit, set to air on Canada’s Teletoon English and Teletoon French in the fall of 2011, is now underway at downtown Toronto’s CBC Studio 40 with a cast of musically diverse, talented teens.

With over 20 international awards, Canada’s Guru Studio is brought onboard to produce the CGI animation for the series, currently being shot within th

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“Kung Fu Panda 2” slate of promotions kicks off

Kung Fu Panda 2

DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc. announced Monday its kung fu kicking slate of marketing, licensing and promotional partners in support of the studio’s upcoming feature film release Kung Fu Panda 2, which comes to theaters May 26.

In its first-ever movie-themed tofu promotion, House Foods America, America’s leading tofu producer, is bringing Kung Fu Panda 2-branded tofu products to supermarkets across the United States, and has kicked off its campaign with a microsite ( to promote the benefits of tofu.

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The Chinese Nightingale (1935) – Happy Harmonies Theatrical Cartoon Series

The Chinese Nightingale (1935) - Happy Harmonies

A mini-musical, telling in song (through a trio of Chinese girls) the fairy tale of a beautiful nightingale, beloved of the Chinese emperor, who is gladdened by its song. The emperor is moved to play his own song.

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“Despicable Me” producer joins “Foosball” team

"Metegol" (Foosball)

Spanish animator Sergio Pablos, an executive producer on last year’s Universal Pictures-Illumination Entertainment feature film Despicable Me, is now an animation supervisor on the 3D movie Metegol (Foosball).

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The Cat Concerto (1947) – Tom and Jerry Cartoon Series

The Cat Concerto (1947) - Tom and Jerry Theatrical Cartoon Series

Tom is an acknowledged master pianist primed to give his greatest performance of Liszt’s Second Hungarian Rhapsody. As he prepares and finally settles down, ready to play, Jerry is determined to disrupt Tom’s concert. Jerry pulls on the strings inside the piano, slams the shutter on Tom’s hands, and generally runs amok. Tom fights him with the piano without missing a single note.

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“Rio” stays at No. 1 in North America and abroad


In its second weekend in North America and its third overseas, animated family adventure Rio remained the No. 1 movie at the box office in both domestic and foreign receipts.

Starring the voices of Anne Hathaway and Jesse Eisenberg, Twentieth Century Fox’s talking-bird romance collected $26.8 million in the United States and Canada.

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The Absent-Minded Wizard (1970) – Here Comes The Grump Cartoon Episode Guide

The Absent-Minded Wizard (1970) - Here Comes The Grump Cartoon Episode Guide

In this surreal animated saga, we get to know the tale of Princess Dawn, who must find the Whispering Orchid’s cave (and the Crystal Key hidden therein) in order to save her kingdom from the Curse of Gloom, which has been placed by the evil Grump.

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Russian actor, director Mikhail Kozakov dead at 76

Mikhail Kozakov

Russian actor-director Mikhail Kozakov, the voice of the Little Elephant in the 1976-91 Soyuzmultfilm cartoon series 38 Popugaev (38 Parrots), has died after a long illness, the Ekho Moskvy Oleg Basilashvili radio station reported. He was 76.

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