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Monthly Archives: July 2011

Six shorts in contention for Cartoon d’Or 2011

Cartoon d'Or

Six films from Germany Ireland, Netherlands, Poland and United Kingdom will compete for the Cartoon d’Or 2011, the award for the best European animated short.

The nominees are:

Mobile, by Verena Fels (Germany, 2010, 6’25’; Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg)
Paths Of Hate, by Damian Nenow (Poland, 2010, 10′; Platige Image)
Pivot, by André Bergs (Netherlands, 2009, 5′; Il Luster Productions)
The External World, by David O’Reilly (Ireland/Germany, 2010, 17”; David OReilly Animation/DETAiLFILM)
The Gruffalo, by Jakob Schuh and Max Lang (United Kingdom, 2009, 27′; Magic Light Pictures in association with Studio Soi)
The Little Boy and the Beast, by Johannes Weiland and Uwe Heidschötter (Germany, 2009, 6’30”; Studio Soi)

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“Cars 2” toys drive Mattel’s second-quarter income

Cars 2

Mattel Inc.’s second-quarter net income has jumped by 56%, thanks in part to toys based on Cars 2.

The largest United States toy maker said last Friday that sales of play sets and cars connected with Pixar-Disney’s latest film are selling even more than Toy Story 3 playthings did when they came out last year.

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Nicktoons Greenlights Rob Dyrdek’s Wild Grinders for 2012

Wild Grinders

Professional skateboarder Rob Dyrdek will bring the fun, fast-paced world of skateboarding to Nicktoons with an original, animated series, Wild Grinders, it was announced today by Keith Dawkins, Senior Vice President, General Manager, Nicktoons and TeenNick. Inspired by Dyrdek’s real-life experiences, the half-hour comedy follows the cartoon adventures of a group of friends bonded by their love of skateboarding.

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South Park heads to Comic-Con, marking 15th season

South Park

Fans will be transported into the world of “South Park” as they walk into the 15,000-square-foot Ultimate Fan Experience located at 450 2nd Avenue (at 1st Avenue & J Street), just outside the San Diego Convention Center.

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Deal signed for live-action “Captain Planet” movie

Captain Planet

Cartoon Network has signed a development agreement with action-adventure producer Don Murphy and partner Susan Montford and their company Angry Filmworks to develop a live-action motion picture based on groundbreaking, environment-saving animated hero Captain Planet And The Planeteers, Stuart Snyder, president and COO of Turner Broadcasting System Inc.’s Animation, Young Adults and Kids Media division, announced Tuesday.

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