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Monthly Archives: October 2011

“Green Lantern: The Animated Series” arrives on CN

Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Green Lantern, a DC Comics mainstay for more than 70 years, will be seen in an entirely new way when Warner Bros. Animation’s Green Lantern: The Animated Series — from world-renowned producer, artist and animator Bruce Timm (Batman: The Animated Series, Justice League) — comes to Cartoon Network in a one-hour special event.

Fans in the United States can watch a sneak peek of the complete first scene from the series at the Green Lantern: The Animated Series webpage at BCDB .

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Rio, Yogi Bear vie for Environmental Media Award


The animated “Rio” and partly animated “Yogi Bear” are among the three nominees for this year’s Environmental Media Award in the Feature Film category.

The 21st annual EMAs will be held Saturday in Los Angeles.

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Feature film rights to “Hank the Cowdog” acquired

Hank The Cowdog

Dallas-based media and entertainment company Odyssey Pictures Corporation has acquired the screenplay and feature film rights of the children’s literary franchise Hank the Cowdog from Rising Star Studios.

Odyssey plans to produce the property as an animated feature film.

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“Lady of Names” named best feature at Philly fest

“The Lady of Names,” a family-friendly film directed by Adam Ciolfi of the Toronto suburb of North York, Ontario, was named Best Feature: Animation at the Philadelphia Film & Animation Festival.

The 85-minute stop-motion animation film was made by No Gasoline Productions. In it, a beautiful librarian discovers the power of magic when an ill-conceived wish catapults her into the world of fairy tales. She falls into the clutches of the Troll King, a monster obsessed with imprisoning all the fairy tale folk.

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“Top Cat” film purrs to record in Mexican theaters

Don Gato y Su Pandilla (Top Cat)

A feature version of Hanna-Barbera’s “Top Cat” series has broken the opening weekend record for a Mexican film at that country’s box office.

Don Gato y Su Pandilla grossed almost $3.2 million in Mexico. Distributed by Warner Bros., it was shown in 2D and 3D on over 1,000 screens.

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Nemo, Little Mermaid swimming to theaters in 3D

Finding Nemo (2003) - PIXAR

Finding Nemo,” “The Little Mermaid,” “Beauty And The Beast” and “Monsters, Inc.” will make their 3D theatrical debuts in 2012 and 2013, The Walt Disney Studios announced Tuesday.

On the heels of the phenomenal success of The Lion King 3D — which was set to cross the $80 million mark at the domestic box office Tuesday — The Walt Disney Studios announced limited theatrical engagements for four of its classic films for the first time in 3D.

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