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Monthly Archives: August 2012
FEARnet, cable’s premier destination for horror, suspense and thriller content, is adding a new two-hour weekend programming block starting August 18.
Nickelodeon announced Friday that it has greenlit over a dozen new animation, live-action and TV-movie projects — featuring top creative talent in front of and behind the camera, iconic characters from its most popular series and an animated talking snake — that will begin rolling out this fall and into 2013.
The CG-animated series Monsters vs. Aliens and 2D-series Sanjay & Craig have been greenlit, with both productions based at Nickelodeon’s Animation Studio in Burbank, California. In addition, Nick preschool has added a new animated series, Monty and Norville, and two pilots, Blaze and the Monster Machines and Bad Seeds.
Japanese director Toshiko Hata’s animation “Rootless Heart” was named the Jury’s Choice for Short Film at the 11-day Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, held in South Korea.
Character actor John “J.P.” Finnegan, the voice of main villain Warren T. Rat — feline leader of the Mott Street Maulers — in Don Bluth’s 1986 film An American Tail, died Sunday at his Palm Desert, California home from pneumonia and complications of old age, his wife Carolynn said. He was 85.
Nickelodeon’s brand-new CG-animated buddy comedy, Robot & Monster, premieres on Saturday, August 4 at 11:00 a.m. (ET/PT). The series follows the friendship and adventures of the most unlikely best-friend duo, Robot, a mechanical and self-proclaimed genius, and Monster, a happy-go-lucky organic. These pals live in a strange world where robots and monsters, also known as mechanicals and organics, live side-by-side and everybody is united by a love for bacon.
Several animated shorts were honored at this year’s Giffoni International Film Festival, the largest children’s film festival in Europe.
Young jurors gave the Amnesty International Award to Heimatland, by Andrea Schneider, Marius Portmann and Fabio Friedli of Switzerland.
Genndy Tartakovsky’s “Hotel Transylvania” and the 3D version of “Finding Nemo” will both have their world premieres during the TIFF Kids program of the 37th Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 6 to 16.
Second-quarter net income at DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. fell by a whopping 63 percent, the Glendale, California-based company announced Tuesday.
After a five-year absence, the National Film Board of Canada is back with an open-air screening of its recent animation at Montreal’s enchanting Théâtre de Verdure.