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Beyoncé Knowles Colin Farrell go Epic

Blue Sky Studios

Twentieth Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios announced the voice cast for Epic, a new 3D CG action-adventure comedy that reveals a hidden world unlike any other. From the creators of the Ice Age series and the very popular feature film Rio, Epic tells the story of an ongoing battle deep in the forest between the forces of good and the forces of evil. When a teen age girl finds herself magically transported into this secret universe, she must band together with a rag-tag team of fun and whimsical characters in order to save their world… and ours.

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Simpsons Meet The Ice Age

The Longest Daycare

Ice Age: Continental Drift will feature more than pals Manfred, Sid, Diego, Ellie and Scrat when it premieres in July. Rather than the usual short featuring Scrat chasing his acorn, the fourth Ice Age movie will reach out to America’s most dysfunctional family with The Longest Daycare.

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FOX gives moms a special gift on Sunday

Fox Animation Studios

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the animated kids of FOX Sundays reveal what they’re getting their moms — Donna Tubbs, Marge Simpson, Linda Belcher, Lois Griffin and Francine Smith.

Plus, FOX promises no regifting with all-new episodes of The Cleveland Show, The Simpsons, Bob’s Burgers, Family Guy and the season finale of American Dad, airing from 7:30 to 10 p.m. ET/PT Sunday, May 13.

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50 Days of Futurama


Comedy Central is taking “Futurama” fans on a 50 day multi-platform journey leading up to the series’ seventh season premiere on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 p.m. The “Countdown To ‘Futurama’” launches on Facebook on Tuesday, May 1 and for 50 consecutive days will provide fans with exclusive content including preview clips, character designs, episode stills, story boards and more each day. For the countdown kick-off, Comedy Central will post a sneak peek clip from the season premiere episode, “The Bots and the Bees.”

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SEC probing DWA, Disney over business in China

DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation and Disney have received letters of inquiry from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission over their business activities in China, according to an unnamed person familiar with the matter.

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Flintstones Saved From Becoming The Family Guy

The Flintstones

Fox Animation has put animation wunderkind Seth MacFarlane’s modern update of the stone-age family on hold. MacFarlane’s reboot of The Flintstones has been put on indefinite hold, with no word on when (or if) production will resume.

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