DreamWorks Animation Purchases Rights to Felix the Cat

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DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg announced this week at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, that DreamWorks had acquired the rights to the classic animated character Felix the Cat for an undisclosed amount. DreamWorks will not be creating new Felix the Cat animated shorts or features, however; instead, they will be using Felix’s famous face as part of a new fashion line.

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‘Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars’ Special Gets Premiere Date, Cool Voice Cast

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Disney Channel has finally announced the premiere date of the new Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars special. The show will premiere Saturday, July 26th, at 9:00 p.m. on Disney Channel (check your local listings). It will then be re-aired on Aug. 4th at 7:30 p.m. (again, check your local listings) on Disney X-D along with a preview of the upcoming Star Wars Rebels animated series as part of a new Star Wars programming block.

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‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Season Three to Include More Characters from Marvel Universe and Spider-Verse

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Marvel’s Ultimate Spider-Man TV series will begin its third season on Disney X-D on August 31st. Season three, which includes the title tagline Web Warriors, will have bunch of guest stars from the Marvel Universe and from the “Spider-Verse,” introducing Peter Parker (voiced by our friend Drake Bell) to many of his Spidey counterparts from various alternate realities.

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Watch This: Newest ‘BoxTrolls’ Trailer from Laika is More Cute than Creepy

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It’s hard to predict where the company that brought about some of the creepiest, coolest stop-motion in our generation is going to veer next. Laika’s upcoming The BoxTrolls has left a tantalizingly twisted taste thus far, but this newest peek gives a whole lot more insight into what we are in for plot and character wise. From Coraline to The Nightmare Before Christmas, there is something inarguably fitting about making stop-motion animation somewhat dark and hot-topic-y, but so far it looks like this newest venture may offer more in the way of character development and story than meets the black outlined eye.

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Watch This: New Trailer for DreamWorks’ ‘Home’

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DreamWorks Animation has released a full trailer for its upcoming animated feature Home through the iTunes Movie Trailers website. Check it out after the jump…

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Updated ‘Magic School Bus’ Series Coming to Netflix in 2016

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The popular PBS children’s TV show The Magic School Bus is getting a CG-animated reboot that will debut exclusively on Netflix in 2016. Produced by Scholastic Media, the new show, called The Magic School Bus 360°, will include a “modernized” Ms. Frizzle (actress Lily Tomlin voiced Ms. Frizzle in the original series) who will take her students on flying field trips in an updated version of the fancy bus. Netflix has ordered 26 half-hour episodes of the updated show.

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Disney’s ‘Feast’ Short Debuts at Annecy Festival

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ new short film Feast made its debut this week at the 2014 Annecy International Animation Film Festival. The six-minute short tells the story of “one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston [a Boston Terrier], and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.”

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Attention: Writers, Graphic Artists, and Videographers Wanted

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Are you passionate about animation?

Do you want to share your love and knowledge of animated movies and TV shows?

We here at Animation Fascination are on a constant lookout for talented WRITERS, GRAPHIC ARTISTS, and VIDEOGRAPHERS to expand our team and make our site the go-to animation news destination on the Internet.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 70: AF News – Week of June 8, 2014

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Stanford Clark and Marc Vibbert are joined by returning guest Otis Frampton as he hops on to discuss his new animated shorts series ABCDEFGeek and the upcoming release of his comic Oddly Normal.

Also Discussed: Big Hero 6 and The Book of Life trailers, Phoenix Comicon (including a Q and A with John Ratzenberger), a contest for LAIKA’s The BoxTrolls, and reviews for Maleficent, The Lego Movie, and An Adventure in Space and Time.

(Recorded on 06/08/14)

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