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‘Maya’ Buzzes Off to U.K., Nordics

Studio 100 Film has secured a new distribution deal for its CG-animated Maya the Bee movie with London-based entertainment company Primal Screen. The agreement includes all rights for ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Martha Sigall

Very few people can be called irreplaceable, but Martha Goldman Sigall, who passed away this week at the age of 97, was one. Martha was a walking encyclopedia of the American animation ... Continue Reading →
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Stamps of Approval

A few days back I was in the post office to buy stamps. “So what?” you may be asking, so, so this: when the postal clerk offered me a selection to choose from, I was delighted ... Continue Reading →
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The Problem With Predictions

The critical success of this fall’s salsa-flavored The Book of Life got me thinking about an effort a decade ago by the Canadian company H2V to create a series of urban Hispanic-oriented ... Continue Reading →
Tom Magliozzi

Remembering ‘Click’

As I write this, the country is mourning the death of Tom Magliozzi, NPR radio star and possessor of the most infectious cackle since Stan Laurel. Tom and his brother Ray Magliozzi ... Continue Reading →
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Which Witch is Which?

Halloween season seems to be the perfect time to bring up one a cartoon character who had one of the most remarkable careers of any animated figure in toon history: Witch Hazel. Live ... Continue Reading →
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There is No ‘I’ in Team (If ‘I’ Means ‘Interest’)

The above title may be a provocative one since motion pictures, both live action and animated, based on comic book teams – X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and so on ... Continue Reading →
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When the Studios Saw Red

These days, it’s difficult not to wander into a social-media argument over unions, with organized labor having become just one more political wedge issue. But as anyone familiar ... Continue Reading →
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Surviving the Uncommon Cold

What could be more frustrating for a voice artist than having to call in sick because of a cold or sore throat? Back in 1999 I put that question to Tress MacNeille, who for 30 years ... Continue Reading →