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‘Avengers’ Beats ‘Avatar’s’ Two-Week Record

Audiences kept the love strong for Disney/Marvel’s The Avengers, during the film’s second weekend at the U.S. box office. The film brought in an estimated $100.4 million Stateside, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wrinkles,’ ‘The Last Bus’ Win Stuttgart Prizes

Over the weekend, Stuttgart’s International Festival of Animated Film announced the winners of its 19th Trickfilm competition (May 8-3). Martin Snopek and Ivana Laucikova’s The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Lines Up Scribes for ‘Smurfs 3'

Only a few weeks after announcing details about The Smurfs 2 feature (set to be released on July 31, 2013) Sony has revealed info about the third outing of the little blue guys. It ... Continue Reading →
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Vampire Weekend Off to a Good Start

It’s going to be a “vampires vs. the superheroes” kind of a weekend. Tim Burton’s take on TV soap opera Dark Shadows, starring Johnny Depp as the vampire Barnabas, opens in ... Continue Reading →
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Adobe Introduces New Creative Cloud

Adobe has announced the release of its Adobe Creative Cloud, a new way of providing tools and services for creatives. A subscription-based offering, Adobe Creative Cloud is a hub for ... Continue Reading →
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Future of Fox’s ‘Cleveland Show’ Looks Hazy

Fox-TV announced that it has renewed its Sunday animation regulars Seth MacFarlane’s Family Guy and American Dad. However, according to ew.com, the channel hasn’t made a firm commitment ... Continue Reading →
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Del Toro to Co-Direct Henson’s ‘Pinocchio’

After many months of unconfirmed rumors, Guillermo Del Toro has made it official. He will be co-directing Henson’s upcoming stop-motion adaptation of Pinocchio, with Mark Gustafson ... Continue Reading →
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Endless LLP Acquires U.K. Effects House Cinesite

Indie U.K.-based equity firm Endless LLP has acquired top digital VFX house Cinesite from Kodak for an undisclosed amount. The deal involves Cinesite’s existing management team, supported ... Continue Reading →
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‘City of Friends’ Launches New Interactive Initiatives

Norway’s CreaCon Group is enhancing its digital presence by launching a new interactive website for its animated preschool series City of Friends. Launching this month, www.cityoffriends.com ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo’s ’1001 Nights’ Flies to New Territories

2012 is shaping up to be a good year for Vancouver-based indie animation house Big Bad Boo. The studio’s 2D animated series 1001 Nights will launch in over 1000 territories globally ... Continue Reading →