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Veteran Animator Jim Hiltz Dies at 85

The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, ... Continue Reading →
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DeMarco Promoted to Marketing VP at Cartoon Network

Jason DeMarco has been promoted to VP of strategic marketing and promotions at Cartoon Network and Adult Swim. He will be responsible for developing promotional marketing programs, ... Continue Reading →
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Produced By Confab Announces 2012 Lineup

The fourth annual Produced by Conference, which is held this year June 8-10 at the Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, has announced its jam-packed program for this year. Academy ... Continue Reading →
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Plot and Cast Announced for ‘Smurfs’ Sequel

Sony Animation began production on the sequel to its 2011 hit The Smurfs today. Most of the cast and crew from the original movie, which made over $560 million at the global box office, ... Continue Reading →
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DC to Offer Animated ‘Flashpoint’ Movie

Comic Book Club website reports that DC Comics is working on animated movie featuring its Flashpoint miniseries. Voice actor Kevin Conroy let it slip during an interview that he was ... Continue Reading →
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TED-ED Site Uses Animation for Education

Over the past few years, TED’s thought-provoking conferences have offered a great way of sharing ideas, stories and methods of understanding our world. Now the non-profit group behind ... Continue Reading →
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Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Motorcity’ Ready to Burn Rubber on Disney XD

The futuristic Motorcity explores a bizarro car culture on Disney XD. Die-hard animation fans who have been watching cool shows such as Metalocalypse, Megas XLR and MTV Downtown have ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wreck-It Ralph’ to Offer Vidgame Star Cameos

More info about Disney’s upcoming holiday movie Wreck-It Ralph was released the CinemaCon event in Las Vegas this week. Directed by Rich Moore (Sit Down, Shut Up, Drawn Together, ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Selects 18 Animated Features

The Annecy Animation Festival has announced a rich program of new animated features from all around the world screening during its 2012 event (June 4-9). Ten features films (in competition) ... Continue Reading →