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Fox Launches a ‘Simpsons’ 500-Episode Marathon

Here’s a Guinness World Record Homer and Bart Simpson would definitely get behind. Fox has announced that in honor of the 500th episode of The Simpsons, it is sponsoring a fan marathon ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Projects Up for French Cesar Awards

In what signals the health of the animation industry in France, five animated projects (two shorts and three features) have been nominated for the Cesars, that country’s equivalent ... Continue Reading →
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Don Hertzfeldt Announces Animation Tour

If you’re a fan of indie animator Don Hertzfeldt, you have to check out his website (Bitterfilms.com) to get all the details on his awesome national tour. The 13-state screening will ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Okun Re-Elected as VES Board Chair

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2012 Board of Director officers who were elected at the January 18, 2012 board meeting. The list of officials includes Jeffrey A. ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announces Special ‘Arrietty’ Publications

In conjunction with Disney’s Feb. 17 release of Studio Ghibli’s The Adventures of Arrietty in the U.S., VIZ Media has announced the publication of a new series of books and comics ... Continue Reading →
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Gateway’s ‘Saving Santa’ Recruits More Star Voices

Gateway Films’ British animated feature Saving Santa has announced the addition of British actors Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Noel Clarke and Tim Curry to the project. According ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro and Wacom Announce New Partnership

Smith Micro Software and Wacom have announced a partnership to bring the ease of multi-touch functionality to animators and digital artists. The first in a series of exclusive releases ... Continue Reading →
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‘Morning Stroll,’ ‘Robots of Brixton’ Win Sundance Prizes

Two animated shorts are among the latest prize winners at this year’s Sundance Festival. Grant Orchard’s acclaimed animated short A Morning Stroll, which was nominated for Best ... Continue Reading →