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Film Independent Offers Miyazaki Program at LACMA

Film Independent has planned a special night of programing devoted to the films of Japanese master Hayao Miyazaki on Saturday, Nov. 26 at the L.A. County Museum of Art. The program ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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The 2012 Features Race

With the potential to nab five nomination spots instead of just three this year, the toon industry is sure to see a wider variety of films vying for the Best Animated Feature award ... Continue Reading →
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Something Worth Tweeting About!

Tweety, Sylvester, Granny and some familiar voices make the new Warner Bros. 3-D short the cat’s meow. The world is a much different place today than it was in November of 1942 when ... Continue Reading →
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The Last of His Kind

Pjotr Sapegin’s stop-motion short The Last Norwegian Troll offers a lovely mix of humor and poetry. How do you make a beautifully crafted stop-motion short about a confused troll ... Continue Reading →
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The Long and Short of It

Although the 45 shorts which have been qualified for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced already, this is a list we compiled from all the projects that have won awards ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Magazine’s Oscar Watch [Part 1 of 4]

Early award season watchers seem to be unable (or unwilling) to pick frontrunners in the animation race this year. But most of them have high hopes for a certain Belgian boy reporter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Happy Feet 2′ Bravely Battles ‘Twilight’ in Theaters

George Miller’s dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two will be aiming for the family audiences this weekend, before Disney’s The Muppets and Sony/Aardman’s Arthur Christmas steal ... Continue Reading →
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Cosgrove Hall founder Mark Hall Dies at 74

Mark Hall, one of the original founders of award-winning Manchester-based animation house Cosgrove Hall; has passed away after a short illness. Hall, who founded Cosgrove Hall in 1969 ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network to Squeeze ‘The Annoying Orange’

Cartoon Network has acquired the TV rights to the most-watched web series of all-time, The Annoying Orange. Inspired by the viral toon watched by millions on YouTube, a new half-hour ... Continue Reading →