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Experimental Animator Robert Breer Dies at 85

We are sad to report that pioneering experimental animator Robert Breer passed away on August 12 at the age of 85. Born in Detroit, Mich., Breer, moved to Paris after graduating from ... Continue Reading →
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Harry Potter Dethroned by Smurfs Overseas

It looks like Peyo’s little blue guys have dethroned Harry Potter from the top of the global box office chart this weekend. Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid movie delivered over $60 ... Continue Reading →
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MarVista Nabs More Capital, Brings In New Execs

L.A.-based indie distributor and producer MarVista’s CEO Fernando Szew announced recently that his company has secured new investment capital from Brian N. Sheth’s Investment Group. ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Smith to Direct ‘Penguins of Madagsacar’ Pic

The mischievous Penguins of Madgascar are getting their own movie, which will be directed by Simon Smith, director of the Shrek 4-D ride film and co-director of Bee Movie. The upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Drops Pants

A clever video featuring everyone’s favorite heroic cat has hit the web this week. The star of DreamWorks Animation’s Puss In Boots praises the art of going pantless in public because ... Continue Reading →
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Cosgrove, Hall and Fitzpatrick Plan New Preschool Toon

U.K animation veterans Brian Cosgrove and Mark Hall have teamed up with Francis Fitzpatrick to deliver a new animated series called Pip! Based on a series of charming bedtime stories ... Continue Reading →
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Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to Direct ‘Tembo’

Digital Domain Media Group’s Tradition Studios has enlisted Aaron Blaise and Chuck Williams to direct its first CG-animated feature The Legend of Tembo. According to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame Street: “Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!”

In response to an online petition on change.org urging Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie to marry, the org has issued a statement noting that the two popular characters are just ... Continue Reading →
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PBS Kids Catches New ‘Dinosaur Train’ Special

PBS Kids is planning some major Jurassic action this month with a one-hour Dinosaur Train movie to kick of the second season of the popular Henson Company series.  Slated for August ... Continue Reading →
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Eddie Murphy Lands Hong Kong Phooey Role

After supplying the voice of Donkey in the Shrek Movies and Mushu the Dragon in Mulan, actor Eddie Murphy is now going to stars as Hanna Barbera’s Hong Kong Phooey in a a new live-action/CG ... Continue Reading →