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Question for the Week of February 7 2011

How do you feel about How to Train Your Dragon’s huge sweep at the Annie Awards? What about SpongeBob SquarePants and Robot Chicken getting the TV honors again? Do you think the Disney/Pixar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon’ Fires Up the Annie with 15 Wins

DreamWorks’ Dragon has delivered another triumphant sweep. Chris Sanders and Don DeBlois’s How To Train Your Dragon won 15 out of 24 award categories, including Best Animated Feature, ... Continue Reading →
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Open Season: To Russia With Love

Boog the Bear gets a taste of life in a Russian circus in the next installment of Sony’s Open Season saga. Boog, Elliot, Giselle and the rest of the popular animals from Sony Animation’s ... Continue Reading →
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A Mouth-Watering Treat!

The new addition to FOX-TV’s Sunday night lineup is Bob’s Burgers, Loren Bouchard’s hilarious toon about a strangely endearing family that runs a small restaurant. You may think ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Jakob Schuh and Max Lang, co-directors of ‘The Gruffalo’

This month, we catch up with the talanted team of Jakob Schuh and Max Lang who co-directed the acclaimed Studio Soi/BBC animated special The Gruffalo, which as received numerous awards ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Announces 2011 Lineup

The 2011 edition of Cartoon Movie, a European event focusing on the development and production of animated features, has reported a 20% increase in project submissions this year. Scheduled ... Continue Reading →
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France Gives Rebates to ‘Russell and Frankie,’ ‘Eureka’

France’s CNC film board has also given a tax rebate to two animated TV series: Russell and Frankie and Eureka. Marseilles-based toon house Action Synthese is making the comedy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Alice’ Are Most Popular Pics of 2010

As predicted, 3-D animated and vfx-driven features were some of the biggest draws at the box office in 2010.  Here are the Top 10 blockbusters of the year in each category: Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’ Opens on Saturday

Practical Magic Based on a script by the late French helmer Jacques Tati, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist delivers a beautiful homage to a vanishing breed of entertainers. More ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: ‘Dragon’s’ Dean DeBlois Talks Globes Nomination

Director Dean DeBlois on How to Train Your Dragon’s Golden Globe nomination, the animation world and award season madness Animation Magazine: Congrats on your movie’s Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →