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Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Set for Venice in April

After taking a couple of years off, Italy’s animation festival Cartoons on the Bay will be holding its 17th edition in Venice, April 10 to 12th. The event, which is co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Monsters U’ Are China’s Most Popular Pics

Overall movie attendance was up 4.24 percent in Hong Kong in 2013. Audiences spent over $209 million on movie tickets last year, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Chinese movie Unbeatable ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Williams to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

Chris Williams has joined Disney/Marvel’s much-anticipated November 2014 movie Big Hero 6 as co-director, alongside Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh). The Hollywood Reporter also says ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses the $500 Million Mark

Disney’s Thanksgiving movie Frozen has officially become one of the studio’s biggest animated hits in its history more than five weeks after its arrival in theaters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Titles Dominated 2013 Global Box Office

The animation community got some great news as the final numbers for the 2013 box office came out. Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 ($393.5 million), Disney/Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2013

We lost many of the talented men and women who contributed to the animation and vfx world in 2013. As we look back at the year that passed, we would like to take a moment to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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To Be Seen in ’14: Your New Year Hot List

While everyone is looking back at the animated movies of 2013, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the goods in store for us this year. Here are some of the big animated treats ... Continue Reading →
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Frédéric Back Dies of Cancer at age 89

The animation community is mourning the loss of Frédéric Back, the two-time Oscar-winning animator who passed away from cancer at the age of 89 on Dec. 24. The German-born, French-educated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sues Phase 4 Over ‘Frozen Land’

We’ve all seen those copycat animated DVD/Blu-ray titles that try to take advantage of consumers’ familiarity with big titles from Disney and DreamWorks. Well, this time ... Continue Reading →