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SVA’s 25th Annual Dusty Fest Set for May 10-13

New York’s School of Visual Arts has set the dates for the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation Festival, which showcases the filmmaking talents of the institute’s students. The ... Continue Reading →
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Backstage with the Animation Oscar Winners

The 86th annual Academy Awards are now in the history books, but there’s still lots of good little tidbits coming out from the happenings Sunday night at the Dolby Theatre in ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Heat Up Hit Release of ‘Catching Fire’

Catch up with Katniss Everdeen as she once again fights for her life in the home-video release of the VFX blockbuster The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (Lionsgate, $29.95 DVD, $39.99 ... Continue Reading →
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Aguirre-Sacasa Joins Archie, Recruits ‘Girls’ Dunham

Writer Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa, whose credits range from writing comics for Marvel and Archie to working on the Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the TV series Glee and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Mr. Hublot,’ ‘Gravity’ Win Animation-VFX Oscars

Frozen took home the Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song Oscars Sunday night, with the French short Mr. Hublot winning the best animated short film. Frozen won the song category ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Joins Billion Dollar Club; ‘LEGO’ Remains Strong

Disney’s Frozen edged past the billion-dollar mark for worldwide grosses this past weekend, while Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie posted another strong showing in its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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Classic CN Toons Unite in Crossover Comic Event

Crossovers have long been de rigueur for comic book superheroes — and now the practice is being extended to the Cartoon Network Universe in a new IDW comic book series Super Secret ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Assembles Director’s Panel Event

Women In Animation has set a Director’s Club panel featuring the industry’s top female directors as its March tent-pole event at Cinefamily. Sponsored by Six Point Harness ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Goes Fully Animated for ‘Smurfs 3′

A lot of good tidbits can come out in earnings report calls. For example: Sony has confirmed it is putting a third Smurfs movie on the fast-track — and that the movie will be fully ... Continue Reading →