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Illustrator Mel Crawford Dies at 89

Mel Crawford, a distinctive artist known for drawing and painting children’s books related to animated features and TV shows, died Feb. 23. He was 89. Born in Canada in 1925, ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Adventure Time’ Feature

Adventure Time is headed for the big screen as an animated feature. The feature will produced by Chris McKay, who also will direct, and Roy Lee, reports Deadline. Cartoon Networks Studios ... Continue Reading →
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10th Edition of NFB’s ‘Hothouse’ Yields 8 Shorts

Beginning March 9, animation lovers can discover eight new short works by emerging animators with the online launch of the 10th edition of the National Film Board of Canada’s ... Continue Reading →
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Magruder’s ‘M.F.K.’ Wins First Dwayne McDuffie Award

Nilah Magruder’s web comic M.F.K. became the first-ever recipient of the Dwayne McDuffie Award for Diversity, presented at Long Beach Comics Expo. The award is named after Dwayne ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek’s Spock, Leonard Nimoy, Dies

Leonard Nimoy, the talented actor, director and artist who gave life to Star Trek’s Mr. Spock, died Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 83. Fans around the world expressed sorrow ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Students Release Public 3D Rig

Cogswell College students in the digital art & animation program have developed and created downloadable 3D animatable rigs depicting 12 original digital characters, through the ... Continue Reading →
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Indee, Kavaleer Team on ‘Pablo’

Belfast based Indee Productions and Kavaleer Productions in Dublin, are teaming up to produce Pablo, a 52 x 11 min. series about a 5½-year-old boy who is on the autism spectrum. Pablo ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gadget,’ ‘Danger Mouse’ Reboots Head to Netflix

A secret agent mouse, a cyborg detective and crazy outback animals are just a few of the adventurous and funny characters set to join Netflix. The streaming video service is adding ... Continue Reading →
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Schrab Directs ‘LEGO’ Sequel; Carloni Co-Directs ‘Panda 3’

Director shuffles are afoot as TV director Rob Schrab is set to direct The LEGO Movie sequel while Alessandro Carloni has joined Jennifer Yuh as director on Kung Fu Panda 3. Schrab’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Taste of ‘Frozen Fever’

Disney has offered a first look trailer for Frozen Fever, a new animated short revisiting the smash-hit feature that is set to screen in front of the studio’s live-action take on ... Continue Reading →