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Production Starts on China-N.Z. Co-Pro Feature ‘Beast of Burden’

Animated feature Beast of Burden — a China-New Zealand co-production — begins production this month. Producing the film are China Film Animation, part of state-owned China Film ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Brings ‘Masha’ to U.K.’s Cartoonito

United Kingdom-based preschool channel Cartoonito will air the second season of the hit Russian animated series Masha and the Bear. The channel is already airing the first season, which ... Continue Reading →
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Lord and Miller Develop Animated Spider-Man Feature for Sony

The LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have signed on to develop an animated Spider-Man movie for Sony with an eye to directing the feature. The project already has ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Clips Establish ‘Tomorrowland’ Backstory

Disney’s Tomorrowland doesn’t hit theaters until May 22, but a terrific 2D animated sequence cut from the film has found new life online as promo clips for the movie. The clips ... Continue Reading →
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Building a New Foundation

Tim Johnson A tale of an unlikely inter-species friendship, Home steers ... Continue Reading →
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High-Tech Goes Low-Fi

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Fast Starter

All Hail King Julien All Hail King Julien TurboFAST The Adventures of Puss in ... Continue Reading →
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Breaking the Rules

Chowder creator C.H. Greenblatt explains how his new Nickelodeon series Harvey Beaks took flight. Carl H. Greenblatt, best known for his work on shows like SpongeBob SquarePants and ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #249

The Art of Mr. Hublot By Joan Degive-Leonard, with Jerome Gillet and Marzenka Anne Krejcirick [Zeilt Productions, $39] While most art-of books chronicle the making of full-length feature, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... Continue Reading →