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Restoring ‘Animal Farm,’ Out Oct. 27 in the U.K.

Sometimes, it really pays to be an animation fan on the other side of the pond. Take this week’s release of Halas and Batchelor’s classic animated feature Animal Farm on ... Continue Reading →
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Original ‘MLP’ Feature, ‘Care Bears’ Set Rock Home Video

It’s a color-jammed 1980s flashback week in animated home video releases, with the arrival on disc of a new My Little Pony feature film and a new Care Bears collection. My Little ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ Hold Up at Box Office

The box office is showing reasonably good returns for mid-budget indie animated features Book of Life and The Boxtrolls. In its second weekend of release, Reel FX and Fox’s Book ... Continue Reading →

Lord and Miller Writing ‘Lego Movie’ Sequel

The LEGO Movie scripters and directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller have officially signed on to write the sequel. The collaborators, who also wrote and directed Sony’s Cloudy ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Celebration Sets Judges, Panelists

The World Animation Celebration has announced the judges and panelists for the one-day international short film festival set for Nov. 1 at the Los Angeles Film School. A presentation ... Continue Reading →
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Goodwin Joins Fairy Crew for ‘NeverBeast’

Actress Ginnifer Goodwin of Big Love and Once Upon a Time fame has been cast as Fawn in the upcoming DisneyToon Studios feature Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast. Goodwin ... Continue Reading →
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Parsons Leads ‘Elf’ Holiday Special Cast

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will voice Buddy in a new stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special, airing Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Hits

Marvel had planned to release the first trailer to next summer’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron next week during the broadcast of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Boosts Scholarship, Preservation Spending

ASIFA-Hollywood will provide more scholarships to animation students and allocate more funds for artists and film preservation, says executive director Frank Gladstone. “In the ... Continue Reading →