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Amazon Debuts Four Animated Pilots Jan. 15

Amazon has announced four animated programs among its first pilot series of 2015, which will debut Jan. 15 on Amazon Instant Video in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Offers Puppets, Models, Props at Auction

Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA. The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Teases ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Marvel Studios launched online Jan. 2 an “ant-sized” first look teaser for its upcoming superhero pic Ant-Man — with the images only small enough for an ant to see. The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies

Christine Cavanaugh, an actress who provided voices for such popular animated TV shows as Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Powerpuff Girls and Wild Kratts, died Dec. 22. She was ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates for ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alvin 4′

Looks like the studios are shuffling their lineups before taking a holiday break. The good news for fans of Angry Birds is the animated feature from game-maker Rovio and Sony has been ... Continue Reading →