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‘Lucy’ Hands ‘Hercules’ Box Office Defeat

The Scarlett Johansson starrer Lucy blew away the Herculean competition at the box office this weekend with a $44 million opening. The thriller, directed by Luc Besson, won the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Receive National Medal of Arts

DreamWorks Animation chief Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive a National Medal of Arts for 2013 from the White House and the National Endowment for the Arts. Other recipients of the 2013 ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Plans Hybrid ‘Manimal’ Feature

If you’re going to bring back Manimal, a short-lived cult fantasy TV series from the early 1980s, comedy and animation is the way go. That’s the thinking of Sony Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Launches Mentoring Pilot Program

Women in Animation has launched a professional mentoring program designed to empower, educate and support mentees by increasing their industry knowledge and access to information through ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Announces Shorts Selections

The Ottawa International Animation Festival is pleased to announce the official selection of short films that will compete for the Grand Prize at this year’s festival running ... Continue Reading →
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Extended Clip Previews ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is looming, and Disney and Lucasfilm are looking to make a big splash at the show with their upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. For those lucky enough to attend, there ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount to Distribute Two Spanish Features

Paramount has picked up distribution rights to two animated features from Spain. The deal with Telecinco Cinema, Telefonica Studios and Los Rockets AIE will see the studio handle worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →