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‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gutierrez Reacts to Globes’ ‘Book of Life’ Nom

It took a bit to get to us, but writer and director Jorge Gutierrez has spoken up about the Golden Globes’ nomination of The Book of Life for Best Animated Feature: “Like ... Continue Reading →
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Gold Titles Set for Free Comic Book Day 2015

The Free Comic Book Day Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD ... Continue Reading →
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APSA Names ‘Kaguya’ Top Animated Feature

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards gave its Best Animated Feature Film honor to The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura and directed by Isao Takahata, this is the first ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: FLIX, ‘Ella Bella Bingo,’ ‘Zou,’ ‘Gadget’

The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, has appointed SDLC as worldwide business development partner for FLIX. FLIX is The Foundry’s web-based software ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Forces ‘Panda 3′ to Reschedule

DreamWorks Animation has pushed back the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 to March 18, 2016, vacating the Christmas slot that would have had it open five days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This ... Continue Reading →
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Hearst Buys Into AwesomenessTV

DreamWorks Animation has sold a 25 percent stake in AwesomenessTV to Hearst Corporation for $81.25 million. Hearst Corp. will partner with DreamWorks Animation to grow AwesomenessTV, ... Continue Reading →