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‘What’s Opera, Doc?’ Cels Headline Animation Auction

Two animation cels from the iconic 1957 Warner Bros. short “What’s Opera, Doc?” will be among the rare animation items to be auctioned next month at Heritage Auctions’ ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Releases Free Noncommercial RenderMan

Pixar his released its Academy Award-winning RenderMan software to use for free for noncommercial use. The program can be used for research, education, evaluation, plug-in development ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Trilogy Completes its Journey Home

The final battle is coming home at last to complete the collection of J.R.R. Tolkein fans everywhere with the release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Warner Bros., $44.95, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Earns $19 Million in Overseas Debut

DreamWorks Animation’s Home had a strong opening overseas with a $19.2 million gross in a handful of markets one week before its United States release. That total included $9.3 ... Continue Reading →
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Ireland Honors Four Animation Projects with Stamps

Guess it’s time to find an animation pen pal in Ireland! Ireland has issued a new set of four postage stamps honoring the nation’s most iconic animated projects. The honored ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at ‘Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation’

It’s coming up quickly, and Paramount has sneaked out an early look at the upcoming Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, due in theaters July 31. Take a look: The fifth ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases ‘Astro Boy Reboot’ Series

As proof that some franchises are perennial, a new TV version of Astro Boy is in the works and an advance trailer of the new series, Astro Boy Reboot, was screened at a convention in ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Night Presents Poland Focus

Cinema Without Borders, East Los Angeles College and the Polish Film Festival Los Angeles are planning a World Animation Night Festival on May 7 focused on work from Poland. The program, ... Continue Reading →
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TV Spots Incrementally Tease ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

As the May 1 release nears for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron, the number of fan-teasing clips showing up is only likely to increase. Example one is this extended TV spot for the ... Continue Reading →
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Three Top Toon Execs Depart Nick

Three top execs exited Nickelodeon Animation Studio last week: Rich Magallanes, senior VP, current series; Jenna Boyd, senior VP, animation development; and Jill Sanford, VP, animation ... Continue Reading →