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Hour-long ‘Gravity Falls’ Finale Set for Feb. 15

Disney’s Emmy Award-winning animated series Gravity Falls reaches its final showdown in a one-hour finale episode to air Feb. 15 on Disney XD. In the episode, titled “Weirdmageddon ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer Teases Wild Time in ‘Zootopia’

Disney is gearing up to take audiences on a trip to Zootopia with the release of a new trailer for the feature film. Here’s how Disney describes the feature, which opens March ... Continue Reading →
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Growing Frame-by-Frame

LAIKA celebrates its 10th anniversary by pushing the time-honored technique of stop-motion to new levels of creative and commercial success. In an industry where big budgets, advanced ... Continue Reading →
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The Big Picture

Taking a long-term view pays off for Bix Pix Entertainment with the success of its Amazon Studios preschool stop-motion series Tumble Leaf. Several years ago, Kelli Bixler was pitching ... Continue Reading →
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‘Anomalisa’ Brings Soul to Stop-Motion

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Charlie Kaufman is lauded as one of the most creative writers in the movie business, and he has credits ... Continue Reading →
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Bakshi Talks ‘Last Days of Coney Island’

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Ralph Bakshi has long been one of the true rebels of animation, having directed features like the X-rated ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Reflects on 10 Innovative Years

This story originally appeared in the January 2016 issue of Animation Magazine. In an industry where big budgets, advanced technology and sleekly modern visuals earn the most attention, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ is Top Domestic B.O. Opening with $238M

So, the Force is definitely with the bottom line for Disney. Star Wars: The Force Awakens shattered plenty of box office openings in posting a $238 million domestic gross in its opening ... Continue Reading →
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Congress Adds 3 Toons to National Film Registry

Three animated animated films are among the 25 the Library of Congress inducted this year into the National Film Registry. This year’s animated inductees are George Pal’s ... Continue Reading →
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Shorts We Like: ‘Fresh Cut Grass’

We get lots of shorts sent to us, but this one stands out: It’s called Fresh Cut Grass, created in-house at Dublin-based Boulder Media. The short is written and directed by Robert ... Continue Reading →