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Gaumont Posts Sales for ‘Calimero’

Gaumont Animation has secured a number of international sales for its animated CGI series Calimero (104 x 11 mins.), based on the original 1963 series of the same name. Broadcasters ... Continue Reading →
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Blunt Joins Voice Cast of ‘Animal Crackers’

Emily Blunt has joined the voice cast of Animal Crackers, an animated comedy due for release in mid-2016. Blunt will join John Krasinski as a couple that inherits an old circus and ... Continue Reading →
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West, Ward Tease Animated Return to Batman

Holy Reunions, Batman! Actors Adam West and Burt Ward, who played Batman and Robin on the classic 1966-69 live-action TV series, let slip at a convention appearance that they will reprise ... Continue Reading →
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‘Home’ Scores $54 Million in Domestic Debut

Home defied box office predictions and defied weak reviews to dominate the box office with a solid $54 million gross domestic for its opening weekend for DreamWorks Animation. The animated ... Continue Reading →
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Dusty Fest Sets Schedule, Honors Kupershmidt

The School of Visual Arts will honor Disney animator Alex Kupershmidt and TV director Daniel Minahan with outstanding alumni awards at this year’s Dusty Awards, set for May 12. Kupershmidt ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Books ‘Prophet’ for Aug. 7 Release

GKIDS will release Aug. 7 the animated feature Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet in New York and Los Angeles, followed by expansion to major markets. Adapted from the award-winning book ... Continue Reading →
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2015 World Animation Celebration Set for Oct. 24-25 at Sony Pictures Animation

Animation Libation Studios and Animation Magazine present the 2015 edition of The World Animation Celebration international short film animation festival, hosted by Sony Pictures Animation. The ... Continue Reading →
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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 →