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Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Sets World, Canadian Premieres for Fall

Canadian cable outlet Teletoon’s fall lineup includes world premieres of two new Canada-produced series, Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja, as well as Canadian premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Letter to Momo’ Comes Home Oct. 21

Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo will be released Oct. 21 on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital and VOD from GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm. The release will include the ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance to Distribute New Shorts Collection

Sundance is bringing to theaters this fall a collection of eight animated shorts that have all screened at the famous festival. The 95-minute program will play at the Sundance Sunset ... Continue Reading →
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Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Legends of Oz’ Seeks Disc Audience

It was a high-profile flop at the box office when it was released this spring, but Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Fox, $29.99, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $22.99 DVD) is ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE ‘Letter to Momo’ Clip; Opens in Theaters Aug. 29

Director Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo is coming to select theaters Aug. 29, and we’ve got a sneak peek at an exclusive clip. Distributed by GKIDS, the film opens ... Continue Reading →