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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 →
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Trailers Teases the Coming of ‘Gods of Egypt’

A new trailer has emerged for the 2016 myth-inspired action feature Gods of Egypt, from director Alex Proyas. The feature is about an unexpected mortal hero Bek (played by Brenton Thwaites) ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Orders Hartman’s ‘Bunsen is a Beast!’

Nickelodeon has ordered 20 episodes of Bunsen is a Beast!, an original animated comedy created and executive produced by Butch Hartman. Bunsen is a Beast! follows the adventures of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Animated ‘Botcop’ Presentation

Botcop, an animated comedy from writers Itai Grunfeld and Geoff Barbanell, and executive producer Tracey Katsky, has had a presentation commissioned by Fox. According to Deadline, the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top Critics’ Toon and VFX Choices

The nominees have been set for an extensive range of categories in the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards. On the movie side, Pixar’s Inside Out was the top animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Debuts Lin-Directed ‘Star Trek Beyond’

Look out, Trekkies. Here comes the first trailer for next summer’s threequel, Star Trek Beyond. Take a look: Star Trek Beyond is directed by Justin Lin of Fast and Furious franchise ... Continue Reading →