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Parsons Leads ‘Elf’ Holiday Special Cast

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons will voice Buddy in a new stop-motion animated holiday special Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas. The special, airing Dec. 16 at 8 p.m. on NBC, ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Trailer Hits

Marvel had planned to release the first trailer to next summer’s blockbuster sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron next week during the broadcast of the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV series, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Boosts Scholarship, Preservation Spending

ASIFA-Hollywood will provide more scholarships to animation students and allocate more funds for artists and film preservation, says executive director Frank Gladstone. “In the ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Publishes Miyazaki’s Original ‘Mononoke’

Among the movies of Hayao Miyazaki, 1997′s Princess Mononoke stands tall as one of his greatest achievements and as the film that brought widespread awareness of his work to America. Now, ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Introduces Nuke 9, Nuke Studio

The Foundry unveiled Nuke 9, the biggest-ever shake-up of its Nuke compositing technology, including the addition of Nuke Studio. The offering brings powerful node-based visual effects, ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Calls for Entries for 2015 Festival

The Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film is gearing up for its 2015 edition next spring, issuing a call for entries with a deadline of Dec. 1. Animated films produced after ... Continue Reading →
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N.Y.’s MoMA to Show Restored 3D NFB Shorts

Four recently restored 3D films from the National Film Board of Canada will be featured Nov. 20 and 21 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City as part of the lineup for To Save ... Continue Reading →
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9th Edition of Tehran Festival Seeks Entries

The Tehran International Animation Festival is looking for entries, which are due Dec. 6. The 9th edition of the festival will be held March 8-12. The regulations and details on submitting ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Rambaldi ‘E.T.’ Painting Up for Auction

An original painting of the titular alien from Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial by the character’s designer, Carlo Rambaldi, is up for auction with ... Continue Reading →