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‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ $2.4B Shanghai Center Revealed

DreamWorks’ Animation will build a new entertainment complex called the Dream Center in Shanghai, China — a project expected to cost $2.4 billion. The complex will be called ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Sets 176 Short Films for 2014

Annecy has announced the short film selections for its 2014 edition — a slate of 176 films that will compete for the Cristal award. Pulled from nearly 3,000 submissions, the official ... Continue Reading →
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Sales Set for ‘Ratchet,’ ‘Sly Cooper’

Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment have closed distribution deals for its CG-animated feature films Ratchet & Clank and Sly Cooper. Cinema ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Hero Launches HTML5 Social Network

Toon Hero app creators Trigger Happy has launched its own social network at www.toonhero.com that allows users to quickly publish their creations using HTML5 technology. A user profile ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Makes Huge Debut on Disc

Disney’s Frozen proved it still has a lot of heat, selling 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD discs on its first day of release. That makes it one of the biggest home video sellers in ... Continue Reading →
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Dion Draws 2014 Poster for Annecy

The Annecy International Animation Film Festival has unveiled the poster for its 2014 edition, featuring artwork from filmmaker, illustrator and producer Franck Dion. “I wanted ... Continue Reading →
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Iger Updates on Pixar Sequels, Star Wars, D23

Walt Disney Co. CEO Bob Iger teased the studio’s upcoming projects including Star Wars and planned Pixar sequels at the company’s annual shareholder meeting in Portland, ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces 2015 3D Animation Software

Autodesk unveiled the 2015 versions of its popular 3D animations tools: Autodesk 3ds Max, Maya, MotionBuilder, Mudbox, Softimage, and the newest addition to the lineup, Maya LT, a 3D ... Continue Reading →
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KRU Preps ‘Ribbit’ for Global Distribution

Ribbit, a 3-D animated comedy story about a frog with an identity crisis is ready for delivery to distributors around the world. Set amongst the breathtaking backdrop of the Amazon ... Continue Reading →