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ToyTalk Introduces Innovative New Toy App

Teddy Ruxpin, eat your heart out! New family entertainment company ToyTalk, which is formed by CEO Oren Jacob, CTO Marin Reddy and CCO Bobby Podesta—all former Pixar employees, has ... Continue Reading →
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Memorial Service Planned for John Coates

A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) ... Continue Reading →
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57 Shorts Are in the Oscar Game This Year

Last weekend, a total of 57 animated shorts which had qualified to compete in the Oscar race were screened in New York. Thanks to animator Michael Sporn’s (Poe) fantastic blog, we ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Buys Lucasfilm, Plans 2015 ‘Star Wars 7'

Big business news today as The Walt Disney Company announces it has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd.—including the popular Star Wars franchise—in a stock and cash transaction from ... Continue Reading →
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Industry Pros Gather at Animation Feature Summit

On Sunday, the inaugural World Animation Feature Films and VFX Summit was launched in grand style at the Marina del Rey California Yacht Club. During a special opening night cocktail ... Continue Reading →
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Michel Gagne Launches ‘Rex’ Kickstarter Project

Brilliant artist/animator and game designer Michel Gagne, who created the multi- award-winning game Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet, has launched a new animated feature project titled ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain Harlock’ Creator Receives Prestigious Order

Leiji Matsumoto, the acclaimed creator of the manga Captain Harlock, was honored with the French Order of Arts and Letters on October 23rd for his series’ influence on French popular ... Continue Reading →
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Argentina’s Expotoons Festival Announces Winners

Expotoons, the annual Argentine animation festival has announced its list of 2012 winners in feature films, shorts, commercials, TV series and graduation short categories. Here are ... Continue Reading →
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Win a 3-Day Pass to Animag’s Feature & VFX Summit!

Celebrate Animation Magazine’s 25th Anniversary during an unforgettable cocktail party at the exclusive Marina del Rey Yacht Club on Sunday night (Oct.28). Then enjoy two days ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Pig’s Tail’ Exposes Inhumane Factory Farming

Aardman Animations has joined forces with The Humane Society of the U.S. to produce A Pig’s Tail, a four-minute animated project about the dire problems of factory farming. The short, ... Continue Reading →