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Laika to Expand Studio by 70 Percent

Stop-motion house Laika, the Hillsboro, Oregon-based studio behind The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline, has announced plans to increase the size of its facility by 70 percent. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ellen’ Debuts New ‘Inside Out’ Trailer

Guests Amy Poehler and Bill Hader brought along a special treat from Disney-Pixar to their appearance on The Ellen Show this week: the world premiere of the latest trailer for Pete ... Continue Reading →
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China’s DMG Buys Stake in Valiant Comics

China/US film production group DMG has taken an equity stake in indie comics publisher Valiant Entertainment, with plans to turn some of the company’s more popular characters ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Showcases Euro Toon Diversity

Cartoon Movie 2015 kicked off in Lyon, France Wednesday evening, opening the pitching and co-production forum with a screening of Aardman Animation’s Shaun the Sheep stop-motion feature, ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces English ‘Marnie’ Cast

GKIDS has announced the English-language voice cast for its North American release of its latest Studio Ghibli title, When Marnie Was There. In addition to Hailee Steinfeld as “Anna” ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Avengers’ Trailer Teases Vision

A new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron offers a deeper look at the explosive and highly anticipated Marvel superhero sequel, including a first teasing look at The Vision. Written ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans ‘Adventure Time’ Feature

Adventure Time is headed for the big screen as an animated feature. The feature will produced by Chris McKay, who also will direct, and Roy Lee, reports Deadline. Cartoon Networks Studios ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne on Board for ‘Thomas’ Film

Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced a new CG-animated home entertainment feature for the Thomas & Friends franchise: Sodor’s Legend of the Lost Treasure, set for ... Continue Reading →
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Schrab Directs ‘LEGO’ Sequel; Carloni Co-Directs ‘Panda 3’

Director shuffles are afoot as TV director Rob Schrab is set to direct The LEGO Movie sequel while Alessandro Carloni has joined Jennifer Yuh as director on Kung Fu Panda 3. Schrab’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Offers Taste of ‘Frozen Fever’

Disney has offered a first look trailer for Frozen Fever, a new animated short revisiting the smash-hit feature that is set to screen in front of the studio’s live-action take on ... Continue Reading →