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Latvia Backs ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ for Oscars Bid

Signe Baumane’s animated feature Rocks in My Pockets has been selected to represent her home country of Latvia in the race for the Best Foreign Language Oscar, Variety reports. ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hiddleston to Star in ‘Skull Island’

Legendary Pictures has tapped Tom Hiddleston — beloved by fans for his portrayals of Loki in the Thor and Avengers flicks — to star in its King Kong prequel Skull Island, ... Continue Reading →
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Friends in Low Places

LAIKA sculpts two contrasting worlds to explore notions ... Continue Reading →
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Athena Studios Starts Work on ‘Mermaids’ Short

Athena Studios has begun production on a new, stop-motion animated short film titled Mermaids on Mars. Jon V. Peters, founder of the Emeryville, Calif.-based studio, is director of ... Continue Reading →
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Video Profile of SPA’s Lauren Faust

We really enjoyed this video profile from Sony Pictures Animation of Lauren Faust, who is directing its upcoming feature film Medusa, and thought we’d share it with our readers. Enjoy, ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart’s ‘Snow Queen’ Sequel Set for December

Wizart Animation’s CG sequel The Snow Queen: Journey Continues will arrive in theaters in a stereoscopic flurry this December in more than 10 countries around the world. Produced ... Continue Reading →
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Studios Conspired on Hiring, Wages Lawsuit Alleges

A class-action lawsuit alleging such major animation and VFX companies as DreamWorks Animation, Disney, Lucasfilm, Sony and Digital Domain agreed not to poach each other’s workers. The ... Continue Reading →
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AFI to Screen ‘Book of Life’ October 5

The American Film Institute will present a special, free screening of Fox’s supernatural adventure The Book of Life during its Latin American Film Festival, running September ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians,’ ‘TMNT’ Top Slow Weekend

Guardians of the Galaxy and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were once again the top two films at the domestic box office this weekend — one of the slowest in recent years. Marvel’s ... Continue Reading →
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English Cast Set for ‘Moomins on the Riviera’

The English dub cast has been set for the animated feature Moomins on the Riviera. Based on the comic strips by Tove Jansson, Moomins on the Riviera takes the Moomin family from their ... Continue Reading →