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What We Learned About Beauty and the Beast at Its 25th Academy Reunion Animag contributor Bill Desowitz dishes on the Disney celebration, which featured Angela Lansbury among the cast ... Continue Reading →
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Playing to Win

Rainmaker and Blockade hope animation smarts turn the PlayStation game series into a hit movie. Adapting any ... Continue Reading →
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Eddie Redmayne Starring in Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations and production partner StudioCanal announce that Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) has come on ... Continue Reading →
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ThunderCats and the Impact of Japanese Animation on Film Den of Geek‘s Ryan Lambie looks at the 1980s cult classic and its long shadow in popular entertainment. Go Behind the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardian Brothers’ Casts Streep, Brooks, Kidman & Zendaya

The Weinstein Company has announced it is picking up worldwide rights (excluding China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau) to Light Chaser Animation’s freshman animated feature The ... Continue Reading →
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Russia Plans Tax Cut for Local Animation Industry The international success of Russian produced toons like the Snow Queen movies, Kikoriki and Masha and the Bear have spurred government ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kubo’ Final Poster Revealed

A finalized poster for LAIKA’s latest animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings has been revealed, with Focus Features set to release the film nationwide on August 19, 2016. The poster ... Continue Reading →
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Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot, per George Lucas’ original vision. Batman: ... Continue Reading →
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‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Premieres in NYC May 6

New York City’s Metrograph cinema will run a week-long premiere engagement for lost Japanese animation treasure Belladonna of Sadness, from May 6 through 12. The newly restored 1973 ... Continue Reading →
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Albino Fawn Teases Hybrid Pic ‘Apocalypsis: Theosis’

Albino Fawn Productions, known for its experimental independent film and animation projects, has released a new teaser trailer for its new live-action/animation feature project, Apocalypsis: ... Continue Reading →