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F. Murray Abraham Gets Villainous for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

Deadline has revealed that Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, The Grand Budapest Hotel) will be voicing the villain “Grimmel” in upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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Here We Go! ‘Super Mario’ Movie in the Pipes at Illumination

One of the biggest names in videogame history may be returning to the big screen The Wall Street Journal reports that Universal Pictures’ Illumination Entertainment (Despicable Me, ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Co. Tries to Find New Parent for ‘Paddington 2′

StudioCanal’s live-action/CG-animated feature Paddington 2 enjoyed a great opening box office in the U.K, beating heavy-hitters such as Murder on the Orient Express and Thor: ... Continue Reading →
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A Dandelion Hopes for a New Life in Kevin Hudson’s ‘Weeds’

The recent anti-immigrant climate in the U.S. had a deep impact on animation director Kevin Hudson. The director of the new animated short Weeds says he was pulling weeds in his yard ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: New ‘Gotham by Gaslight’ Trailer, ‘Simpsons’ Squabble, DC Editor Axed, & More

Conservative Website Howls at ‘Simpsons’ for Mocking “Right-Wing Nutjobs” and Ayn Rand Don’t shoot the messenger — or, err, smash the Keurig? NewsBusters, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Launches Shorts Program with ‘Bird Karma’

Another major animation house is getting back to the medium’s theatrical cartoon roots, as NBCUniversal’s DreamWorks Animation has launched DreamWorks Shorts. Like similar ... Continue Reading →
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Popular Shorts May Lead to ‘Overwatch’ Animated Feature

Blizzard Entertainment is open to the idea of a feature-length project inspired by its hit sci-fi MOFPS Overwatch, thanks to enthusiastic fan response to its online animated shorts. ... Continue Reading →
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Mexico’s First Stop-Mo Feature Among Ventana Sur Pitches

One of the projects selected for the Animation! section at the upcoming Ventana Sur film market in Buenos Aires (Nov. 27-Dec. 1, ventana-sur.com) will be Mexico’s first stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Moana’ in Maori, Disney vs. LA Times, Bots Create Nightmare Kid Vids & More

’Thor: Ragnarok’ – 12 Revelations from Director Taika Waititi For example, the helmer of Hunt for the Wilderpeople and What We Do in the Shadows has set a new self-cameo record ... Continue Reading →