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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 →
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‘Last Jedi’ Helmer Rian Johnson to Create New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Disney-Lucasfilm have revealed that Rian Johnson, writer and director of the soon to be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15) has been charged with creating a brand-new trilogy ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: A Little Girl Makes a Big Decision in ‘The Breadwinner’

We’re just about a week away from the highly-anticipated US theatrical release of Nora Twomey’s The Breadwinner, and GKIDS is threatening to break our hearts with this new preview ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Early Man’ Leaves the Cave in New Teaser

Lionsgate has brought a new teaser trailer and poster for Aardman Animation’s highly anticipated stop-motion romp through ancient history, Early Man — due in US theaters February ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer: ‘Sherlock Gnomes’ Gets to the Bottom of Things

Paramount Pictures and MGM Studios have unveiled the new trailer for its animated ceramic-lawn-feature-mystery, Sherlock Gnomes. This sequel to 2011′s Gnomeo & Juliet is directed ... Continue Reading →
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AFM: ‘Underdogs’ Filmmakers Set Next Argentine Toon ‘Escape to India’

The creative whizzes behind record-setting Argentine animated movie Underdogs (a.k.a. Metegol or The Unbeatables) have re-teamed for a new flagship feature titled Escape to India, according ... Continue Reading →
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Astro-Nomical Ent. Opens Beijing Office

LA-based Astro-Nomical Entertainment is setting up a new office in Beijing, headed by experienced producer and film industry executive Jay Ahn (The Nut Job 1 & 2, Spark: A Space ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Miyazaki Titles “Final” Feature, Batman Toon Supercut, Niantic Snags Evertoon & More

Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki Reveals His “Final” Film’s Title, Release Window The grandmaster of anime, who is turning 77 in January, is once again declaring his ... Continue Reading →
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AFM: China Lion Gets Its Paws on ‘Extinct’ from ‘Simpsons’ Alums

Multi-territory distributor China Lion Entertainment Production has boarded animated feature project Extinct, from director David Silverman (Monsters, Inc., The Simpsons Movie) and ... Continue Reading →