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Tartakovsky Off Sony’s ‘Popeye’ Feature

Director Genndy Tartakovsky announced in an interview that he is no longer working on a Popeye feature for Sony Pictures Animation. Speaking with Moviefone about the just-released trailer ... Continue Reading →
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Cooley to Co-Direct ‘Toy Story 4’

Josh Cooley will be co-director on Toy Story 4 with John Lasseter, Pixar confirmed via Twitter. Cooley joined Pixar as an intern in the story department for Cars, and most recently ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Confirms ‘Frozen’ Sequel

It’s official: There will be a sequel to Frozen. The directors of the first film, Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and producer Peter Del Vecho are back to develop the sequel, Disney ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and ‘Episode VIII’ Helmer Confirmed

Director Gareth Edwards’ stand-alone Star Wars movie will be titled Rogue One and star Felicity Jones, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced this morning at the studio’s annual ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Unmasks ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Teaser

Sony Pictures Animation has released three official stills and a spankin’ new teaser trailer for Genndy Tartakovsky’s upcoming CG sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 — coming to theaters ... Continue Reading →
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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 →