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Review: ‘Hal – The Movie’

Hal – The Movie Funimation: $29.98, DVD/Blu-ray combo pack The popular new mini-feature Hal plays like cross between the live-action film Her and a three-hanky weeper from the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens Wide with Positive Reviews

All right, stop-motion fans — The Boxtrolls is here at last! LAIKA’s third feature-length movie boasts the widest opening of any film this week, with more than 3,400 cinemas ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Plug-In Sells ‘Tee and Mo’ Series to CBeebies

Plug-in Media’s has placed its animated series Tee and Mo with CBeebies in the U.K., securing a 50 x 7 min. series order. The channel has also committed to expanding the brand’s ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Exec Efergan Engages Kids with Toons, Games

Animation is one of the many modern arts requiring both creative vision and technical skills. And as those technical skills have become increasingly more technical, involving a deeper ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation & VFX Summit to Honor Phil Roman, Bonnie Arnold

Animation Magazine’s World Animation and VFX Summit will honor Phil Roman, iconic animator and founder of Film Roman, and How to Train Your Dragon 2 producer Bonnie Arnold at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Suits Up in Second Trailer

Disney has unveiled the second official trailer for its upcoming animated Marvel adaptation Big Hero 6, out November 7. The new spot gives more insight into the origins of the soft-body ... Continue Reading →
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Atomic Fiction Opens Montreal Studio

Award-winning visual effects studio Atomic Fiction has announced the opening of a new flagship facility in Montreal. The location’s first project is Robert Zemeckis’ The ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub to Become Discovery Family Oct. 13

It’s official — TV network The Hub will transform into Discovery Family effective Oct. 13. According to Discovery, the network will broaden its programming focus to serve families ... Continue Reading →