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Nick Opens Shorts Program to Comic-Con Pitches

Nickelodeon for the first time will hold an open call for original animated projects at this year’s Comic-Con International in San Diego. The network’s animation development ... Continue Reading →
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Rian Johnson Up for Completing New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Another week, another Star Wars director announcement. Rian Johnson is reportedly in talks with Lucasfilm to write and direct Star Wars: Episode VIII and Episode IX. While the news ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2′ Hangs in With Hit Comedies

It was crowded at the top for this weekend’s box office results, with the top three features finishing within $5 million of each other in an overall weak weekend for movie ticket ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peg,’ ‘Panda,’ ‘Clone’ Top Daytime Creative Emmys

The PBS series Peg+Cat won three awards at the Daytime Emmy Creative Arts Awards, including the award for Outstanding Preschool Animated Series. Meanwhile, DreamWorks/Nickelodeon’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sailor Moon Crystal’ to Simulcast on Neon Alley, Hulu

VIZ Media will be launching the giddily anticipated (c’mon, you know you’re excited) new anime series Sailor Moon Crystal on Neon Alley and Hulu starting July 5. The rebooted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer’ Wins Critics Choice Animation Award

FX’s mature-auds spy spoof Archer took home the top animation prize at the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards on Thursday night. The show, created by Adam Reed (Frisky Dingo) and ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Finds Exclusive U.S. Home on Amazon Prime

Aardman is coming to Amazon. The U.K.-based animation powerhouse has signed a deal for its content to stream exclusively in the United States on the Amazon Prime Instant Video service. The ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Trailer Launches

If the new trailer for Matt Reeves’ Dawn of the Planet of the Apes doesn’t whet your appetite for the summer spectacle, we don’t know what will. Destruction, dystopia, ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Persona 4,’ ‘Appleseed Alpha’

Persona 4: The Animation – Complete Collection Aniplex/Sentai: $79.98, Blu-ray (4 discs) Persona 4 is a welcome rarity: An animated series based on a computer game that people ... Continue Reading →