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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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‘Ethel & Ernest’ Scores Double, Romanian Short Takes Grand Prize at Cinanima

The 41st edition of Portugal’s Cinanima International Animated Film Festival wrapped up this weekend in Espinho, bestowing the grand prize City of Espinho Award on Negulici Sergiu’s ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Greenlights ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

Good news for fantasy fans: Amazon has officially given the go-ahead to a new series based on J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings epic in what seems like perfect timing, with ... Continue Reading →
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‘My Little Pony: The Movie’ Trots Home This Winter

The Mane 6′s mega-magical big screen adventure My Little Pony: The Movie will be hoofing it on home in the next couple months, with Lionsgate setting a December 19 Digital release ... 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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Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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OptiTrack Releases Motive 2.0 Motion Tracking Software

OptiTrack, the world’s largest provider of motion capture solutions and technology, today announced the release of its Motive 2.0 software. With an expanded feature set and redesigned ... 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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New Hulk/Black Widow Funko Short Debuts

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create a second season of the popular Marvel Funko animated shorts, the third of which, Tick Tick Smash, was released today. In the new offering, ... Continue Reading →