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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Bicoastal Bakshi

Back in the early 1970s, when feature animation was believed to be in its final days, a new feature operation with dreams of challenging Disney almost started up in New York City. Almost. It ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoJack’ Will Be Back in the Saddle for Second Season

Mere days — just enough for subscribers to get a good bing-watch in — Netflix has renewed animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, according to ... Continue Reading →
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New Pics: ‘Mr. Pickles,’ ‘Squidbillies’ Season 8 Premieres on Adult Swim

Adult Swim has unveiled a more in-depth/traumatizing look at its upcoming new toon Mr. Pickles, which premieres September 21 at midnight and will be followed by the eight season premiere ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Sets World, Canadian Premieres for Fall

Canadian cable outlet Teletoon’s fall lineup includes world premieres of two new Canada-produced series, Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja, as well as Canadian premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Hosts Tech Awards, Con-Tech Preview

Paramount Pictures and the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society will be hosting a one-day double event on Wednesday, September 24. Taking place at the Paramount lot, the ... Continue Reading →
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Springfield, OR Unveils ‘Simpsons’ Mural

The city of Springfield, Oregon just outside the state capital of Eugene yesterday unveiled a massive mural inspired by The Simpsons 25th anniversary in its downtown. Yeardley Smith, ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Letter to Momo’ Comes Home Oct. 21

Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo will be released Oct. 21 on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital and VOD from GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm. The release will include the ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance to Distribute New Shorts Collection

Sundance is bringing to theaters this fall a collection of eight animated shorts that have all screened at the famous festival. The 95-minute program will play at the Sundance Sunset ... Continue Reading →