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Disney Interactive Slashes 700 Jobs

The Mouse House’s lone lame-duck operation Disney Interactive has made entertainment financial wags’ predictions come true by enacting an estimated 700 layoffs, or 26% of ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Dame to Kill For’ Trailer Hits Web

Dimension Films has released the (long awaited) first trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s stylized graphic novel adaptation Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Yes, it’s ... Continue Reading →
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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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Greg McLeod Completes Animation Marathon

Greg McLeod, of BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod fame, has completed his ambitious project to animate a second of footage each day for a year, and the 1,000+ hours of work have culminated ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Unveils New ‘Boxtrolls’ Teaser

Distributor Focus Features has revealed a new teaser for Portland, Oregon-based stop-motion house LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters September 26. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Aircraft, Cartoon Saloon Partner on ‘The Breadwinner’

Aircraft Pictures and Cartoon Saloon have teamed up to co-produce the award-winning novel The Breadwinner, written by Deborah Ellis, as an animated feature film. The Breadwinner is ... Continue Reading →
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Hiroshima Fest Sets Dates, Seeks Entries

The 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival — an ASIFA-recognized festival — has set its 2014 dates for Aug. 21-25 and issued a call for entries. The festival will be celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie is ‘Simpsons’-ized

Oscar hostess Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie tweet from this year’s ceremony set a record and reportedly shut down Twitter momentarily — and now The Simpsons are getting in on ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic Expands With Three New Divisions

Australia-based digital production company Animal Logic has consolidated and reorganized itself into a new three-division structure. The new company will consist of separate animation ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel, Fallon Toy with ‘Let It Go’

If you are like us here at Animation Magazine, the end of Oscars season is bittersweet. It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work — and sometimes it’s hard to just “Let ... Continue Reading →