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Machinima Launches ‘Happy Hour Tales’ Series

Internet animation powerhouse Machinima has launched a new fan-fiction series titled Happy Hour Tales. The first episode of the toon kicked off on Sunday (April 14) on Machinima’s ... Continue Reading →
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The B-Movie Beasts Are Baaaaack!

Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and ... Continue Reading →
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A Monstrously Good Show

Disney Junior and Brown Bag Films introduce preschool audiences to a close-nit creature family in a new toon called Henry Hugglemonster. Watch out, Dora the Explorer, Curious George ... Continue Reading →
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A Capital Venture

Show creators Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick discuss tackling season five of The Venture Bros. for Adult Swim, and what keeps fans coming back for more. Back in 2003, as Adult Swim ... Continue Reading →
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Territory Report: French TV Animation in 2013

It’s no surprise that France continues to be a market leader in animation production in Europe. Despite the tough economic climate in the continent, French studios strive to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering Annette

I’m going to take a little detour this week out of the Toon Trenches to remember a person who was enormously important to the Walt Disney Studios in the 1950s, and whose passing was ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Pays Tribute to ‘Breaking Bad’

Mr. White, Homer is going to get you! That’s right, this Sunday night’s episode of The Simpsons will feature a new couch opening sequence which pays homage to AMC’s  acclaimed ... Continue Reading →
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Open Road Films Gets ‘The Nut Job’

Open Road Films (The Host, The Grey) has picked up the U.S. distribution rights to ToonBox and Redrover Co.’s 3-D, CG-animated The Nut Job. The family pic, which is directed by Peter ... Continue Reading →
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Golaem Releases Crowd Character Pack

Golaem has released Crowd Character Pack, a set of free ready-to-use characters and motions enabling faster crowd shots creation. “We discovered that, on a given crowd production, our ... Continue Reading →
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Top Animated Pics to Screen at L.A. Children’s Fest.

GKIDS’ New York Intl. Children’s Film Festival will pay a visit to the American Cinematheque’s Aero Theatre in Los Angeles, April 26-May 5. Sponsored by Family Drysdale, the ... Continue Reading →