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‘One Piece Film Z’ Breaks More Records

Toei Animation’s hit feature One Piece Film Z has earned 3.1 billion yen (about $36 million) during its first 10 days at the Japan box office since it opened on December 15. The 2D ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo Packs a Lifetime in 12-Minute ‘Combustible’

During a recent interview, Katsuhiro Ŏtomo said that he wished he had a time machine so that he could travel to different periods in history. With his new 12-minute, animated short ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2012

As we approach the final moments of 2012, we’d like to take this opportunity to remember and honor all the talented men and women of the animation and vfx community who passed away ... Continue Reading →
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10 Things We Loved about This Past Year

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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →
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Evil Eye Shines on Cirque Du Soleil Pic

Evil Eye Pictures delivered the lion’s share of the vfx for the 3D feature Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away. The film, written and directed by Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Passes the $500 Million Benchmark

Warner Bros. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey has surpassed the $500 million benchmark at the worldwide box office in less than two weeks at the box office. To date, the blockbuster ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tad, the Lost Explorer’ Becomes Spain’s Top Animated Film

In 2012, while American animation fans were enjoying the usual handiworks of DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Sony and Fox, Spanish audiences chose to take in a home-grown feature about a ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Belfry and DeZerlin Reboot ‘Treasure Island’

Chinese studios Belfry Animation and DeZerlin Media have joined forces to produce a new CG-animated version of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. The new take on the classic ... Continue Reading →