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Chapman Responds to Misguided Merida Makeover

Brenda Chapman, the Oscar-winning writer and director of Brave has responded to Disney’s recent makeover of the film’s lead character Princess Merida. In conjunction with adding ... Continue Reading →
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Hideaki Voices the New Miyazaki Movie

Japanese director and animator Anno Hideaki (Neon Genesis Evangelion) will voice the lead character Horikoshi Jiro in this summer’s Miyazaki movie Kaze Tachinu (The Wind Rises). According ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior to Air ‘Sofia the First’ Weeknights

Disney Junior plans to air its popular animated series Sofia the First weeknights at 7 p.m. and weekends at 5:30 p.m., beginning June 10. The Hollywood Reporter says the show will also ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to Shoot in the U.K.

Lucasfilm announced on Friday that production of Star Wars: Episode VII will take place in the United Kingdom. All of the six previous live-action Star Wars movies have included U.K. ... Continue Reading →
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DHX Media Sets Up Three YouTube Pay Channels

Kids Media powerhouse DHX Media launched three dedicated paid YouTube family channels this week: DHX Kids, DHX Junior and DHX Retro were there of the premiere content partners selected ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party ’13: Three More Judges Announced

Animation Magazine is proud to announce the next batch of judges confirmed for this year’s Pitch Party contest — the online/print pitching competition that puts your animated ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Announces Lineup for New Season

In advance of its May 15 New York City Upfront event, Adult Swim has unveiled its slate of new and returning shows. Among the new offerings is the comedy toon Rick and Morty from Dan ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! to Release Besson’s ‘Adele Blanc-Sec’ in Aug.

Shout Factory will release Luc Besson’s fantasy adventure The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec on DVD and a special two-disc Blu-ray combo pack on August 13. The EuropaCorp ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Nabs Disney’s ‘Jake’ and ‘Tron: Uprising’

Five animated Disney series will now be available on Netflix’s subscription-based streaming service in the U.S. The multi-year, non-exclusive licensing deal features Disney XD’s ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH to Spotlight ‘Monsters University,’ ‘Frozen’

This summer’s big computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH at the Anaheim Convention Center in Calif. (July 21-25) will feature several hot sessions focusing on the vfx of big studio features, ... Continue Reading →