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Scholastic Editors Predict Trends in Children’s Books

The editors at Scholastic have published their list of the top ten trends in children’s books for the coming year. They are predicting 2013 to be a big year for books about war, ... Continue Reading →
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A Valentine to a Vanished Era

Goro Miyazaki’s delicate, coming-of-age movie From Up on Poppy Hill offers a welcome respite from the loud, CG world of most American movies. Goro Miyazaki’s gentle new film, From ... Continue Reading →
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The Winning Scores

The composers of some of the best animated soundtracks of the year discuss their craft and inspirations. Over the past year, there have been plenty of behind-the-scenes features about ... Continue Reading →
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The Return of a Seasonal Friend

Channel 4 and Lupus Films revive Raymond Briggs’ beloved characters in a new animated special The Snowman and the Snowdog. It’s been 30 years since audiences around the world fell ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Unveils Saturday Lineup for 2013

Cartoon Network has beefed up its Saturday morning action lineup with new episodes of Ben 10: Omniverse, Star Wars: The Clones Wars and DC Nation beginning January 5th. Ben 10: Omniverse ... Continue Reading →
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A Postcard from Cartoon Connection Canada

This past week, representatives from 140 European and Canadian animation companies gathered in the capital city of Quebec for the third edition of Cartoon Connection Canada. Created ... Continue Reading →
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Otomo’s ‘Combustible’ Wins Japan’s Media Arts Award

Katsuhiro Otomo’s acclaimed animated short Combustible won Japan’s prestigious Media Arts Award on Thursday (Dec. 13). Set in mid-18th-century Edo (the old name for Tokyo), the ... Continue Reading →
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Two Studio Ghibli Pics Set for Summer 2013

Japan’s much-esteemed Studio Ghibli has announced plans to release two movies in the summer of 2013. Kaze Tachinu and Kaguya-Hime no Monogatari are the new features by studio founders ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Greenlights ‘Clarence’

Cartoon Network has greenlit a 12 x 15-minute package of new animated series Clarence, from the mind of rising studio star Skyler Page. Clarence will follow the gung-ho adventures of ... Continue Reading →