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Leonard Maltin to Host 3D Society Awards

Author, critic and film historian Leonard Maltin will host the 4th Annual 3D Creative Arts Awards on February 6th at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Hosted by the International 3D Society, ... Continue Reading →
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Bruno Bozzetto Serves Up New Animated Short

Oscar-nominated Italian animator Bruno Bozzetto (Allegro non Troppo, Grasshoppers) is back in a big way this year with a new animated short titled Rapsodeus and a new merchandise line ... Continue Reading →
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Baboon Animation to Work on ‘Heroes of the City’

Popular CG-animated preschool series Heroes of the City has tapped Baboon Animation to work on the new season of the show. “We’re so charmed by the Heroes characters and their whimsical ... Continue Reading →
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‘A Liar’s Biography’ Out on Disc on Feb. 12

The highly original animated take on Monty Python’s Graham Chapman will arrive on DVD and Blu-ray on February 12. A Liar’s Biography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python’s Graham ... Continue Reading →
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Nic Mathieu to Direct Warner’s ‘Robotech’ Movie

Warner Bros. has signed commercials director Nic Mathieu to direct its much-anticipated live-action movie of Robotech. The film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tobey Maguire, ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Hosts Women in Animation N.Y. Event

If you are attending the Kidscreen Summit in New York City next month, make sure you stop by the Hilton’s Bridges Bar on Friday, Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. That’s when Women in Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Guru Launches 2D, Interactive Divisions

Rapid growth at Canada’s Guru Studio will see the company expand two key business areas, 2D animation and interactive content, with plans to increase staff by over 40 percent. A newly ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Director Reveals 2013 Guidelines

Marcel Jean, the new Artistic Director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (taking place June 10 to 15 in France this year) has revealed some preliminary guidelines ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Returns to Nick Jan. 25

Nickelodeon’s CG revamp series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles returns to the network with a “Total Turtle Takeover” on Friday, January 25 at 7 p.m. ET/PT with the premiere of the ... Continue Reading →
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A Legendary ‘Calamity’

I am writing this week’s blog on the day that President Barack Obama is being sworn in for his second term. What has that to do with the Toon Trenches? Outwardly, nothing, except ... Continue Reading →