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Working Out the Bugs

I’ve written before about the special challenges for an actor who has to work alongside nothing, which will at some point be replaced by a special effect or animated character. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Finale to Blast Off with Live-Stream Chat

Good news, everyone! The bitter pain of saying farewell to the space-faring weirdos of Comedy Central’s Futurama will be eased by a big bang of bonus content in pre- and post-show ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Gets ‘Epic’ Results on Home Ent. Charts

Fox Home Entertainment scored the number one spot on both Nielsen’s VideoScan First Alert and Blu-ray Disc charts with Blue Sky Studios’ CG-animated family adventure, Epic. ... Continue Reading →
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Time to Meet Cartoon Network’s ‘Uncle Grandpa’

The manic minds behind the channel’s new 2D toon Uncle Grandpa give us a glimpse into their super-positive world. Most of us have memories of a special relative that made an impact ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob “Shellabration” Planned at Universal Studios

It’s time to put on your giant yellow SpongeBob outfit! Nickelodeon announced today that it will host the first-ever SpongeBob Fan Shellabration event at Universal Studios Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Tezuka’s ‘Buddha 2′ Trailer Goes Live Online

Anime fans were happy to catch a few minutes of the upcoming feature adaptation of Osamu Tezuka’s Buddha 2 online today, via the Cinema Today website. The teaser trailer is for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Julius Jr.’ Sets Sights on France

Saban Brands’ animated preschool series Julius Jr. has been licensed to French broadcaster TF1. The deal was brokered by the show’s exclusive international distributor MarVista ... Continue Reading →
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Channel 5 Welcomes Back the Wombles

The fuzzy ol’ Wombles of Wimbledon Common are returning to the small screen in a new CG-animated series for the U.K.’s Channel 5. The new 52 x11 series of shorts about the ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s ‘Art of Happiness’ Debuts at Venice Festival

Industry watchers who are complaining about the sameness of all the CG-animated studio movies at the box office this summer will be happy to know that international animators are doing ... Continue Reading →
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It’s WAY Too Early to Predict the Oscar Animation Race!

Yes, it’s absurd to start talking about the Oscar race even before Labor Day weekend has arrived, but The Hollywood Reporter has jumped the gun already! The trade magazine’s ... Continue Reading →