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Weta VFX Producer Eileen Moran Dies in New Zealand

Eileen Moran, a well-respected vfx producer at Weta Digital who worked on Avatar, King Kong, The Lord of the Rings trilogy and the upcoming The Hobbit movie has passed away in New Zealand, ... Continue Reading →
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Harryhausen and Westley Wood Launch Armacreature Kit

Ray Harryhausen and The Ray & Diana Harryhausen Foundation have made an exclusive deal with www.animationtoolkit.com to bring a high-quality steel joints armature making kit into ... Continue Reading →
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Pukeko and Grand Ent. Introduce ‘Apple Dog’

New Zealand-based Pukeko Pictures (The WotWots) has signed a deal with China’s Grand Entertainment to provide creative and technical oversight on the new animated series, Apple Dog’s ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Celebrates ‘Smurfs’ Christmas, Annie Nods

Fans of Sony’s CG take on Peyo’s little blue heroes The Smurfs are in for a holiday treat this year as Sony Pictures Animation preps The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol for Cartoon Network! ... Continue Reading →
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‘Battlestar’ Spin-Off ‘Blood & Chrome’ Out in February

Universal Cable Productions and the much lauded producing team behind hit sci-fi series Battlestar Galactica will offer home audiences a new franchise spin-off feature titled Battlestar ... Continue Reading →
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This Month’s Home Entertainment Highlights

Futurama, Life & Times of Tim and Ted join The Simpsons and One Piece on our holiday DVD wish list this month.     Futurama: Volume 7 – [Fox, $29.98] Park your ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... Continue Reading →
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Alphanim Sells Three Shows to Starz

French studio Alphanim has sold three of its animated series to U.S. premium cable channel Starz. The studio has made key sales to Australia, South Korea, Eastern Europe and Finland. The ... Continue Reading →
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MDeC’s ‘Saladin’ to Screen on Toon Goggles

Online kids channel Toon Goggles has signed an agreement with Malaysia’s Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC) to carry the animated action-adventure children’s series Saladin. ... Continue Reading →
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D3 to Get Down with ‘Croods: Prehistoric Party!’

D3Publisher has announced it will be bringing DreamWorks Animation’s new CG caveperson family to the videogame world with The Croods: Prehistoric Party! for Nintento’s Wii U, Wii, ... Continue Reading →