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Warner Signs Exclusive Deal with ‘Nut Job’ Producers

Warner Bros. has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Gulfstream Pictures, the film production and financing company headed by Mike Karz, producer of Valentine’s Day, and Bill ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Pirates!’ Sets Sail on DVD/Blu-ray Today

Aardman fans, rejoice! This spring’s stop-motion animated feature The Pirates! Band of Misfits arrives on DVD and Blu-ray 3D today (Tuesday, August 28). Directed by Aardman co-founder ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Picks Up French Pic ‘Ernest & Celestine’

Indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it will distribute the acclaimed animated feature Ernest & Celestine in the U.S. this fall. Based on the popular children’s book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yu-Gi-Oh!’ Director Arrested for Making Bomb Threat

Anime director Masaki Kitamura has been arrested by Osaka police for allegedly threatening to crash his truck into pedestrians and to “stab whoever I can with a knife before committing ... Continue Reading →
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PBS ‘SciGirls’ Announces Multi-platform Plans

PBS series SciGirls, which aims to engage girls 9-13 in science, technology, engineering and math has announced comprehensive multimedia plans for its second season, kicking off in ... Continue Reading →
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Patrick Stewart Guests in ‘Futurama’ Season Finale

As if the end of summer vacation wasn’t bad enough, we now have to face the end of the season for Comedy Central’ Futurama. The good news is that the cabler is easing the pain by ... Continue Reading →
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Annies Submission Period Begins Sept. 3rd

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announces its call for entries’ for the 40th Annual Annie Awards. Submissions will be accepted beginning September 3. The ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Launches 10th Anniversary Screening Series

The 10th anniversary celebration of Sony Pictures Animation (SPA) continues with a five-week series of special screenings featuring SPA’s collection of animated and hybrid films, ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Continues Spooky Reign

LAIKA’s well-received stop-motion feature ParaNorman did respectable business at the box office during its second weekend of release, with an estimated $8.6 million. Directed by Chris ... Continue Reading →
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Platform Animation Festival Comes to L.A.’s REDCAT

We were thrilled to learn that the acclaimed Platform International Animation Festival, which took place in Portland in 2007, is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles in October. Curated ... Continue Reading →