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The Tribeca Film Festival has announced an animated shorts program — its first in several years. The shorts program, titled All You Can Eat, includes the following films: A Lost and Found Box of Human Sensation. Directed by Martin Wallner and Stefan Leuchtenberg, written by Martin Wallner. New York Premiere. A man’s journey [...]
Yu-Gi-Oh! creators TV Tokyo Corp. and Nihon Ad Systems have filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit against 4Kids Entertainment and terminated the company’s license for the show, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The suit, filed last week in federal court in New York, alleges 4Kids owes the plaintiffs millions of dollars for making [...]
The Penguins of Madagascar, having found success as a small-screen spinoff from DreamWorks Animation’s Madagascar film series, is looking to complete the circle and head back to the big screen in their own solo picture, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The trade reports that the studio has tapped Megamind writing [...]
Brave is Pixar’s major release for 2012, and the first images from the film have been released online at EW.com. Set in the Highlands of Scotland, Brave tells the tale of a princess named Merida who accidentally breaks a sacred custom of her people and brings trouble to the land [...]
Warner Bros. is expanding its experimental Facebook rental program to include five new movies including the hybrid animated feature Yogi Bear. The studio’s digital distribution division made the films available Sunday for rental through the popular social networking site. The films include Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter [...]
Courtenay Palaski has been promoted to VP of public relations for Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation Young Adults and Kids Media Group, which covers Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang. In her expanded role, Palaski will oversee development and implementation of the public relations efforts surrounding all series programs for Cartoon [...]
The movie had been set for release on Aug. 3. The studio changed its plans after Fox re-scheduled its new Planet of the Apes reimagining — titled Rise of the Apes — to Aug. 5. The Smurfs began life as a popular comic strip in Belgium, created by the cartoonist [...]
The Walt Disney Animation Studios brought a classic fairy tale into modern times with Tangled, and they’re doing it again with a home video release that includes a 3D Blu-ray edition. Tangled (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray and DVD combo pack, $49.99 3D Blu-ray and DVD combo pack) comes packed [...]
The School of Visual Arts has scheduled the 22nd annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival, featuring more than 100 films from graduating students in the BFA film, video and animation departments for May 6-10. The animation program screenings will be held on Sunday, May 8, from 7-11:30 p.m. at SVA [...]
The Wimpy Kid sequel is tougher than it looks. The tough chicks of director Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch came in second place in the weekend box office race, earning $19 million in ticket sales. Leading the pack was Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, a sequel based on a [...]