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‘Team Snoopy’ and More Play Ball on DVD

If you’re not the types to dance around the May Pole, there’s some sweet family fare launching on DVD today. First up: It’s another Peanuts compilation, Charlie Brown! The latest ... Continue Reading →
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Pitch Party 2012: First Batch of Judges Announced!

That’s right, it’s almost time for Animag’s 2012 Pitch Party! The annual competition that gets YOUR toon ideas in front of top industry decision makers and offers the chance to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy to Focus on Digital Animation Pioneers

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences is planning a fantastic event about the development of digital animation for Monday, May 21 at 7:30 PM. Held at the org’s Samuel Goldwyn ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rastamouse’ Continues Global Domination

DHX Media’s stop-motion preschool hit Rastamouse has snapped up a few more new homes for its second season. BBC Worldwide Channels has acquired the show for its feeds in Hispanic ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Plympton Launches New ‘Cheatin” Vlog

Indie animation titan Bill Plympton has just launched a new video blog, documenting his progress on his latest feature, Cheatin’. The director will deliver new installments every ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation Acquires ‘Hero’s Guide’

Is the world ready for yet another take on animated fairy tales? Fox Animation certainly thinks so as it has just acquired the rights to children’s book The Hero’s Guide to Saving ... Continue Reading →
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Selick to Direct Gaiman’s ‘Graveyard Book’ for Disney

Acclaimed director Henry Selick will direct a stop-motion adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book for Disney, says Deadline.com. The Newbery Medal award-winning book is a ghostly ... Continue Reading →
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Weekend Brings Nice B.O. Booty for ‘The Pirates!’

Sony/Aardman Animations’ stop-motion extravaganza The Pirates! Band of Misfits made a decent box office splash this weekend, landing in at No. 2 (after the urban comedy Think Like ... Continue Reading →
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Evidence of Stone-Age Era Animation Is Discovered

Fred Flintstone, animator? The real Stone Age-era families might have actually dabbled in animation, according to a story in the Australian Times. Anthropologists investigating caves ... Continue Reading →
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Veteran Animator Jim Hiltz Dies at 85

The Animation Guild Blog reports that veteran animator, director and teacher Jim Hiltz has passed away at the age of 85. Best known for directing Jay Ward’s Rocky and His Friends, ... Continue Reading →