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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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Andy Serkis to Direct Mo-Cap ‘Animal Farm’

Everyone’s favorite motion-capture thespian Andy Serkis (aka Gollum) will be going behind the camera for a new adaptation of George Orwell’s classic political fable Animal Farm. ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Summit to Spotlight ‘Rise of the Guardians’

DreamWorks Animation’s eagerly anticipated feature Rise of the Guardians has been generating huge buzz and emerged as one of the major frontrunners of this year’s very competitive ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Swampy the Gator Gets His Own Show

This past week, Disney Interactive premiered its first online short-form animated series based on its own popular game franchise. Swampy the Gator, the star the popular Where’s My ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Forms Partnership with iheed Institute

Leading animation software company Toon Boom and iheed Institute are launching iheedCrowd an online, platform where digital designers have the opportunity to create the next generation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Second Hand’ Wins Best Short Award at VIEW

The VIEW Conference, which is held this week in Turin, Italy, announced the winners of its awards and Social Contest 2012. The entries had been selected by an international jury composed ... Continue Reading →
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Alexander Film: A Forgotten Toon Powerhouse

Some years back I was talking with a veteran animation director about animation’s Golden Age. “Golden age?” he replied, with an expression of disdain, “I don’t remember getting ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Taps Darrall Macqueen for ‘Topsy’

Award-winning indie kids TV producer Darrall Macqueen (Baby Jake) has been commissioned by CBeebies to produce its first pre-k drama, Topsy and Tim, with co-pro partner Penguin. The ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Premieres ‘Pet Shop’, New ‘Pony’ Season

The Hub TV network is busting out a whole lot of retro-fab nostalgia on Saturday, November 10 when it will premiere the all-new animated revamp of Littlest Pet Shop (at 11 a.m.) and ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Greenlights Animated Shorts Series

Comedy Central has given the go ahead to Triptank, a weekly half-hour animated series set to premiere next fall. The series is an anthology of comedy shorts in different animation styles, ... Continue Reading →