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Irish Academy Reveals Animation Shortlist

The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced its shortlist of nominees in the Animation, Short Film and Feature Documentary categories (but we only care about the first two, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Interactive Slashes 700 Jobs

The Mouse House’s lone lame-duck operation Disney Interactive has made entertainment financial wags’ predictions come true by enacting an estimated 700 layoffs, or 26% of ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Dame to Kill For’ Trailer Hits Web

Dimension Films has released the (long awaited) first trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s stylized graphic novel adaptation Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Yes, it’s ... Continue Reading →
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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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Greg McLeod Completes Animation Marathon

Greg McLeod, of BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod fame, has completed his ambitious project to animate a second of footage each day for a year, and the 1,000+ hours of work have culminated ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Unveils New ‘Boxtrolls’ Teaser

Distributor Focus Features has revealed a new teaser for Portland, Oregon-based stop-motion house LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters September 26. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Aircraft, Cartoon Saloon Partner on ‘The Breadwinner’

Aircraft Pictures and Cartoon Saloon have teamed up to co-produce the award-winning novel The Breadwinner, written by Deborah Ellis, as an animated feature film. The Breadwinner is ... Continue Reading →
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Hiroshima Fest Sets Dates, Seeks Entries

The 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival — an ASIFA-recognized festival — has set its 2014 dates for Aug. 21-25 and issued a call for entries. The festival will be celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie is ‘Simpsons’-ized

Oscar hostess Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie tweet from this year’s ceremony set a record and reportedly shut down Twitter momentarily — and now The Simpsons are getting in on ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic Expands With Three New Divisions

Australia-based digital production company Animal Logic has consolidated and reorganized itself into a new three-division structure. The new company will consist of separate animation ... Continue Reading →