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‘Lorax’ Tops Weak Opening for ‘John Carter’ at Box Office

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars was no match for Dr. Seuss. In a disappointing debut, Disney’s John Carter — adapting Burroughs’ seminal, century-old science-fiction ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Comics, Film Artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud Dies

Jean Giraud, whose comic book work and film designs under his own name and his science fiction nom de plume Moebius made him one of the most acclaimed and influential artists in the ... Continue Reading →
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MoCCA to Present a Night with Frederator’s Seibert

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will feature an evening with award-winning animation producer and media entrepreneur Fred Seibert on Thuresday, March 17, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Honors ‘Zarafa,’ Perro Verde

The 14th Edition of Cartoon Movie wrapped on Friday with special honors given to Spanish outfit Perro Verde as European Producer of the Year for the acclaimed feature Wrinkles. Manuel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Sequel Adds Sherlockean Detective

If you didn’t get your fill of Shakespearean garden gnomes with last year’s Gnomeo and Juliet, here’s some good news. Producers Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish ... Continue Reading →
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Telegael and SupperTime Develop ‘Impossimals’ Show

L.A.-based SupperTime Entertainment (ToddWorld) and Ireland’s Telegael (Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, Chloe’s Closet) are developing a new preschool animated series based on Peter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Plays in L.A. This Week

The Oscar-nominated Spanish animated feature about love, life and music will open at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles this Friday, March 9. Those seeking their next artful animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Portlandia’ Gets Bent with ‘Zero Rats’

A recent episode of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC skit show Portlandia, which lampoons the city of Portland, Ore. and its colorful denizens, got some extra animated oomph ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Grabs French Toon ‘Le Tableau’

Distributor GKids has acquired the U.S. rights for the Blue Spirit Animation / Be-Films co-production Le Tableau (The Painting), the acclaimed CG film from director Jean-Francois Laguionie. ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Studio Offers Gesture Support for Intuos5 Tablets

Smith Micro Software announced today that it will offer multi-touch gesture support for Anime Studio 8 customers on Wacom’s Intuos5 line of graphics tablets. The latest in a series ... Continue Reading →