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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 →
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Nick Kicks Off New Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon is kicking off a new animated shorts program designed to develop comedy-driven content. The initiative which was announced today by Brown Johnson, animation president for ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Launches New Angry Birds Game from Space

Rovio Entertainment debuted the brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space, with a launch announcement from the International Space Station at the angrybirds.com/space website. Angry ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering the Words of Robert B. Sherman

The passing this week of songwriter Robert B. Sherman at age 86 brings an end to one of the great creative teams of the twentieth century. Bob and his brother Richard were known as ... Continue Reading →