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Host Warburton, Presenters Set for Annie Awards

Patrick Warburton is set to host the 41st annual Annie Awards Feb. 1 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Joining him on stage will be a mix of animation luminaries, celebrity presenters and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′ Storms Its Way to DVD, Blu-ray

The weather forecast is for hunger this week, with the Blu-ray and DVD release of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (Sony Pictures, $30.99 DVD; $40.99 Blu-ray combo pack; $45.99 3D ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Calimero’ Series to Premiere on France’s TF1

Calimero, a new animated CG series based on the classic international children’s series will premiere Feb. 9 in France on TF1. The new series, featuring the loveable little black ... Continue Reading →
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‘Animation Magazine’ names Veteran Toon, VFX, and Film Journalist Thomas J. McLean as Editor-In-Chief

Animation Magazine, the leading online and print publication covering the business, technology and art of animation and VFX, has tapped veteran film journalist Thomas J. McLean as editor-in-chief. McLean ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Continue to Perform Well at B.O.

Animated features The Nut Job and Frozen performed well at an overall weak weekend at the box office, taking the third and fourth places in a frame where the only major release, Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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Doc ‘Watchers of the Sky’ Wins Sundance Animation Honors

Director Edet Belzberg’s documentary Watchers of the Sky won two Sundance Film Festival awards for its use of animation, while Bernardo Britto’s Yearbook won the short film ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Casts Louis C.K., Stonestreet, Hart in Pets Pic

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart have signed on to voice the lead characters in Illumination Entertainment’s untitled original animated feature, due in theaters Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Animates ‘Angry Birds’ Game Ad

Calabash Animation has bought to life Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds for a 30-second spot for the brand’s Pirate Pig Attack board game. Created via the Uproar! Agency in New ... Continue Reading →
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Cinematheque to Screen New Shorts for Adults

Animation fans looking for something fresh and new should be more than satisfied by a special shorts program set to run at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 25, at The American Cinematheque’s ... Continue Reading →