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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Get Theatrical Release

ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures have announced plans to release this year’s Oscar-nominated short films in 200 theaters across the U.S. and Canada on Feb. 10, 2012. Three theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Okun Re-Elected as VES Board Chair

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced the 2012 Board of Director officers who were elected at the January 18, 2012 board meeting. The list of officials includes Jeffrey A. ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Announces Special ‘Arrietty’ Publications

In conjunction with Disney’s Feb. 17 release of Studio Ghibli’s The Adventures of Arrietty in the U.S., VIZ Media has announced the publication of a new series of books and comics ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Gives ‘Pony’ Fans Pick for Mare-A-Thon

Discovery/Hasbro’s network The Hub is offering fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic a very special Valentine this year as they open up online voting for favorite episodes to ... Continue Reading →
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TV5MONDE, Dish to Launch French Channel in U.S.

Global digital French-language network TV5MONDE has reached an agreement with Dish Network LLC to launch the first ever French-language channel devoted to children’s programming in ... Continue Reading →
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Gateway’s ‘Saving Santa’ Recruits More Star Voices

Gateway Films’ British animated feature Saving Santa has announced the addition of British actors Martin Freeman (The Hobbit), Noel Clarke and Tim Curry to the project. According ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Mag Honors 75 Years of Disney Toons

The spring issue of Disney fans’ twenty-three magazine pays tribute to the legacy and influence of Disney’s animated films. The official Disney fan club takes readers on a colorful ... Continue Reading →
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When Snow White Scared Young Roy Disney

The late Roy E. Disney ranks very high on the short-list of people who worked to make the animation industry what it is today. He was born into the business, of course: his father was ... Continue Reading →
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Smith Micro and Wacom Announce New Partnership

Smith Micro Software and Wacom have announced a partnership to bring the ease of multi-touch functionality to animators and digital artists. The first in a series of exclusive releases ... Continue Reading →
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‘Morning Stroll,’ ‘Robots of Brixton’ Win Sundance Prizes

Two animated shorts are among the latest prize winners at this year’s Sundance Festival. Grant Orchard’s acclaimed animated short A Morning Stroll, which was nominated for Best ... Continue Reading →