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Athena Studios Nabs Film Rights to ‘Auntie Claus’

Emeryville, Calif.-based Athena Studios announced today that it is producing a stop-motion animated feature based on Elise Primavera’s book Auntie Claus. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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Brad Bird’s ‘Tomorrowland’ Starts Shooting in Vancouver

Principal photography has begun on Disney’s mystery adventure Tomorrowland. Directed and co-written by Brad Bird (The Incredibles, Ratatouille) the mysterious movie centers on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2′ Crosses $800 Mil. Milestone

Universal/Illumination’s huge blockbuster movie Despicable Me 2 had another record-breaking weekend at the box office worldwide as its cume crossed the $800 million barrier. The ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Vitae’s ‘Niko 2′ Takes Top Prize in Tokyo

Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble has won top prize at the Tokyo Children’s Film Festival. As a winner of the prize, the feature will also screen at the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Affleck to Play Batman in Next Superman Pic

The bat is officially out of the bag. Warner Bros. announced yesterday that Ben Affleck will portray the Dark Knight in the upcoming Batman-Superman feature. “Ben provides an ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki Recommends Anno for ‘Nausicaä’ Sequel

Animation icon Hayao Miyazaki says that’s he would like Hideaki Anno, the director of Neon Genesis Evangelion to direct the Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind sequel, per Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cloudy 2′s’ Directors to Keynote Italy’s VIEW Confab

Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, the in-demand directors of Sony Animation’s much-anticipated pic Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 will deliver the closing keynote address at Italy’s ... Continue Reading →
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Gould to Write Four Stand-Alone ‘Avatar’ Books

Fox announced today that James Cameron has signed sci-fi author Steven Charles Gould (Jumper) to write four stand-alone novels based on and expanding the world of the director’s ... Continue Reading →
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The University of DIC

Having just packed my son Brendan off to college, the subject of higher education is big on my mind this week. I’m reminded that back in the 1980s and 90s there was a leading ... Continue Reading →
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Monster Entertainment to Release Martin Gates’ Library

Irish distributor and producer Monster Entertainment will distribute a new upgraded, HD catalog of Martin Gates Productions’ shows. The deal, which coincides with the Martin Gates’ ... Continue Reading →
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