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Barnes & Noble, VIZ Bring Manga to Nook

Leading digital media retailer Barnes & Noble has announced a new partnership with manga (Japanese comics/graphic novels) distribution and publishing powerhouse VIZ Media to bring ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Animation Branch Snubs ‘Smurfs’

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Animation Branch has decided not to qualify Sony’s live-action/CG hybrid blockbuster The Smurfs for the Best Animated Feature Category, ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Announces Short Film Selections

The Sundance Institute has announced the short films selected for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival to be held in Park City, UT January 19-29. The films for the Animated Short Films – ... Continue Reading →
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Effects Animator Dorse Lanpher Passes Away

The animation community lost another great talent this past Friday with the passing of effects animators Dorse Lanpher at the age of 76. Lanpher began his career at Disney in the late ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Vol. 6 DVD Materializes on Earth

Fry, Bender, Leela, Zoidberg and the rest of the Futurama clan continue their madcap adventures in the new Futurama DVD/Blu-ray release which arrives in stores and online outlets ... Continue Reading →
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Songs from Five Animated Movies Qualify for Oscars

Songs from Cars 2, Gnomeo & Juliet, Happy Feet Two, The Muppets, Rio and Winnie the Pooh are among the 39 numbers vying for a nomination in the Oscar race. The original songs, along ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon Media Expands in Asia

Paris-based Marathon Media, the studio behind show such Totally Spies, Redakai and Gromiti, is opening an office in Hong Kong, bringing in Stéphane Aldebert to head up the post as ... Continue Reading →
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Angry Birds Land on Nick

The Angry Birds are flying to Nickelodeon this holiday season. A new, exclusive holiday short titled Angry Birds: Wreck the Halls is set to premiere on Saturday (Dec. 17) during the ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton Rebuilds Winsor McCay’s ‘Flying House’

Indie animator Bill Plympton’s new treatment of Winsor McCay’s 1921 short The Flying House is ready to hit the festival circuit in the new year. The short, which won the Best Animated ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Dan Mills dies at 80

We are sad to report that animator and layout artist Dan Mills, whose credits include He-Man and the Masters of the Universe and Family Guy died earlier this month at the age of 80. ... Continue Reading →