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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 →
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Russell Brand to Get Animated for Fox

Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment are working on an animated series based on the life of British comedian and actor Russell Brand, the trades reported yesterday. The show will be written ... Continue Reading →
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Gruppo Alcuni’s ‘Pet Pals’ Trot to Turkey

Treviso, Italy-based animation house Gruppo Alcuni has finalized a package deal with Digiturk’s JOJO channel. The Turkish broadcaster has picked up Seasons 3 and 4 of the popular ... Continue Reading →
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MARA3D Introduces First Mobile Art Reference App

Montreal-based MARA3D has put its first mobile application: MARA3D: David Giraud Male Anatomy on the Apple iTunes App Store this week. This mobile app introduces artists to a new way ... Continue Reading →