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Laika’s Annable to Keynote TIFF Kids Conference

Graham Annable, co-director of Laika’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature Boxtrolls, will give the opening keynote address at the Toronto International Film Festival’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Updates Resolve, Enables Sundance Short

Blackmagic Design has updated its DaVinci Resolve color correction software and announced its technology backs the Sundance-screening live-action short film Me+Her. The software update, ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Restructures Partner Studio Method

Indian animation producer/distributor/licensor DQ Entertainment has reorganized its French sister company Method Animation, in which it holds a 20% equity stake. Method has joined with ... Continue Reading →
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New This Week: Geek Out with ‘Dilbert’ and Others on DVD

The Emmy-winning toon adaptation of Scott Adam’s hilarious working schlub comic strip is once again available to fans as Mill Creek Ent. releases Dilbert: The Complete Series ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Tanya Green Promoted to VP at 9 Story Entertainment

9 Story Entertainment announced that head of production Tanya Green has been promoted to VP of production at the studio. In this expanded role, Tanya will continue reporting to company ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Hold Up Well in Strong MLK Weekend

It was a strong MLK holiday weekend for movie ticket sales, with a strong domestic debut for Open Road Films’ animated feature The Nut Job while Disney’s Frozen continued ... Continue Reading →
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WB Bumps Superman-Batman Matchup to 2016

Warner Bros. has moved to 2016 the release date for its Superman-meets-Batman followup to last summer’s Man of Steel. The DC Comics sequel, directed again by Zack Snyder, was ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →