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Meet Mr. Robinson

Longtime Ottawa Animation Festival director Chris Robinson tells us about how he and his team put together a world-class, kick-ass toon event. Anyone who has attended Ottawa’s wonderful ... Continue Reading →
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Arc Is on Board HIT’s ‘Thomas & Friends’

HIT Entertainment has signed Toronto-based Arc Productions (formerly Starz) to animate the new season of its CG-animated preschool hit Thomas & Friends. This deal marks the first ... Continue Reading →
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Matt Groening to Receive Walk of Fame Star

It’s hard to believe that The Simpsons creator Matt Groening still hasn’t received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Well, that wrong is going to be set right next Tuesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Announces New Musical Toon

Emmy-winning Little Airplane Productions and popular children’s artist Laurie Berkner are working on a new preschool series called Sing It, Laurie! Sing It, Laurie! is about a little ... Continue Reading →
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Al Pacino to Voice New ‘Despicable Me’ Villain

Universal/Illumination’s sequel to Despicable Me just added more star power to its voice lineup. Deadline reported that master thespian Al Pacino has signed to play the new villain ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Rides Home with Top Annie Prize

In what may be a bellwether for Oscar night, Paramount/Nickelodeon’s quirky CG-animated feature Rango won the prize for Best Picture at the Annie Awards this Saturday (Feb.4). The ... Continue Reading →
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Pixie Award Winners Are Announced

The Third Annual Pixie Awards, honoring outstanding work in animation, effect and motion-graphics, has unveiled its list of winners for the 2012 edition. The Pixies received a record ... Continue Reading →
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Nick, Playmates Introduce New TMNT Toys

Dude, if you dig the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you’ll have to find a way to check out this year’s Toy Fair in New York (Feb. 12-15). That’s where Nickelodeon and Playmates ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ Arcade Game Returns in Style

Just in time for The Simpsons’ buzzy 500th episode, which is scheduled for Feb. 19 on Fox TV, the show’s fist video game is a getting a much-anticipate revival. The Simpsons Arcade ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Agent Candy Monteiro Passes Away

Film and television literary agent Candy Monteiro, who represented many animation writers and artists and was the co-founder of the Monteiro Rose Dravis Agency, died of congestive heart ... Continue Reading →