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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →
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Putting the Punch in Your Punch-Up

Part 1: Funny Goddamn Pictures I humbly borrow (okay, steal) this column’s sub-headline from a famous 1996 essay by John Kricfalusi entitled “Funny Goddamn Drawings,” ... Continue Reading →
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Firth to Voice Paddington Bear; Brooks Joins ‘Little Prince’

In voice-casting news, Colin Firth has confirmed to the British press that he will be doing the voice-over lines for Paddington Bear in a new animated feature, and Albert Brooks will ... Continue Reading →
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Russia’s Luxor, Argus Open New Toon House, L.A. Studio

Russian exhibitor Luxor has teamed up with Argus Entertainment to open L.A. Studio, a new animation venture that aims to compete with the American and European animation projects that ... Continue Reading →
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Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Creators Discuss Origins of ‘George & Paul’

Rotterdam-based animation studio Ka-ching Cartoons and Dutch distributor Pedri Animations will pitch a preschool series for ages 4-6 called George & Paul at Cartoon Forum, set ... Continue Reading →
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Bolognini Named Partner, EP at Scoundrel VFX

Visual-effects production studio Scoundrel has added prolific visual-effects producer Raoul Bolognini as a partner and executive producer. “Scoundrel is a boutique company with ... Continue Reading →
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New Version of Nuke Announced at IBC

Leading software developer The Foundry has announced at IBC that a brand new version of its industry standard compositing software Nuke will launch later this year. “The really great ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Unveils DaVinci Resolve 10, Desktop Video 10

Blackmagic Design announced at IBC the release of a public beta for on-set color correction software DaVinci Resolve 10, as well as the Desktop Video 10 upgrade for its UltraStudio ... Continue Reading →
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McCracken’s ‘Wander Over Yonder’ Premieres Tonight

TV animation auteur Craig McCracken chats with us about the challenges and rewards of his charming new Disney Channel show, Wander Over Yonder. If you’ve followed TV animation ... Continue Reading →