Bill Plympton

An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Perlman, Colfer to Voice ‘Robodog’ Leads

Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman and Glee actor Chris Colfer have been cast as the leads in Robodog, the debut original CG animated film from Marza Animation Planet. Robodog features ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker, Blockade Re-team for ‘Sly Cooper’

Animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment have announced they will follow up their animated feature Ratchet & Clank with ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation to Meet in N.Y. During Kidscreen

The newly re-launched Women In Animation group has scheduled its first New York City event and membership drive for Feb. 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., during Kidscreen Summit 2014. Now celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character: Chopper

A lazy, cranky but goodhearted droid named Chopper has been revealed as one of the characters in the upcoming Disney animated series Star Wars Rebels. “If Artoo is the family ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Celebrates 20th with Giveaways

Two-time Emmy Award recipient Toon Boom Animation will celebrate its 20th anniversary year by giving away free software and other prizes every month throughout 2014 on a surprise date. Here ... Continue Reading →
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NFB, Montreal to Celebrate McLaren’s 100th

Canada’s National Film Board and the Quartier des Spectacles partnership have announced a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned animator Norman McLaren. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →
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Saban’s ‘Julius Jr.’ to Air in Latin America

Saban Brands’ animated preschool series Julius Jr. Is set to launch this year on Discovery Kids Latin America, the region’s top-rated network for preschool children. The ... Continue Reading →
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Genius to Take ‘Pascualina’ Around the World

Genius Brands International has acquired the exclusive worldwide rights to the popular Latin American tween girls’ brand Pascualina. Genius also has finalized a deal with TF1 ... Continue Reading →
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Kaboom! Picks Up Zodiak’s ‘Zack & Quack’

Kaboom! Entertainment has acquired home entertainment rights to the new animated preschool series Zack & Quack from Zodiak Kids. The 52 x 11′ series is set to debut on Nick ... Continue Reading →