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With Animation in Her Blood, Claire Keane is Ready to Bring Disney’s ‘Tangled’ to TV
Fast Company talks with the artist behind Rapunzel’s amazing handpainted room in the movie, who returned as a visual development artist for the 2D series adaptation.

First Look at Batman and Harley Quinn Animated Movie
A Toonzone internet detective found the first image from the WB Animation project hiding in plain site on iTunes. The pic is from a first-look featurette included in the Teen Titans: The Judas Contract home release, and shows Batman, Harley and Nightwing.

Kris Jenner Pitching Animated Series on Kardashian Family
Celeb empire matriarch reportedly had a meeting at Harvey Weinstein’s company earlier this month to pitch a primetime toon project. I’m secretly hoping that it’s a Bruce Timm-esque neo-noir superhero show where they fight evil villains off with their Louboutins.

New Website Documents 100 Years of Japanese Animation
Created by the National Film Center of Japan, the online archive runs the gamut from wartime propaganda to experimental shorts, with highlights including a digital restoration of The Dull Sword — the oldest surviving Japanese animated short.

Sugar Rush Creative to Open New Dedicated Animation Studios in Belfast
Animate Studios will offer “moving illustration” advertising production under the leadership of Sugar Rush MD Alistair MacFarlane. Even if you’re not looking for a job in Northern Ireland, there is a really cute bulldog puppy in the pic for this article, so click the link already.

Tangled: The Series

Tangled: The Series