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Russia’s Maximov Wins Tampere Grand Prix

Bum-bum doch’ rybaka (2013), an animated short film by Russian Ivan Maximov, has won the International Grand Prix at the 44th annual Tampere Film Festival. The film depicts a ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Evolves with Kids: “Always On”

Cartoon Network announced its original programming slate for 2014-2015, featuring experiments such as the network’s first miniseries and comfortable old favorites like a new take ... Continue Reading →
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’300,’ ‘Peabody’ Stand Tall at the Box Office

Nothing could withstand this weekend at the box office the brave Spartan warriors of Warner Bros.’ sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, but DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futon’ Takes Home Grand Prix of Anima

The Japanese short film Futon by Yoriko Mizushiri was announced as the winner of the Grand Prix of Anima, out of 138 projects representing 30 different countries, at the last day of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball,’ ‘Room on the Broom’ Take Top BAA Honors

The British Animation Awards have revealed their honorees for the 2014 awards ceremony, which took place today at the British Film Institute’s Southbank, London location. The ... Continue Reading →
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Stuart Snyder Announces Turner Departure

Stuart Snyder, president and chief operating officer of the Turner Animation group that oversees Cartoon Network, is leaving the network at the end of March. According to a report in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minuscule’ Tops Cartoon Movie Tributes

Thomas Szabo and Hélène Giraud won the director of the year honor for their film Minuscule at the 2014 Cartoon Movie Tributes. Announced Friday in Lyon, France, the winners were presented ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: Perseverance Earns ‘War of the Worlds: Goliath’ Limited Theatrical Release

You can’t talk about War of the Worlds — the seminal H.G. Wells science-fiction novel ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Paddington Bear’ Teaser Debuts

Big, fuzzy news from across the pond: The first trailer for Paul King’s (The Mighty Boosh) CG feature adaptation of Paddington Bear has arrived! Based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Irish Academy Reveals Animation Shortlist

The Irish Film and Television Academy has announced its shortlist of nominees in the Animation, Short Film and Feature Documentary categories (but we only care about the first two, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Interactive Slashes 700 Jobs

The Mouse House’s lone lame-duck operation Disney Interactive has made entertainment financial wags’ predictions come true by enacting an estimated 700 layoffs, or 26% of ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Dame to Kill For’ Trailer Hits Web

Dimension Films has released the (long awaited) first trailer for Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez’s stylized graphic novel adaptation Sin City: A Dame to Kill For. Yes, it’s ... Continue Reading →
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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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Greg McLeod Completes Animation Marathon

Greg McLeod, of BAFTA-winning Brothers McLeod fame, has completed his ambitious project to animate a second of footage each day for a year, and the 1,000+ hours of work have culminated ... Continue Reading →
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Focus Unveils New ‘Boxtrolls’ Teaser

Distributor Focus Features has revealed a new teaser for Portland, Oregon-based stop-motion house LAIKA’s upcoming film The Boxtrolls, arriving in theaters September 26. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Aircraft, Cartoon Saloon Partner on ‘The Breadwinner’

Aircraft Pictures and Cartoon Saloon have teamed up to co-produce the award-winning novel The Breadwinner, written by Deborah Ellis, as an animated feature film. The Breadwinner is ... Continue Reading →
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Hiroshima Fest Sets Dates, Seeks Entries

The 15th Hiroshima International Animation Festival — an ASIFA-recognized festival — has set its 2014 dates for Aug. 21-25 and issued a call for entries. The festival will be celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Ellen’s Oscar Selfie is ‘Simpsons’-ized

Oscar hostess Ellen DeGeneres’ selfie tweet from this year’s ceremony set a record and reportedly shut down Twitter momentarily — and now The Simpsons are getting in on ... Continue Reading →
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Animal Logic Expands With Three New Divisions

Australia-based digital production company Animal Logic has consolidated and reorganized itself into a new three-division structure. The new company will consist of separate animation ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel, Fallon Toy with ‘Let It Go’

If you are like us here at Animation Magazine, the end of Oscars season is bittersweet. It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work — and sometimes it’s hard to just “Let ... Continue Reading →