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Film Foundation Presents The Animation Universe

Film buffs and animation fans in the D.C. area will take in a three-day workshop beginning today dedicated to the tooniverse as The Film Foundation’s Story of Movies presents ... Continue Reading →
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Asian Animation Summit Coming to Hanoi

Organizers have announced that the third annual Asian Animation Summit is scheduled for December 3-5 in Hanoi, Vietnam’s five-star Sofitel Plaza hotel. Around 250-300 attendees ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Dynamixyz, Solid Angle, Lightworks

+ Dynamixyz is celebrating its fourth anniversary at SIGGRAPH with the release of a new version of Performer Suite markerless facial performance capture solution. Key improvements include ... Continue Reading →
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Talking Villainy With Ian McKellen

Those who have had a long-term relationship with the San Diego Comic-Con, whose 2014 incarnation wrapped last week, know that what began as a celebration of popular graphic art began ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Premiering ‘Mr. Pickles’ September 21

New, original animated series Mr. Pickles will join the Adult Swim line-up in a toon comedy double-header on September 21. Debuting at midnight, Mr. Pickles will be followed by the ... Continue Reading →
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Frank Saperstein Joins Tricon Kids as EVP

Tricon Films & Television is continuing the growth trajectory of its Kids & Family division with the appointment of Frank Saperstein as Executive Vice President – Kids, ... Continue Reading →
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DramaFever Brings International Toons to U.S.

DramaFever, an online video destination for international shows and movies, has announced a slat of animated content coming to its DramaFever Kids channel this summer. The family friendly ... Continue Reading →
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London Int’l Animation Fest Returns to Barbican

The London International Animation Festival (LIAF) will return to the city’s Barbican Centre for its 2014 edition, running Friday, October 24 through Sunday, November 2. Including ... Continue Reading →
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Book Supporting 2D Art Launches Funding Appeal

Animation industry vets Tony White and J. Schuh have only logged a year into their 2DLIB.com campaign, which seeks to link traditional animators around the world in an effort to preserve ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: C4D, V-Ray, Mocha

+ MAXON will be presenting the latest Cinema 4D technology to attendees, as well as overviews of recent collaborations with Adobe, Side Effects, Vizrt, Thinkbox and others. A range ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Five Armies’ Trailer Debuts

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s final entry in the saga of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (due out December 17). The climactic ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD, Cartoon Network Re-Up Toons

It’s turning out to be a healthy week for renewal orders in the television animation sphere, with Disney XD ordering second seasons of its Marvel Universe shows, and Cartoon Network ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jinxy Jenkins’ Hits the Web

Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon have released their award-winning short Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou to Vimeo. The short centers on the chaotically ... Continue Reading →
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Takeshi Obata to Appear at NY Comic Con

VIZ Media and ReedPop will be bringing acclaimed manga artist Takeshi Obata, creator of smash hits Death Note, Bakuman and Hikaru No Go, to the New York Comic-Con (Oct. 9-12). Obata ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shuffles Management, Appoints New COO

DreamWorks Animation, which has been struggling with stock share drops since the beginning of the year, has named Mark Zoradi as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as promoting ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Names Paul Candland President for Asia

The Walt Disney Company has tapped president of Walt Disney Japan Paul Candland for the newly created position of President for Asia, charging him with overseeing operations in Japan, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: Princess Day’ Takes DVD Crown

This week’s assortment of on-disc delights is ruled over by Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time: Princess Day, a single-disc collection of episodes from Penn Ward’s hit ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United’ Out July 29

A new original Marvel animated adventure arrives on Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere next month as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Iron Man & Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Bruce Timm Returns to DC Animation

Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm will return to the DC animated universe to direct the next Justice League original movie Gods and Monsters. Based on a 2001 comic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito to Cast

Two more top talents have been added to the cast list for Disney’s live-action/CG update of The Jungle Book, due out in 3-D October 9, 2015. Oscar winner Christopher Walken has ... Continue Reading →