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Ghibli’s Future Remains Fuzzy

Rumors about the closure of acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli shutting down, spurred by a translated news report of an announcement by GM Toshio Suzuki, were somewhat ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairytales: ‘Alice’ in Production; ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Walt Disney Studios’s hearty slate of upcoming live-action takes and twists on some of popular fairytales and classic stories continues to ramp up, with a new trailer for the ... Continue Reading →
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Check Out the MLP ‘Rainbow Rocks’ Poster, Teaser

Hasbro Studios, along with its partners Screenvision and Shout! Kids, has unveiled the official poster and teaser (first seen at Comic-Con) for its upcoming animated theatrical sequel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Is First Nick App Series

Nickelodeon has launched its first series developed and produced expressly for its digital platforms — the revamped Nick.com, which launched today, and Emmy-winning Nick App. ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles, VIZIO Partnership Kicks Off

Kids’ streaming video service Toon Goggles has announced its app is now available on VIZIO smart TVs through the brand’s connected platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Sets August Opening Record

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved itself ruler of the box office universe with the biggest August release opening ever, by quite a stretch. The comic-book adaptation directed ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Murray to Voice Baloo for ‘Jungle Book’

Comedy legend Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action/CG revamp of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, playing Mowgli’s best ursine bud Baloo. ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Courts Viewer Clips for On-Air

Cartoon Network is giving its loyal viewers an opportunity to appear on TV through a new app that lets users record videos of themselves interacting virtually with their favorite characters. ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Trailers ‘Moonbeam City’

Comedy Central has offered a first glimpse at it’s upcoming mature-audiences animated comedy Moonbeam City, coming to the channel in 2015. The Patrick-Nagel-meets-TRON stylized ... Continue Reading →
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‘Disney Drive-On with The Muppets’ Debuts on DMA

An all-new original shorts series, Disney Drive-On with The Muppets, is available now exclusively through Disney Movies Anywhere, for a limited time. Two new episodes will arrive each ... Continue Reading →
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DQ, Gaumont Secure New ‘Lanfeust Quest’ Sales

DQ Entertainment has announced that its co-production with France’s Gaumont Animation, Lanfeust Quest (26 x half-hour), has been acquired by a slew of channels in multiple territories. ... Continue Reading →
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Cogswell Student to Present Game at SIGGRAPH

Cara Ricci, a student of Cogswell College’s Game Studio program, will present a newly produced, school-developed mobile app game during SIGGRAPH’s “Appy Hour” ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpongeBob’ Trailer, Poster Wash Ashore

Paramount has unveiled the official trailer and poster for The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, arriving in theaters February 6, 2015. The movie blends live-action and animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart’ to Hit Shelves October 7

Shout! Factory will be releasing acclaimed French CG feature Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart to shelves on October 7 this year. The home entertainment launch of the English dub of Mathias ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Hangover Launches ‘Manly’

Frederator’s online animation destination Cartoon Hangover has launched a new treat today. Titled Manly, the toon is created by Adventure Time storyboard artist and writer Jesse ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker Ups Tara Kemes to VP Culture & Talent

Vancouver studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted Director of Talent Development Tara Kemes to the newly created position of Vice President, Culture & Talent. Kemes, who has ... Continue Reading →
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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 →