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Cartoon Movie Reveals Tribute 2014 Finalists

European pitch event Cartoon Movie, which this year takes place March 5-7 in Lyon, France, has named the finalists for its Cartoon Tribute 2014, which celebrate outstanding contributions ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Assembles its Third Winning Weekend

Everything was awesome once again for The LEGO Movie, which was the nation’s top-grossing film for a third weekend in a row with an estimated $31.5 million in ticket sales. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Sound Great to CAS Awards

Frozen and Gravity continued their awards-season runs with victories in the Cinema Audio Society Awards, held Saturday at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Sequel Due May 26, 2017

As if everything wasn’t already awesome enough for Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie, the studio has made official a release date for a sequel: May 26, 2017. The movie has proven ... Continue Reading →
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Diehl Named Nick’s VP Animation Development

Audrey Diehl has been promoted to VP of animation development for Nickelodeon Group, the network announced today. Diehl’s promotion from executive director of development to the ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s Catmull to Speak on ‘Creativity, Inc.’

Pixar co-founder Ed Catmull will give a talk April 16 called “Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration” for Live Talks Business ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Dishes on ‘Pompeii’ VFX

Great disasters have long been popular settings for moviemaker looking to tell human and even intimate stories, and Pompeii certainly follows in that tradition. The film, released today ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puffin Rock’ Takes Wing with Chris O’Dowd Narrating

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon (The Secret of Kells) is hard at work on its upcoming preschool series Puffin Rock for RTEjr (Ireland) and Nick Jr. (U.K.), and actor Chris O’Dowd ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Offers Clips of New ‘Sanjay’ and ‘Breadwinners’

Nickelodeon will be offering lots animated hilarity this weekend as new episodes of returning series Sanjay and Craig and newcomer Breadwinners hit the airwaves Saturday, February 22 ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Names Jim Babcock Marketing Veep

Turner Broadcasting System’s Animation, Young Adults & Kids Media division has announced that Jim Babcock has been promoted to Vice President, Consumer Marketing for Adult ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Finds its New ‘Fantastic Four’

It has a director and now a cast — can Fox’s reboot of the self-proclaimed World’s Greatest Comic Magazine restore to glory Marvel’s first family? The just-revealed ... Continue Reading →
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Best Issue Ever! (Really)

2014 is a big year for fiftieth anniversaries in pop culture. Mary Poppins, It’s a Small World, and the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show all reach the half-century ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Takes ‘Edison’s Secret Lab’ into Production

Genius Brands International has begun production on its new animated children’s series Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab. The pilot episode, titled “If the Fossil Fits,” ... Continue Reading →
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Dentsu Brings Anime ‘LBX’ to Nicktoons

The popular Japanese anime series LBX is coming to the United States with a deal to air on Nicktoons later this year. LBX (a.k.a. “Little Battlers eXperience”) is a Bandai ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Toon from ‘Megamind’ Scribes Underway at Fox

The writers behind DreamWorks Animation’s CG family flick Megamind are at work on developing a new animated comedy for Fox, according to a Deadline scoop. The project from Alan ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Taps Into ‘Simon’s Cat’ Goldmine

Fred Seibert, acclaimed toon producer (Adventure Time, The Fairly OddParents, Dexter’s Laboratory, et al) and founder of Frederator Studios has inked an intriguing deal with Simon’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Trailer Goes Live

Following its debut during Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC last night, Disney has launched the new trailer for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy online. Check out the superheroic, space-faring ... Continue Reading →
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Wildseed Unveils Kidson-Based Web Series

U.K.-based Wildseed Studios has released the first episodes of a new animated series based on the work of underground comic-strip artist Ralph Kidson on its YouTube channel. Wildseed, ... Continue Reading →
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Ubisoft Montreal Adopts OpenStage 2 Markerless Mo-Cap

Video game studio Ubisoft Montreal is going markerless, striking a deal with Organic Motion to use its OpenStage 2 motion-capture system. OpenStage 2 is designed to reduce costs and ... Continue Reading →
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London’s Royal Albert Presents Pixar in Concert

Londoners are in for a special, musical evening this Saturday as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs scores from 13 of the world’s most treasured animated features during ... Continue Reading →