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Backstage at the Oscars: Disney Sweeps, ‘Interstellar’ Soars

In a bit of a surprise, Disney’s Big Hero 6 took home the best animated feature Oscar last night, making it two in a row in the John Lasseter era following Frozen, and the Mouse ... Continue Reading →
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‘Talking Tom’ Kicks Off YouTube Kids App

Talking Tom and Friends, Outfit7′s all-new animated series based on the entertainment juggernaut of the same name, has been announced as a flagship brand on Google’s new ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Re-Ups ‘Tumble Leaf,’ ‘Creative Galaxy’

Amazon Studios has announced it has signed on for second seasons of current original kids’ animated series Creative Galaxy and award-winner Tumble Leaf; plus live-action shows ... Continue Reading →
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Portfolio Plots Course for ‘Freaktown’

Portfolio Entertainment is swinging the gates open to Freaktown, a new animated comedy for kids. The 26 half-hour — or 52 x 11 min. — series is geared toward ages 6-11 and is available ... Continue Reading →
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Mutant Busters Toys Get Animated

Planeta Junior and Spanish toy brand Famosa are teaming up to produce an animated adventure series based on the Mutant Busters line of action figures, which launched in 2013. The toy ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Adopts Baby Cow’s ‘Wussywat’

Aardman’s sales division has joined forces with Baby Cow Productions, Bigfatstudio and Canadian co-pro partner Smiley Guy Studios as international sales distributor for the animated ... Continue Reading →
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Splash Lines Up Additional ‘Kulipari’ Titles

Following last September’s announcement of the first three animated titles based on former NFL star Trevor Pryce’s An Army of Frogs book, Splash Entertainment (through co-CEOs ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Feast,’ ‘Interstellar’ Win at the Oscars

Big Hero 6 wins best animated feature, Disney’s Feast swins the best animated short, while Interstellar wins the Best VFX Oscar! The LEGO Movie missed out on the Best Original ... Continue Reading →
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Technicolor Acquires Paris-Based OuiDo

Technicolor has acquired French independent animation producer OuiDo Productions. Headed by Sandrine Nguyen and Boris Hertzog, OuiDo Productions has produced such globally popular animation ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Gets Real

Sponge ... Continue Reading →
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Hitting a High Note

Lucasfilm digs into the details in forging its own take on the musical animated fairy-tale with Strange Magic. If Strange ... Continue Reading →
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Hometown Hero

Animex steps up to show what Mexican animation can do with the CG feature ... Continue Reading →
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An Open Mix

Argentina’s San ... Continue Reading →
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No Time for Tea Parties

Disney TV Animation’s newest heroine is out to kick butt and make Earth a more magical place in Star vs. ... Continue Reading →
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A Wachowski Space Opera with Jupiter Ascending

Now we know what it would be like if the Wachowskis made a Star Wars movie, because Jupiter Ascending (released February 6) is their ... Continue Reading →
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March 2015 Tech Reviews

Maxon’s Cinema 4D Maxon released its substantial upgrade to R16 back in Vancouver during SIGGRAPH to much acclaim and attention. Throngs of artists surrounded the booth watching ... Continue Reading →
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Ask A Baboon – Issue #248

Jymn Magon: The Coolest Writer You’ve Never Heard Of? If you’re like me – freshly graduated and clawing a path for yourself in the tough, sometimes even cutthroat animation biz ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #248

The Art of Home By Ramin Zahed [Insight Editions, $45] This month, DreamWorks Animation introduces audiences to a new alien race with the CG odd couple comedy Home. Tim Johnson’s ... Continue Reading →
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YouTube to Unveil New Kids App Feb. 23

YouTube is set to roll out Feb. 23 a standalone app for children. The app will connect young users with age-appropriate video content and channels, organized into categories: shows, ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Secures Rights to Animate ‘Laurel & Hardy’

Gaumont Animation has secured the worldwide exclusive option to the animation rights of the iconic comedy duo Laurel & Hardy from Larry Harmon Pictures Corp. The French animation ... Continue Reading →