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‘Angry Birds’ Movie Flies to SPI Vancouver

Rovio Entertainment has chosen Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver as its primary animation house for the production of the Angry Birds movie, the upcoming animated film based on ... Continue Reading →
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Second iKids Awards Announce Winners

At a high-profile awards ceremony luncheon held during its annual iKids conference, Kidscreen announced the winners of the 2014 iKids Awards. Now in its second year, this annual set ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki, Ghibli Retrospective Returns to Hollywood

For the third year, the American Cinematheque presents a retrospective of animated films from Japan’s Studio Ghibli that will screen Feb. 16 to March 20 at the Egyptian Theatre ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO Movie’ Blooper Outtakes Arrive

Just in case you didn’t get enough laughs out of seeing The LEGO Movie last weekend, Warner Bros. has upped the ante with a new clip of outtakes and “bloopers” from ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Gets Final ‘Clone Wars’ Episodes

The final 13 episodes of the hit CG-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will air not on a broadcast or cable outlet, but via streaming video on Netflix starting March 7. The fan-favorite ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Breaks Down Winning ‘Ranger’ Effects

London-based MPC has released a breakdown showing the visual effects work on The Lone Ranger that won it a VES Award for Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Feature Motion Picture. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Creates Savings App ‘Pigby’s Fair’

Aardman Animations has created an app designed to encourage children to save for NatWest bank in the United Kingdom. The app, called Pigby’s Fair, is a smartphone and tablet app ... Continue Reading →
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The Building Blocks of an Animated Franchise

Is anybody surprised that The LEGO Movie opened huge? It is the perfect storm film for today’s Hollywood: a digitally animated movie based on a video game that’s based on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Dominate at VES Awards

Disney’s Frozen won the top honor for animation along with three other honors and Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity dominated the effects side with six wins at the 12th Annual VES ... Continue Reading →
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ILM Plans to Open Central London Office

Industrial Light & Magic plans to open a new visual effects facility in central London, according to a report in The Hollywood Reporter. The effects house, a subsidiary of Disney-owned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rick and Morty’ Returning for Season 2

Adult Swim has picked up for a second season its hit animated comedy series Rick and Morty. The half-hour animated series about a sociopathic scientist who drags his unintelligent grandson ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Unveils Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi

It’s just not Star Wars if you don’t have some Jedi in it, so the creators of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels have unveiled the lightsaber-wielding cowboy Kanan. Voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Animac 2014 Celebrates Hybrid Animation

Animac, the International Film Festival of Animation in Catalonia, will be celebrating its 18th birthday by devoting the 2014 edition (February 20-23 in Lleida, Spain) to hybrid animation ... Continue Reading →
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FX Sneaks Peek at Next ‘Archer’ Episode

FX has unveiled a brand new “Next On” clip for their smash hit comedy toon Archer, now in the midst of a 13-episode season five run. While the acclaimed 2D series from Adam ... Continue Reading →
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‘Vanity Fair’ Fetes CalArts Alums

In the heated ramp-up to the Academy Awards, Vanity Fair‘s annual Oscar issue is tipping a hat to a generation of filmmakers trained at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Category Produces Tie at Kidscreen Awards

A tie in the preschool category for best animated series lead the results at the 2014 Kidscreen Awards, held in New York as part of Kidscreen Summit. The winners were determined by ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Bring ‘Song of the Sea’ to America

Ireland-based Cartoon Saloon’s new feature, Song of the Sea, is coming to North America via a deal the studio struck with distributor GKIDS. The film, the second from The Secret ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg to Keynote Licensing Expo

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will deliver the opening keynote address at Licensing Expo 2014. “Licensing Expo’s keynote address is a rallying point for the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Daniel Tiger’ Hangs Around for Season 2

The Fred Rogers Co. has announced a second season of its animated hit Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, with 25 new episodes set to roll out later this year. The first original TV ... Continue Reading →
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‘Room on the Broom’ Wins Intl. Emmy Kids Award

Magic Light Pictures’ multiple award-winning Room on the Broom has won the animation category of the 2014 International Emmy Kids Awards. Room on the Broom has picked up a raft ... Continue Reading →