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Change Keeps Caped Crusader Young

Key projects in comics, animation and countless other media have made Batman more popular than ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #241

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell [IDW, $49.99] Accustomed as we are to a steady release of animation art books, such things were much ... Continue Reading →
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July 2014 Tech Reviews

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 There is a point in software development where a company must pivot on what they are focusing on. With Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite, I believe that ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #241

Baboon Animation’s newest shining star, the accomplished Susan Kim, has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including PBS’s runaway hit Peg+Cat, ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Launches Contest Website

Software developer MAXON has announced WinC4D.com, a new contest website where digital artists using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite — a limited version of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Returns July 24

New York animation event Animation Block Party returns to the Brookfield Place arts complex along the Hudson starting next Thursday, July 24. The opening night is free and open to the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wander,’ ‘Randy’ Join Disney XD’s Shark Event

Disney XD is celebrating the summer with a Show Me the Shark event, and has invited animated series Wander Over Yonder and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja to the party. The event ... Continue Reading →
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Final Deadline July 21 for animago Award

The deadline for submitting an entry for the 2014 animago AWARD is coming up July 21. The animago AWARD has been acknowledging the best works in the entire spectrum of digital media ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aquaman’ Animated Feature Sets Cast

Matt Lanter, best known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will voice the title role of Aquaman in Justice League: Game of Thrones, the next animated DC ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Inspire Sunset Blvd. Gallery Show

If you love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles — and let’s face it, who doesn’t? — then you’ll want to check out a new exhibit of TMNT — inspired artwork celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Appoints Stone Newman Consumer Products Prez

Genius Brands International has appointed industry veteran Stone Newman to the newly created position of President, Global Consumer Products. The announcement was made by Genius Brands ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces ‘Haunted Mansion’ Special, Toon Pilots

Disneyphiles may have noted that this August marks the 45th anniversary of one of Disneyland’s most iconic attractions: The Haunted Mansion. Yes, it was back in 1969 that visitors ... Continue Reading →
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Fox, del Toro, Gutierrez Preview ‘Book of Life’

The Book of Life is looking like a must-read. The movie’s director, Jorge Gutierrez, and producer, Guillermo del Toro, presented this week an early look at the CG-animated film ... Continue Reading →
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‘Momo’ Gets Theatrical Release

Production I.G’s strange and touching supernatural coming-of-age story A Letter to Momo will finally see a U.S. theatrical release, thanks to GKIDS. The film will initially open ... Continue Reading →
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Christina Miller Named Prez of Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang

Turner Broadcasting has tapped Christina Miller as the new President and General Manager for Cartoon Network, Adult Swim and Boomerang, as well as their digital brand extensions including ... Continue Reading →
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Chuck Jones Exhibit Opens July 19 in NYC

We wrote previously about a new traveling exhibition of the art of animation great Chuck Jones, which is slated for a four year, 13-city tour of the nation through 2019. But we wanted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sanjay and Craig’ Season 2 Kicks Off July 19

Season two of Nickelodeon’s Emmy-nominated toon Sanjay and Craig will launch on the channel this Saturday, July 19 at 10:30 a.m. (ET/PT) with a new two-parter episode “Hot ... Continue Reading →
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Middle East’s MBC3 Picks Up More Zodiak Shows

Zodiak Kids has inked a new deal with MBC3 for an additional 150 hours of programming from their kids’ entertainment catalog. The deal covers shows from Zodiak’s France-based ... Continue Reading →