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Robin Williams Dead, Police Suspect Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today, according to reports from the Marin County Coroner in northern California. The TV and film veteran, who became part of animation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dora and Friends’ Premieres August 18

The next big adventure with Nickelodeon’s ever-popular bilingual starlet, Dora and Friends: Into the City!, will premiere on the kids’ channel Monday, August 18 at 8 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Season Finale Sneak Peek

Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block will unleash the season seven final for its hit stop-motion skit show Robot Chicken this Sunday, August 17 at 11:30 p.m. The channel is offering ... Continue Reading →
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MLP ‘Spooktacular’ Coming to DVD in September

As if back to school season wasn’t scary enough, Shout! Factory is already gearing up for Halloween by announcing a new, six-episode DVD release: My Little Pony – Friendship ... Continue Reading →
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Fremantle Kids Adds Three Senior Roles

FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment’s exec VP/general manager Rick Glankler has announced the appointment of three new senior roles within the division: Henry Or as ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar to Release Tractor 2.0

Pixar Animation Studios has announced that it will in the first week of September release Tractor 2.0, its next-gen distributed processing software. Version 2.0 expands the successful ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Set for Shenzhen

This year, Shenzhen, China will for the first time host Asia’s largest computer graphics event SIGGRAPH Asia (December 3-6). Organizers expect over 7,700 attendees from over 60 ... Continue Reading →
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Shout Releases U.S. ‘Jack’ Trailer

Shout! Factory is debuting the U.S. trailer for Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart, arriving in select theaters in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Scottsdale, Denver, Atlanta, Detroit, Miami, ... Continue Reading →
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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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DHX forms Television Division

Canada’s DHX Media has formed a new division, DHX Television, following its acquisition of Family Channel, Disney XD and French and English Disney Junior channels. The broadcaster/producer ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion, VHX Strike Streaming Deal

Kabillion, the free kids’ entertainment VOD service from Splash Ent., has partnered with online distribution platform VHX to stream its content on multiple devices. Episodes of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turtles’ Gives ‘Guardians’ a Shell of a Time

Paramount’s gritty, action-packed update on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles got off to a whizz-bang start this morning, with fans of all ages helping the martial-arts masters to ... Continue Reading →
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Mutated Tech Brings Laughs, Action to ‘Turtles’

ILM mashes up motion-capture and animation in new ways ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC

SIGGRAPH 2014: Vancouver, BC – August 10-14, Vancouver Convention Center, s2014.siggraph.org Hey, Big Speakers Keynote: Elliot Kotek, co-founder of Not Impossible Labs Kotek’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animals and Plants – In Space!

Framestore and MPC each faced distinct challenges in animating Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Rocket and Groot. Marvel Studios’ ... Continue Reading →
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Saddle Up!

Netflix gets animated with BoJack Horseman, a comic take on a washed-up former sitcom star that is the streaming service’s first ... Continue Reading →
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Heist Style

The Suicide Squad takes center stage in Batman: Assault ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #242

Designing the Secret of Kells By Tomm Moore & Ross Stewart [Cartoon Saloon, $35] The richly detailed, Celtic-inspired art behind Irish indie studio Cartoon Saloon’s 2009 ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Princess Anna’s ‘Once Upon a Time’ Debut

ABC has released a new photo from its Disney fairytale inspired drama Once Upon a Time, which reveals Elizabeth Lail as Princess Anna of Arendelle from its upcoming season four Frozen ... Continue Reading →
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MPC Presenting on Blockbuster VFX at SIGGRAPH

Top feature visual effects house MPC will be celebrating a year’s worth of major movie spectacle at SIGGRAPH next week, teaming up with releasing studios to present production ... Continue Reading →