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New ‘Five Armies’ Images Released

Warner Bros. has revealed a new set of images from the upcoming Tolkien epic The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies. Out December 17, the film will be Peter Jackson’s final ... Continue Reading →
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Greg Talmage Joins Blur as EP

Animation, VFX and design company Blur Studio has hired on Greg Talmage as Executive Producer. An entrepreneur with over 15 years experience in creative services, Talmage joins the ... Continue Reading →
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Stephen Fry, Richard Osman Join ‘Danger Mouse’ Cast

Comedian, actor and presenter Stephen Fry and Pointless star Richard Osman will be lending their vocal talents to the eagerly awaited new animated iteration of Danger Mouse, coming ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Secures Key Sales in Asia

9 Story Media Group has inked a slew of sales across Asia for its popular kids programming ahead of the Asia Television Forum, which kicks off December 9 in Singapore. Sales include ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Leads Annie Nominations Pack

The International Animated Film Society has unveiled the nominees for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards, which will be celebrated at a ceremony held at UCLA’s Royce Hall on Saturday, ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel Says ‘Frozen’ Sequel is in the Works

Looks like Idina Menzel might have “Let it Go” when it comes to news of a sequel to the hit Frozen. The singer and actress, who voiced Elsa in Disney’s smash-hit Frozen, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins’ Tallies $36m Holiday Weekend Total

DreamWorks Animation’s feature film Penguins of Madagascar finished the weekend in second place behind a strong repeat performance from the most-recent entry in The Hunger Games ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer Arrives

Well, it was 88 seconds of Force-fueled nostalgia as Disney and Lucasfilm released the first look at footage from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a teaser trailer. The trailer was screened ... Continue Reading →
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Mel Brooks Joins ‘Hotel Transylvania 2′ Cast

Iconic comic actor Mel Brooks will play the voice of Dracula’s father, Vlad, in Sony Pictures Animation’s upcoming Hotel Transylvania 2. The film will see Adam Sandler reprise ... Continue Reading →
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Ridley Scott to Receive VES Lifetime Award

The Visual Effects Society has named multi-award winning director and producer Ridley Scott as its 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, in recognition of his enormous contributions ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Jurassic World’ Trailer Has Teeth

Universal and Legendary Pictures have released the official trailer for executive producer Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited return to the world of inadvisable genetics research, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins’ Set to Storm Thanksgiving B.O.

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means the holiday movie season is kicking into high gear with the release Wednesday of DreamWorks Animation’s Penguins of Madagascar. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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30 Theaters to Screen Exclusive ‘Star Wars’ Trailer

Fans are getting ready to flock Nov. 28 to a select list of 30 theaters across the nation to catch the exclusive first-look teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Knights of Sidonia’ Selected for SIGGRAPH Asia

Tokyo-based Polygon Pictures has announced that its animated series Knights of Sidonia has been nominated in the SIGGRAPH Asia 2014 Computer Animation Festival during Asia’s largest ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad’ Veteran to Direct ‘Wonder Woman’

Michelle MacLaren, a powerhouse writer, director and producer whose credits range from The X-Files to Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones, has been tapped to develop ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Comes Up with ‘Home’ Trailer

We talked last week about DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated feature, Home, and now there’s a trailer for you to check out. Here’s the studio’s official ... Continue Reading →
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CBeebies Unwraps ‘Q Pootle’ Xmas Special

Closing out a successful first season of out-of-this-world animated series Q Pootle 5, Snapper Productions has inked a deal with CBeebies giving the kids’ channel U.K. rights ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wild Kratts’ on Stampede Worldwide

Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Media Group announce that kids around the globe are ape for Wild Kratts, the wildlife education toon created by the real-life zoologist brothers. ... Continue Reading →
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New Edition of ‘Sailor Moon’ Flies to Video

It’s a week for animation fans to be thankful so much cool stuff is available on home video, including the long-awaited return of Sailor Moon. Easily the most-anticipated title ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay’ Year’s Top Debut But Opens Low for Franchise

There was good news and bad news at the box office for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1. The good news: The $123 million opening weekend domestic gross was the best to date in ... Continue Reading →