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Shout! Bringing ‘Thunder and the House of Magic’ to US

Shout! Factory has announced that it will bring the popular overseas CG flick Thunder and the House of Magic stateside this fall, beginning September 5. Screening cities include New ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman v. Superman’ Bumps Up Release

Warner Bros. has moved up the release date for the Justice League lead-in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice from May 6 to March 25 of 2016, taking it out of direct competition with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Awesomes’ Gets NA Broadcast Premiere on Teletoon

TELETOON at Night will kick off its fall season with the North American broadcast premiere of The Awesomes, the irreverent superhero toon from Emmy winners Seth Meyers and Mike Shoemaker ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Bringing New and Restored Animations to TIFF

The National Film Board of Canada will present a diverse seven-film line up at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (September 4-14); including a selection of new and ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: RealFlow, French Pavilion, MSI

+ Next Limit Technologies will be showcasing the latest updates to RealFlow 2014 with a RealFlow / Cinema 4D Presentation on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the the MAXON booth (#1422) with ... Continue Reading →
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DWA Investors File Class-Action Suit

The DreamWorks Animation saga continues as investors have filed a class-action lawsuit, which accuses the major league studio of making misleading statements about the financial health ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Tweaks Animation Rules

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has revised the eligibility rules in the animation category — and replaced “miniseries” with “limited series” — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Short Peace’ Celebrates Diversity of Japanese Directors

Topping the week’s animation home ent. releases is the highly anticipated U.S. release of Katsuhiro Otomo’s Short Peace on DVD (Sentai Filmworks, $24.98) and Blu-ray ($29.98). ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Presents Creating Characters August 13

Women in Animation will present the next event in its professional development series on Wednesday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Burbank, California’s Animation Guild. Entry is free ... Continue Reading →
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BENT Toons Up Party Memories for CMT

Portland, Ore.-based BENT Image Lab have brought the blurry memories of ultimate party adventures from the stars of Country Music Television (CMT) to animated life in an eight-part ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: Chaos Group, PipelineFX, Mixamo

+ Chaos Group has announced the launch of Chaos Group Labs, a new collaborative think tank and R&D center to explore advances in rendering technology, based in L.A. Progress has ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Gives 7-Minute First Look at ‘Star Wars Rebels’

As part of the premiere tonight on Disney XD of the new sci-fi-meets-toons special Phineas and Ferb: Star Wars (7:30-8:30 p.m. ET/PT), the channel is throwing in a sneak peek at the ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s Future Remains Fuzzy

Rumors about the closure of acclaimed Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli shutting down, spurred by a translated news report of an announcement by GM Toshio Suzuki, were somewhat ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Fairytales: ‘Alice’ in Production; ‘Into the Woods’ Trailer

Walt Disney Studios’s hearty slate of upcoming live-action takes and twists on some of popular fairytales and classic stories continues to ramp up, with a new trailer for the ... Continue Reading →
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Check Out the MLP ‘Rainbow Rocks’ Poster, Teaser

Hasbro Studios, along with its partners Screenvision and Shout! Kids, has unveiled the official poster and teaser (first seen at Comic-Con) for its upcoming animated theatrical sequel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Is First Nick App Series

Nickelodeon has launched its first series developed and produced expressly for its digital platforms — the revamped Nick.com, which launched today, and Emmy-winning Nick App. ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles, VIZIO Partnership Kicks Off

Kids’ streaming video service Toon Goggles has announced its app is now available on VIZIO smart TVs through the brand’s connected platform, VIZIO Internet Apps Plus. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Sets August Opening Record

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy proved itself ruler of the box office universe with the biggest August release opening ever, by quite a stretch. The comic-book adaptation directed ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Murray to Voice Baloo for ‘Jungle Book’

Comedy legend Bill Murray has joined the cast of Disney’s upcoming live-action/CG revamp of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book, playing Mowgli’s best ursine bud Baloo. ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Courts Viewer Clips for On-Air

Cartoon Network is giving its loyal viewers an opportunity to appear on TV through a new app that lets users record videos of themselves interacting virtually with their favorite characters. ... Continue Reading →