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Nyong’o, Christie Cast in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The Force is adding a few actresses to its cast. The producers of the now-in-production Star Wars: Episode VII have announced that Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o and Game ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Panel, Screening Previews ‘Dragon 2′

Women in Animation celebrated this weekend its members’ contributions to the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature How to Train Your Dragon 2 with a special advance screening ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Gives Two Season Greenlight to ‘Gumball’

Cartoon Network has doubled down on global hit series The Amazing World of Gumball, having greenlight two additional seasons (third and fourth) of the first-ever Cartoon Network Studio ... Continue Reading →
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Releases Revisit 1960s DC Heroes, ‘Jetsons’

They’re pitted against each other in the upcoming live-action movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the Man of Steel and the Caped Crusader have a long history of being ... Continue Reading →
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Tele 5 Scores with Cartoon Broadcast System

German channel Tele 5 will be serving up fresh World Cup animations three time a week thanks to FlickerLab’s innovative live-animation tool, the Cartoon Broadcast System. The ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Gets Exclusive U.S. Rights to ‘Fireman Sam’

HIT Entertainment has announced that web giant Amazon will be the exclusive U.S. home to the popular preschool franchise Fireman Sam, encompassing TV episodes, eBooks and retail products. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Easily Defeats Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Who says the “bad guys” never win? Maleficent, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the antagonist’s perspective, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Teases Moore’s ‘Song of the Sea’

A trailer has been released for Song of the Sea, the upcoming animated feature from the studio and director behind the Oscar-nominated The Secret of Kells. Take a look at it right now: “Almost ... Continue Reading →
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Reviews: ‘Ranma½,’ ‘Princess Nine,’ ‘Casshan,’ ‘Cobra’

Ranma½: Set 1 Viz: $54.97, Blu-ray, 3 discs plus booklet; Rated TV 14. Since its debut as a manga in 1988 and in animation a year later, Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending romantic ... Continue Reading →
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Philippe Moins Explains WWI Program 14-18 Coming To Annecy

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I, also known as The Great War, and its impact a century on is being explored via animation in a new program running ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Imageworks Moving to Vancouver

Sony has revealed plans to move the headquarters for its Sony Pictures Imageworks visual-effects division from Culver City to Vancouver, Canada. The company plans to move into a new ... Continue Reading →
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First Trailer for ‘Book of Life’

The first look is here for The Book of Life, the animated feature from Reel FX and Fox, directed by Jorge Gutierrez. The movie is due to open Oct. 17 and tells the tale of two matadors ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ Welcomes Masaaki Yuasa as Guest Director

The latest guest-directed episode of Cartoon Network’s hit animated comedy Adventure Time is slated to premiere Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. and will be helmed by acclaimed Japanese ... Continue Reading →
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‘DreamWorks Dragons’ Goes Netflix Exclusive

The Dragons of Berk are heading for Netflix. DreamWorks Animation has announced that all-new seasons of the series DreamWorks Dragons, filling in gaps between episodes of the How to ... Continue Reading →
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Rudd, McBride, Holm Join ‘Sausage Party’ Cast

Sausage Party, an animated feature film from the filmmaking team behind the comedy This is the End, has added comic stars Paul Rudd, Danny McBride and Anders Holm to the voice case. The ... Continue Reading →
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Portland-Based BENT Takes Manhattan

Internationally award-winning animation and vfx company BENT Image Lab has opened a new office in New York City. Coming on the heels of its expansion into Spain, the multi-specialty ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Old Is New Again, Part 3: ‘X-Men’

I doubt that anyone is surprised that X-Men: Days of Future Past opened huge and promises to become one of the biggest hits of the year. Neither, most likely, is anyone surprised that ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Redesigns Baby Genius

Genius Brands International has unveiled redesigns of the Baby Genius signature characters from celebrated artist and self-described professional doodler Todd Goldman. The debut of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Dominates Critics’ Choice Animation Category

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has unveiled its list of nominees for the 2014 Critics’ Choice Awards, taking place June 19 at the Beverly Hilton. While live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Nelvana Shells Out ‘Franklin’ to Germany, Turkey

Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana has signed two new licensing agents for its popular preschool brand Franklin and Friends: Euro Lizenzen in German-speaking territories, and FILMA ... Continue Reading →