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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Continue to Perform Well at B.O.

Animated features The Nut Job and Frozen performed well at an overall weak weekend at the box office, taking the third and fourth places in a frame where the only major release, Lionsgate’s ... Continue Reading →
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Doc ‘Watchers of the Sky’ Wins Sundance Animation Honors

Director Edet Belzberg’s documentary Watchers of the Sky won two Sundance Film Festival awards for its use of animation, while Bernardo Britto’s Yearbook won the short film ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Casts Louis C.K., Stonestreet, Hart in Pets Pic

Louis C.K., Eric Stonestreet and Kevin Hart have signed on to voice the lead characters in Illumination Entertainment’s untitled original animated feature, due in theaters Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Calabash Animates ‘Angry Birds’ Game Ad

Calabash Animation has bought to life Rovio’s iconic Angry Birds for a 30-second spot for the brand’s Pirate Pig Attack board game. Created via the Uproar! Agency in New ... Continue Reading →
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Cinematheque to Screen New Shorts for Adults

Animation fans looking for something fresh and new should be more than satisfied by a special shorts program set to run at 7:30 p.m. this Saturday, Jan. 25, at The American Cinematheque’s ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Hero Adds SO SO Happy Characters

Trigger Happy, the creators of the animated storytelling app, Toon Hero, have teamed up Entertainment One’s popular lifestyle brand, SO SO Happy, to offer a lineup of popular ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton Animates Short for N.Y. Utility Con Ed

Acclaimed animator Bill Plympton has teamed with The Napoleon Group, the leading previsualization and commercial test company, to create a digital short for New York utility Con Edison. Titled ... Continue Reading →
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Kidscreen Summit Offers Panel on New Narrative Rules

If you’ve been thinking about the evolving nature of narrative rules in children’s media and how and if the brave, new multiplatform universe is shaking up the old standards, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job 2′ Planned for 2016 Release

The successful release last weekend of The Nut Job has earned the indie animated feature a sequel. Partners Open Road Films, Redrover Co., Toonbox and Gulfstream Pictures have announced ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Earns 3D Society’s Harold Lloyd Award

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg will receive the 2014 Harold Lloyd Award from the International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society at its awards ceremony Jan. 28 at Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Skeds New ‘Secret Millionaires’ Episodes

Two new episodes of Warren Buffett’s Secret Millionaires Club animated children’s series are set to debut Jan. 26 and Feb. 16 on The Hub Network. The Jan. 26 episode, “To ... Continue Reading →
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Art Department Offers Free Pixar Lecture, Reviews

The Art Department, an online art school with brick and mortar locations around the country, is offering the public an opportunity to attend Jan. 25 a free online lecture with artists ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sheriff Callie’ Debuts Strong for Disney Junior

Disney Junior’s new animated preschool series Sheriff Callie’s Wild West premiered to strong ratings Monday with back-to-back episodes that topped the preschooler demographic ... Continue Reading →
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Anybody Here Seen Our Old ‘Friend, Martin?’

I am writing this blog on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, and I know what a lot of you are thinking: this is very likely the only national holiday for which there is no animated film. Sorry, ... Continue Reading →
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Top Digital Execs Added to iKids

Top executives from Lego, Cartoon Network, Toca Boca and Nickelodeon have been announced as speakers at the iKids 2014 children’s digital media event. The third annual event, ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks Transfers L.A. Staff to Vancouver

Sony Pictures Imageworks is moving some of its staff from its Los Angeles studio to Vancouver in a cost-cutting move. According to a report in Variety, employees at both studio locations ... Continue Reading →
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Helms Heads Voice Cast for ‘Captain Underpants’

DreamWorks Animation has cast comedy actors Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele in its upcoming animated feature adaptation of the popular book series ... Continue Reading →