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SIGGRAPH News Bytes: C4D, V-Ray, Mocha

+ MAXON will be presenting the latest Cinema 4D technology to attendees, as well as overviews of recent collaborations with Adobe, Side Effects, Vizrt, Thinkbox and others. A range ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Five Armies’ Trailer Debuts

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s final entry in the saga of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (due out December 17). The climactic ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD, Cartoon Network Re-Up Toons

It’s turning out to be a healthy week for renewal orders in the television animation sphere, with Disney XD ordering second seasons of its Marvel Universe shows, and Cartoon Network ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jinxy Jenkins’ Hits the Web

Ringling College of Art and Design graduates Michael Bidinger and Michelle Kwon have released their award-winning short Jinxy Jenkins, Lucky Lou to Vimeo. The short centers on the chaotically ... Continue Reading →
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Takeshi Obata to Appear at NY Comic Con

VIZ Media and ReedPop will be bringing acclaimed manga artist Takeshi Obata, creator of smash hits Death Note, Bakuman and Hikaru No Go, to the New York Comic-Con (Oct. 9-12). Obata ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Shuffles Management, Appoints New COO

DreamWorks Animation, which has been struggling with stock share drops since the beginning of the year, has named Mark Zoradi as its new Chief Operating Officer, as well as promoting ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Names Paul Candland President for Asia

The Walt Disney Company has tapped president of Walt Disney Japan Paul Candland for the newly created position of President for Asia, charging him with overseeing operations in Japan, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time: Princess Day’ Takes DVD Crown

This week’s assortment of on-disc delights is ruled over by Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time: Princess Day, a single-disc collection of episodes from Penn Ward’s hit ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United’ Out July 29

A new original Marvel animated adventure arrives on Digital HD, On-Demand and Disney Movies Anywhere next month as Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment releases Iron Man & Captain ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Bruce Timm Returns to DC Animation

Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm will return to the DC animated universe to direct the next Justice League original movie Gods and Monsters. Based on a 2001 comic, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Adds Christopher Walken, Giancarlo Esposito to Cast

Two more top talents have been added to the cast list for Disney’s live-action/CG update of The Jungle Book, due out in 3-D October 9, 2015. Oscar winner Christopher Walken has ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Teases ‘Over the Garden Wall’

Cartoon Network celebrated its animation slate at Comic-Con with jam packed panels for Steven Universe — with creator Rebecca Sugar, supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey and ... Continue Reading →
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First ‘Mockingjay – Part 1′ Teaser Debuts

Lionsgate ended Comic-Con on a high note for Hunger Games fans yesterday with the reveal of the first teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the penultimate ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News Bytes: Marvel, Boxtrolls, Wonder Woman!

Comic-Con remains the most exciting and exhausting fan event on the planet, with so much info now coming out of every panel that it feel at times like it will take until next year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Eisner Awards Honor ‘Saga,’ Fraction

The Image Comics series Saga and writer Matt Fraction won the top honors at the 26th Annual Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, presented this weekend at Comic-Con. Not only did Saga ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lucy’ Hands ‘Hercules’ Box Office Defeat

The Scarlett Johansson starrer Lucy blew away the Herculean competition at the box office this weekend with a $44 million opening. The thriller, directed by Luc Besson, won the weekend ... Continue Reading →
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Folimage Assembling ‘Dimitri’ Anthology

France’s Folimage as revealed the domestic release date for its upcoming anthology film Bon voyage, Dimitri!, comprised of four kid-friendly animated tales from different directors ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Unveils ‘Penguins’ Trailer, Poster

DreamWorks Animation has released a new trailer and poster for its upcoming CG animated feature Penguins of Madagascar (November 26), spun off from its hit Madagascar film and TV franchise. ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: DreamWorks and ‘Star Wars Rebels’

Comic-Con is in full swing, with the animation events robust enough to excite even the most casual of toon fans. But, of course, with a show as big as Comic-Con, there’s no way ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Gets Screening at Venice Fest

LAIKA’s upcoming stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls will be screened out of competition at the 71st Annual Venice Film Festival on Sunday, August 31. The film’s theatrical ... Continue Reading →