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DreamWorks Reports ‘Peabody’ Charge, Quarterly Loss

DreamWorks Animation reported for its first quarter 2014 results total revenue of $147.2 million, a net loss of $42.9 million, or $0.51 per share. The results included an impairment ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrate Star Wars Day with ‘Rebels’ Trailer

As if the cast announcement for the next Star Wars feature wasn’t enough, Disney has announced it will premiere May 4 the trailer for its upcoming animated series Star Wars Rebels. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Presents: The Frederator Retrospective

Back when the Animation Block Party film festival was a curly haired infant, I had a day job managing the School of Visual Arts Animation Department. SVA Animation shared its facility ... Continue Reading →
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13-Year-Old Animator Wins Aardman Contest

A young teen from the large English town of Milton Keynes will get to see her stop-motion animated short air across the nation after winning a filmmaking competition presented by Aardman ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Re-Ups ‘Littlest Pet Shop’ for Third Season

Fans of Hub Network’s colorful, cuddly animated series Littlest Pet Shop will get to enjoy brand new third season adventures of Blythe and her furry friends starting May 31 at ... Continue Reading →
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Review: Photoshop 3D Printing Tools

With the latest release of Photoshop CC (and frankly, now with the subscription model and frequent updates, I don’t know how I’m going to keep up with the reviews), Adobe ... Continue Reading →
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KaBOOM! Preps ‘Uncle Grandpa’ Comics

KaBOOM!, an award-winning imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, is teaming up with Cartoon Network’s licensing and merchandising arm to bring hit animated comedy Uncle Grandpa to ... Continue Reading →
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WB Plans 9 DC Movies With Snyder Set on ‘Justice League’

Warner Bros. is getting serious about catching up with Marvel, with a reported nine DC Comics features in development. The studio confirmed over the weekend that Zack Snyder would follow ... Continue Reading →
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Legal Issues on Agenda for New WIA Panel Series

Women in Animation has organized the first in a series of professional development panels, with a spotlight on the legal side of working in animation set for May 6. Titled “Contracts, ... Continue Reading →
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Brown Bag’s ‘Anya’ Arrives to Help Russian Children

Irish studio Brown Bag Films has launched a new four-minute animated short, titled Anya, which charts 20 years in the life of a Russian orphan in order to highlight the work done by ... Continue Reading →
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Robots, Monsters and SpongeBob Come to Video

Robots in disguise, pineapple-dwellers and a bit misunderstood monster are among the classic animated TV shows getting some home video love this week. Up first is Godzilla: The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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Hub Debuts ‘Teenage Fairytale Dropouts’ May 31

The Hub Network will air May 31 the U.S. premiere to the animated series Teenage Fairytale Dropouts. Teenage Fairytale Dropouts is an international co-production that follows three ... Continue Reading →
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Milk Shakes Up BAFTAs with ‘Doctor Who’

London based indie visual effects house Milk has won a British Academy Television Craft Award for its outstanding vfx work on the BBC’s Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: Day ... Continue Reading →
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France Television Strings Up ‘Atomic Puppet’

Technicolor has pre-sold its new animated kids series Atomic Puppet (52 x 11) to France Televisions, which will air the show on its France 4 channel beginning in 2016. Currently in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zazie’ Makes New Bons Amis

In the wake of MIPTV, Cyber Group Studios has signed new broadcasting partners for its HD CG kids’ series Mademoiselle Zazie (78 x 7). The show launched at France 5 last November ... Continue Reading →
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‘Other Woman’ Tops ‘Cap’; ‘Frozen’ Passes $400M

The Other Woman beat Captain America: The Winter Soldier for the top spot at the box office this weekend, while Disney’s Frozen passed the $400 million domestic mark. Captain ... Continue Reading →
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‘Through the Hawthorn…’ Tops Stuttgart Honors

The Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film concluded its 21st edition April 27 by announcing the winners of the Trickstar awards. The festival reported a record attendance of 85,000. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘The 7D’ Report for July 7 Disney XD Premiere

The 7D, Disney’s contemporary, animated comedic take on the world of the Seven Dwarfs, will premiere July 7 at 10 a.m. ET/PT on Disney XD, with airings on Disney Channel and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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FMX: Jon Landau Talks ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Producer Jon Landau gave a sneak peek behind the tech of the upcoming Avatar sequels on Wednesday at FMX 2014 in Stuttgart, Germany. James Cameron is working with three teams of writers ... Continue Reading →
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Q&A: Simka Finds ‘Paradise’ in Re-version Process

Mychal Simka grew up in Anaheim, Calif., a huge fan of a guy named Walt Disney who created a local theme park and made some of the best animated movies ever. As an adult, he’s ... Continue Reading →