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Relaunched ‘Cosmos’ Lands on Home Video

The most unexpectedly awesome use of animation this year comes home with the release of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox, $59.99 Blu-ray, $49.98 DVD). The revival of the classic Carl ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Packs Up ‘The Long Long Holiday’

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has inked a deal with Les Armateurs for worldwide representation of the studio’s newest television series, The Long Long Holiday (10 x 26 or 5 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stars’ Block ‘Maleficent’ B.O. Repeat

Tears beat fears this weekend as the debut of The Fault in Our Stars pushed Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent back to second place with a strong $48 million in ticket sales. Maleficent ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: Icons of Animation Event in New York

Acclaimed artists Bill Plympton, Peter de Seve and (via video) William Joyce assembled at the Academy Theater in New York for a special event moderated by J.J. Sedelmaier titled Icons ... Continue Reading →
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BYU Students’ ‘Owned’ Tops Student Academy Awards

Owned, an animated film by BYU students Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, won the gold medal placement in the animation category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. The silver medal ... Continue Reading →
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Building Up to Epic

Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers Hiccup, Toothless ... Continue Reading →
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Bending Time and Space

Veteran ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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Passion Play

Between Frames: The Art of Brazilian Animation uncovers ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
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June 2014 Tech Reviews

Chaos V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max There is no way that I’m going to be able to fit all the features in V-Ray 3.0. Is it enough to say that, out of the box, it’s easier to get ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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New Signe Baumane Film to Premiere at Karlovy Vary

The first ever feature effort from acclaimed indie animator Signe Baumane, titled Rocks in My Pocket, will have its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Film Roman CEO Charged in Fraud Case

Federal agents have accused a Los Angeles production company of defrauding investors in a 3D animated remake of more than $22 million and arrested the company’s principals, including ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Sets ‘Boxtrolls’ Final Trailer Premiere for Annecy

The stop-motion wizards at LAIKA have announced that the final trailer for its upcoming neo-Victorian fantasy tale The Boxtrolls will have its world premiere at the Annecy International ... Continue Reading →
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‘ALVINNN!!!’ Finds Homes in Spain, Germany

Germany’s Super RTL and Atresmedia Television in Spain have pre-bought two seasons (104 x 11) of the upcoming animated series ALVINNN!!! and The Chipmunks from Bagdasarian Productions ... Continue Reading →
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Imira’s ‘Lola & Virginia’ Comes to Amazon On-Demand

Spanish kids’ entertainment production/distribution house Imira Entertainment has inked a deal that will boost its on-demand content availability by bringing its original series ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Takes Short Submission ‘Loud House’ to Series

Nickelodeon has ordered 13 episodes of The Loud House, the first series to be greenlit out of its 2013 Animated Shorts Program. Inspired by first-time creator Chris Savino’s (Rocko’s ... Continue Reading →
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Fionna and Cake Return to ‘Adventure Time’

Fionna and Cake, intrepid stars of the fan favorite gender-swapped (oh, and species-swapped) episodes of Penn Ward’s Adventure Time, will return to the Land of Aaa in their third ... Continue Reading →