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‘Man of Steel’ Sequel Casts Eisenberg, Irons

Jesse Eisenberg has been cast as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons as Alfred the butler in Warner Bros.’ upcoming Superman-Batman feature. The pair joins returning Man of Steel cast ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Nominees Announced for France’s Cesar Awards

Three films will vie for the 2014 Cesar Award – the national film award of France — for Best Animated Feature with two films up for Best Animated Short. The nominated films, announced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tiger & Bunny’ Anime Gets U.S. Screenings

Anime action film Tiger & Bunny: The Movie — The Rising will come in March to the United States via a series of special theatrical screenings courtesy of VIZ Media and Eleven ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Opens 2014 Global Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon has put forth the call for submissions for its 2014 global Animated Shorts Program, which is designed to identify and develop new animation talent and provide a platform ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stan Lee’s Mighty 7′ Recruits ABC3 Airdate for Oz

PGS Entertainment, a leading international brand management company, has secured a licensing agreement with ABC TV Australia for the animated movie trilogy Stan Lee’s Mighty 7. Created ... Continue Reading →
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Superprod Developing ‘Space Dog’ for TV

The popular game Space Dog is being developed into an animated TV series by SUPERPROD, which will present its progress at Kidscreen Summit and MIPTV. Created in France by Adictiz, the ... Continue Reading →
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Imageworks to Shutter India Facility

Sony Pictures Imageworks has announced plans to close its operation in India, according to a report in Variety. The trade reports that Sony will not renew its lease on its facility ... Continue Reading →
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WB Fetes ‘Justice League: War’ in Beverly Hills

Having already had a premiere in New York, Warner Bros. went Hollywood Thursday night for the West Coast premiere of its new DC Universe animated original movie Justice League: War. The ... Continue Reading →
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Joe Barbera’s Snow Job

As regular readers of this blog know, whenever I’m at a loss for a story idea, I turn back to the book of Joe … Barbera, that is. I knew Joe for the last several years of ... Continue Reading →
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‘End’ Cast Reuniting for Toon ‘Sausage Party’

Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg have recruited an all-star voice cast for the duo’s first animated feature film, Sausage Party. James Franco, Michael Cera, Jonah Hill, Kristen Wiig, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen,’ ‘Gravity’ Top 3D Creative Awards

Disney’s smash-hit animated feature Frozen took top toon honors at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards, while Gravity dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Sneak Peek at ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long

Frozen is definitely hot. Don’t believe it? Well, the film recently passed Finding Nemo as the biggest-grossing animated feature of all time with more than $811 million in worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Plans L.A. Valentine’s Spotlight

This past summer, I had the exciting opportunity to produce a rock show for Animation Block Party. It featured memorable performances from some of my favorite artists: Adam Green, Binki ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Perlman, Colfer to Voice ‘Robodog’ Leads

Sons of Anarchy star Ron Perlman and Glee actor Chris Colfer have been cast as the leads in Robodog, the debut original CG animated film from Marza Animation Planet. Robodog features ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker, Blockade Re-team for ‘Sly Cooper’

Animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment and independent production company Blockade Entertainment have announced they will follow up their animated feature Ratchet & Clank with ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation to Meet in N.Y. During Kidscreen

The newly re-launched Women In Animation group has scheduled its first New York City event and membership drive for Feb. 11 from 6:30-9:30 p.m., during Kidscreen Summit 2014. Now celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Character: Chopper

A lazy, cranky but goodhearted droid named Chopper has been revealed as one of the characters in the upcoming Disney animated series Star Wars Rebels. “If Artoo is the family ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Celebrates 20th with Giveaways

Two-time Emmy Award recipient Toon Boom Animation will celebrate its 20th anniversary year by giving away free software and other prizes every month throughout 2014 on a surprise date. Here ... Continue Reading →
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NFB, Montreal to Celebrate McLaren’s 100th

Canada’s National Film Board and the Quartier des Spectacles partnership have announced a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of renowned animator Norman McLaren. Award-winning ... Continue Reading →