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‘Dragon 2′ Comes to HD Home Video Oct. 21

Make room in your video collection for another Dragon. Fox home entertainment will release Oct. 21 DreamWorks Animation’s hit feature How to Train Your Dragon 2 on Blu-ray and ... Continue Reading →
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First Clip From Pixar’s Next Short, ‘Lava’

Pixar has no features coming out in 2014, but next year sees the release of the feature Inside Out and the short film Lava — and we’ve got an early peek at Lava. Take a look: The ... Continue Reading →
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Special to Detail ‘Frozen’s’ Making, Teases Future

Summer is over and Frozen is back. ABC will air Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. ET/PT a one-hour special titled The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic that will feature interviews ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Gives Miyazaki Governor’s Award

Animators Hayao Miyazaki will receive a Governor’s Award from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, along with screenwriter Jean-Claude Carrière, actress Maureen O’Hara ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Featurette Goes Behind the Scenes

While it’s another month before theater-goers get to take in LAIKA’s latest feature The Boxtrolls (Sept. 26), Focus Features and EW.com are offering a chance to explore ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Whets Appetites with New ‘Feast’ Images

Walt Disney Animation has released new images from its next theatrical short, Feast, which is set to play in front of the Marvel comic adaptation Big Hero 6 starting November 7. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Toons Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

The animated contributions to the ALS Association’s viral Ice Bucket Challenge campaign to raise awareness and funds to fight the disease continue to trickle (to be fair, it takes ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, UPA Animator Willis Pyle Celebrates his 100th Birthday

Celebrated Disney and UPA animator Willis Pyle’s 100th birthday will be celebrated with a special private event Sept. 3 at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York. Born on a small ... Continue Reading →
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Bicoastal Bakshi

Back in the early 1970s, when feature animation was believed to be in its final days, a new feature operation with dreams of challenging Disney almost started up in New York City. Almost. It ... Continue Reading →
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‘BoJack’ Will Be Back in the Saddle for Second Season

Mere days — just enough for subscribers to get a good bing-watch in — Netflix has renewed animated comedy BoJack Horseman for a second season of 12 episodes, according to ... Continue Reading →
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New Pics: ‘Mr. Pickles,’ ‘Squidbillies’ Season 8 Premieres on Adult Swim

Adult Swim has unveiled a more in-depth/traumatizing look at its upcoming new toon Mr. Pickles, which premieres September 21 at midnight and will be followed by the eight season premiere ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Sets World, Canadian Premieres for Fall

Canadian cable outlet Teletoon’s fall lineup includes world premieres of two new Canada-produced series, Dr. Dimensionpants and Chop Chop Ninja, as well as Canadian premieres ... Continue Reading →
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Tokyo Fest Nabs ‘Big Hero 6,’ Anno Retrospective

The world premiere of Disney’s Big Hero 6 and a first-ever complete retrospective of the works of Hideaki Anno mark an expanded animation presence at this year’s Tokyo International ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Hosts Tech Awards, Con-Tech Preview

Paramount Pictures and the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society will be hosting a one-day double event on Wednesday, September 24. Taking place at the Paramount lot, the ... Continue Reading →
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Springfield, OR Unveils ‘Simpsons’ Mural

The city of Springfield, Oregon just outside the state capital of Eugene yesterday unveiled a massive mural inspired by The Simpsons 25th anniversary in its downtown. Yeardley Smith, ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE: ‘Letter to Momo’ Comes Home Oct. 21

Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo will be released Oct. 21 on Blu-ray combo pack, DVD, digital and VOD from GKIDS, in conjunction with Cinedigm. The release will include the ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance to Distribute New Shorts Collection

Sundance is bringing to theaters this fall a collection of eight animated shorts that have all screened at the famous festival. The 95-minute program will play at the Sundance Sunset ... Continue Reading →
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PGS Rakes in Sales for ‘Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood’

PGS Entertainment announces a raft of global sales for Method Animation and DQ Entertainment’s animated adventure series Robin Hood: Mischief in Sherwood. Recent licensing broadcasters ... Continue Reading →
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Encore Appoints Jennifer Tellefsen VP VFX Biz Dev

Post production and visual effects company Encore has named Jennifer Tellefsen as Vice President of Business Development, VFX for its worldwide operations. Tellefsen moves to the position ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Greenlights Five Kids’ Pilots

Following the debuts of its first three original kids’ shows, Amazon Studios has announced it has greenlit three animated pilots for preschoolers and kids 6-11. The newcomers ... Continue Reading →