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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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MGM Vet Steve Hendry Joins Rainmaker Board

Vancouver’s Rainmaker Entertainment has appointed former Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer executive Steve Hendry to its board of directors. The decision was announced by Rainmaker’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘LBX’ Kicks Off on Nick August 24

Nickelodeon will host the U.S. debut of popular anime franchise Little Battlers eXperience — or LBX — on Sunday, August 24 at 10 a.m. ET. The premiere was announced by Dentsu ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes’ Still Rules; ‘Planes’ Finishes Third

Apes continued to rule at the box office, while DisneyToon Studios’ animated sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue opened in third place. Fox’s Dawn of the Planet of the Apes ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Casts Azaria in ‘Bordertown’

Multiple Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria has been cast as Bud Buckwald, the lead voice role on Bordertown, the new animated comedy from Family Guy‘s Mark Hentemann and Seth MacFarlane. Azaria ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animated Shows Unveil Deep Guest Voice Lineup

Fox has announced a string of high-profile guest stars providing voices to its primetime original animated series when they return with new episodes in the fall. On the upcoming season ... Continue Reading →
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Burning Brightly

DisneyToons ... Continue Reading →
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Little Stars, Big Voices

Disney assembles an all-star voice cast to bring a modern, comic spin to its classic characters ... Continue Reading →
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Animation with a Mission

Independent filmmaker, community activist and co-founder of the Women with Knives tour Kelly Gallagher combines her love of art and passion for social justice in her collage animation. ... Continue Reading →
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A Whole New Dawn

Director Matt Reeves talks about putting the focus on ... Continue Reading →
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Change Keeps Caped Crusader Young

Key projects in comics, animation and countless other media have made Batman more popular than ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #241

Genius Animated: The Cartoon Art of Alex Toth By Dean Mullaney and Bruce Canwell [IDW, $49.99] Accustomed as we are to a steady release of animation art books, such things were much ... Continue Reading →
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July 2014 Tech Reviews

Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 There is a point in software development where a company must pivot on what they are focusing on. With Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite, I believe that ... Continue Reading →
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Ask a Baboon – Issue #241

Baboon Animation’s newest shining star, the accomplished Susan Kim, has written for more than three dozen children’s TV series, including PBS’s runaway hit Peg+Cat, ... Continue Reading →
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MAXON Launches Contest Website

Software developer MAXON has announced WinC4D.com, a new contest website where digital artists using Adobe After Effects CC and Cinema 4D Lite — a limited version of the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ben Whishaw Scoops Colin Firth’s ‘Paddington’ Role

British actor Ben Whishaw, who played James Bond’s tech-savvy ally Q in Skyfall (and will reprise the role for the upcoming Bond 24) has replaced defecting star Colin Firth as ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Returns July 24

New York animation event Animation Block Party returns to the Brookfield Place arts complex along the Hudson starting next Thursday, July 24. The opening night is free and open to the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wander,’ ‘Randy’ Join Disney XD’s Shark Event

Disney XD is celebrating the summer with a Show Me the Shark event, and has invited animated series Wander Over Yonder and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja to the party. The event ... Continue Reading →
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Final Deadline July 21 for animago Award

The deadline for submitting an entry for the 2014 animago AWARD is coming up July 21. The animago AWARD has been acknowledging the best works in the entire spectrum of digital media ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aquaman’ Animated Feature Sets Cast

Matt Lanter, best known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will voice the title role of Aquaman in Justice League: Game of Thrones, the next animated DC ... Continue Reading →