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‘Fritz’ Animator, Director Taylor Dies

Animator Robert Taylor – best known as the animator on Ralph Bakshi’s original Fritz the Cat feature and director and animator of its sequel — died Dec. 11 due to complications ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →
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Stoopid Buddy Launches Vimeo Course

The mad geniuses behind Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken are tackling a new challenge as Stoopid Buddy Stoodios introduces a first-of-its kind course called “Stoopid Buddy Stoodios ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Asia Picks Up ‘Lakebottom’ Season 2

9 Story Media Group has licensed the 26 x 22 second season of animated comedy Camp Lakebottom to Disney Channels Asia — which includes Southeast Asia, South Korea,Taiwan and Hong ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gutierrez Reacts to Globes’ ‘Book of Life’ Nom

It took a bit to get to us, but writer and director Jorge Gutierrez has spoken up about the Golden Globes’ nomination of The Book of Life for Best Animated Feature: “Like ... Continue Reading →
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Gold Titles Set for Free Comic Book Day 2015

The Free Comic Book Day Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD ... Continue Reading →
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APSA Names ‘Kaguya’ Top Animated Feature

The Asia Pacific Screen Awards gave its Best Animated Feature Film honor to The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura and directed by Isao Takahata, this is the first ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: FLIX, ‘Ella Bella Bingo,’ ‘Zou,’ ‘Gadget’

The Foundry, a global provider of award-winning creative software, has appointed SDLC as worldwide business development partner for FLIX. FLIX is The Foundry’s web-based software ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Forces ‘Panda 3′ to Reschedule

DreamWorks Animation has pushed back the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 to March 18, 2016, vacating the Christmas slot that would have had it open five days after Star Wars: The Force Awakens. This ... Continue Reading →
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Hearst Buys Into AwesomenessTV

DreamWorks Animation has sold a 25 percent stake in AwesomenessTV to Hearst Corporation for $81.25 million. Hearst Corp. will partner with DreamWorks Animation to grow AwesomenessTV, ... Continue Reading →
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Awesome Dudeness Presents Animation Dance Party

YouTube channel Awesome Dudeness is kicking off its inaugural year by hosting a fun online competition: the Animation Dance Party. Submissions are open to animation students and amateur ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Jr. App Comes to iPad

Following the success of the Emmy Award-winning Nick App, which launched in 2013 and has already had 11 million downloads globally, Nickelodeon announced the launch of the Nick Jr. ... Continue Reading →
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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting ... Continue Reading →
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Preschooler Hopster App Expands to Ireland

U.K.-based preschooler interactive TV and learning platform Hopster has expanded its offerings to Ireland. Hopster is now available via the Irish App Store for iPad, iPhone and iPod ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Plans TV Network for Asia

DreamWorks Animation said it plans to launch a 24/7 kids and family television channel across 19 countries in Asia. The DreamWorks channel represents the first time that the company’s ... Continue Reading →
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Adult Swim Renews ‘Mike Tyson,’ ‘Mr. Pickles’

Adult Swim has opted to re-up a few of its most popular off-beat series, including Aaron McGruder’s (The Boondocks) live-action comedy Black Jesus and animated offerings Mike ... Continue Reading →
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Trailers: ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Petit Prince’ and ‘Yellowbird’

We got trailers! Check out this new U.K. trailer for Pixar’s Inside Out: Inside Out is directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) and is due in theaters June 15. And this one for ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Developing Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Feature

There’s been plenty of drama at Sony this week after hackers paralyzed the studio and released online tons of confidential data and communications. Among the tidbits were several ... Continue Reading →