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‘Song of the Sea’ Opens in NYC, Toronto December 19

GKIDS has announced the North American release date for Cartoon Saloon’s highly anticipated animated feature Song of the Sea. The folk tale inspired 2D film will open in New York ... Continue Reading →
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Canemaker Celebrates Masters McCay, Disney

Animation historian and Oscar-winning animator John Canemaker will pay tribute to two of the medium’s masters, Winsor McCay and Walt Disney, in a three-part event set for Sept. ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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New Writers Join ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Team

SLR Productions will be kicking off production of season two of its acclaimed preschool animated series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Legends of Oz’ Seeks Disc Audience

It was a high-profile flop at the box office when it was released this spring, but Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return (Fox, $29.99, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy, $22.99 DVD) is ... Continue Reading →
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EXCLUSIVE ‘Letter to Momo’ Clip; Opens in Theaters Aug. 29

Director Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo is coming to select theaters Aug. 29, and we’ve got a sneak peek at an exclusive clip. Distributed by GKIDS, the film opens ... Continue Reading →
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102Gether Glendale Event Celebrates WB Legacy

Animation fans will want to be in Glendale, Calif., Sept. 21 for a Chuck Jones 102Gether, a film festival tribute to the teams that created the golden age of Warner Bros. cartoons to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Retake Weekend, Top U.S. Summer B.O.

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy not only rebounded to reclaim the top spot at the box office this weekend, it also has become the top-grossing movie of the summer. In its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Adjusts Sequel Release Dates

DreamWorks Animation has adjusted its release schedule for a pair of sequels, pushing back ever so slightly The Croods 2 and Puss in Boots 2. Originally set for early November 2017, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brickleberry’ Season 3 Starts Sept. 16

Comedy Central’s animated comedy Brickleberry returns to start its third season Sept. 16. The debut of the 13-episode third season debut will air at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT. In the premiere ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Pays Tribute to ‘Lost’

Phineas and Ferb are about to get Lost. An upcoming episode of the hit animated series will pay tribute to the iconic ABC series Lost, with a story by Lost co-creator and writer Damon ... Continue Reading →
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Bale, Blanchett Help Fill Out WB’s ‘Jungle’ Cast

Warner Bros.’ Andy Serkis-directed Jungle Book: Origins — an update of Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book — has added actors Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Naomie ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Sets New Edition of ‘Art of Princess Mononoke’

VIZ Media will release Aug. 26 a new edition of the acclaimed art book The Art of Princess Mononoke, which features a new translation and hardcover presentation. VIZ Media’s Studio ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thunder’ Rolls Home Sept. 30 via Walmart

Shout! Factory will release Sept. 30 the international hit animated feature Thunder and the House of Magic on DVD and on two-disc Blu-ray 3D Combo Pack exclusively at Walmart stores. The ... Continue Reading →
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Award-winning Animator Liz Holzman Dies

Liz Holzman, an Emmy-winning veteran of television animation for more than two decades, died Aug. 11 at the age of 61 following a lengthy battle with cancer. Holzman began working in ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Orders @DadBoner Pilot

Comedy Central has ordered a pilot for an animated series based on the popular Twitter feed @DadBoner. Deadline.com reports the pilot will be written by comic Mike Burns, creator of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →
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Online Frederator Network Adds 200 Toon Channels

The online Channel Frederator Network brought more than 200 new channels to its network in June and July. With the recent signing of animated channels such as: • David Firth’s ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Plans Extensive Disney Tribute

The Ottawa International Animation Festival will celebrate next month the world’s most beloved, successful and pioneering animation studio with a series of screenings, talks, ... Continue Reading →
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DTLA Gallery Sets ‘Secret Art of Animators’

The Hive Gallery & Studios in downtown Los Angeles has announced an upcoming exhibit titled The Secret Art of Animators, which will showcase personal artwork made by the some of ... Continue Reading →