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3D Society Nominates Best Live-Action, Toon Features

The International 3D and Advanced Imaging Society has nominated five live-action and five animated features for its top honors at its Creative Awards, due to be handed out Jan. 28 in ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Tops Toon Category at PGA Awards

Disney’s Frozen added to its significant awards-season momentum by taking home the Producers Guild of America Award for Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Breadwinners’ Graduates to Nick Series Feb. 17

Breadwinners, a new animated series that sprang from Nickelodeon’s 2012 Animated Shorts Program, is set to premiere as a half-hour series Feb. 17 on the network. The series follows ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Unveils Jolie as ‘Maleficent’

Disney has released a teaser trailer for Maleficent, a live-action reimagining of Sleeping Beauty told from the point of view of that story’s antagonist. The film stars Angelina ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Boom Products Turn Japanese with HeARTBIT

Montreal-based Toon Boom Animation has signed a deal with HeARTBIT Digital Creation to localize and distribute its Storyboard Pro and Harmony software applications in Japan. HeARTBIT ... Continue Reading →
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First Peek at WB’s Animated ‘Son of Batman’

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Son of Batman, the upcoming animated DC Universe feature due late this spring. Based on the 2006 comic-book storyline by writer Grant ... Continue Reading →
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Laika’s Annable to Keynote TIFF Kids Conference

Graham Annable, co-director of Laika’s upcoming stop-motion animated feature Boxtrolls, will give the opening keynote address at the Toronto International Film Festival’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blackmagic Updates Resolve, Enables Sundance Short

Blackmagic Design has updated its DaVinci Resolve color correction software and announced its technology backs the Sundance-screening live-action short film Me+Her. The software update, ... Continue Reading →
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DQ Restructures Partner Studio Method

Indian animation producer/distributor/licensor DQ Entertainment has reorganized its French sister company Method Animation, in which it holds a 20% equity stake. Method has joined with ... Continue Reading →
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New This Week: Geek Out with ‘Dilbert’ and Others on DVD

The Emmy-winning toon adaptation of Scott Adam’s hilarious working schlub comic strip is once again available to fans as Mill Creek Ent. releases Dilbert: The Complete Series ... Continue Reading →
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Studio Ghibli Earns Two Japanese Academy Noms

The Japan Academy announced its five nominations for Best Animated feature last week. The nominees are: • The Wind Rises (Directed by Hayao Miyazaki) Studio Ghibli • The Tale ... Continue Reading →
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Tanya Green Promoted to VP at 9 Story Entertainment

9 Story Entertainment announced that head of production Tanya Green has been promoted to VP of production at the studio. In this expanded role, Tanya will continue reporting to company ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Animator Michael Sporn Dies at 67

We are sad to report the passing of Oscar-nominated American animator Michael Sporn at the age of 67 from pancreatic cancer. The influential New York-based artist was working on Poe, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job,’ ‘Frozen’ Hold Up Well in Strong MLK Weekend

It was a strong MLK holiday weekend for movie ticket sales, with a strong domestic debut for Open Road Films’ animated feature The Nut Job while Disney’s Frozen continued ... Continue Reading →
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WB Bumps Superman-Batman Matchup to 2016

Warner Bros. has moved to 2016 the release date for its Superman-meets-Batman followup to last summer’s Man of Steel. The DC Comics sequel, directed again by Zack Snyder, was ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Dragon 2′ Character Poster Features Astrid

DreamWorks Animation has released its second character poster for the highly anticipated How to Train Your Dragon 2, this time featuring Astrid, voiced by America Ferrera. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clips: Nick’s ‘Breadwinners,’ ‘TMNT’ and ‘SpongeBob’

Nickelodeon is helping Animag readers kick off the weekend with laughs with the launch of a first-look at the channel’s newest animated series Breadwinners from creators Steve ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nut Job’ Ready to Crack the Box Office This Weekend

Toronto’s ... Continue Reading →
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Sheriff Callie Saves the Day!

Disney Junior’s delightful new preschool show introduces a great cast of eccentric Western characters, while teaching young’uns ... Continue Reading →