Patrick Tatopoulos

Everything Old is New Again, Part 2: ‘Godzilla’

In a summer filled with old, familiar characters getting high-tech, big-budget, cinematic reboots, the venerable Godzilla looks to stand fire-breathing-head-and-shoulders above just ... Continue Reading →
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Top Dusty Toon Honors to ‘Moonstruck’

The School of Visual Arts bestowed the top honors for traditional animation at its 25th anniversary Dusty Awards to the film Moonstruck by Luz Batista and Sarah Sloyer. The awards — ... Continue Reading →
Rodney Barnes

‘Boondocks’ Barnes Develops ‘Killogy’ Series

Alan Robert, creator of the IDW graphic novel Killogy, has teamed up with with The Boondocks executive producer and writer Rodney Barnes to develop the comic for an animated series. Barnes ... Continue Reading →
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Stop-Motion Armature Kits Sell Well for U.K. Maker

Westley Wood, a director and producer for CITV in the U.K., has found success in his spare time by offering armature sets endorsed by Ray Harryhausen for creating stop-motion animation ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Estudios, Vodka Capital Execs Launch Anima Kitchent

Mexico’s Anima Estudios and five former executives from the Spanish animation company Vodka Capital have teamed up to create a new Madrid-based company called Anima Kitchent. According ... Continue Reading →
Emily Hart

Hart Named Disney Jr. VP Original Programming

Emily Hart has been promoted to the post of Vice President, Original Programming, Disney Junior. Hart, who joined Disney in 2003, oversees production and creative development of television ... Continue Reading →
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Guests Set for Anime Midwest Convention

Anime Midwest, a three-day convention celebrating Japanese animation, video games, music and more has announced its lineup of featured guests at this year’s convention from July ... Continue Reading →
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‘Alien’ Artist H.R. Giger Dies at 74

Swiss surrealist artist Hans Ruedi Giger, better known as H.R. Giger, died at age 74 Monday after being hospitalized for a fall down the stairs in his Zurich home. Working primarily ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Jobs Hit All Time High

According to data collected by The Animation Guild, animation work in Southern California hit an all-time high last year and shows no signs of slowing down. IATSE Local 839′s ... Continue Reading →
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Shotgun to Hold First Pipeline Awards at SIGGRAPH ’14

Shotgun Software has announced that it will present the first-ever Shotgun Pipeline Awards to recognize excellence in pipeline tool development, integration, engineering and use in ... Continue Reading →
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Craft Unveils CameraFx Animation Tool

Sweden-based Craft Animations has released a new tool called Craft CameraFx, designed to make creating camera animation intuitive and simple. Designed specifically for camera animation, ... Continue Reading →
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First Look: ‘Sanjay and Craig’ Go Prime Time

Nick’s hit series Sanjay and Craig is premiering its first episode to air in primetime May 16 at 7 p.m. In “A Tail of Two Slithers,” Craig meets his long-lost brother, Ronnie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Looney’ Releases, ‘Wolverine’ Return

Apparently, that was NOT all, folks! After a five-year gap, Warner Bros. has released Looney Tunes: Spotlight Collection Volume 8 (Warner Bros., $19.98), featuring 30 classic cartoons ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action Breaks Into Fox Sunday Lineup

Fox’s primetime schedule for the 2014-2015 season brings some changes to the network’s long-established Sunday-night animation line up with the addition of two live-action ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story’s ‘Nerds and Monsters’ Invade U.K.

9 Story Entertainment has licensed Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy series Nerds and Monsters (40 x 11) to U.K. kids’ channel CITV. The show premiered in April as part ... Continue Reading →
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Art Connection Academy Sets Summer Programs

Art Connection Academy has announced its Summer Animation Program. In these three animation sessions, taught by industry veterans, students will learn to create a 24-second animated ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Junior Movie ‘Lucky Duck’ Names Lead Quackers

Stars of stage (that’s Broadway, people) and screen Christian Borle, Megan Hilty and Tom Cavanagh will be leading the voice cast of the first ever Disney Junior Original Movie, ... Continue Reading →
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Cynopsis Names 2014 Animation Innovators

Steve Borst and Gary “Doodles” Di Raffaele, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s Breadwinners; DreamWorks Animation’s head of TV development Peter Gal; Blue’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Coming to Life In ‘Once Upon a Time’

ABC Television’s fairy tale drama Once Upon a Time will be welcoming a new Disney princess into its live-action (and a bit more bad-ass) menagerie. A hint at the show’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Spidey 2′ Slips; ‘Oz’ Opens in Eighth

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was toppled from its perch atop the domestic box office this weekend by an R-rated comedy, while indie animated feature Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return ... Continue Reading →