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Animation Collectible Auction Brings in $1.28 million

Cartoon collectibles are hot! Heritage Auctions, one of the top sellers of high-end entertainment collectibles, sold for more than $98,000 an unrestored production cel and master background ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con Rolls Out Programming Schedule

Look out! With Comic-Con International: San Diego now less than two weeks away, the full schedule is rolling out on the event’s website. As in past years, the con releases one ... Continue Reading →
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Special Clip: All About Nigel in ‘Rio 2′

Fox will be releasing Blue Sky Studios’ musical avian adventure sequel Rio 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15. They’ve graciously given us a peek at one of the Blu-ray’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken,’ ‘Futurama’ Top Animated Emmy Noms

Robot Chicken and Futurama each scored two nominations in the animation and VFX categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards, announced this morning. Robot Chicken earned a nomination for Outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Unveils Fall Season Premiere Dates

This fall, Fox is launching the comic-book actioner Gotham (Sept. 22, 8 p.m.). In amongst the jam-packed autumnal lineup of series and season premieres for its mostly live-action and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kells’ Art Book, ‘Song of the Sea’ Preview at Comic-Con

Acclaimed independent Irish studio Cartoon Saloon will be launching their new film art book Designing The Secret of Kells at San Diego Comic-Con, as well as presenting never-before-seen ... Continue Reading →
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Preview ‘Toy Story’ Holiday Special at Comic-Con

If you’ll be braving the hordes of costumed fans and overpriced beverages at Comic-Con later this month, ABC and Pixar Animation Studios have a treat for you. On Thursday, July ... Continue Reading →
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Dwarf Labs Launching In-House Academy

In September, Dwarf Labs (also Dwarf Animation Studio) will establish a new in-house training department called Dwarf Academy, under the direction of Pixar and DreamWorks vet Minhyung ... Continue Reading →
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The Man Who Liked Eddie Selzer!

Having been lucky enough to have met and spoken with many pioneering artists from the Golden Age of cartoons over the decades, I’ve picked upon a recurring theme: disdain for ... Continue Reading →
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Behind the Scenes with ‘Boxtrolls’

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Sony Confirms Stop-Mo/Live Action Hybrid Flick ‘Superbago’

Sony Pictures Animation has confirmed plans for a new stop-motion/live-action hybrid feature project titled Superbago. Superbago will be directed by Robot Chicken‘s John Harvatine ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rocks in My Pockets’ Gets LA, NYC Release

Zeitgeist Films is bringing Signe Baumane’s debut animated feature Rocks in My Pockets to theaters in New York City and Los Angeles. The film recently premiered at the Karlovy ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Sets Feature Film Retrospective

GKIDS will screen a retrospective of its films in six U.S. markets over eight weeks, starting July 12 and running through Sept. 3. The program, titled An Animated World: Celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Celebrate DreamWorks’ 20th at the Hollywood Bowl

Take a listen to the 20th anniversary of DreamWorks Animation with a special concert event set for July 18-19 at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. Jack Black, who voices Po in the Kung ... Continue Reading →
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Vancouver Film School expands to Shanghai

Vancouver Film School has teamed up with Shanghai University to create Vancouver Film School Shanghai, which will be a jointly operated film school. The school will open in the fall ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Scribe to Adapt ‘Dumbo’ to Live Action

It worked for 101 Dalmatians, Alice in Wonderland and Maleficent, so why not Dumbo? Disney has announced it is developing a live-action feature film based on its 1941 animated classic ... Continue Reading →
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Voice of Pinocchio Richard Percy Jones Dies

Actor Richard Percy Jones, who voiced Pinocchio in Disney’s 1940 animated adaptation, died aged 87 yesterday at his Northridge, CA home. Jones was discovered on the floor by his ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Carrington Named CEO of The Foundation

Kids entertainment veteran Michael Carrington is leaving his post as VP of global content & executive producer at London’s HIT Entertainment to become Chief Executive Officer ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Sports Series ‘City of Hoops’

Sports is a fertile but underdeveloped genre for entertainment, something that the animated series City of Hoops is looking to rectify. The 3D series explores the game of life through ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Appoints Christopher Keenan Global Head of Content & Production

Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based ... Continue Reading →