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Disney Vet Troy Skabelund Joins Starburns Industries

Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will join the ranks of toon house Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa) as Chief Financial Officer. Skabelund brings ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Adopts ‘Boy and the World’

A new international animated feature will be joining the GKIDS family as the distributor has picked up North American rights to the upcoming Brazilian film Boy and the World. Director ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Poster Offers New Peek at Baymax

Disney has released a new teaser poster for its upcoming animated superhero feature film Big Hero 6 featuring the puffy robot Baymax. Take a look: With the Disney crew in Annecy this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wander’ Begins Summer Disney XD Run June 10

The Disney animated series Wander Over Yonder returns June 10 for its summer run on Disney XD, and we’ve got some new images from the series’ second episode, “The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Love Games’ Wins Animafest Grand Prix

The 24th World Festival of Animated Film, better known as Animafest Zagreb, has revealed the winners of its juried competitions. The winners were culled from a selection of 144 contenders ... Continue Reading →
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Relaunched ‘Cosmos’ Lands on Home Video

The most unexpectedly awesome use of animation this year comes home with the release of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey (Fox, $59.99 Blu-ray, $49.98 DVD). The revival of the classic Carl ... Continue Reading →
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Cyber Group Packs Up ‘The Long Long Holiday’

Paris-based Cyber Group Studios has inked a deal with Les Armateurs for worldwide representation of the studio’s newest television series, The Long Long Holiday (10 x 26 or 5 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stars’ Block ‘Maleficent’ B.O. Repeat

Tears beat fears this weekend as the debut of The Fault in Our Stars pushed Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent back to second place with a strong $48 million in ticket sales. Maleficent ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: Icons of Animation Event in New York

Acclaimed artists Bill Plympton, Peter de Seve and (via video) William Joyce assembled at the Academy Theater in New York for a special event moderated by J.J. Sedelmaier titled Icons ... Continue Reading →
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BYU Students’ ‘Owned’ Tops Student Academy Awards

Owned, an animated film by BYU students Daniel Clark and Wesley Tippetts, won the gold medal placement in the animation category at the 2014 Student Academy Awards. The silver medal ... Continue Reading →
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Building Up to Epic

Writer-director Dean DeBlois steers Hiccup, Toothless ... Continue Reading →
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Bending Time and Space

Veteran ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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Passion Play

Between Frames: The Art of Brazilian Animation uncovers ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Better Godzilla

Effects crew emphasizes the drama in the classic monster ... Continue Reading →
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June 2014 Tech Reviews

Chaos V-Ray 3.0 for 3ds Max There is no way that I’m going to be able to fit all the features in V-Ray 3.0. Is it enough to say that, out of the box, it’s easier to get ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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New Signe Baumane Film to Premiere at Karlovy Vary

The first ever feature effort from acclaimed indie animator Signe Baumane, titled Rocks in My Pocket, will have its world premiere at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Film Roman CEO Charged in Fraud Case

Federal agents have accused a Los Angeles production company of defrauding investors in a 3D animated remake of more than $22 million and arrested the company’s principals, including ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Sets ‘Boxtrolls’ Final Trailer Premiere for Annecy

The stop-motion wizards at LAIKA have announced that the final trailer for its upcoming neo-Victorian fantasy tale The Boxtrolls will have its world premiere at the Annecy International ... Continue Reading →