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Five Animated Movies Get PGA Award Nods

Five movies were nominated for Best Animated Feature Producers Guild Awards this morning (Jan. 2). They are: The Croods (DreamWorks Animation) Producers: Kristine Belson, Jane Hartwell Despicable ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s Cartoons on the Bay Set for Venice in April

After taking a couple of years off, Italy’s animation festival Cartoons on the Bay will be holding its 17th edition in Venice, April 10 to 12th. The event, which is co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man 3,’ ‘Monsters U’ Are China’s Most Popular Pics

Overall movie attendance was up 4.24 percent in Hong Kong in 2013. Audiences spent over $209 million on movie tickets last year, per The Hollywood Reporter. The Chinese movie Unbeatable ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boonie Bears’ is China’s First 3D Toon

The first-ever Chinese 3D animated film is set to arrive in mainland theaters before the country’s annual Spring Festival or Lunar New Year (January 31) according to Chinese news ... Continue Reading →
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Scholastic Strikes First Deal with Hulu Plus

Scholastic Media has announced a non-exclusive agreement that will bring iconic kids TV series The Baby-Sitters Club, I SPY and Horrible Histories to the Hulu Plus subscription service. ... Continue Reading →
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If That Don’t Beat All

Like every other fan of CN’s The Powerpuff Girls, I was delighted to hear that a new special titled Powerpuff Girls: Dance Pantsed, featuring the kindergarten super heroines with ... Continue Reading →
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Chris Williams to Co-Direct Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6′

Chris Williams has joined Disney/Marvel’s much-anticipated November 2014 movie Big Hero 6 as co-director, alongside Don Hall (Winnie the Pooh). The Hollywood Reporter also says ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Crosses the $500 Million Mark

Disney’s Thanksgiving movie Frozen has officially become one of the studio’s biggest animated hits in its history more than five weeks after its arrival in theaters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Titles Dominated 2013 Global Box Office

The animation community got some great news as the final numbers for the 2013 box office came out. Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 ($393.5 million), Disney/Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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In Memoriam: 2013

We lost many of the talented men and women who contributed to the animation and vfx world in 2013. As we look back at the year that passed, we would like to take a moment to celebrate ... Continue Reading →
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To Be Seen in ’14: Your New Year Hot List

While everyone is looking back at the animated movies of 2013, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the goods in store for us this year. Here are some of the big animated treats ... Continue Reading →
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Frédéric Back Dies of Cancer at age 89

The animation community is mourning the loss of Frédéric Back, the two-time Oscar-winning animator who passed away from cancer at the age of 89 on Dec. 24. The German-born, French-educated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sues Phase 4 Over ‘Frozen Land’

We’ve all seen those copycat animated DVD/Blu-ray titles that try to take advantage of consumers’ familiarity with big titles from Disney and DreamWorks. Well, this time ... Continue Reading →
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‘Doc McStuffins’ App Comes to Android & Kindle

Doc McStuffins: Time for Your Check Up!, one of Disney Junior’s most successful iOS apps, is now available for Android devices in the Google Play store and for Kindle tablets ... Continue Reading →
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Get Ready to Win New ‘Simpsons’ and ‘Futurama’ Sets!

If our Despicable Me 2 December giveaway isn’t your cup of tea, or your Secret Santa fails to put one or both of these great sets in your stocking over Christmas, never fear. ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon President Cochrane to Retire Next Month

Teletoon Canada’s president Len Cochrane announced today that he will retire in January 2014, following Corus Entertainment’s recent acquisition of the remaining 50 percent ... Continue Reading →
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Paul Rudd, Vin Diesel Confirmed for Marvel Pics

It’s now official: Actor Paul Rudd is set to play Ant-Man in the upcoming Disney/Marvel feature, set for July 31, 2015. Marvel Studios producer Kevin Feige said on Marvel.com ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smaug’ Continues to Fire Up Global Box Office

New titles like Anchorman 2 and Walking with Dinosaurs had to take the back seat to Peter Jackson’s mega blockbuster The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The Warner Bros. release ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Simpsons’ to Offer Special Hollywood Episode

The Simpsons will be using some of the hottest comedic actors working in Hollywood today on Sunday, Jan. 5th in an episode that features the voices Paul Rudd, Seth Rogen, Judd Apatow, ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Will Release ‘Ice Age 5′ in July of 2016

It looks like Manny and the goofy, prehistoric gang from the Ice Age franchise will be back for their fifth movie in July of 2016. Although Fox and Blue Sky haven’t released any ... Continue Reading →