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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 →
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TVO, Markle Prod. Team up for ‘Craft Kids’

Markle Productions has set up a deal with Canadian pubcaster TVO to develop a new 2D animated preschool series called Craft Kids (26 x 22). The show follows six-year-old creative whirlwind ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Celebrates Animation All Summer

ShortsHD, the high-def network devoted to short films, will be celebrating the art of animation with its Summer of Animation promotion. Some of the biggest names in the genre will be ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Adds 2 to ‘Episode VII’ Cast

Crystal Clarke and Pip Anderson have been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII as the result of an open casting call that attracted some 67,000 hopefuls seeking a role in the much-anticipated ... Continue Reading →
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Oh My Glob: ‘Adventure Time: Princess Day’ Lumps Off

At the end of the month, Cartoon Network will coronate Adventure Time: Princess Day, an all-new episode feting the hit show’s popular princesses. In a twist, the episode will ... Continue Reading →
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Ex Nick Exec Wright Joins Netflix

Former Nick exec Brian Wright has joined Netflix to oversee original children’s and family programming for the streaming video service. Wright will oversee exclusive live-action, ... Continue Reading →
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Gaumont Inks New Deals for ‘Lanfeust Quest’

Gaumont Animation has signed on new international broadcast partners for its comic-book adaptation Lanfeust Quest (26 x half-hour), including a multi-territory deal with Disney Channel. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Naruto Shippuden’ Leads Week of Reissues, Anime

It’s a slim week for animated home video releases, but there’s always something out there to get if you’ve got some money burning a hole in your pocket. Top of the ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: Jon Stewart Guests on ‘Phineas and Ferb’

Just when you think every possible combination of media properties has already been done, along comes a cool surprise like Jon Stewart doing a guest voice on Monday’s brand-new ... Continue Reading →