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Critics Choose ‘LEGO,’ ‘Apes’

The LEGO Movie took home some gold at the Critics Choice Awards hours after it was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best animated feature . Co-director Chris Miller, in accepting ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Oscars Nominees React

With the Oscar nominations for 2015 now in the books, it’s time for the reactions. Up first is Disney’s Big Hero 6 co-director Don Hall, on behalf of Chris Williams and Roy Conli: “As ... Continue Reading →
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DLA Picks Up PGS Titles for LatAm

PGS Entertainment has signed a deal with leading SVOD content provider DLA to license several animated hits under its representation for Latin America. Titles include The Jungle Bunch ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Signs Multiple Sales for ‘Get Ace’

9 Story Media Group has racked up new sales for its animated comedy series Get Ace (52 x 11). The recently added broadcast partners include TVE (Spain), Zoom (Israel), E-Junior (UAE) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Movie Gets Limited U.S. Release

Shout! Factory Kids and Studio Movie Grill have teamed up to introduce kids and families in select U.S. cities to the buzzing world of fantasy and discovery in the Maya the Bee Movie. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →
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‘Song of the Sea,’ ‘Kaguya’ Crash Oscars Noms

The academy showed its independent streak this morning by nominating a pair of indies for best animated feature. The nominees for Best Animated Feature are: Big Hero 6 The Boxtrolls How ... Continue Reading →
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3D Training Inst. Presents ‘Dream Job’ Webinar

Leading production-based Autodesk training programs producer 3D Training Institute has announced that senior VFX, animation and digital media executive Stan Szymanski will be the inaugural ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Acquires Ghibli’s ‘Marnie’ for North America

GKIDS continues its successful relationship with legendary Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli with a newly signed distribution agreement which will bring the animated feature When Marnie ... Continue Reading →
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CAS Nominates Five Toon Features for Sound Mixing

The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominated five animated features for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The nominees are: Big Hero 6 Original Dialogue Mixer — Gabriel Guy, ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Open for Submissions

Animation Block Party is open for submissions to its 12th annual film, set to run July 30-Aug. 2 at Rooftop Films and BAMcinématek in Brooklyn, N.Y. Submissions are open until June ... Continue Reading →
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Dates Juggled for Disney’s ‘Jungle Book,’ ‘Avatar’ Sequels

Release schedules are being juggled this morning, with moves in place for Disney’s The Jungle Book and James Cameron’s first Avatar sequel. Disney pushed back the release of The ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Honors 21 Sci-Tech Achievements

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 21 scientific and technical achievements represented by 58 individual award recipients will be honored at its annual Scientific ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Nets 17 Canadian Screen Award Noms

The National Film Board of Canada has been showered with recognition by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, which has announced the organization’s productions and ... Continue Reading →
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Corus Plans ‘Battle of the Planets’ Reboot

Battle of the Planets, North America’s 1970s adaptation of the action-packed anime series Gatchaman, is the latest classic show scheduled for an animated makeover. Corus Entertainment’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Venture Bros.’ Special Premieres Jan. 19

An all-new hour-long Venture Bros. special will premiere Monday, January 19 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim. Announced at the channel’s annual upfront event last May, The Venture ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Marvel Studios has released a new trailer for its upcoming superhero feature film Avengers: Age of Ultron. Take a look: Avengers: Age of Ultron reunites original cast members Chris ... Continue Reading →
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‘Apes,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Boxtrolls’ ‘Thrones’ Top VES Noms

Nominees for the 13th annual Visual Effects Society Awards were announced this morning, with Dawn of the Planet of the Apes leading the feature film categories while Big Hero 6 and ... Continue Reading →
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Global Screen Sets Course for ‘Noah’

German sales company Global Screen has inked deals with distributors around the world for the CG animated family adventure Ooops! Noah Is Gone… ahead of the European Film Market. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Offers Charlie Hebdo Tribute

The Simpsons paid special tribute in last night’s episode to the victims of last week’s violence in Paris that killed 12 at the offices of the satirical cartoon magazine ... Continue Reading →