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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Star Wars’ and Vintage ‘Sailor Moon’ Hit Disc

It’s a big day for adventure in the home video world, with major releases from DreamWorks, Disney and more. The most successful animated feature of the year comes to home video ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’

Disney has put names to dates for its 2016 animated features, filling the “Untitled Disney Animation” release slots with Zootopia (coming March 4) and Moana (November 23). Zootopia ... Continue Reading →
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Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Signs New Territories for Film Slate

Russian toon house Wizart Animation has closed out a successful visit to the American Film Market, closing new deals for its completed and upcoming CG feature films. Presented at the ... Continue Reading →
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Rosario Dawson Joins ‘NeverBeast’ Cast

Acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) has joined the cast of the next Disney Fairies adventure, voicing courageous Nyx in Tinker Bell and the Legend of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off Coming to Netflix

Netflix continues to expand its kids content offerings with the announcement that the streaming service and Guru Studio will be delivering a new spin-off series titled Justin Time: ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA 2015 Opens Submissions

The MIFA market event — part of the Annecy animation festival — has opened registrations for the 2015 event. The call for projects will be open through February 13, 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Out-Powers ‘Interstellar’

It was set up as a box office duel between Disney’s animated action feature Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated science-fiction opus Interstellar. The winner ... Continue Reading →
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Photo Report: The World Animation and VFX Summit

We already gave you a peek at the opening-night festivities of the World Animation and VFX Summit, so now we’re going to give you a look at how much fun the rest of the event ... Continue Reading →
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6 Point Harness Ups Rooney; Releases 3 We the Economy Shorts

6 Point Harness is just full of news today, announcing the promotion of Deanna Rooney to director of development and the release of three films for We the Economy: 20 Short Films You ... Continue Reading →
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Event Celebrates Disney TV Animation’s 30th Anniversary

Disney TV Animation celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special celebratory event hosted by ASIFA at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The at-capacity event — filled within an ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Reaches for Infinity with ‘Toy Story 4′ Plans

Nigh on 20 years after Pixar burst onto the scene with the world’s first CG-animated feature film, the Toy Story legacy is set to continue as Disney-Pixar reveals plans for Toy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Shoot Complete

It was a simple announcement that confirmed only two facts: That principal photography has been completed on Star Wars: Episode VII and that the movie’s subtitle will be The Force ... Continue Reading →
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Villareal Taps into the Heart with ‘Nieta’

It may not have made the cut for this year’s Oscars animated short film short list, but Nieta remains a delightful example of how effective animation can be at delivering in just ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bee & PuppyCat’ Series Debuts on Cartoon Hangover

Following a successful pilot launch and a record-breaking ... Continue Reading →
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USPS Issues ‘Rudolph’ Forever Stamps

Rankin/Bass’s acclaimed stop-motion holiday special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is being honored by the United States Postal Service with a celebratory Limited Edition set ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Infosys form Development Partnership

Global tech leader Infosys has announced a new strategic engineering partnership with DreamWorks Animation, with the aim of developing the studio’s next-gen technologies. The ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering ‘Click’

As I write this, the country is mourning the death of Tom Magliozzi, NPR radio star and possessor of the most infectious cackle since Stan Laurel. Tom and his brother Ray Magliozzi ... Continue Reading →
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Deep Panels Set Apart World Animation and VFX Summit

It was just two days, but the third annual World Animation and VFX Summit seemed to jam several lifetimes worth of experience in for the attendees. Staged at the California Yacht Club ... Continue Reading →