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Real Numbers Push ‘Smurfs’ to No. 2 Spot

Although on Monday, studios were projecting that Universal/DreamWorks’ Cowboys & Aliens and Sony Animation’s The Smurfs where sharing the Number One Spot at the box office this ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ and ‘My Dog Tulip’ Take Flight on DVD

Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky’s ‘Leafmen’, DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Set for 2013

Two new animated projects have joined the summer 2013 slate, Variety reports. On May 17, Fox will present Leafmen, while Paramount is tagging in Turbo on July 19. The latest from Blue ... Continue Reading →
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Screen Australia Funds Adam Elliot’s ‘Ernee’

Adam Elliot, the acclaimed director of the 2010 stop-motion animated feature Mary and Max and the Oscar-winning 2003 short Harvie Krumpet will be receiving funding from Screen Australia ... Continue Reading →
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Dentsu to Bring ‘LBX’ Bots to Americas

Dentsu Entertainment USA is gearing up to launch popular Japanese TV animation & franchise Little Battlers Experience to North, Central and South America, president and CEO Yuma ... Continue Reading →
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Maxon Introduces Cinema 4D R13

Maxon has announced the release of Cinema 4D Version 13, the next generation of its industry-leading 3D motion graphics, visual effects, painting, and rendering software application.  ... Continue Reading →
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Mighty ‘Smurfs’ Ties with ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Sony’s 3-D feature hybrid The Smurfs proved to be a much stronger contender than expected this past weekend, bringing in $36.2 million and tying with DreamWorks/Universal’s Western/sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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PBS to Produce Animated ‘Mister Rogers’ Spin-off

The legacy of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood will continue on PBS, thanks to a new animated preschool show, slated for fall of 2012. The show, which is called Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood ... Continue Reading →
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Kavaleer and Dinamo’s ‘Abadas’ Begins Production

Production has begun on Abadas, a 52 x 11 minute TV series that Irish toon house Kavaleer Productions  is co-producing with Welsh studio Dinamo Productions. The series is described ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Orders Third Season of ‘T.U.F.F. Puppy’

Butch Hartman’s hit animated series T.U.F.F. Puppy has been picked up for a third season with a 20-episode order by Nickelodeon.  The clever series, which premiered in October of ... Continue Reading →
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Disney XD Debuts ‘Tron: Uprising’ Clip

To the delight of Tron fans everywhere, Disney XD has made an early clip of its upcoming new animated series Tron Uprising available online. Featuring the voices of Elijah Wood, Mandy ... Continue Reading →
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Smurfs and the City – ‘The Smurfs’ in 3D

Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came ... Continue Reading →
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Not Your Grampa’s Campfire Story – ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Industrial Light & Magic helps intergalactic creatures invade the Wild West in Universal’s Cowboys & Aliens. The latest ripple in the tidal wave of comic-book-based films ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon at Night Sets English, French Pilot Project Finalists

Teletoon Canada has set five finalists in each of its English and French contests for the Teletoon at Night Pilot Project. The project solicited aspiring and professional animators ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Rules for Marvel in Kirby Heirs’ Copyright Claim

A federal judge has ruled the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby cannot reclaim copyrights to such well-known Marvel characters as the Fantastic Four, Hulk and the X-Men. Kirby’s ... Continue Reading →
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Gang of Seven to Use $100M China Fund for ‘Biker Mice’ Movie

Gang of Seven Animation has announced a new $100 million Animation Film Fund in partnership with the Chinese Government. One of the first films slated to be financed through the fund ... Continue Reading →
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‘Smurfs,’ ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ Try to Round Up Ticket Sales

It’s time to get Smurfy, as the little blue forest-dwellers take on the combo of Cowboys & Aliens at the box office. Sony/Columbia’s stereoscopic 3D hybrid take on the ... Continue Reading →
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Faster Than the Eye Can See!

One individual animation drawing goes by faster than the eye can register. Animators have an abundance of funny ideas.  Animators working in England frequently go to lunch in pubs ... Continue Reading →
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Berkeley Series Spotlights Disney Animator John Musker

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive has set a special look Aug. 3-7 at the art of animation with Disney director John Musker, whose credits include Aladdin, The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi Adds U.K. Licensees for ‘Poppy Cat’

Coolabi has secured three licensing partners in the United Kingdom for its preschool animated series Poppy Cat. Children’s publisher Alligator Books is on board to create a range ... Continue Reading →