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Disney Channels Unveil Toon-Heavy Program Lineup

New animated programs from Craig McCracken, a new Marvel Universe programming block and preschooler series Doc McStuffins are front and center at Disney, which is unveiling this week ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lorax’ Tops Weak Opening for ‘John Carter’ at Box Office

Edgar Rice Burroughs’ Warlord of Mars was no match for Dr. Seuss. In a disappointing debut, Disney’s John Carter — adapting Burroughs’ seminal, century-old science-fiction ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Comics, Film Artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud Dies

Jean Giraud, whose comic book work and film designs under his own name and his science fiction nom de plume Moebius made him one of the most acclaimed and influential artists in the ... Continue Reading →
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MoCCA to Present a Night with Frederator’s Seibert

The Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art (MoCCA) in New York City will feature an evening with award-winning animation producer and media entrepreneur Fred Seibert on Thuresday, March 17, ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Movie Honors ‘Zarafa,’ Perro Verde

The 14th Edition of Cartoon Movie wrapped on Friday with special honors given to Spanish outfit Perro Verde as European Producer of the Year for the acclaimed feature Wrinkles. Manuel ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo and Juliet’ Sequel Adds Sherlockean Detective

If you didn’t get your fill of Shakespearean garden gnomes with last year’s Gnomeo and Juliet, here’s some good news. Producers Elton John, Steve Hamilton Shaw and David Furnish ... Continue Reading →
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Telegael and SupperTime Develop ‘Impossimals’ Show

L.A.-based SupperTime Entertainment (ToddWorld) and Ireland’s Telegael (Teenage Fairytale Dropouts, Chloe’s Closet) are developing a new preschool animated series based on Peter ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ Plays in L.A. This Week

The Oscar-nominated Spanish animated feature about love, life and music will open at the Nuart Theatre in West Los Angeles this Friday, March 9. Those seeking their next artful animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Portlandia’ Gets Bent with ‘Zero Rats’

A recent episode of Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein’s IFC skit show Portlandia, which lampoons the city of Portland, Ore. and its colorful denizens, got some extra animated oomph ... Continue Reading →
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GKids Grabs French Toon ‘Le Tableau’

Distributor GKids has acquired the U.S. rights for the Blue Spirit Animation / Be-Films co-production Le Tableau (The Painting), the acclaimed CG film from director Jean-Francois Laguionie. ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Studio Offers Gesture Support for Intuos5 Tablets

Smith Micro Software announced today that it will offer multi-touch gesture support for Anime Studio 8 customers on Wacom’s Intuos5 line of graphics tablets. The latest in a series ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Kicks Off New Animated Shorts Program

Nickelodeon is kicking off a new animated shorts program designed to develop comedy-driven content. The initiative which was announced today by Brown Johnson, animation president for ... Continue Reading →
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Rovio Launches New Angry Birds Game from Space

Rovio Entertainment debuted the brand new Angry Birds game, Angry Birds Space, with a launch announcement from the International Space Station at the angrybirds.com/space website. Angry ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy to Focus on Irish Animation

The organizers of this year’s edition of the Annecy International Animation Festival (June 4-9) have announced that there will be a special focus on Irish animation at the event this ... Continue Reading →
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Remembering the Words of Robert B. Sherman

The passing this week of songwriter Robert B. Sherman at age 86 brings an end to one of the great creative teams of the twentieth century. Bob and his brother Richard were known as ... Continue Reading →
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Qubo Reveals Ambitious New Kids’ Slate

Qubo Channel has announced the launch of 16 new animated and live action series that will join the network starting this quarter. Targeting young viewers and their families, the five-year-old ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Announces New Game Development Middleware

Autodesk announced new and enhanced game development middleware from its recently launched Autodesk Gameware product line at the Game Developers Conference this week. The company has ... Continue Reading →
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IMAX to Release Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ on Oct. 5

Fans of Tim Burton’s upcoming 3D stop-motion feature Frankenweenie will be able to catch the black-and-white toon digitally projected on IMAX’s giant screens this fall. The exhibitor ... Continue Reading →
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CCI Greenlights ‘Jerry and the Raiders’

Arnie Zipursky, co-chairman at CCI Entertainment, has announced that CCI Releasing will begin production on a new 26 x 11 CG series, Jerry and the Raiders. The project will be co-produced ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk, USC Present 5D | Flux

Immersive design consortium 5D | Institute will hold a world-building design discussion series in Los Angeles March 13-15 with 5D | Flux, presented in association with Autodesk and ... Continue Reading →