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3D Challenge Offers Animators Credits Spot on ‘Holy Night!’

Want to see your animations appear over the end credits of an animated feature film? Then you’ll definitely want to enter Dygra Films’ 3D Challenge contest because the winners’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tron: Legacy,’ ‘Yogi Bear’ Fight For Holiday B.O. Bucks

More than 28 years after Disney rolled out its videogame adventure pic Tron, it’s revving up the lightcycles again for the long-awaited sequel, Tron: Legacy, opening this weekend. The ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 15 2010

A while back, Disney announced that Tangled may be one of its last animated fairy tales. How do you think the studio will proceed now that the feature has done extremely well at the ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Johnson to Direct Vanguard’s ‘Oz Wars’

Vanguard Films has tapped Mike Johnson to direct Oz Wars, an animated feature film that will mix CG-animation with stop-motion techniques. Johnson previously co-directed with Tim Burton ... Continue Reading →
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Reynolds to Write, Franck to Direct Sony-Gotham Group Feature

A crew — but not yet a title or story description — have been set for the first of four animated feature film collaborations between Sony Pictures Animation and The Gotham Group. David ... Continue Reading →
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Songs From Eight Animated Films Make Oscar Short List

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has declared 41 songs are  in contention for the Original Song Oscar, including several from animated and VFX-driven pics. Included ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ugly Americans’ Returns to Comedy Central in June

Comedy Central has renewed its animated comedy series Ugly Americans for a second season. The first of 14 new episodes will begin airing in June. The series about a social worker who ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Gets a Trailer

A new trailer for Rango has hit the net. The CG-animated film is directed by Pirates of the Caribbean’s Gore Verbinski, who continues the trend of live-action directors crossing ... Continue Reading →
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Looking Back at the Los Angeles Animation Festival

By John Andrews The Los Angeles Animation Festival had a successful run Dec. 3-7 at Cinefamily’s The Silent Movie Theater on Fairfax in Los Angeles. In a post-festival statement, ... Continue Reading →
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CNE Extends ‘Bakugan’ Costume Deal with Disguise

Costume maker Disguise will continue making Bakugan costumes for Halloween under an extension of its deal with Cartoon Network Enterprises. The two-year extension gives Disguise, a ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Airs Hasbro Series Abroad; ‘Jelly Jamm’ to Latin America

Sales are in the holiday air, with Hasbro Studios selling several of its top series to Turner for airing in Europe and the Middle East, while the Spanish series Jelly Jamm has landed ... Continue Reading →
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Cookie Jar Streams Shows Through Netflix

Children’s entertainment powerhouse Cookie Jar Entertainment has struck a long-term deal with Netflix to stream selected titles from its libraries to the company’s customers ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: ‘Dragon’s’ Dean DeBlois Talks Globes Nomination

Director Dean DeBlois on How to Train Your Dragon’s Golden Globe nomination, the animation world and award season madness Animation Magazine: Congrats on your movie’s Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Nominates Five for Best Animated Feature

There was no great surprise among the nominees for the Golden Globes’ animated feature film category, which were announced this morning. Up for the award are: Despicable Me How ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Animation Promotes Buteyn, Hoff, Stiff

Nickelodeon had made some personnel changes at its animation studio, naming Dina Buteyn VP of animation production, Dean Hoff VP of CG production and Jason Stiff VP of post production. Full ... Continue Reading →
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Alternate ‘Yogi Bear’ Ending Gets Gruesome

OK, so this is making the rounds online and it’s definitely an oddball piece of video. It’s a parody made by Edmund Earle in association with the producers of the Yogi Bear ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me,’ ‘Guardians’ Scheme and Soar Onto Video

A pair of animated features debut this week on home video, making a perfect last-minute stocking stuffer for animation fans of all ages. Tuesday sees the release of Despicable Me (Universal, ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Sets ‘Me and My Shadow’ for 2013

Me and My Shadow, a mixture of CG and traditional 2D animation, is coming from DreamWorks Animation in 2013. The studio announced the movie and set a release date of March 2013. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘Illusionist’ Lead Critics’ Lists

It’s that time of year when critics shower laurels upon their favorite movies, with Disney-Pixar’s Toy Story 3 and Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist leading the race ... Continue Reading →
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Watch: Marvel’s ‘Thor’ Gets a Full Trailer

A new trailer offers a better glimpse of what fans can expect from Marvel Studio’s Thor, one of the most-anticipated films of 2011. The trailers gives glimpses of Asgard, Odin ... Continue Reading →