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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 →
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Luxology Releases Model Bashing Kit for modo 501

For those who miss the days when visual effects involved “kitbashing” to make physical models to be photographed, Luxology has some good news. The software company has released ... Continue Reading →
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Wisconsin Town Hosts 2nd Betty Boop Festival July 28-31

The hometown of the animator behind the iconic character Betty Boop is throwing another party in her honor. The town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is playing host to the second annual ... Continue Reading →
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New Poster and Trailer for ‘Happy Feet Two’

The push is starting for Warner Bros.’ Happy Feet Two, which hits theaters in November, via the release of a new poster and theatrical trailer. Here’s the poster: And here’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2′ Boosts 2Q Results for DreamWorks

Kung Fu Panda 2 gave the bottom line at DreamWorks Animation a big boost, helping to boost revenue 38 percent and net income 42 percent over the same quarter last year. For the second ... Continue Reading →
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LIMA Creates Branding Conference, Hires Berg as Membership VP

The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association announced its inaugural Retail & Branding Conference: Driving Brand Impact Through Consumer Touchpoints. The half-day ... Continue Reading →
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Chapman Gets Investment, Restructures Executives

Fifi and the Flowerpots producer Chapman Entertainment has received an influx of cash and reorganized itself, with many top executives leaving the company. Company co-founders Keith ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Plans New ‘Heavy Metal’ Feature

Robert Rodriguez is looking to bring Heavy Metal back to the big screen. The filmmaker announced at Comic-Con that he had acquired the film rights to the long-running and iconic sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Nears Netflix Deal, Wins Copyright Trial

The deal machine is working overtime at DreamWorks Animation, which is reportedly close to a streaming content deal with Netflix. According to The Hollywood Reporter and Bloomberg, ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane’s ‘Small Potatoes’ Debuts Sept. 6 on Disney Jr.

Small Potatoes, the newest short-form preschool series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions, is set to premiere Sept. 6 in the United States and will air daily on Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Hires McDonnells to Script ‘Mutts’ Movie

Fox is moving ahead with plans for an animated feature based on the popular newspaper comic strip Mutts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The studio has brought on the strip’s ... Continue Reading →