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Aardman Reportedly Developing ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie

The BBC is reporting that Aardman Animations has begun work on a feature film version of its preschool animated hit Shaun the Sheep. The Beeb reports that a script is being developed ... Continue Reading →
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Animate Projects Likely to Close Without Arts Council England Funding

England’s Animate Projects program has announced it likely will shut down at the end of March after the Arts Council England not to fund the program for 2011. With a history that ... Continue Reading →
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Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman Lead Cast for DreamWorks’ ‘Guardians’

Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fischer have been cast in DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, a 3D animated feature based on the upcoming children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Leckman to Direct Escape Studios’ L.A. VFX Campus

The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi ... Continue Reading →
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Woolley Tapped to Run U.K.-Based Impossible Kids

Karl Woolley has joined U.K.-based Impossible Pictures as head of its children’s production division. A veteran writer, producer and director, Woolley will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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O’Reilly’s ‘External World’ Earns Honorable Mention at Sundance

Animator David O’Reilly’s The External World has earned an honorable mention from the jury at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was the only animated mention made by ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Anime-Style ‘ThunderCats’ Revival

Cartoon Network unveiled the first official look at its new ThunderCats cartoon. The new, anime-style series revives the classic series, which was created by Tobin Wolf, developed by ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Kenny to Host Annie Awards

A familiar voice will be returning to the stage to host the 38th annual Annie Awards. Tom Kenny, the voice of  SpongeBob SquarePants, is returning to hosting duties this year. Kenny ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Coming to Theaters, iTunes, Movies On Demand

The annual announcement of the Oscar nominations usually sends movie fans rushing off to the theaters to see films they may have missed. And once again, Shorts International and Magnolia ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Bring Sick & Twisted Toons to YouTube

Many of us have spent hours staying up late and heading out to the theater to laugh our way through the insanity of Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. And ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Sets DVD, Merchandising Deals for Latin America

Toei Animation has announced new home entertainment and merchandising deals for its animated series in Latin America. In home entertainment, the deals are: Brazil’s Playarte will ... Continue Reading →
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Zoic Expands to Historic Space for Vancouver Studio

Zoic Studios has expanded its Vancouver facility to a larger loft space in The Landing building in Gastown. Located at 375 Water Street, the studio is located in the historic district ... Continue Reading →
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Filmmakers React to Oscar Nominations

It’s always a good day when it starts off with being nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s what the filmmakers nominated for the best animated feature Oscar had to say ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominates ‘Toy Story 3,’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon,’ ‘Illusionist’ for Animated Picture

The nominees for the 83rd annual Oscars were announced Tuesday morning, with the best animated feature race falling to How to Train Your Dragon, The Illusionist and Toy Story 3. Disney-Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Annual Remembrance of Departed Animators Set for March 5

The Animation Guild, ASIFA Hollywood and Women In Animation have announced their annual Afternoon of Remembrance for members of the animation community will be held March 5 at the Lasky-DeMille ... Continue Reading →
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FMX to Dig Into ‘Tron,’ Global Production, Open Source

Tron, global production and open source software and hardware are on the agenda of the 16th annual FMX Conference on Animation, Effects, Games and interactive Media, set for May 3-6 ... Continue Reading →
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3D, Adult Animation on Rise at Cartoon Movie

Cartoon Movie has revealed new details of its 2011 edition, set for March 2-4 in Lyon, France, including a lineup of 55 films — 12 of which are made in stereoscopic 3-D. Among the ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Scooby,’ ‘Open Season 3,’ ‘Dead Space: Aftermath’ on Video

Original animated video features make their mark this week with a pair of sequels:  Open Season 3 (Sony, $28.95 DVD, $34.95 DVD/Blu-ray), a sequel to the 2006 theatrical release and ... Continue Reading →
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William Shatner Talks ‘The Zenoids,’ MyOuterSpace.com

Having won the contest to animate William Shatner, Jeremy Appleman is set to help contribute to a new animation project called The Zenoids that is being launched on the sci-fi social ... Continue Reading →
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‘Postman Pat’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 5-Year BBC Pact

The BBC has committed to air Postman Pat on its CBeebies children’s channel through 2015 under a new deal with Classic Media. The popular preschool series is celebrating in 2011 ... Continue Reading →