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First Look and Casting For ‘The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra’ Series

Nickelodeon has announced the cast and first look at its upcoming series, The Last Airbender: Legend of Korra, a follow-up series to the popular Avatar: The Last Airbender. Here’s ... Continue Reading →
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French Projects Dominate Cartoon Movie Tributes

Cartoon Movie has announced the winners of its annual tributes, with Despicable Me coming out on top in some France-centric results. The tributes, presented in a ceremony hosted by ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rango’ Wins Weekend Box Office Race by a Wide Margin

Animation brought a little bit of life back to the box office this weekend, as Rango rode to first place among the weekend’s releases. Rango grossed an estimated $38 million. ... Continue Reading →
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The Great Pretender: ‘Rango’

Director Gore Verbinski and ILM vfx supervisor Hal Hickel discuss the making of Rango, a highly original, visually arresting animated feature about a chameleon with an identity crisis. Many ... Continue Reading →
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Quebec’s Cinar Scandal Probe Charges Executives

Police in Quebec, Canada, have made an arrest and issued warrants for additional arrests of former executives of the Cinar animation company after the completion of investigations into ... Continue Reading →
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Johnson, Herzfeld Adapt ‘Rumblewick’ for DreamWorks

Hiawyn Oram and illustrator Sarah Warburton’s popular children’s book My Unwilling Witch (The Rumblewick Letters) is set to become an animated feature film from DreamWorks ... Continue Reading →
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Starz Animation Toronto Sold to Canadian Investor Group

A Canadian investor group has purchased a majority interest in Starz Animation Toronto, which most recently produced the animation for Gnomeo & Juliet. The group is lead by media ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phantom Menace’ Kicks Off 3D ‘Star Wars’ Re-releases on Feb. 10, 2012

Get ready to experience a new dimension of The Force. Lucasfilm and 20th Century Fox have announced a Feb. 10, 2012, release date for the stereoscopic 3D version of Star Wars: Episode ... Continue Reading →
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Verbinski and Depp’s ‘Rango’ Rides into Theaters

Go West, animation fans, and prepare for the arrival of Rango. Directed by Gore Verbinski and starring the voice of his Pirates of the Caribbean collaborator Johnny Depp, Rango opens ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kung Fu Panda 2,’ ‘Puss in Boots’ to Get 3D IMAX Releases

DreamWorks Animation has struck a deal with IMAX Corp. to release its upcoming movies Kung Fu Panda 2 and Puss in Boots the large-screen format in stereoscopic 3D. According to a press ... Continue Reading →
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Delacave Plans ‘Baba Yaga’ 3D Feature

Paris-based Delacave Studio is set to produce a 3D animated movie based on the folklore character Baba Yaga, reports Variety. The studio has hired Dan Creteur to write the film, as ... Continue Reading →
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NW Animation Festival in Portland Seeks Entries from All Over

Submissions are being sought for the first NW Animation Festival, set for June 3-5 in Portland, Ore. The festival, which will be held at the city’s historic 5th Avenue Cinema, ... Continue Reading →
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Hasbro Splits Creative Units to Handle Increased Production

Hasbro Studios has split its creative units into development and current program groups as it increases its output of new programs. The move sees several shifts in executive responsibility. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pocoyo’ Makes Earth Hour Case to Kids Worldwide

Characters from Zinkia Entertainment’s animated children’s series Pocoyo have been chosen as the first official Global Kids Ambassador for World Wildlife Fund’s Earth ... Continue Reading →
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Foundry Releases Storm Workflow App for Red Digital Cameras

The Foundry has released its new application Storm, a workflow product for the Red Digital Camera. Storm is designed to let creators quickly and easily view and move Red media from ... Continue Reading →
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Autodesk Unveils 2012 Editions of Middleware, Entertainment, Post-production Applications

Software maker Autodesk announced at the Game Developers Conference a number of new application releases, including Autodesk HumanIK 2012, a middleware application for character animation ... Continue Reading →
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Big Idea Launches New ‘VeggieTales’ Web Site

Big Idea Entertainment has launched a new website for children based on its faith-based animated series VeggieTales. The redesigned www.veggietales.com offers a wide range of games, ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Jean-Maxime Perramon Dies in Freeway Accident

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the death of animator and storyboard artist Jean-Maxime Perramon in an automobile accident that occurred Saturday. He was 63. Perramon’s credits ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Names Gladstone President; Beck is VP

There’s been a changing of the guard at ASIFA-Hollywood, with president Antran Manoogian and VP Tom Sito stepping down and Frank Gladstone stepping in as his successor. Also joining ... Continue Reading →
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JapanNYC Fest to Show Rare Miyazaki Shorts March 26

Hayao Miyazaki fans, take note: Two of the anime master’s short films that have never been screened outside of Japan will get a special showing March 26 at Carnegie Hall in New ... Continue Reading →