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‘Archer,’ Classic ‘Peanuts’ Lead DVD Releases

The week after Christmas is a great time to relax, catch up on some shopping and trade in those unwanted gifts for brand-new animation! Released this week is Archer: The Complete Season ... Continue Reading →
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VES Finds New Feb. 1 Spot on Awards Calendar

There’s been a minor adjustment in the holiday awards schedule, with the 9th annual VES Awards moving dates and locations to now appear Feb. 1 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The ... Continue Reading →
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Raves for ‘Illusionist’ Brighten Weak Holiday Box Office

Hollywood didn’t get exactly the present it wanted from the box office for Christmas, with box office failing to set any records despite some high-profile opening, but it did ... Continue Reading →
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Super RTL Brings ‘Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps’ to Germany

German broadcaster Super RTL has picked up the broadcast and licensing rights to the CG-animated series Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps from HIT Entertainment. Super RTL will show ... Continue Reading →
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New Image Teases ‘Smurfs’ Feature

A new image featuring the main Smurfs case from the upcoming live-action/CG-animated hybrid movie has been released. The image, released to ComingSoon.net, also includes a synopsis ... Continue Reading →
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Financial Pressures Shutter CafeFX After 17 years

The holidays bring an unhappy gift to CafeFX, which is closing its doors after 17 years in business. In that time, the company provided visual effects for such features as Master and ... Continue Reading →
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Chomet’s ‘The Illusionist’ Opens on Saturday

Practical Magic Based on a script by the late French helmer Jacques Tati, Sylvain Chomet’s The Illusionist delivers a beautiful homage to a vanishing breed of entertainers. More ... Continue Reading →
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DC Universe Online Arrives Jan. 11 on PS3, PC

After years of development and teasing, gamers will finally be able to get their hands on DC Universe Online starting Jan. 11. The MMO game will be released for PlayStation 3 and PC ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Settles Justice Suit Over Hiring Practices

Lucasfilm has settled a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Justice over the company’s hiring practices, reports Variety. The suit sought to end the visual effects and animation ... Continue Reading →
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LightWave 10 Arrives With New 3D Features

NewTek has announced an upgrade for its award-winning 3D software tool, LightWave. Version 10 of the application is shipping now, and offers interactive viewport rendering, real-time ... Continue Reading →
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The Foundry Upgrades Nuke, NukeX

Compositing software packages Nuke and NukeX are getting an upgrade, with version 6.2 of each shipping now from The Foundry. The new version of Nuke includes the timeline feature Dope ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Picks Up ‘Fugget About It’ From Pilot Program

The Teletoon at Night Pilot Project has produced its first series order, as the Canadian animation channel orders 13 episodes of the comedy series Fugget About It from 9 Story Entertainment. Series ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Names Three to Diverse Writing Fellowship

Nickelodeon has chosen three writers to join its 11th annual fellowship for diverse writers. The program offers participants hands-on writing experience on the channel’s live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Must-watch video: JibJab’s ‘So Long to Ya, 2010!’

2010 was a great year for animation — but it was a bit more volatile in the world of current affairs. And bringing the two together is, as always, JibJab, with another fantastic bit ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Options ‘Maintenence’ Comic Series

DreamWorks Animation has turned to comic books for inspiration — optioning the graphic novel series Maintenance, about a pair of janitors who clean up the messes left behind by their ... Continue Reading →
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Barbie and Ken to Star in ‘Toy Story’ Short

That perfect couple of toydom — the always-fabulous Barbie and her beau Ken — are coming back to the big screen in a new Toy Story short Pixar is producing for next summer. According ... Continue Reading →
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‘Family Guy’ Springs Jedi ‘Trap’; ‘Futurama Vol. 5′ Arrives

It’s a battle of the sci-fi funny bones this week in home entertainment, as  Seth MacFarlane and company parody Return of the Jedi while the most-recent volume of Matt Groening’s ... Continue Reading →
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Goro Miyazaki to Direct ‘Kokuriko-zaka kara’ for Studio Ghibli

Studio Ghibli has set Kokuriko-zaka kara (From Kokuriko Hill) as its next animated feature film release, with Goro Miyazaki set to direct. Due to be released next summer, the feature ... Continue Reading →
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Gilliam to Oversee Retro Sci-Fi Toon ’1884′

Terry Gilliam is returning to his animation roots, overseeing a retro sci-fi fantasy feature film called 1884. Tim Ollive is directing the picture, with Gilliam – who began by animating ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tron: Legacy’ Racks Up $43 Million Opening

Disney’s Tron: Legacy handily topped the weekend box office charts as expected, though its $43.5 million opening weekend gross leaves unclear whether the film is an unabashed ... Continue Reading →