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‘Cars 2′ Co-Director Brad Lewis Heads to Digital Domain

Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa’s TAC Open for Pitch THIS! Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is accepting proposals for its 2011 Pitch THIS! Program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. This year’s event will ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Puts Production Art Database Online

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made available online a tremendous resource for animation and filmmaking aficionados with its new Production Art Database. The database ... Continue Reading →
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Monty Python Members Help Animate Graham Chapman Memoir

Members of Monty Python are reuniting to provide voices for a new 3D animated feature called A Liar’s Autobiography, based on the memoir of former Monty Python member the late ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ugly Americans’ Returns June 30 on Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans returns for a wet, hot summer of zombie-loving good times with affable human social worker Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), along with his creature ... Continue Reading →
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Videos We Like: Animated ‘Rocketeer’ Homage

One of our favorite comics at Animation Magazine is The Rocketeer, created way back in the early 1980s by Dave Stevens and turned into a live-action feature film by Disney in 1991. The ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Celebrates July 4th with ‘Transformers’ Marathon

With Transformers: Dark of the Moon coming to theaters this Wednesday, The Hub is presenting a blast from the past for the robots in disguise this Independence Day. On July 4, the network ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Family Museum Honors ‘Bambi’ Animator Tyrus Wong

Disney animation legend Tyrus Wong was recently celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio for influencing generations of animators and many films today. “Ty” ... Continue Reading →
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Supreme Court Backs Video Games’ 1st Amendment Rights

The United States Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a California law restricting the sale and rental of violent video games to minors, granting the medium First Amendment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Eagleman Stag’ Wins Prize at LAFF; ‘Switez’ Wins at Palm Springs

Mike Please’s The Eagleman Stag won the Best Animated Short prize at the 17th Edition of the Los Angeles Film Festival this past weekend. Voiced by British actor David Cann, the monochrome ... Continue Reading →
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Extended ‘Lord of the Rings’ Arrives on Blu-ray

Fans of Middle Earth can put the final touches on their high-def home video collection. Out this week for the first time on high-definition disc is The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hanks: ‘Toy Story 4′ is in the Works

Tom Hanks, who has voiced Woody in all three Toy Story feature films, has told the BBC that he thinks there will be a Toy Story 4 and that the project is being worked on. Speaking to ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brave’ Teaser Trailer Arrives

The teaser for Disney-Pixar’s Brave is here at last. Take a look: Brave is due out June 22, 2012. What do you think? Is this going to live up to the hype? Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Crosses the Finish Line with Huge Lead

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 2 raced to a strong finish in its opening weekend with $68 million in ticket sales, handily beating out its predecesor. The opening weekend gross for the film ... Continue Reading →
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Premieres Set for Marvel Anime, Fox Animation Domination

Mark your calendar to check out two completely new takes on old favorites from Marvel and the return of new episodes on Fox’s Animation Domination Sunday lineup. Marvel will debut ... Continue Reading →
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New Character Images from Pixar’s ‘Brave’

While many of our readers are surely planning to take in Cars 2 ASAP, we have a few new character images from next summer’s Pixar feature, Brave. But first, here’s a great ... Continue Reading →
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On the Autobahn of Fun

John Lasseter and his A-Team at Pixar up the ante for Lightning McQueen, Mater and the rest of their four-wheel buddies in the summer’s highly anticipated sequel, Cars 2. Far ... Continue Reading →
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An Update on Animag’s 10th Annual Pitch Party

We at Animation Magazine wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers and Pitch Party participants and judges for making this tenth edition our most popular event to ... Continue Reading →
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The ‘Toy Story’ Toy That Got Away

Tales From the Toon Trenches: From the Files of Michael Mallory Editor’s Note: Author and journalist Michael Mallory has been covering the animation and visual effects scene for over ... Continue Reading →
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‘Voltron Force’ Debut Sets Ratings Record for Nicktoons

The return of Voltron is an electric ratings hit. The June 16 premiere of the 90-minute movie Voltron Force: New Defenders Trilogy set a record as the network’s highest-rated ... Continue Reading →