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Sfar to Write, Direct Animated ‘Little Vampire’

Just coming off winning the best feature honor at Annecy for The Rabbi’s Cat, French comic-book artist turned animator Joann Sfar is set to turn his best-selling book The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Stardust Expands into New Santa Monica Offices

Design, motion graphics and live-action production company Stardust has expanded into new Santa Monica offices to accomodate its growing roster of directors, animators, producers and ... Continue Reading →
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Deals Announce Impending Start of Licensing Expo

The annual Licensing Show is set to open its doors Tuesday for three days of licensing (or licencing, if your British) craziness in Las Vegas. There’s always a ton of announcements ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sets Cast, Release Details for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the official title and the names of key creatives and cast members for the theatrical CG-animated adventure film, Wreck-it Ralph. The film ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Snoopy,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Bob’ Released on Home Video

It’s going to be tough to pick from this week’s relatively even batch of animation and visual-effects DVD and Blu-ray releases. The animated releases run the full gamut, ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘Cars’ Spinoff ‘Planes’ Takes Off

With Cars 2 now less than two weeks from arriving in theaters, the Mouse House masters have released the first look at the DisneyToon Studios feature, Planes. Announced earlier this ... Continue Reading →
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Preview a Week of ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Premieres

Nickelodeon’s The Penguins of Madagascar returns with all-new episodes this week, premiering one new show each day at 6 p.m. ET/PT starting today. To celebrate, we have a few ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Entries Tie for Gold at Student Oscars

It was a cross-country tie in the animation category at the 38th annual Student Academy Awards as two of the three finalists were presented with the Gold Medal honor. The tie was between ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Pixels’ Win Top Honors at Annecy

Joann Sfar and Antoine Delevaux’s 2D animated feature The Rabbi’s Cat (Le Chat du Rabbin) won the Cristal Award for Best Feature at the Annecy Festival. Based on the popular graphic ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super 8′ Develops Box Office Lead; ‘Panda 2′ Holds Up Well

Super 8 posted decent numbers at the domestic box office this weekend — good enough for the top spot — while the foreign returns continued to give a boost to such animated fare ... Continue Reading →
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CN Premieres ‘Almost Naked Animals’ This Monday

9 Story Entertainment’s animated series Almost Naked Animals, will premiere in the U.S. this Monday (June 13) at 4 p.m. at on Cartoon Network. “We are excited to be bringing this ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Goes Underground with Nerd Corps’ ‘Slugterrainea’

Vancouver-based Nerd Corps’ new animated series Slugterrainea will be digging its new home on Disney XD in 2012. The 29 x 22-minute 3D series is a sci-fi show that charts the subterranean ... Continue Reading →
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MGM & Prana Animate Punk Farm

Looks like another studio is jumping on the animated feature bandwagon. Variety reports that MGM will be producing a CG-animated pic based on Punk Farm, the children’s book by Jarret ... Continue Reading →
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Acker to Direct Live-Action ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ Movie

Shane Acker, who directed the animated short and feature film 9, has signed on to directed a live-action Thomas the Tank Engine movie, according to Deadline.com. Acker will direct from ... Continue Reading →
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Abrams’ ‘Super 8′ Enters Crowded Box Office Race

The box office is looking to continue its summer rebound with the unknown quantity of Super 8 going up against kid flick Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer — and both looking to ... Continue Reading →
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50% Off on CrazyTalk-DrawPlus x4 Bundle

It’s no secret: Creating great computer animation requires great software. And our friends at Reallusion and Serif have a great way for animators to score a bundle including CrazyTalk ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Annecy-Debuting Pixar Short ‘La Luna’

Set to debut this week at Annecy, Pixar has finally released some information and images from its next original animated short, La Luna. Here’s how the studio describes the short: La ... Continue Reading →
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New Looney Tunes Shorts to Feature Mel Blanc Songs

The Looney Tunes are coming back to the big screen in three new shorts that will arrives starting this year and featuring the voice of the beloved late voice actor, Mel Blanc. The new ... Continue Reading →
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A Video Sneak Peek at ‘Batman: Year One’

Bat-fans are rejoicing that one of the all-time most-loved comic book stories will be adapted to animation with the release this fall of Batman: Year One from the DC Universe line of ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Taps Scribes for Animated ‘King Kong’ Feature

Few things are as perennially popular as King Kong — something Fox is counting on for a new animated project. The studio has hired up-and-coming writers Christian Magalhaes and Bob ... Continue Reading →