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Classic ‘Tom & Jerry,’ New ‘Chuggington’ Lead DVD Sets

A lot of classic characters are arriving in this week’s delivery of home entertainment releases. It doesn’t get more classic than Tom & Jerry: Fur Flying Adventures, ... Continue Reading →
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Watch: Brad Bird’s McCay Award Acceptance Video

As we mentioned in our live Twitter coverage of the Annie Awards on Saturday, Brad Bird accepted his Winsor McCay Award with a video he sent from the Vancouver set of Mission: Impossible ... Continue Reading →
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Three New Posters Tease Disney’s ‘Mars Needs Moms’

Disney has released three posters that give us a close-up look at the characters in its forthcoming animated feature film Mars Needs Moms. Directed by Simon Wells and written by Simon ... Continue Reading →
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Watch the Super Bowl Ads for ‘Rango,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Kung Fu Panda 2′

If you’re like us, the best part of watching the Super Bowl is the ads. And with so many big animated movies out this year, there were plenty of sneak peeks. Now that the chips ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon’ Fires Up the Annie with 15 Wins

DreamWorks’ Dragon has delivered another triumphant sweep. Chris Sanders and Don DeBlois’s How To Train Your Dragon won 15 out of 24 award categories, including Best Animated Feature, ... Continue Reading →
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Live Results from the Annie Awards

We’re live at the 38th annual Annie Awards, being held at Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA in lovely Los Angeles. Update this post throughout the night to see who takes home the ... Continue Reading →
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Follow Along With the Annie Awards

The 38th annual Annie Awards are to be presented at Royce Hall at UCLA — and Animation Magazine will be there to bring you the winners as soon as they happen! Check out this blog ... Continue Reading →
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Franklin Celebrates 25 Anniversary with New Animated Series

Popular preschool character Franklin is turning 25 this year, and Corus Entertainment, Nelvana Studio and Treehouse are getting ready to celebrate with a new animated series titled ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation, Toon Boom Set Feb. 18 NYC Party

Women in Animation International and Toon Boom are set to pour you a drink — all you have to do is stop by. The hosts will be serving wine at the event, set for 6 p.m. Feb. 18 at ... Continue Reading →
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JimJam Picks Up Rights to ‘Jakers!’

JimJam, an international channel for preschool entertainment, has acquired the animated series Jakers! from Parthenon Entertainment. Totalling two series (52 x 30 min.), the multi-Emmy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Beavis and Butt-head’ Return to MTV This Summer

MTV made it official at its up-fronts: Beavis and Butt-head are back! The network broke the news with a tweet from teenage pop star Justin Beiber and an appearance from the cast of ... Continue Reading →
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Gnomon Sets Lineup, Instructors for Master Classes 2011

The Gnomon School of Visual Effects has announced a roster of top digital artists will lead its Master Classes 2011. From February 11-25, in a private online community, participants ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Target Execs Found Children’s IP Firm Hoho Entertainment

Oliver Ellis and Helen Howells — both former executives at Target Entertainment — have formed a new production and rights company for children’s entertainment called Hoho ... Continue Reading →
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‘Panda 2,’ ‘Rio,’ ‘Rango’ Lead Crowd of Super Bowl Movie Ads

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here, which means its time for football fans to root for the Pittsburgh Steelers or Green Bay Packers — also to check out all the great commercials. Among ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico & Rita’ to Open Cartoon Movie

Fernando Trueba’s animated feature Chico & Rita is the opening film of the 13th edition of Cartoon Movie, set for March 2-4 in Lyons, France. Trueba’s animation debut ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inception,’ ‘Dragon’ Top VES Awards

Christopher Nolan’s Inception was the big winner at last night’s Visual Effects Society Awards, taking home four honors, including Outstanding Visual Effects in a Visual ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Seals 51 Broadcast Deals for ‘Thomas,’ ‘Angelina,’ ‘Bob’ and More

HIT Entertainment has completed 51 sales of its preschool programs, including animated hits Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Bob the Builder, to broadcasters all over the ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Heading to ‘Lidsville’

DreamWorks Animation is preparing to bring the 1971-73 Sid and Marty Krofft children’s series Lidsville to the big screen, reports The New York Times. The studio has tapped Conrad ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Saloon Teases ‘Song of the Sea’ With Conceptual Trailer

A lot of people sat up and took notice of Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon last year after its animated feature Secret of Kells was nominated for an Oscar. The studio is now developing ... Continue Reading →
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Storyboard Veteran John Dorman, 58, Dies

Veteran storyboard artist John Dorman died Saturday at the age of 58, according to a post on The Animation Guild blog. The cause of death has not been revealed. Dorman began his career ... Continue Reading →