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Idiots and Angels Begins L.A. Run

Mention indie animation and Bill Plympton’s name is the first to pop to mind. Since the mid-1980s, the New York-based animator has entertained audiences with his unique and quirky ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Adds Five to Sci-Tech Council

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has added five new members to its Science and Technology Council. Accepting the academy’s invitation to join the panel are: • ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Presents Plympton Program

ASIFA-Hollywood will present Thursday, Oct. 28, a special program titled An Evening with Bill Plympton at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif. The event will be hosted by Tom Sito, ... Continue Reading →
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Clone Wars, Venture Bros. Lead Video Releases

Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker charge into video stores alongside Dean and Hank Venture in this week’s animated releases. Star Wars: The Clone Wars — The Complete Season Two ... Continue Reading →
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Attending Ottawa: The TAC and Feature Competition

The Ottawa International Animation Festival was a cool event — and I’m not just talking about the weather. Though the weather was colder than expected (snow was falling as Friday ... Continue Reading →
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Logorama Takes Top Prize at Liepzig

Logorama, the Oscar-winning animated short film from French filmmakers Francois Alaux, Herve de Crecy and Ludovic Houplain won the Golden Dove for the best animated film or video at ... Continue Reading →
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Rocky & Bullwinkle Creator Anderson Dies

Alex Anderson Jr., creator of such iconic characters as Dudley Do-Right and Rocky & Bullwinkle, died Friday in Carmel, Calif. He was 90. Born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1920, Anderson ... Continue Reading →
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New Svankmajer Feature Gets U.S. Debut at L.A. Animation Fest

The Los Angeles Animation Festival will present the United States premiere of Jan Svankmajer’s new feature film, Surviving Life (Theory and Practice). Set for Dec. 3-7 at Cinefamily’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blaas’ Short Alma To Become DreamWorks Feature

Rodrigo Blaas is in talks with DreamWorks Animation to turn his short film Alma into a feature film with Guillermo del Toro as executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blaas ... Continue Reading →
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My Dog Tulip Debuts in Los Angeles

L.A. audiences will finally get a chance to enjoy Paul and Sandra Fierlinger’s well-reviewed animated feature My Dog Tulip this Friday, as the movie begins in run at the Nuart Theater. ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination to Produce Tezuka/Urasawa’s Pluto Pic

Osamu Tezuka fans can celebrate the fact that Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment is teaming up with Tezuka Productions to produce a live-action/CG hybrid movie based on ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Issues Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps

If you live in the U.K. or plan to visit the country in the next couple of months, make sure you check out the latest Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps, which feature none other than ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Joins Time Warner Cable Lineup

L.A.-based multi-platform kids network Kabillion is now available on the Time Warner Cable lineup. The platform, which launched in January 2007, will not have a footprint of over 35 ... Continue Reading →
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Darrall Macqueen to Deliver Magic Baby

Award-winning U.K. indie TV producer, Darrall Macqueen (Bear Behaving Badly, Smile) has been commissioned by CBeebies to produce a live-action/animation mix comedy series titled series, ... Continue Reading →
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Super Hero Squad Show’s Second Season Debuts Saturday

Cartoon Network will debut the second season of Marvel Television’s The Super Hero Squad Show this Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 a.m.  Produced by Film Roman and Marvel Animation, ... Continue Reading →
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2d3d, Wizzfilms Partner to Produce Zelphire Movie

Karim Friha’s comic-book series The Rise of Zelphire will be adapted into an animated feature produced by Angoulême, France-based studio 2d3D Animations and Montreal studio Wizzfilms. ... Continue Reading →
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Argentina’s Campanella Plays with Foosball Toon

Juan Jose Campanella, who directed last year’s Oscar-winning feature The Secret in Their Eyes, will be taking on the world of Foosball in his next animated project. Titled Metegol ... Continue Reading →
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Stiller to Produce Animated Zoolander Web Series

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films has made a two-year, first-look deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment to develop live-action and animated webisodes and multi-platform social media ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Moves Into Expanded Facility

Bethesda, Md.-based animation studio Pixeldust has announced an expansion that includes a move into a larger 6,000-square-foot facility. The company, which specializes in animation ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Picks Tweak Software’s RV

Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced today that Vancouver vfx house Image Engine has adopted RV as its ... Continue Reading →