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Animator Jean-Maxime Perramon Dies in Freeway Accident

The Los Angeles Times is reporting the death of animator and storyboard artist Jean-Maxime Perramon in an automobile accident that occurred Saturday. He was 63. Perramon’s credits ... Continue Reading →
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ASIFA-Hollywood Names Gladstone President; Beck is VP

There’s been a changing of the guard at ASIFA-Hollywood, with president Antran Manoogian and VP Tom Sito stepping down and Frank Gladstone stepping in as his successor. Also joining ... Continue Reading →
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JapanNYC Fest to Show Rare Miyazaki Shorts March 26

Hayao Miyazaki fans, take note: Two of the anime master’s short films that have never been screened outside of Japan will get a special showing March 26 at Carnegie Hall in New ... Continue Reading →
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kaboom! Brings New ‘Peanuts’ Special Back to Comics

We’ve already told you about Happiness is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown, the new Peanuts animated special. Now the special is getting Peanuts back into comics form with a graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Kecskemet Animation Film Festival Celebrates 10th Edition, Seeks Entries

Hungary’s Kecskemet Animation Film Festival is celebrating its 10th edition this year, and is seeking submissions by March 11 of European-made feature films and TV specials. The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Reports Profits Up for 4Q, 2010

With three movies released and strong financials, 2010 was a good year for DreamWorks Animation. The company reported its fourth-quarter and year-end results. For the fourth-quarter, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Opens Vault for ‘Bambi: Diamond Edition’ Blu-ray

Disney has opened its vault once again to release the beloved classic Bambi on Blu-ray. Bambi: Diamond Edition (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray/DVD or two-disc Blu-ray) features ... Continue Reading →
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New Stills Expose ‘Toy Story’ Hawaiian Vacation Short

Pixar has released two images from its upcoming Toy Story short film, Hawaiian Vacation. The short will be attached to Cars 2, due for release June 24, and prominently features the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo & Juliet’ Woos its Way to Top Spot at Weekend Box Office

It’s good to be a gnome at the box office this weekend, with Gnomeo & Juliet hanging on to enough business to withstand a couple of weak challenges to land in the No. 1 spot. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story 3′ Wins Best Animated Feature Oscar; ‘Lost Thing’ Wins Short

Toy Story 3 won the Best Animated Feature at the 83rd annual Academy Awards. Lee Unkrich accepted the award, thanking John Lasseter, Steve Jobs and the film’s producer, Darla ... Continue Reading →
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Programming Exec Kanter Adds GM Duties for Disney Junior

Disney Channels Worldwide has rewarded Nancy Kanter with the additional role of general manager of Disney Junior Worldwide, a post that will supplement her job as senior VP of original ... Continue Reading →
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AM2 Convention Announces Festival for Anime-style Films

AM2, a free anime convention based in Anaheim, Calif., has announced its first animation festival and competition. The event has put out a call for entries for animated entries that ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sid the Science Kid’ Celebrates Earth Day with Four New Episodes

Four new episodes of Sid the Science Kid are arriving in mid-April to celebrate Earth Day. The new episodes of the  series, which is produced by The Jim Henson Co. and KCET/Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Picture Co. Develops ‘Zombie Pet Shop’ Feature

The Animation Picture Co. has bought an original script titled Zombie Pet Shop to develop as a stereoscopic 3D feature film, Variety reports. The original script by E.L. Katz concerns ... Continue Reading →
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Watch: ‘Green Lantern: Emerald Knights’ Trailer

Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for Green Lantern: Emerald Knights, the studio’s  next DC Universe original animated feature. Take a look: The movie is set to be released ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Orders 8th Series of ‘Fireman Sam’

Look for Fireman Sam to be on the job for a while longer. HIT Entertainment announced it has begun pre-production on an eighth season of the animated series for preschoolers. Twenty-six ... Continue Reading →
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Imagi Buys ‘Pleasant Goat’ Makers Toon Express Group

Imagi International is on the move again, acquiring Chinese company Toon Express Group and its Pleasant Goat and Big Big Wolf property, reports Variety. The $130 million deal will see ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Salutes ‘American Dad!’ With Seventh-Season Order

Fox has renewed its animated comedy series American Dad! for a seventh season. The series — created by Seth MacFarlane, Mike Barker and Matt Weitzman — is currently airing its sixth ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: L.E.G. Productions’ Laura Elkus Gross

We all know about the people who make the animated movies we love to watch over and over again on DVD and Blu-ray — at least in part because of the great bonus features that come ... Continue Reading →
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Contest Opens ‘Skatoony’ Slots to Canadian Kids

We get lots of requests from parents in Canada about how their kids can get on Skatoony, the Teletoon quiz show featuring animated contestants. Well, here’s your answer: Teletoon ... Continue Reading →