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Academy Reveals New Shorts Rules

The Academy’s Board of Governors have approved the rules for documentary and short film submissions for the Oscars at its recent meeting. Significant changes expand members’ opportunities ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Feature Will Be CG-Animated

Disney’s holiday 2013 feature Frozen will be a CG-animated version of a project that used to be called The Snow Queen, according to Slashfilm.com. The movie, which has been in development ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Wraps ‘Small Potatoes’ Movie

Josh Selig and his busy team of animators at New York-based Little Airplane have finished principle photography on a Small Potatoes movie and are in discussion to have the film released ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Returns to Anaheim and Vancouver

International computer graphics and interactive techniques confab SIGGRAPH will return to Anaheim, Calif, July 21 to 25 in 2013 to celebrate the 40th International Conference and Exhibition ... Continue Reading →
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Coolabi’s ‘Poppy Cat’ Lands Purrfect Digital Deal

UK-based producer and rights management company Coolabi has landed a U.S. distribution deal with Entertainment One (eOne) for its preschool animated show Poppy Cat (52 x 11), beginning ... Continue Reading →
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Yowza Animation to Produce ‘Chirp’ Preschool Show

Canadian animation studio Yowza is collaborating with publisher OwlKids and CBC Television on a new preschool series called Chirp. The show is based on content by Chirp magazine and ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Master Douglas Trumbull to Receive Special Oscar

The Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has voted the Gordon E. Sawyer Award to Douglas Trumbull, a visionary filmmaker who has worked as a designer, ... Continue Reading →
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Goya Awards Reveal Feature, Short Noms

The Spanish Academy of Cinematic Art and Science (Academia de las Artes y las Ciencias Cinematográficas de España) have announced the nominees for the Best Animated Feature and Animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention’ on DVD, Blu-ray

Aardman Animations’ hilarious (and Oscar-winning) stop-motion duo are coming to home entertainment shelves in their new six-part series Wallace & Gromit’s World of Invention. ... Continue Reading →
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Welcome to the Emerald Knight’s Reboot!

DC Comics’ evergreen hero faces new villains and unforeseen challenges in Warner Bros. Animation’s hot new Green Lantern: The Animated Series. Since the late 1950s, Green Lantern ... Continue Reading →
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Expanding the Magical World of William Joyce

How Hurricane Katrina and a veteran children’s book advocate in New York City inspired an award-winning animated short and popular iPad app. Many months before critical favorites ... Continue Reading →
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Eye on the Oscars: Animated Shorts

Last month, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences narrowed down the animated short list from the original qualifying 45 to 10 titles that advanced in the Oscar voting process. ... Continue Reading →
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Anything But Elementary!

VFX supe Chas Jarrett ups the visual ante for the second Guy Ritchie/Sherlock Holmes thrill ride. It was a no-brainer for Chas Jarrett to return to the world of the world’s greatest ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Life Aquatic

Octonauts, the hit animated U.K. preschool show, finds a new home across the pond on Disney Junior this month. Sometimes you can tell a lot by the imaginative names of the recurring ... Continue Reading →
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Clockwork Magic

The Foundation’s preschool toon Tickety Toc delivers a bright, colorful world on Nick Jr. If you’ve ever observed a child’s instant delight at seeing a cuckoo clock for the first ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Simulcasts ‘Lagrange’ Japan Debut

VIZ Anime is getting 2012 off to a great start with anime fans by simulcasting the new series Lagrange – The Flower of Rin-Ne which has just launched in Japan. Episode 1 is now available ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Presents Ghibli Retrospective in LA

Animation distributor GKIDS is showcasing a 20-year retrospective of the films from acclaimed Japanese toon house Studio Ghibli in Los Angeles this month. Presented by American Cinematheque, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Junior Announces Launch Date, Line-Up

Disney Junior, a 24-hour basic cable/satellite channel created for kids age 2-7 and their parents and caregivers, will launch Friday, March 23 at midnight in the U.S., it was announced ... Continue Reading →
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Moonscoop’s ‘Chloe’s Closet’ Gets a Second Season Order

Global entertainment house Moonscoop has greenlit a second season of its preschool show Chloe’s Closet. Moonscoop will co-produce a further 52×11’ episodes of the series with ... Continue Reading →
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Fox to Release Bakshi’s ‘Wizards’ Blu-Ray in March

Fox Home Ent. will release Ralph Bakshi’s influential animated feature Wizards in a special 35th Edition Blu-ray and book tie-in package on March 13. This “epic fantasy of peace ... Continue Reading →