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Marvel Seeks Director for ‘Thor 2,’ Due Out July 2013

Thor has proven mighty enough at the box office for Marvel Studios to give the green light to a sequel. Set for release July 26, 2013, Thor 2 is in search of a director now that Kenneth ... Continue Reading →
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A Sneak Peek at ‘A Monster in Paris’

An excellent new clip for Bibo Bergeron’s upcoming 3-D, CG-animated feature A Monster In Paris (Un Monstre a Paris) premiered on the web this week. The pic, which will be released ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Hires Writer for Long-Developing ‘King of the Elves’

King of the Elves, an animated adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story that has been in development for years at Disney, is apparently on again. According to a report in Variety, the studio ... Continue Reading →
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First-day Take of $37M for ‘Transformers: Dark of the Moon’

The visual-effects extravaganza Transformers: Dark of the Moon debuted Wednesday to about $37 million in ticket sales, marking the best debut of the year for any film. Based on the ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Sets Lineup for July 29-31 Bash

Animation Block Party has announced the lineup for its its eighth annual edition, returning this summer to Brooklyn, N.Y. The largest animation festival on the East Coast, ABP will ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Turns Japanese with Anime Expo, AM2 Weekend Events

With the Independence Day holiday upon us, many animation fans in Los Angeles are going to celebrate by turning just a little bit Japanese. The city is host to a pair of anime-themed ... Continue Reading →
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The Looney Tunes Studio’s Near-Death Experience

Throughout the history of animation, there have been plenty of train wrecks (metaphorically speaking, of course), usually on the feature film side of things, but how about bus wrecks?  ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘ThunderCats’ Premieres July 29 on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network’s revival of the classic 1980s animated series ThunderCats is set to premiere on the network July 29. The series will kick off with an hourlong premiere event ... Continue Reading →
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Big Idea Taps New Zealand’s Huhu for VeggieTales Projects

VeggieTales creator Big Idea Entertainment has signed a multimillion dollar, two-year production deal with the New Zealand-based Huhu Studios animation company. The deal calls for ... Continue Reading →
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National Press Club Spotlights ‘Phineas & Ferb,’ ‘Fish Hooks’

The National Press Club in Washington, D.C., is opening its doors to animation for the first time with a special panel spotlighting the Disney Channel series Phineas and Ferb and Fish ... Continue Reading →
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Rainmaker’s New Short ‘Luna’ Set to Screen at SIGGRAPH

Rainmaker Entertainment’s just-completed animated short film Luna has been chosen to screen at the Electronic Theater at the upcoming SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Festival set ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Co-Director Brad Lewis Heads to Digital Domain

Having navigated Pixar’s Cars 2 to the finish line as co-director to John Lasseter, Brad Lewis has signed on to directed original animated feature films for Digital Domain Media ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa’s TAC Open for Pitch THIS! Submissions

The Ottawa International Animation Festival’s industry event TAC is accepting proposals for its 2011 Pitch THIS! Program, presented by 9 Story Entertainment. This year’s event will ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Puts Production Art Database Online

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has made available online a tremendous resource for animation and filmmaking aficionados with its new Production Art Database. The database ... Continue Reading →
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Monty Python Members Help Animate Graham Chapman Memoir

Members of Monty Python are reuniting to provide voices for a new 3D animated feature called A Liar’s Autobiography, based on the memoir of former Monty Python member the late ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ugly Americans’ Returns June 30 on Comedy Central

Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans returns for a wet, hot summer of zombie-loving good times with affable human social worker Mark Lilly (voiced by Matt Oberg), along with his creature ... Continue Reading →
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Videos We Like: Animated ‘Rocketeer’ Homage

One of our favorite comics at Animation Magazine is The Rocketeer, created way back in the early 1980s by Dave Stevens and turned into a live-action feature film by Disney in 1991. The ... Continue Reading →
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The Hub Celebrates July 4th with ‘Transformers’ Marathon

With Transformers: Dark of the Moon coming to theaters this Wednesday, The Hub is presenting a blast from the past for the robots in disguise this Independence Day. On July 4, the network ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Family Museum Honors ‘Bambi’ Animator Tyrus Wong

Disney animation legend Tyrus Wong was recently celebrated at the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco’s Presidio for influencing generations of animators and many films today. “Ty” ... Continue Reading →
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Supreme Court Backs Video Games’ 1st Amendment Rights

The United States Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutional a California law restricting the sale and rental of violent video games to minors, granting the medium First Amendment ... Continue Reading →