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Academy Announces 8 Sci-Tech Awardees

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that eight scientific and technical achievements represented by 28 individual award recipients will be honored at its ... Continue Reading →
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‘Fullmetal’ to Screen at AM2 Anaheim

AM2, the multi-day convention for Asian music, anime and manga friends held in Anaheim, Calif. (June 15-17), has announced it will screen the Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of ... Continue Reading →
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Johnny Knoxville Visits SpongeBob and Friends

Famous Jackass star Johnny Knoxville recorded a voice this week for a role on Nickelodeon’s animated series SpongeBob. In the special episode, “Extreme Spots,” Knoxville ... Continue Reading →
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‘WordGirl’ to Fight Bullying on PBS Kids Go!

Scholastic Media’s Emmy-winning series WordGirl is taking a stand against bullying in the new one-hour episode “The Rise of Miss Power.” Featuring the voice of popular actress ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peztronauta’ Swims to Discovery Familia

Discovery Familia will premiere the new animated, eco-friendly series Peztronauta (Fishtronaut) on January 16, at 6:30p. The series, which will air daily, follows the adventures of ... Continue Reading →
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The Scoop on ‘Frankenhole’s’ Second Season

Animated People Dino Stamatopoulos, Creator Moral Orel, Mary Shelley’s Frankenhole We couldn’t resist the chance to catch up with the talented and always-quotable Dino Stamatopoulos ... Continue Reading →
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Roman Knows: What’s In a Name

Phil Roman has settled into being an elder statesman of the animation industry—something of an irony (if an inevitable one) for a man once described by Chuck Jones as “the youngest ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Art Submissions Deadline: Jan. 10

Attention artists and students: If you were planning on submitting your work for the 39th SIGGRAPH Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, set to ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Trims VFX List to 10

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the 10 films that remain in the running for nominations in the Visual Effects category at the 84th Oscars this year. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gallery Nucleus Celebrates Work of Ronald Searle

In what turns out to be quite a serendipitous event, Alhambra, Calif-based Gallery Nucleus is offering an exhibition featuring the work of world-renowned cartoonist and illustrator ... Continue Reading →
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ToonSeum Offers Tribute to ’70s-Era Black Animation

Pittsburgh’s ToonSeum is offering a unique retrospective of original production cels and drawings from the 1970s that promoted positive African American characters and storylines. ... Continue Reading →
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Tippett FX Group Takes a Bite Out of The Bakery

Tippett Studio has chosen French-based 3D CG company Bakery Relight software for its FX group production pipeline. Founded in 2007 by veteran motion picture artists and technologists, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blade’ Series Launches on G4 Jan. 13

A new anime series based on Marvel’s Blade will launch  on the G4 network Friday, January 13 at 11 p.m., the channel has announced. Harold Perrineau (Lost, The Killing Jar, The Matrix: ... Continue Reading →
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Animator Vincent Cafarelli Dies

Vincent Cafarelli, a noted figure in the New York animation scene for over 60 years and co-founder of Buzzco Associates studio, died of natural causes December 1 in Brooklyn, NY. He ... Continue Reading →
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Producers Guild Reveals Five Animated Movie Nominees

The Producers Guild of America (PGA) has announced the five titles nominated in the Best Animated Feature Award category. In what many awards watchers say may be a foreshadowing for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sammy’s Adventures’ Swims to U.S. Shores

Director Ben Stassen’s 2010 CG-animated feature A Turtle’s Tale: Sammy’s Adventures arrives in the U.S. on DVD this week. The Studio Canal movie, which was originally titled Around ... Continue Reading →
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French ‘Tableau’ Offers Artistic Alternative

This holiday season, French animation fans had a chance to check out a more unusual home-grown animated movie as well as the global blockbusters such as Puss in Boots and The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Pan to Visit ‘Jake and the Pirates’

Peter Pan is set to make his first appearance on Disney Channel’s Jake and the Never Land Pirates in a primetime special Monday, February 13. In the episode Peter Pan Returns the ... Continue Reading →
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Lupus and Channel 4 Prep ‘Snowman’ Remake

Lupus Films and Channel 4 are planning a new version of the classic animated holiday special The Snowman, according to The Daily Mirror. Based on a hugely popular book by Raymond Briggs, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bambi’ Lands on National Film Registry

Disney’s landmark 1942 animated feature Bambi was one of the 25 new movies added to the National Film Registry this week. Every year, the org chooses 25 titles that are deemed “culturally, ... Continue Reading →