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10 Titles Up for Best Feature Annie Award

The nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were unveiled this morning. Thanks to the healthy number of animated features released in 2011, ASIFA members will vote on ten titles ... Continue Reading →
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‘Chico and Rita’ Wins Best Euro Animated Film Prize

As we’re waiting to hear about Annie Award nominations on Monday (Dec. 4), we can update you on some of the recent animation noms and wins that happened over the past few days. Over ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Has Many Lives Overseas

While Twilight Breaking Dawn, The Muppet Movie, Hugo and Arthur Christmas and Happy Feet Two were entertaining movie audiences in the U.S., Paramount/DreamWorks’ feisty feline ... Continue Reading →
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‘Robot Chicken’ Duo Opens New Toon Shop

Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, creators and exec producers of Adult Swim’s popular Robot Chicken series, have launched their own stop-motion animation studio with Buddy System’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blueprint and DDA Form New PR Powerhouse

U.K.-based specialty public relations company Blueprint P.R. has joined forces with U.S. outfit DDA to form a new stand-alone venture. The new company, which is called DDA Blueprint ... Continue Reading →
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French TV Animator Bruno Bianchi Passes Away

We were saddened to receive the news of the death of leading French TV animator Bruno Bianchi this morning at the age of 56. Bianchi, who helped create the popular Inspector Gadget ... Continue Reading →
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10 Animated Shorts Move Ahead in Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 84th Academy Awards. Forty-four projects had ... Continue Reading →
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Big Innovation from Little Packages

A few weeks ago, I wrote about a chat I had with Brendan Fraser regarding the fine art of acting on a set opposite characters that aren’t really there, but will be added later through ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Little Prince’ Begins Reign on Rai

Beginning on Dec. 10, viewers in Italy will be able to enjoy the new CG-animated series based on Antoine de Saint-Exupery’s timeless classic The Little Prince, on the Rai 2 network.  ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Develops ‘Ice Age’ Live Tour

As Fox gets ready to deliver the fourth installment of the popular Ice Age franchise next July, it’s also partnering with Stage Ent. Touring Prods. to produce a live show based on ... Continue Reading →
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‘A Cat In Paris’ Prowls in Los Angeles

This weekend, filmgoers in Los Angeles will be able to catch the French animated movie A Cat in Paris during its Oscar-qualifying run (Dec 2-7) at the AMC Burbank Town Center 8. The ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network’s Merry Mondays!

Cartoon Network is busting out the holiday fare next week by kicking off specials for Johnny Test and Adventure Time, plus new episodes of The Amazing World of Gumball, MAD and more ... Continue Reading →
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‘X-Men’ Director Singer on Board for ‘Munsters’

The TV world has already been furrowing its brows in puzzlement over how NBC’s planned one-hour-drama reboot of 1960s slapstick The Munsters is going to turn out, but now The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Adopts Mondo TV’s ‘Puppy in My Pocket’

MEG Toys and Mondo TV’s Puppy In My Pocket: Adventures in Pocketville has found a good home on Boomerang. The 2D-animated series, which is based on a popular toy brand, already airs ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Unveils New Poster, Trailer for ‘John Carter’

This week, Disney treats us to a new poster and trailer for its much-anticipated first quarter sci-fi epic John Carter. Directed by Oscar-winning Pixar veteran Andrew Stanton (Finding ... Continue Reading →
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Little Airplane Launches ‘Small Potatoes’ Studio Tour

Fans of the acclaimed new preschool animated show Small Potatoes will now have a chance to tour Little Airplane, the busy and very creative production studio behind the series in New ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Launches Advent Calendar App

The National Film Board of Canada’s cool new Advent Calendar App for the iPad is now available on iTunes for 99 cents! Users can use the digital advent calendar to unlock a cool NFB ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sarah & Duck’ Flaps to CBeebies

London-based Karrot Animation has announced that their first original production, Sarah & Duck, has been picked up by the U.K.’s CBeebies channel. The 40 x 7 preschool series ... Continue Reading →
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Charlie Sheen Fans Vandalize MacFarlane’s House

Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane’s Beverly Hills house was vandalized by a group of Charlie Sheen supporters, TMZ reports. According to the website, two unidentified boys and one ... Continue Reading →
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Nominees Announced For Kidscreen

Kidscreen has announced its list of nominees for its annual Awards. The shortlisted entries will be continuing in the competition through a final round of judging. Winners will be announced ... Continue Reading →