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Oscar Week Includes Look at Animated Shorts, Features

Animation gets its due in Oscar Week — a series of events planned by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the week leading up to the 83rd annual Academy Awards. On ... Continue Reading →
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‘DaVincibles’ Sets February Debut on Australia’s Channel 7

The DaVincibles are heading down under. The program — a co-production of Australia-based SLR Productions, France’s Moonscoop, Italy’s Neo Network, RAI Fiction, Telegael ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Original ‘Alice’ Celebrates 60th With Blu-ray Release

The classic Disney version of Alice in Wonderland is turning 60 – and it looks better than ever with its first-ever high-definition home video release. The new Blu-ray edition of ... Continue Reading →
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Prolific Batman, Marvel Writer/Director Boyd Kirkland Dies

Boyd Kirkland, a prolific director of animated shows including Batman: The Animated Series and X-Men: Evolution, died Friday while awaiting a lung transplant, according to a post on ... Continue Reading →
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Okun Re-Elected Chairman of VES Board

The Visual Effects Society has announced its 2011 Board of Directors, with Jeffrey A. Okun being re-elected to a third one-year term as chairman. “I am honored to have been re-elected ... Continue Reading →
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Brit Henry Cavill Set as Snyder’s Superman

Zack Snyder has found his Superman, casting English actor Henry Cavill as the Man of Steel for a new feature film due out by the end of 2012. The 27-year-old actor is best known for ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Head to ‘Rio’; First Look at Trailer

20th Century Fox gave a big push to its upcoming animated film Rio, showing off Friday the first clips to the press and announcing a collaboration with the makers of the hit mobile ... Continue Reading →
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‘Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance’ Gets Ready for its Flight to U.S. theaters

Giant cyborgs, apocalyptic symbols and Jungian psychology are a few of the heady ingredients of the hugely popular Neon Genesis Evangelion franchise. First introduced as a 26-part TV ... Continue Reading →
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Joint Venture TAO 3D Fusion Offers Glasses-Free Creation, Conversion

TAO Productions and 3D Fusion have teamed up to create TAO 3D Fusion, a new company focused on creating, converting and exhibiting stereoscopic 3D content. The joint venture has come ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Reportedly Developing ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie

The BBC is reporting that Aardman Animations has begun work on a feature film version of its preschool animated hit Shaun the Sheep. The Beeb reports that a script is being developed ... Continue Reading →
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Animate Projects Likely to Close Without Arts Council England Funding

England’s Animate Projects program has announced it likely will shut down at the end of March after the Arts Council England not to fund the program for 2011. With a history that ... Continue Reading →
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Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman Lead Cast for DreamWorks’ ‘Guardians’

Alec Baldwin, Chris Pine, Hugh Jackman, Jude Law and Isla Fischer have been cast in DreamWorks Animation’s Rise of the Guardians, a 3D animated feature based on the upcoming children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Leckman to Direct Escape Studios’ L.A. VFX Campus

The CG academy Escape Studios has appointed Lucasfilm training legend Tad Leckman as academic director for the company’s new Los Angeles campus. Leckman ,who created the Jedi ... Continue Reading →
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Woolley Tapped to Run U.K.-Based Impossible Kids

Karl Woolley has joined U.K.-based Impossible Pictures as head of its children’s production division. A veteran writer, producer and director, Woolley will be responsible for ... Continue Reading →
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O’Reilly’s ‘External World’ Earns Honorable Mention at Sundance

Animator David O’Reilly’s The External World has earned an honorable mention from the jury at the Sundance Film Festival. The film was the only animated mention made by ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Anime-Style ‘ThunderCats’ Revival

Cartoon Network unveiled the first official look at its new ThunderCats cartoon. The new, anime-style series revives the classic series, which was created by Tobin Wolf, developed by ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Kenny to Host Annie Awards

A familiar voice will be returning to the stage to host the 38th annual Annie Awards. Tom Kenny, the voice of  SpongeBob SquarePants, is returning to hosting duties this year. Kenny ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated Shorts Coming to Theaters, iTunes, Movies On Demand

The annual announcement of the Oscar nominations usually sends movie fans rushing off to the theaters to see films they may have missed. And once again, Shorts International and Magnolia ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Bring Sick & Twisted Toons to YouTube

Many of us have spent hours staying up late and heading out to the theater to laugh our way through the insanity of Spike & Mike’s Sick & Twisted Festival of Animation. And ... Continue Reading →
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Toei Sets DVD, Merchandising Deals for Latin America

Toei Animation has announced new home entertainment and merchandising deals for its animated series in Latin America. In home entertainment, the deals are: Brazil’s Playarte will ... Continue Reading →