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Animated Feature Oscar Entries Due Nov. 1

It’s officially awards season: The entry forms and supporting materials for a film to be considered in the animated feature film category for the 84th annual Academy Awards is ... Continue Reading →
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A Halloween Treat from ‘Transylvania’

Sony Pictures Animation has a tasty morsel for the toon town kiddies in honor of Halloween: The first character designs for Dracula (voiced by Adam Sandler), star of their upcoming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Cars 2′ Discs Ready to Roll on Home

Cars 2 crosses the home video finish line this week, bringing the most-recent feature from Pixar home in multiple formats and with plenty of extras. The first Pixar film to be released ... Continue Reading →
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Noah Z. Jones Reveals Secrets of ‘Fish Hooks’

Animated People: Noah Z. Jones, Creator, Disney Channel’s Fish Hooks We recently had the good fortune of catching up with the talented and super nice Noah Z. Jones, the creator of ... Continue Reading →
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Return of ‘Beavis and Butt-Head’ a Hit for MTV

“Heh-heh-heh-heh, they missed us!” The return of Beavis and Butt-Head with original episodes after 14 years away was a hit for MTV. The debut Thursday of new episodes earned ... Continue Reading →
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‘Phineas and Ferb’ Movie Adds ‘Toy Story 3′ Scribe Micheal Arndt

Disney has hired Oscar-winning screenwriter Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 for Pixar, to polish its script for a movie version of its hit animated series Phineas and Ferb, reports ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss’ Stomps to $34M Debut; ‘Tintin’ Impresses Overseas

Two toons won the two different box office races this weekend, with DreamWorks Animation’s Puss in Boots topping the domestic rankings and breaking a Halloween weekend record, ... Continue Reading →
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Critics Not Impressed by Fox’s ‘Allen Gregory’

Fox’s new animated series Allen Gregory has the luxury of being part of the cabler’s successful Sunday night lineup, but critics don’t see a long future for the primetime toon. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Extends Globe’s Contract

DreamWorks Animation has extended the employment contract of chief marketing officer Anne Globe. She will continue to have responsibility for all global marketing activity, including ... Continue Reading →
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Biplano Picks Up Licensing Rights for ‘Bolts & Blip’

Barcelona-based Biplano has been appointed to manage the licensing rights of 3-D animated property Bolts & Blip in Spain, France and Portugal. Billed as the world’s first stereoscopic ... Continue Reading →
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Fans Flock to ‘Tintin’ in France and Belgium

Steven Spielberg’s The Adventures of Tintin is doing fantastique business in France and Belgium, bringing in $4.7 million in ticket sales since its Wednesday opening in theaters. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Unveils Images from Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’

When he’s not designing Thanksgiving parade floats or displaying his art at museums, Tim Burton is also directing movies. His 2012 black-and-white feature Frankenweenie is a full-length ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman’s ‘Pythagasaurus’ Goes Back in Time

Those crafty folks at beloved U.K. animation studio Aardman Animations are offering up delightful new CG toon for their fans: Pete Peake’s Pythagasaurus. The short film stars two ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Offers Treats for Halloween

Cartoon Network will be offering a slew of tasty toon treats to boils and ghouls this Halloween (Monday, October 31, if you haven’t been paying attention)! Its Monday night comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Ollie Johnston: Even ‘Old Men’ Need a Lift!

Those of us who grew up in the 1950s and 1960s became familiar with the smiling, warm fellow who chatted with us over the airwaves every Sunday evening on The Wonderful World of Disney. ... Continue Reading →
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German Feature ‘Lollipop Monster’ Screens in L.A.

Lollipop Monster, the new live-action/animation hybrid feature from German comic-book artist Ziska Riemann gets its first Los Angeles screening this weekend as the closing night event ... Continue Reading →
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iPad Star Swampy to Star in Disney Web Toon

Watch out Wallygator, there’s a new animated alligator in town! Swampy, the star of Disney’s iPhone and iPad game Where’s My Water will be starring in a 12-episode animated show ... Continue Reading →
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New Poster Revealed for LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’

Portland’s acclaimed animation studio LAIKA has unveiled a new poster for its 2012 stop-motion movie ParaNorman. Slated for an August 17 release date, the movie is directed by Sam ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Puss in Boots’ Powered by HP

Tech giant HP has announced that DreamWorks Animation chose HP technology to push the boundaries of CG animation for its most technically advanced film to day, the Shrek spin-off Puss ... Continue Reading →
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Eisner’s Vuguru, Lee’s POW Partner

Former Disney head Michael Eisner’s indie digital studio Vuguru is joining forces with comic book luminary Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment to produce original content across multiple ... Continue Reading →