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‘Pet Pals’ Movie Wins Special Prize at Venice Festival

It makes sense that an animated movie set in Venice would get a special prize at the Venice Film Festival, right? As it turns out, Gruppo Alcuni’s Pet Pals: Marco Polo’s Code was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Futurama’ Pays Homage to Different Animation Styles

The sixth season finale of Futurama has been generating a lot of interest among animation fans all over. The episode, which premieres this Thursday at 10 p.m. is titled “Reincarnation” ... Continue Reading →
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New Details of Studio Ghibli Projects Revealed

Isao Takahata, co-founder of Studio Ghibli and director of acclaimed features such as Grave of the Fireflies and Only Yesterday, confirmed last week that he is working on a new movie. ... Continue Reading →
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Satrapi Delivers Tasty ‘Chicken With Plums’ in Venice

Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud’s  Chicken with Plums, the live-action follow-up to their Oscar-nominated animated feature Persepolis (2007) made a big splash at the Venice ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guess How Much I Love You’ Finds More TV Homes

SLR Productions’ upcoming animated series Guess How Much I Love You—The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare may have a really long name, but that isn’t stopping TV buyers from ... Continue Reading →
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DHX’s ‘Rastamouse’ Will Come Home via Universal

DHX Media, has appointed Universal Pictures UK as home entertainment partner for its popular stop-motion animated series Rastamouse, which has been a ratings winner on CBeebies and ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Spooktacular at Disney Family Museum

Need to brush up on your skeleton dance? Then mark your calendars for HallowScreen!—a family friendly celebration of the spooky and silly animated shorts of Disney hosted by the Walt ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Piece’ Pops Up on the Champs-Elysées

Anime fans in France will be cracking open their wallets as Toei Animation sets up shop with the One Piece pop-up store at the Champs-Elysées Virgin Megastore in Paris, open thru September ... Continue Reading →
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Building the Perfect Beasts of ‘Dinosaur Revolution’

If you enjoy your Discovery Channel programs packed with dramatic illustrations and eye-popping vfx, then this week’s four-hour Dinosaur Revolution should be on your must-watch list. ... Continue Reading →
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Mondo to Release Pixar Poster Series

If you’re a Pixar fan and you admire the poster art of Tom Whalen, we’ve got some terrific pre-Labor Day weekend news for you. Mondo, the Alamo Drafthouse’s collective art boutique, ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Launches ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’ Globally

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has announced the global distribution launch of the new animated series. Inspired by the character from the long-running PBS series Mister Rogers’ ... Continue Reading →
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Matt Groening Judges Film of the Month

September is Animation Takeover month at web-based independent filmmaker networking hub Shooting People, and in honor of the occasion animation luminary Matt Groening (The Simpsons, ... Continue Reading →
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What’s Your Spirit Muppet?

The latest headwear craze that has graced the pates of pop idols Ke$ha and Katy Perry (among other trendy celebs) is moving on from wild beasts to felt puppets. SpiritHoods, a Los Angeles-based ... Continue Reading →
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Chipotle Ad Showcases Johnny Kelly’s Animation

London-based animator Johnny Kelly’s wonderful stop-motion ad for Chipotle is generating a lot of good word-of-mouth on the Internet this week. The spot which promotes the fast-growing ... Continue Reading →
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‘South Park’ Doc. to Premiere on Comedy Central

Comedy Central will continue its year-long celebration of South Park’s 15th Anniversary with a special documentary about the show on Sunday, October 2 at 10 p.m., followed by the ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Avengers’ Promo Art Surfaces

It seems that fans can’t get enough of Joss Whedon’s 2012 features adaptation of The Avengers. Today’s big buzzy item was the web release of a promo art for the superhero-packed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rantarou’ Remake in Works?

U.S. studios have been buzzing with interest ever since Japanese director Takashi Miike’s (13 Assassins) live-action manga adaptation of Nintama Rantarou titled Ninja Kids!!! launched ... Continue Reading →
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‘Thor & Loki’ Key Art, Clips Revealed

Marvel Knights Animation has revealed new art and clips from the upcoming direct-to-DVD feature Thor & Loki: Blood Brothers (Shout! Factory, $14.97) due out September 13. The film ... Continue Reading →
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Wacom’s Inkling Sneak Peek

On Tuesday, Wacom got plein air doodlers the world over drooling when they uploaded a video promo for their latest device, called Inkling, on their official YouTube channel. The system ... Continue Reading →