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Shout! February Slate Boasts Family Faves

Shout! Factory will be making the most of the year’s shortest month with an assortment of animated releases, including DHX Media’s Slugterra and Hasbro Studios’ Pound ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoonists Cabu, Charb Among 12 Dead in Paris Attack

The Paris headquarters of French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo was the target of a horrendous attack by at least two gunmen which left 12 dead. The assault was made as the editorial ... Continue Reading →
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Amazon Debuts Four Animated Pilots Jan. 15

Amazon has announced four animated programs among its first pilot series of 2015, which will debut Jan. 15 on Amazon Instant Video in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany. The ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Offers Puppets, Models, Props at Auction

Get ready to bid for an authentic piece of LAIKA. The Portland, Ore.-based studio behind the hit stop-motion features The Boxtrolls, ParaNorman and Coraline will auction more than 250 ... Continue Reading →
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Alice Webb Named BBC Children’s Director

Alice Webb, currently COO of BBC England, has been appointed the new director of BBC Children’s. She will take charge of the department now based in Salford — a move which ... Continue Reading →
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Shade Signs Camille Geier as EP

Shade VFX CEO Bryan Godwin has announced that visual effects producer Camille Geier has joined the New York studio as Executive Producer. Geier will bring her experience to the team ... Continue Reading →
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FuseFX Hires on VFX Supe Jon Massey

FuseFX has snapped up two-time Emmy nominated Visual Effects Supervisor Jon Massey, whose credits include HBO’s True Blood. His first assignment at the L.A.-area studio will be ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Netflix Series Gets Purring Jan. 16

The roll-out of DreamWorks Animation’s original series for streaming platform Netflix continues as the dapper feline of Shrek fame gets his own episodic treatment in The Adventures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miles from Tomorrowland’ Launches on Disney Junior Feb. 6

Disney Junior will debut a new intergalactic adventure series, Miles from Tomorrowland, on Friday, February 6, on Disney Channel. The launch will comprise four back-to-back episodes ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer: Vice’ Hits Disc Ahead of Season 6 Premiere

The world’s (self-proclaimed) greatest spy lends a certain, somewhat delusional, swagger to this week’s animated home entertainment releases. Archer: Vice – The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Remains Atop Box Office Battle

The first weekend of the new year was a good one for Bilbo Baggins, as The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies topped the domestic box office with an estimated $22 million in ticket ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Teases ‘Ant-Man’ Trailer

Marvel Studios launched online Jan. 2 an “ant-sized” first look teaser for its upcoming superhero pic Ant-Man — with the images only small enough for an ant to see. The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Voice Actress Christine Cavanaugh Dies

Christine Cavanaugh, an actress who provided voices for such popular animated TV shows as Rugrats, Darkwing Duck, Aladdin, The Powerpuff Girls and Wild Kratts, died Dec. 22. She was ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates for ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alvin 4′

Looks like the studios are shuffling their lineups before taking a holiday break. The good news for fans of Angry Birds is the animated feature from game-maker Rovio and Sony has been ... Continue Reading →
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Casting for ‘Walking Dead’ Spinoff, Marvel’s ‘Luke Cage’

Who doesn’t love zombies and Marvel? The Hollywood trades have reported the casting of Kim Dickens as the lead actor in the upcoming spinoff of the hit series The Walking Dead. ... Continue Reading →