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Rocky & Bullwinkle Creator Anderson Dies

Alex Anderson Jr., creator of such iconic characters as Dudley Do-Right and Rocky & Bullwinkle, died Friday in Carmel, Calif. He was 90. Born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1920, Anderson ... Continue Reading →
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New Svankmajer Feature Gets U.S. Debut at L.A. Animation Fest

The Los Angeles Animation Festival will present the United States premiere of Jan Svankmajer’s new feature film, Surviving Life (Theory and Practice). Set for Dec. 3-7 at Cinefamily’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blaas’ Short Alma To Become DreamWorks Feature

Rodrigo Blaas is in talks with DreamWorks Animation to turn his short film Alma into a feature film with Guillermo del Toro as executive producer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Blaas ... Continue Reading →
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My Dog Tulip Debuts in Los Angeles

L.A. audiences will finally get a chance to enjoy Paul and Sandra Fierlinger’s well-reviewed animated feature My Dog Tulip this Friday, as the movie begins in run at the Nuart Theater. ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination to Produce Tezuka/Urasawa’s Pluto Pic

Osamu Tezuka fans can celebrate the fact that Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment is teaming up with Tezuka Productions to produce a live-action/CG hybrid movie based on ... Continue Reading →
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U.K. Issues Wallace & Gromit Christmas Stamps

If you live in the U.K. or plan to visit the country in the next couple of months, make sure you check out the latest Royal Mail’s Christmas stamps, which feature none other than ... Continue Reading →
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Kabillion Joins Time Warner Cable Lineup

L.A.-based multi-platform kids network Kabillion is now available on the Time Warner Cable lineup. The platform, which launched in January 2007, will not have a footprint of over 35 ... Continue Reading →
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Darrall Macqueen to Deliver Magic Baby

Award-winning U.K. indie TV producer, Darrall Macqueen (Bear Behaving Badly, Smile) has been commissioned by CBeebies to produce a live-action/animation mix comedy series titled series, ... Continue Reading →
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Super Hero Squad Show’s Second Season Debuts Saturday

Cartoon Network will debut the second season of Marvel Television’s The Super Hero Squad Show this Saturday, October 23 at 6:30 a.m.  Produced by Film Roman and Marvel Animation, ... Continue Reading →
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2d3d, Wizzfilms Partner to Produce Zelphire Movie

Karim Friha’s comic-book series The Rise of Zelphire will be adapted into an animated feature produced by Angoulême, France-based studio 2d3D Animations and Montreal studio Wizzfilms. ... Continue Reading →
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Argentina’s Campanella Plays with Foosball Toon

Juan Jose Campanella, who directed last year’s Oscar-winning feature The Secret in Their Eyes, will be taking on the world of Foosball in his next animated project. Titled Metegol ... Continue Reading →
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Stiller to Produce Animated Zoolander Web Series

Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films has made a two-year, first-look deal with Paramount Digital Entertainment to develop live-action and animated webisodes and multi-platform social media ... Continue Reading →
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Pixeldust Moves Into Expanded Facility

Bethesda, Md.-based animation studio Pixeldust has announced an expansion that includes a move into a larger 6,000-square-foot facility. The company, which specializes in animation ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Picks Tweak Software’s RV

Tweak Software, makers of RV, the next generation image and sequence viewer for VFX and animation artists, announced today that Vancouver vfx house Image Engine has adopted RV as its ... Continue Reading →
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Director Chapman Off Pixar’s Brave

Brenda Chapman has reportedly left Pixar Animation Studios and is being replaced by Mark Andrews as director of the forthcoming feature film Brave. Directing Brave had earned significant ... Continue Reading →
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Appeal Stays WB Suit Against Superman Lawyer

The final legal fate of Superman was delayed this week when a judge put the case on hold pending an appeal of a procedural ruling in a related case. According to The Hollywood Reporter’s ... Continue Reading →
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DAZ 3D, Mixamo Integrate Products

DAZ 3D and Mixamo have announced a collaboration to integrate products more tightly to improve and accelerate the 3D modeling and animation pipeline. Under the deal, users of DAZ 3D’s ... Continue Reading →
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THQ Opens Montreal Studio; Desilets to Join

Video game giant THQ has opened a new studio in Montreal and announced that top developer Patrice Desilets will join the company next summer to run it. “The best way we can deliver ... Continue Reading →
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Scooby, Shaun the Sheep Race Home to Disc

Scooby-Doo is back with two classic DVD releases this week, while preschooler favorite Shaun the Sheep brings his entire first season of adventures home. Mystery fans will be hard-pressed ... Continue Reading →
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Disney buys Marvel Movies from Par

Disney has acquired from Paramount the distribution rights to the upcoming Marvel feature films The Avengers and Iron Man 3 for a guaranteed payment of at least $115 million. According ... Continue Reading →