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Immersed in Movies: Evaluating the Animated Feature Oscar Nominees Journalist Bill Desowitz weighs in on the five-film race. Petit Prince Led Banner Year for French Animation Exports Mark ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out,’ ‘BoJack Horseman’ Take Critics Choice Wins

The 21st annual Critics Choice Awards took place in Santa Monica this Sunday, and in a repeat performance from The Golden Globes earlier in the month, Pixar’s Inside Out snapped ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Creator Matt Groening in Talks with Netflix

Matt Groening, the mind behind record-setting animated sitcom The Simpsons and perennial favorite Futurama, is reportedly intent on coming back with a new original animated series to ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Animal Kingdom Getting ‘Lion Guard’ Experience

Following the success of the TV movie The Lion Guard: Return of the Roar and the January debut of the The Lion Guard series on Disney Channel and Disney Junior, visitors to Disney’s ... Continue Reading →
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Hour-Long ‘Nature Cat’ Special Debuts Monday

PBS Kids will premiere a new hour-long Nature Cat special on Monday, January 18. Packed full of “a-ha” discovery moments, the special features four all-new 11-minute adventures ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Mid-Season ‘Star Wars Rebels’ Trailer

Spoiler Alert! Disney XD has released an official mid-season trailer for smashing CG series Star Wars Rebels. Check it out below and be sure to catch all-new episodes of the space-faring ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers: Robots in Disguise’ Season 2 Coming Soon

Cartoon Network will welcome back the Autobots and their various mechanical foes for a second season of Hasbro Studios’ Transformers: Robots in Disguise, slated for a Q1 2016 debut. “Transformers: ... Continue Reading →
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ShortsHD Presents Oscar Nominees in Theaters & On Demand

For over 10 years, ShortsHD has been bringing the Oscar nominated short films in the Animation, Live Action and Documentary categories to audiences across the globe with exclusive theatrical ... Continue Reading →
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Four Takeaways from CES THR sorts through the tech trends that could impact Hollywood. VIDEO: New-Generation Animators Monocle Films seeks out handcrafted animation in Czech Republic, ... Continue Reading →
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Final Call: Animag’s 2016 Education and Career Guide

Calling all schools, training institutions and recruiters: Now is your last chance to submit your information for a free listing in Animation Magazine’s soon to be published 2016 ... Continue Reading →
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Augenblick Pops Cork on ‘Adventures of Drunky’

Mature audiences animation outfit Augenblick Studios (Ugly Americans, Wonder Showzen, Superjail) has kicked off production on an original R-rated feature film, The Adventures of Drunky. ... Continue Reading →
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Genius Brands Preps ‘SpacePop’ for Launch

Genius Brands International is producing a new tween girls-targeted entertainment and licensing brand, SpacePop. “Tween girls live in a world of their own, inspired by music and fashion ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars: Animated Feature Nominees React

Anomalisa Paramount / Starburns Industries “We are thrilled to be recognized by the Academy, alongside such a great group of animated films. We are grateful for the dedication ... Continue Reading →
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Henson Inks Deals for ‘Dinosaur Train,’ ‘Sid the Science Kid,’ ‘Pajanimals’

The Jim Henson Company has finalized a clutch of new agreements for three of its popular preschool series: multiple Daytime Emmy Award-nominated Dinosaur Train, Sid the Science Kid ... Continue Reading →
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Clip: Meet Snowball from ‘The Secret Life of Pets’

Who are you callin’ cuddly?! There’s more than meets the eye to fuzzy white rabbit Snowball in Illumination Entertainment’s The Secret Life of Pets — arriving in theaters ... Continue Reading →
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Star British Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

One of Britain’s most admired stars of stage, film and television Alan Rickman has died in London at age 69. The acclaimed performer, whose turns as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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Oscars Go Indie for Animated Feature Noms

The Academy decided to go indie this year, deviating from most of the season’s other awards choices and nominating only one major studio feature for the Best Animated Feature Oscar. The ... Continue Reading →
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Final Call: Stuttgart Int’l Festival of Animated Film Competitions Submission deadline for AniMovie Feature competition and Animated Com Award is January 15 ’The Chonicles of Narnia’ ... Continue Reading →
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Emmy Winner Andy Bate Joins ArsenalCreative

Santa Monica visual effects studio ArsenalCreative is expanding its creative team with the hiring of award-winning artist Andy Bate as the Head of 2D and Lead Visual Effects Supervisor. ... Continue Reading →
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Pam Lifford Named President of WB Consumer

Industry veteran Pam Lifford, previously EVP of global licensing for Quiksilver, has been named President of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, effective February 1. The announcement was ... Continue Reading →
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