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Q&A: Archer’s Matt Thompson

Archer is back, and nobody’s happier to see him than the hit animated FX series’ executive producer, Matt Thompson. When last we saw spy Sterling Archer, voiced by H. Jon Benjamin, ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Peek at Animating ‘Madea’

Having conquered the big screen, filmmaker Tyler Perry and his most famous creation, Madea, have come to animation. Perry’s first foray into family animation, Tyler Perry’s ... Continue Reading →
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Animex Sets Diverse Speaker Lineup

Animex Festival for animation and computer games has announced its lineup for the 2015 edition, scheduled for Feb. 9-13 at Teesside University in the United Kingdom. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for English-Dubbed ‘Underdogs’

A new trailer has hit for Underdogs, the English-language version of the 2013 Argentinian animated feature Metegol, in advance of its April 10 release in the United States. The English-version ... Continue Reading →
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John Hurt Stars in ‘Alchemist’s Letter’ Short

Pixel Veil Productions has debuted the trailer for its latest animated short, The Alchemist’s Letter — a visually rich, darkly inventive fairy tale directed by Carlos Andre ... Continue Reading →
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Frederator Network Adds 102 Channels

Channel Frederator Network enjoyed a bit more than 12 days of Christmas over December. The end of 2014 saw the online animation destination sign on 102 new channels. Recent acquisitions ... Continue Reading →
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Imira Shops Xilam Properties for LatAm at NATPE

Imira Entertainment has inked a deal with French studio Xilam Animation for Latin American and U.S. Hispanic Free TV and VOD rights to a slew of titles. A number of these will debut ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #247

Marc Davis: Walt Disney’s Renaissance Man [Disney Editions Deluxe, $40] This unique retrospective on the legendary Marc Davis (1913-2000) is the perfect blend of reminiscence on ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Employees Face Major Layoffs

Reports out of Hollywood say that DreamWorks Animation, which has been troubled by under-performing releases in recent years, is expected to lay off a good chunk of its staff at the ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Nominated Shorts in Theaters Jan. 30

ShortsHD is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its theatrical runs of the Oscar-nominated shorts by teaming up with Magnolia Pictures to bring the program to over 450 theaters across ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Home Unpacks ‘Boxtrolls’

Last fall, LAIKA’s third stop-motion feature The Boxtrolls proved once again that there is room for all genres of animation on the box-office charts. Painstakingly hand-crafted ... Continue Reading →
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‘Paddington’ Gets Solid Box Office Start

While Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper dominated the weekend box office, taking in about $89.5 million, the CG-hybrid flick Paddington from Paul King (Bunny and the Bull) benefited ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ App Lets Gamers Get Creative

Cartoon Network Games has partnered up with Pixel Press to bring a cool new Adventure Time title to mobile devices: Game Wizard. Available through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon ... Continue Reading →
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TELETOON Retro Fetes Gumby’s 60th

TELETOON Retro will be celebrating the 60th birthday of Art Clokey’s lean, mean claymated machine Gumby with a special marathon this Thursday, January 29 starting at 6 p.m. Newly ... Continue Reading →
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6 Point Harness, Toon Boom Host Storyboarding Workshop

6 Point Harness and Toon Boom Animation are teaming up to offer a free, two-day storyboarding workshop for aspiring animators with guest instructor, animator Matt Danner. The first ... Continue Reading →
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’101 Dalmatians’ Color Stylist Peregoy Dies

Walt Peregoy, who worked as the the legendary color stylist on Disney’s classic feature 101 Dalmatians, died Friday, according to the official D23 Twitter account. After a short ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jar Dwellers SOS’ Lands Deals Abroad

Bejuba! Entertainment announced that it’s 6-12 comedy animation series Jar Dwellers SOS (26 x 30 mins. or 52 x 11min, 52 x 1 min), has sold to numerous territories globally. The ... Continue Reading →
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Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →
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MPSE Sets Golden Reel Awards

The Motion Picture Sound Editors have announced the nominees in a handful of animation categories for the 62nd Golden Reel Awards. The winners in 20 categories will be announced Feb. ... Continue Reading →
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Critics Choose ‘LEGO,’ ‘Apes’

The LEGO Movie took home some gold at the Critics Choice Awards hours after it was passed over for an Oscar nomination for best animated feature . Co-director Chris Miller, in accepting ... Continue Reading →