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Sfar to Write, Direct Animated ‘Little Vampire’

Just coming off winning the best feature honor at Annecy for The Rabbi’s Cat, French comic-book artist turned animator Joann Sfar is set to turn his best-selling book The Little ... Continue Reading →
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Stardust Expands into New Santa Monica Offices

Design, motion graphics and live-action production company Stardust has expanded into new Santa Monica offices to accomodate its growing roster of directors, animators, producers and ... Continue Reading →
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Deals Announce Impending Start of Licensing Expo

The annual Licensing Show is set to open its doors Tuesday for three days of licensing (or licencing, if your British) craziness in Las Vegas. There’s always a ton of announcements ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sets Cast, Release Details for ‘Wreck-It Ralph’

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced the official title and the names of key creatives and cast members for the theatrical CG-animated adventure film, Wreck-it Ralph. The film ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Snoopy,’ ‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Bob’ Released on Home Video

It’s going to be tough to pick from this week’s relatively even batch of animation and visual-effects DVD and Blu-ray releases. The animated releases run the full gamut, ... Continue Reading →
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Preview a Week of ‘Penguins of Madagascar’ Premieres

Nickelodeon’s The Penguins of Madagascar returns with all-new episodes this week, premiering one new show each day at 6 p.m. ET/PT starting today. To celebrate, we have a few ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rabbi’s Cat,’ ‘Pixels’ Win Top Honors at Annecy

Joann Sfar and Antoine Delevaux’s 2D animated feature The Rabbi’s Cat (Le Chat du Rabbin) won the Cristal Award for Best Feature at the Annecy Festival. Based on the popular graphic ... Continue Reading →
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Acker to Direct Live-Action ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ Movie

Shane Acker, who directed the animated short and feature film 9, has signed on to directed a live-action Thomas the Tank Engine movie, according to Deadline.com. Acker will direct from ... Continue Reading →
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Abrams’ ‘Super 8′ Enters Crowded Box Office Race

The box office is looking to continue its summer rebound with the unknown quantity of Super 8 going up against kid flick Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer — and both looking to ... Continue Reading →
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50% Off on CrazyTalk-DrawPlus x4 Bundle

It’s no secret: Creating great computer animation requires great software. And our friends at Reallusion and Serif have a great way for animators to score a bundle including CrazyTalk ... Continue Reading →