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The Other Animated Bugs

With so much discussion of border crossings in the news lately, I could not help but be reminded of one of the more unusual Saturday morning cartoon shows of the last two decades: Klasky-Csupo’s ... Continue Reading →
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SPA Buys ‘Medusa’; Lauren Faust to Director

Sony Pictures Animation has acquired an original animated comedy feature pitch by Todd Alcott and Holly Golden, titled Medusa, which will tell an all-new story behind the infamous snake-headed ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #239

The Art of DreamWorks Animation by Ramin Zahed [Abrams, $50] In celebration of the studio’s 20th anniversary, DreamWorks Animation and Abram Books have put together an unprecedented, ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →
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Jennifer Lopez & Steve Martin Head for ‘Home’

DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming feature (Nov. 2014) Home, formerly titled Happy Smekday!, has signed on Jennifer Lopez and Steve Martin to voice key characters, according to The ... Continue Reading →
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The Elephant Not in the Room (or Anywhere Else)

Last week’s announcement DreamWorks Animation that it was shutting off the lights on its CG/2D mix Me and My Shadow might have surprised some. But it was hardly the first time ... Continue Reading →
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Aron Warner Hired as Reel FX’s President of Animation

Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In ... Continue Reading →
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Rihanna, Jim Parsons to Voice DreamWorks Alien Pic

Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and singer-actress Rihanna (Battleship) will voice the lead parts in Happy Smekday!, a DreamWorks Animation adaptation of the award-winning book The ... Continue Reading →
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A Swashbuckling Cat for All Seasons

Shrek’s beloved sidekick Puss in Boots takes center stage in DreamWorks’ beautifully crafted 3-D adventure. While there has been no shortage of memorable sidekicks in the world ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Animation Finalizes Netflix Deal

DreamWorks Animation has finalized its deal with Netflix, selling the rights to its movies for a reported $30 million per title, according to The New York Times. This development is ... Continue Reading →