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Salma Hayek’s ‘Prophet’ Draws Top Helmers

There’s been a lot of indie interest in the upcoming animated adaptation of Kahlil Gibran’s best-selling book The Prophet. The intriguing pic, which is being produced by Salma Hayek ... Continue Reading →
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L.A. Animation Fest Announces Fantastic Lineup

The 3rd Annual Los Angeles Animation Festival will feature the West Coast premiere of Bibo Bergeron’s 3-D feature A Monster in Paris, as well as revivals of The Iron Giant, Team America: ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Mr. Robinson

Longtime Ottawa Animation Festival director Chris Robinson tells us about how he and his team put together a world-class, kick-ass toon event. Anyone who has attended Ottawa’s wonderful ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’s’ Roger Allers Joins Animated ‘Prophet’

Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s ... Continue Reading →
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Plympton Rebuilds Winsor McCay’s ‘Flying House’

Indie animator Bill Plympton’s new treatment of Winsor McCay’s 1921 short The Flying House is ready to hit the festival circuit in the new year. The short, which won the Best Animated ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Rush: ‘Idiots & Angels,’ ‘The Gruffalo’

The dog days of summer may be ruling on TV, but there are plenty of new, exciting toons debuting on DVD and Blu-ray this week. First up, Bill Plympton’s wonderful  movie Idiots & ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Fest Reveals Official Selection

William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg’s award-winning The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore, the new Pixar short La Luna directed by Enrico Casarosa, Bill Plympton’s Guard ... Continue Reading →
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Six Things You Can’t Miss at Annecy This Year!

We all know that the true animation fan’s summer officially begins in June, when the Annecy International Festival opens its doors to fans of the art form from all over the world. ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek Joins Effort to Animate Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

Award-winning actress Salma Hayek and her company Ventanarosa Productions are reportedly joining a project to make an animated feature based on the classic poetry collection, The Prophet, ... Continue Reading →