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Building a New Foundation

Tim Johnson A tale of an unlikely inter-species friendship, Home steers ... Continue Reading →
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Academy’s N.Y. Animation Series Spotlights Technique

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI, an animation series that takes place April 24-May 28 in New York City. Aimed ... Continue Reading →
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Animators, Fans Celebrate Draw A Bird Day with Woodstock Art

Wednesday was Draw A Bird Day online, and the filmmakers at Blue Sky took the opportunity to put one of cartoon-dom’s most-famous birds in the mix with a Draw Woodstock promo tied ... Continue Reading →
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Judge Dismisses Class-Action Wage Suit Against Animation Studios

A federal class-action lawsuit alleging top animation studios conspired to suppress wages has been dismissed. In a ruling issued April 3, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh cited the statute ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Animated Feature Contenders

As technology gets bigger and the world gets smaller, the annual animated feature landscape becomes more and more diverse, with audiences and critics alike willing to step outside their ... Continue Reading →
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Pics Offer Peek at ‘Peanuts’ Production

Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released a handful of images from the upcoming Peanuts animated CG movie. Based on the classic comic strip by Charles M. Schulz and the series of animated ... Continue Reading →
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Koh to Preside Over Additional Anti-Poaching Cases

U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh will preside over a series of lawsuits accusing animation and visual-effects studios of participating in an illegal anti-poaching and wage suppression agreement. Koh ... Continue Reading →
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Special Clip: All About Nigel in ‘Rio 2′

Fox will be releasing Blue Sky Studios’ musical avian adventure sequel Rio 2 on Blu-ray and DVD on July 15. They’ve graciously given us a peek at one of the Blu-ray’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Stars’ Block ‘Maleficent’ B.O. Repeat

Tears beat fears this weekend as the debut of The Fault in Our Stars pushed Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent back to second place with a strong $48 million in ticket sales. Maleficent ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Easily Defeats Fox’s ‘X-Men’

Who says the “bad guys” never win? Maleficent, Disney’s much-anticipated live-action take on the Sleeping Beauty tale told from the antagonist’s perspective, ... Continue Reading →