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Saldanha Signs Five-Year Fox Deal

Rio director Carlos Saldanha (also of Ice Age fame) has signed an exclusive five-year production and development deal with 20th Century Fox, which released the Brazilian-flavored CG ... Continue Reading →
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Good Grief, It’s a CG-Animated Peanuts Pic!

Here’s a piece of news that 2D animation purists may have a tough time to swallow. Deadline.com reports that 20th Century Fox Animation and Blue Sky Studios (Ice Age, Rio) will be ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dark Knight Rises’ Posts Third Straight B.O. Win

It was a three-peat for the final episode in Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. The Dark Knight Rises topped the box office for the third straight weekend, taking in $36 million ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Animation President Vanessa Morrison Renews Deal

Fox Animation Studios president Vanessa Morrison has renewed her deal with Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE), it was announced today by FFE chairmen Jim Gianopulos and Tom Rothman. Brian ... Continue Reading →
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Consider These Careers Launched!

A look at the three animated winners of this year’s Student Academy Awards. When the medalists at the 39th Annual Student Academy Awards gathered in Beverly Hills in June, their group ... Continue Reading →
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Fox/Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Trailer Debuts

Good Morning America got a first look at the upcoming animated adventure Epic from Fox and Blue Sky Studios—based on William Joyce’s kids book The Leaf Men, and formerly titled ... Continue Reading →
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Beyonce, Farrell, ‘Idol’s’ Tyler Lead Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Voice Cast

A voice cast including Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler and Colin Farrell has been set for Epic, an upcoming animated feature film from Fox and Blue Sky Studios. Directed by Chris Wedge, ... Continue Reading →
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Blue Sky’s ‘Leafmen’, DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Set for 2013

Two new animated projects have joined the summer 2013 slate, Variety reports. On May 17, Fox will present Leafmen, while Paramount is tagging in Turbo on July 19. The latest from Blue ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Launches In-House Feature Animation Unit

Paramount Pictures is getting into the cartoon game, announcing plans for an in-house animation division that will roll out its first title in 2014. Chairman and CEO Brad Grey said ... Continue Reading →
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‘Super 8′ Develops Box Office Lead; ‘Panda 2′ Holds Up Well

Super 8 posted decent numbers at the domestic box office this weekend — good enough for the top spot — while the foreign returns continued to give a boost to such animated fare ... Continue Reading →