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Comic Dane Cook to Voice Planes’ Rusty

The final pieces are coming together for Disney’s upcoming summer feature Planes as the studio announced that comedian Dane Cook has signed to voice its central character Dusty. Cook ... Continue Reading →
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A Zany Return to Area 51

Director Cal Brunker stresses strong visuals and iconic imagery in the new, sci-fi comedy movie Escape from Planet Earth. If luck happens when preparation meets opportunity, then director ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Matt Groening & David Silverman

The Simpsons creator and long-time director/producer discuss crafting the property’s first theatrical short. Last summer, family audiences settling down in theaters to enjoy Fox/Blue ... Continue Reading →
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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for Fox/Blue Sky’s ‘Epic’ Delivers the Goods

Just in time for Thanksgiving, animation fans have a new sneak peek at Fox/Blue Sky’s 2013 feature Epic. Directed by Chris Wedge, the film is based on William Joyce’s hugely popular ... 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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Fox to Animate TenNapel’s ‘Cardboard’

Doug TenNapel’s graphic novel Cardboard is being produced as animated feature by Fox Animation, Chris Wedge’s Wedgworks and The Gotham Group. Variety reports that actor Tobey Maguire ... Continue Reading →
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2012 SIGGRAPH Must-Sees

With the 39th annual conference and exhibit running August 5-9 in the Los Angeles Convention Center, there’s plenty for CG fanatics and technophiles to check out. Here’s our list ... Continue Reading →