Rick and Morty Calendar

The Animation Lover’s Holiday Gift Guide

FULLY BOOKED The Art of Ferdinand (Titan Books, $40) puts the colorful world of Blue Sky’s latest release into your hooves, with 160 pages of behind-the-scenes art and insights. Author ... Continue Reading →
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New Hulk/Black Widow Funko Short Debuts

Marvel and Funko have collaborated to create a second season of the popular Marvel Funko animated shorts, the third of which, Tick Tick Smash, was released today. In the new offering, ... Continue Reading →
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Image Engine Hires Bolster Artistic Leadership

Oscar-nominated visual effects studio Image Engine is expanding its talent base with the hiring of three additional senior staff at its Vancouver headquarters: Visual Effects Supervisor ... Continue Reading →
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VIEW Confirms ‘Trolls,’ ‘Captain America’ Talks and More

Following last week’s programming announcement, Italy’s VIEW Conference has locked in its 2016 event schedule, confirming talks on upcoming animated musical-comedy Trolls and the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Captain America: Civil War New Trailer Reveals Spider-Man Good news for fans as Spidey returns to the Marvel movie universe thanks to a special deal with Sony, bad news for Captain ... Continue Reading →
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There is No ‘I’ in Team (If ‘I’ Means ‘Interest’)

The above title may be a provocative one since motion pictures, both live action and animated, based on comic book teams – X-Men, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Avengers, and so on ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel, Kirby Heirs Settle Copyright Dispute

Marvel and the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby have settled their long-running copyright dispute over the creation of many of the company’s most popular characters. The ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Old Is New Again, Part 1: Captain America

The venerable Captain America has lately been burning up the box office through the film Captain America: The Winter Soldier, which is not a bad showing for the fourth-oldest superhero ... Continue Reading →
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‘Captain America’ Dominates Global B.O.

It’s good to be the Captain. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened to huge numbers and set a record for an April opening. The most-recent ... Continue Reading →
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Sherman, Menken Team Up for ‘Disney Songbook’

A special musical treat is in store for attendees of this year’s D23 Expo—the premiere Disney fan event—as two celebrated songwriters and composers take the stage for “Richard ... Continue Reading →