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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Mickey’ Dominate 42nd Annie Awards

The big night has come and gone — and it was a good one for DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Disney TV Animation’s Mickey Mouse. Dragon 2 dominated ... Continue Reading →
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Kylie Ellis Upped to VP Production at Mainframe

Vancouver-based animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has promoted its Director of Production, Kylie Ellis, to the newly created position of Vice President of Production at its television ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ App Lets Gamers Get Creative

Cartoon Network Games has partnered up with Pixel Press to bring a cool new Adventure Time title to mobile devices: Game Wizard. Available through the App Store, Google Play and Amazon ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #245

  The Art of The Boxtrolls By Philip Brotherton [Chronicle, $40] Feast your eyes on the brilliant array of drawings, paintings, maquettes and puppetry minutia that went into LAIKA’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Steven Universe’ Is the Jewel of Week’s DVDs

It’s kind of a slow week on the ol’ home entertainment release calendar — unless you have been awaiting the fourth Scorpion King outing with bated breath. But there ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wakfu’ Gets New Asia Broadcasters

Ankama has signed new deals for its popular animated series Wakfu across Asia and the Pacific. In a few weeks, viewers of Australia’s Network 10 and Malaysia’s ntv7 will ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lego,’ ‘Shaun,’ CN Take Top Kids’ BAFTAs

The LEGO Movie, Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network won top categories at the 2014 Children’s BAFTA Awards, presented Sunday in London at a gala awards ceremony. The LEGO Movie ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →