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Director Chris Wedge on Making the Move from Animated Films to ‘Monster Trucks’ On the way-out original concept, Ice Age director says: “I know from animation that you can throw ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ice Age: The Great Egg-scapade’ Special Set for FOX

Scrat, Manny, Sid, Diego and a few new friends from Blue Sky’s blockbuster Ice Age franchise are putting a prehistoric spin on Easter traditions in the new animated holiday special ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount Shuffles ‘Monster Trucks’ and ‘SpongeBob 3′

Paramount Animation has revealed changes to its feature release slate through 2019, including date changes to two major projects, a release date for overseas production The Little Prince. ... Continue Reading →
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Scrat to Make Macy’s Parade Debut’

Everyone’s favorite prehistoric rodent is finally getting his due — although he probably still won’t quite snatch that acorn. Scrat, of Fox and Blue Sky Studios’ Ice Age ... 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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Phil Lord and Chris Miller Receive Texas Avery Award

Reel FX, the Texan studio behind the Golden Globe-nominated The Book of Life, has presented the 9th annual “Texas” Avery Animation Award to Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, ... Continue Reading →
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DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →
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New Talent for ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Masters of the Universe’

+ Thomas Lennon, best known for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Comedy Central’s mockumentary Reno 911! (which he co-created with Robert Ben Garant) and MTV’s The State, ... Continue Reading →
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A Few Things We Loved About the 2013 Animation Summit!

If you’ve been following Animation Magazine online, you already know that we had a terrific turnout at our 2013 World Animation & VFX Summit, which was held at the California ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →