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Frédéric Back Dies of Cancer at age 89

The animation community is mourning the loss of Frédéric Back, the two-time Oscar-winning animator who passed away from cancer at the age of 89 on Dec. 24. The German-born, French-educated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Sues Phase 4 Over ‘Frozen Land’

We’ve all seen those copycat animated DVD/Blu-ray titles that try to take advantage of consumers’ familiarity with big titles from Disney and DreamWorks. Well, this time ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sarila’ Brings Inuit Dreams to 3-D Life

The 3-D animated feature The Legend of Sarila succeeds in telling an original story featuring Canada’s under-represented Inuit people and their culture. It’s not every day ... Continue Reading →
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‘Legend of Sarila’ Announces Canadian Opening Dates

Cinema Management Group (CMG)’s new 3D animated feature, The Legend of Sarila, will open in theatres in Quebec on February 22nd and in English-speaking Canada in April. CMG will ... Continue Reading →
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CMG Sells 3D ‘Legend of Sarila’ at AFM

L.A.-based Cinema Management Group has sold its Canadian 3-D stereoscopic animated feature The Legend of Sarila to Russia’s Luxor, Germany’s Telepool and Israel’s 5 Star Pictures ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rio’ and ‘My Dog Tulip’ Take Flight on DVD

Two well-received but very different animated features make their DVD debut today (Tuesday, August 2). Fans of Rio, director Carlos Saldanha’s 3-D ode to his home country of Brazil ... Continue Reading →
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Canada’s Modus FX Preps 3D Feature ‘Sarila’

Montreal-based Modus FX has announced work on Sarila, which the studio says is the first stereoscopic 3D animated feature film created in Canada. Directed by Nancy Florence Savard, ... Continue Reading →