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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 3D Wire Fest Submit animated shorts, music videos, ads/promos and VR shorts/experiences by May 31 through 3D Wire, ShortFilmDepot.com, or festhome. The 2017 festival ... Continue Reading →
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Universal-Illumination Shifts Sequel Releases

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment has adjusted the planned release dates for sequel entries in three of their growing hit franchises: The Secret Life of Pets, Minions ... Continue Reading →
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‘Zootopia’ Is Golden at 2017 Globes

The 74th annual Golden Globes award ceremony wrapped up Sunday night, with Disney’s Zootopia taking the Best Motion Picture – Animated honor. This was the first Golden Globe ... Continue Reading →
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The Combine Sets First Animated Film ‘I.F.’

Jeremy Renner and Don Handfield will be tackling their first animated film project under their banner, the Combine, Deadline reports. Joining with Straight Up Films and Cinesite, I.F.  ... Continue Reading →
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Photos: ‘Sing’ Cast & Character Duets

The lead voice cast of Illumination Entertainment’s Sing are really getting into character in these fun new photos featuring the human stars and their animated alter egos. Sing, from ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me’ Exec Dave Rosenbaum Joins Cinesite

Award-winning visual effects and animation studio Cinesite announces that Illumination Entertainment executive Dave Rosenbaum has joined the Montreal company as Chief Creative Officer. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Reveals ‘Moana’ Characters and Voice Talent

Walt Disney Animation Studios has revealed the characters who will be joining its newest feature film heroine Moana and her demigod companion Maui — and the voice cast members ... Continue Reading →
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Joint Venture to Fund ‘Household Pests,’ ‘Mean Margaret’

United Media Capital announced that it has formed a joint venture fund with Pigmental Studios and United Independents Group to co-finance a slate of upcoming animated and live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Runs Wild

The studio mixes stylization and animal reality in its comedic exploration of The Secret Life ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Animation Sets ‘Smallfoot’ for Spring 2018

Warner Animation Group announced at the Annecy festival on Tuesday that Warner Bros. has set a release window of Spring 2018 for the Group’s original animated feature Smallfoot. The ... Continue Reading →