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Head of the Pack

The makers of Minions had to figure out ways to bring the little yellow helpers ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ Scores $115 Million Debut Weekend

They may just be little yellow henchmen, but Illumination’s Minions dominated its U.S. theatrical debut weekend with more than $115 million in tickets sold. That number make Minions ... Continue Reading →
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The Animag 250: Animated Box Office Champs of All Time

The Animation Magazine 250th issue celebration continues, this time with our list of the animated box office champs of all time. They are: Frozen — $1.3 billion Toy Story 3 — ... Continue Reading →
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AMBI’s ‘Arctic Justice’ Signs A-List Voices

Canadian indie AMBI Pictures has starting singing on a slew of top talent to lend their voices to its 3D CG-animated family adventure feature Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad. Confirmed ... Continue Reading →
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‘Minions’ on the Move in New Trailer

Universal has offered up a smidge more of Minions, the Despicable Me spin-off starring everyone’s favorite squat yellow henchmen. The main Minion trio of Kevin, Stuart and Bob hitchhike ... Continue Reading →
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Director and Studio Co-Founder Phil Robinson Dies

Award-winning director Phil Robinson, co-founder and creative director at San Francisco’s Special Agent Productions, has died. Animation Magazine was informed of his passing by producer ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →
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First Look at Dos Corazones’ ‘Max & Me’

Fans of animation say the medium can do anything live action can. And increasingly those arguments are being put to the test, as in the case of Max & Me, an animated feature in ... Continue Reading →
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Brand Licensing Europe 2014

Colorful characters from around the world will convene in London for the annual L&M confab. This year marks the 16th edition of Brand Licensing Europe, taking place October 7-9 ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →