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Remembering Jimmy Murakami

Every superhero has an origin story. As animators, however, we’re stuck firmly in the human world, but each of us can point to an event that shaped our lives, and pushed us down ... Continue Reading →
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Global TV News Bytes

+ Disney XD has ordered new animated comedy series Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, created by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine (Wreck-It Ralph, Bolt). The show relates the ... Continue Reading →
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Miami Animation Festival Unveils Impressive Lineup

This year’s edition of Miami’s Animation Festival has lined up an impressive program of screenings, events and panels for its 2013 edition, which runs October 17-20 at Miami Dade ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Greenlights ‘Gravity Falls’ 2nd Season

Disney Channel can’t get enough of Dipper, Mabel and Uncle Stan. The cabler has ordered a second season of Alex Hirsch’s popular animated series Gravity Falls. The charming ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Actors Star in Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser

An all-star reading of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol has been organized to help support Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. The fundraiser is called “Voices for the Shores” and ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Weird Side

Gravity Falls creator Alex Hirsch taps his childhood memories to create the offbeat world of the hot new Disney Channel cartoon. The fun tagline for Disney Channel’s new show Gravity ... Continue Reading →
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SMOSH’s Shut Up Cartoons Delivers Strong Numbers

Since its debut on April 30, Alloy Digital/Smosh’s Shut Up! Cartoons has ranked first or second in growth and registered close to 2 million video views. The toon-centric channel broke ... Continue Reading →
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SMOSH to Launch YouTube Animation Channel

Online teen and young adult comedy content destination SMOSH will launch a new animation YouTube channel called Shut Up! Cartoons on April 30. The toon channel is led by former Disney ... Continue Reading →
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An Update on Animag’s 10th Annual Pitch Party

We at Animation Magazine wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our readers and Pitch Party participants and judges for making this tenth edition our most popular event to ... Continue Reading →
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Voting Begins for Animag’s 10th Annual Pitch Party Contest

The starting gun has been fired to begin Animation Magazine’s 10th annual Pitch Party! The annual event opens up a section of Animation Magazine to anyone who wants to pitch ... Continue Reading →