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Factory Studio Rebrands

U.K.-based animation studio Factory (formerly Factory Transmedia) has unveiled its new rebrand and website, which is rolling out across all of the company’s platforms. The update ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle’ Juggle: A First Look and a Push Back

Disney has released via Twitter the first concept art from its live-action version of The Jungle Book. Directed by Jon Favreau of Iron Man fame, the film will be a mix of live-action ... Continue Reading →
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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Opens Strong Abroad; ‘Exodus’ Tops Domestic

The visual-effects epics dominated the weekend box office in a relatively quiet week prior to the holiday surge The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies is expected to bring next week. The ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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$100k ‘Snow White’ Cels Among Animation Auction Lots

Profiles in History will be presenting an auction of significant pieces by legendary studios at its Animation Art Auction, taking place December 18-19. Among the gems is a lot consisting ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Developing Animated ‘Spider-Man’ Feature

There’s been plenty of drama at Sony this week after hackers paralyzed the studio and released online tons of confidential data and communications. Among the tidbits were several ... Continue Reading →
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‘Guardians’ Lead Home Video Charge

One of the summer’s biggest hits and a VFX spectacular comes home with the release this week of Guardians of the Galaxy (Disney, $39.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray and digital copy; $32.99 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mockingjay,’ ‘Penguins’ Lead Sorry B.O. Weekend

Theaters around the country suffered from some serious post-Thanksgiving indigestion at the box office, as a lack of new releases contributed to one of the top three worst performing ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Opens with ‘Cinderella’ March 13

Disney’s all new short Frozen Fever, which reunites the CG stars of its Oscar winning feature, will open in theaters in front of the studio’s live-action fairy-tale Cinderella ... Continue Reading →