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2016 Reubens: Michael Ramirez, Anton Emdin Are Big Winners at The Golden Globes of Comics The National Cartoonists Society’s big celebration fetes Pullitzer, Bizarro panel, Pajama ... Continue Reading →
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Here’s How ‘The Little Mermaid’ Saved Disney & Launched a Renaissance Era of Animation In the wake of continued chatter about a live-action remake from Disney, Kristin Lai ... Continue Reading →
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Legendary Director Jan Svankmajer and Athanor Productions Launch Indiegogo Campaign for ‘Insects’ The award-winning Czech animator seeks $150k for one final, surreal stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Invites Guests into Beast’s Castle in ‘Beauty’ Teaser

Walt Disney Studios has released a first sneak-peek teaser for its upcoming live-action musical revamp of Beauty and the Beast — arriving in theaters March 17, 2017. The subtle ... Continue Reading →
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TVKids Special Report: Kids’ Comedies Top entertainment execs talk the surprisingly difficult task of making kids laugh and the benefits of animation. Disney Exec Joins WBCP as ... Continue Reading →
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‘Angry Birds’ Feathers Nest with No. 1 Opening

CG action-comedy The Angry Birds Movie from Rovio Animation and Columbia Pictures (with animation by Sony Pictures Imageworks in Vancouver) is off to a strong start at the worldwide ... Continue Reading →
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Voice of Scrooge McDuck Alan Young Dies Age 96

Actor and comedian Alan Young, best known for starring as Wilbur on the classic 1960s sitcom Mr. Ed and as the voice of Scrooge McDuck in Disney’s DuckTales and other television ... Continue Reading →
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Cannes: Animation Is a Rare Bright Spot for Russian Film Industry Russki toon franchises Snow Queen, Kikoriki and Masha continue to net strong sales worldwide. The Children’s Media ... Continue Reading →
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Cosmos-Maya Leads Regional Animation Production

Asian studio Cosmos-Maya, based in Singapore and Mumbai, marks four years as the largest producer of original Indian animated content consistently over the past four years. The milestone ... Continue Reading →
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LACO @ The Movies Presents Silly Symphonies

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) will showcase the interplay of music and film with the June 4 performance of “LACO @ the Movies: An Evening of Disney Silly Symphonies.” ... Continue Reading →