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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Into the Woods’ Battles ‘Hobbit’ for Holiday B.O.

It’s going to be a musical holiday for many moviegoers as Into the Woods, a visual-effects-filled adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim musical arrives in theaters on Christmas Day. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Opens Strong in Japan

Disney’s feature-film adaptation of Marvel’s superhero property Big Hero 6 posted the studio’s second-biggest box office opening weekend of the year in Japan — second ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hobbit’ Finale Slays B.O. Competition

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies demolished the competition at the box office with a $56 million weekend that brings the Wednesday-opening feature to a $91 million five-day ... Continue Reading →
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Big Bad Boo Starts on Preschool Mini ‘Lilli & Lola’

Big Bad Boo Studios has begun production on an animated preschool mini-series titled Lili & Lola. The show follows the adventures of two sisters who live in a small apartment in ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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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 →