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Film Roman Inks First Look Deal with Transition

Starz Animation’s Film Roman studio has inked a first-look deal with producer-director-writer William Butler’s Transition Entertainment. Butler and his team, which includes ... Continue Reading →
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Shade VFX Opens NY Facility

Shade VFX has opened a new facility in New York, prompted by a favorable economic climate and client requests. The Park Avenue location will build up a medium sized staff over the coming ... Continue Reading →
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Pixel Animation Offers Major Studio Master Classes

The Pixel Animation event taking place in Quebec City’s TRYP Hotel Pur April 4-5 will offer two days of master classes and networking events with 14 key artists from major studios ... Continue Reading →
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‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Makes Huge Debut on Disc

Disney’s Frozen proved it still has a lot of heat, selling 3.2 million Blu-ray and DVD discs on its first day of release. That makes it one of the biggest home video sellers in ... Continue Reading →
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9 Story Multiplies ‘Peg + Cat’ Sales

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has inked a raft of new sales for its educational preschool cartoon Peg + Cat, which follows an inquisitive girl and her pet sidekick on imaginative ... Continue Reading →
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Full Length ‘Maleficent’ Trailer Takes Wing

After toying with Disney fans with snippets and teasers, Disney has finally released a more revealing trailer for its upcoming live-action, vfx driven film Maleficent — coming ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Spins its Magic on Disc

It’s as close to animated magic as the box office has seen in quite a while, and now Frozen is coming to home video formats. The multiple-Oscar-winning Frozen (Disney, $29.99 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Peabody’ Rebound Tops Weekend Box Office

It appears the second time is the charm for Mr. Peabody & Sherman. The DreamWorks Animation feature topped the domestic box office in its second weekend of release, with its $21 ... Continue Reading →