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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel, Fallon Toy with ‘Let It Go’

If you are like us here at Animation Magazine, the end of Oscars season is bittersweet. It’s a lot of fun but also a lot of work — and sometimes it’s hard to just “Let ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen’ Joins Billion Dollar Club; ‘LEGO’ Remains Strong

Disney’s Frozen edged past the billion-dollar mark for worldwide grosses this past weekend, while Warner Bros.’ The LEGO Movie posted another strong showing in its fourth ... Continue Reading →
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New Clips from Expanding ‘The Wind Rises’

The English-dub version of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises expands its theatrical run this week to just under 500 screens, earning rave reviews along the way. The film — which ... Continue Reading →
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The True Tale of Br’er Oscar

Every year around Academy Award time, I think about a particular film, one that despite its polarizing controversy broke new ground for both Hollywood and Oscar: Disney’s semi-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Jr. Italy Moves in on ‘Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood’

Toronto-based 9 Story Entertainment has announced the sale of award-winning preschool toon Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood (80 x 11) to Nick Jr. Italy. The deal was brokered by Italian ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Movies Anywhere Cloud Service Set

The Walt Disney Studios today unveiled its exclusive cloud-based digital movie service, Disney Movies Anywhere. An all-new app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch and web experience enables ... Continue Reading →
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‘Adventure Time’ Season 3 Arrives with Extras

If you love cartoons, odds are you love Cartoon Network’s surreal and hilarious Adventure Time series. That makes this week’s release of Adventure Time: The Complete Third ... Continue Reading →
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‘LEGO’ Assembles its Third Winning Weekend

Everything was awesome once again for The LEGO Movie, which was the nation’s top-grossing film for a third weekend in a row with an estimated $31.5 million in ticket sales. The ... Continue Reading →
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Best Issue Ever! (Really)

2014 is a big year for fiftieth anniversaries in pop culture. Mary Poppins, It’s a Small World, and the Beatles’ first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show all reach the half-century ... Continue Reading →