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‘Brave,’ ‘Paperman,’ ‘Life of Pi’ Win Oscars

After months of award season campaigns, Disney claimed the top two animation prizes on Sunday night with a win for Pixar’s Brave in the Best Animated Feature category and Paperman ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases Newly Discovered 1938 Mickey Sketch

Just in time for Oscar weekend, the Disney archives have released a newly discovered sketch from 1938 short Mickey’s Toothache, part of an unfinished cartoon that was created to give ... Continue Reading →
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VFX Pioneer Petro Vlahos Dies at 96

Special effects pioneer Petro Vlahos passed away at 96 on February 10. Vlahos, who improved the composite-image process known as the blue-screen effect for the 1959 epic Ben Hur also ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →
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Stadermann to Direct ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie

Flying Bark Productions’ managing director Jim Ballantine has announced the director, producer and line producer for the CG-animated feature, Maya the Bee. Alexs Stadermann has been ... Continue Reading →
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‘Underdog’ Co-creator William Biggers Dies at 85

William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of the popular animated series Underdog died at 85 of undisclosed causes last Sunday. Biggers, who was also a novelist, was part of the influential ... Continue Reading →
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Bullock, Brooks & Neeson Sign to Toon Projects

It’s a busy week for voice star announcements as a few studios have revealed key names for their upcoming projects. From Universal/Illumination comes the news that Sandra Bullock ... Continue Reading →
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Animation People: Enzo D’Alò

Italian director Enzo D’Alò serves up a faithful new animated feature based on the original Adventures of Pinocchio. Although Italian author Carlo Collodi wrote his hugely influential ... Continue Reading →
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Putting Himself ‘Out There’

How South Park veteran Ryan Quincy tapped his awkward phase for IFC’s first original cartoon. Cheer up, Generation X: There’s a new adult-targeted toon on the TV block that’s ... Continue Reading →
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Yup, It’s Time for a New ‘Monsters U.’ Trailer!

There are at least 14 new animated features heading our way in 2013, but Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University has already generated a lot of pre-release buzz among toon fans. This week, ... Continue Reading →