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Disney’s New Princess Sofia Sparks Controversy

It seems like yesterday when Disney’s Princess Tiana (Princess and the Frog) generated lots of debate over the depiction of multicultural characters in animated films and TV shows. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Swampy the Gator Gets His Own Show

This past week, Disney Interactive premiered its first online short-form animated series based on its own popular game franchise. Swampy the Gator, the star the popular Where’s My ... Continue Reading →
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Alexander Film: A Forgotten Toon Powerhouse

Some years back I was talking with a veteran animation director about animation’s Golden Age. “Golden age?” he replied, with an expression of disdain, “I don’t remember getting ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Implements New Paper Policy

The Mouse House is being commended by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN) for making a commitment to change its policy on sourcing paper products in an effort to eliminate the use of ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon Media Reveals World Domination Plans

As Marathon Media’s Totally Spies! heroines get ready to take over the palace of Versailles, the French studio prepares a new storyboard-driven series with Nickelodeon in Hollywood. Marathon ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia Reveals Sessions, Speakers

The 2012 SIGGRAPH Asia event, set to take place in Singapore this November 28 thru December 1, will bring together leading names from the animation, graphics, digital art and tech worlds ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frankenweenie’ Gets Run Over by ‘Hotel Transylvania’

The weekend box office numbers are in and it looks like Tim Burton’s highly anticipated 3-D, black and white stop-motion feature adaptation of his cult hit short Frankenweenie ... Continue Reading →
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Voices Set for ‘Poppy Hill’

Indie distributor GKIDS has announced its English language voice cast picks for the North American release of Studio Ghibli’s From Up on Poppy Hill, Variety reports. The red carpet-worthy ... Continue Reading →
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Dawn of the Dead Pets

Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: ... Continue Reading →
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Method Launches ‘Little Prince’ Drawing Contest

In conjunction with the launch of the third season of the new animated adaptation of The Little Prince, producer Method Animation and distributor PGS are kicking of a global children’s ... Continue Reading →