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John and Ron Mention ‘The Unmentionable’

This past weekend I had the pleasure of reconnecting with Disney Animation’s legendary “John and Ron”—John Musker and Ron Clements—at a Sherlock Holmes symposium sponsored ... Continue Reading →
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Worldwide Biggies Makes Pact with Miniclip

Digital studio Worldwide Biggies has entered into a partnership with popular videogame website Miniclip.com. The studio will have the exclusive right to develop movie, TV and new media ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts Celebrates Chuck Jones’ 100th Birthday

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates the 100th birthday of animation legend Chuck Jones with a special program at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. At the event, John ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Lost Oswald Short Surfaces at Telluride

Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) debuted a newly restored digital print of the once-thought-lost 1928 Oswald the Lucky Rabbit animated short Hungry Hobos at the Telluride Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Marathon’s ‘Totally Spies!’ Returns for Modern Adventures

Marathon Media’s popular animated series Totally Spies! has been picked up for its sixth season by networks around the world. The 26×26 toon has been renewed by TF1 and Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Signs Exclusive Deal with ‘Nut Job’ Producers

Warner Bros. has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Gulfstream Pictures, the film production and financing company headed by Mike Karz, producer of Valentine’s Day, and Bill ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA’s ‘ParaNorman’ Continues Spooky Reign

LAIKA’s well-received stop-motion feature ParaNorman did respectable business at the box office during its second weekend of release, with an estimated $8.6 million. Directed by Chris ... Continue Reading →
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Platform Animation Festival Comes to L.A.’s REDCAT

We were thrilled to learn that the acclaimed Platform International Animation Festival, which took place in Portland in 2007, is scheduled to arrive in Los Angeles in October. Curated ... Continue Reading →
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Four Juried Animation Emmy Winners Are Announced

The Acad­emy of Tele­vi­sion Arts & Sci­ences announced Wednes­day the juried win­ners for the 64th Prime­time Emmy Awards in the cat­e­gory of Indi­vid­ual Achieve­ment ... Continue Reading →
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Burton’s ‘Frankenweenie’ to Open London Film Fest

Tim Burton’s much-anticipated black-and-white stop-motion feature Frankenweenie is set to open the 56th BFI London Film Festival on October 10, a week before its London opening. Based ... Continue Reading →