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‘Pinocchio’ to Open Venice Days

The independently run branch of the Venice Film Festival known as Venice Days will open on August 30 with the long-awaited 2D animated feature, Pinocchio, directed by Italy’s Enzo ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Animator Launches Knock Knock App

Disney animator Dan Lund has just launched a great new app that will bring smiles to anyone who enjoys those timeless knock knock jokes. The new Knock Knock app for iPads and iPhones ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Ginny Tyler Dies

Actress Ginny Tyler, who was recognized as a Disney Legend in 2006 for her many vocal performances over the years, passed away July 13 of natural causes in Issaquah, Washington at age ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monsters, Inc. 3D’ Moves to December 2012

Family audiences are going to have one more animated title to choose from this holiday season. Disney has announced that it will release the new 3D version of Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. ... Continue Reading →
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Additions to ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Cast Are Announced

Disney’s much-anticipated holiday feature Wreck-It Ralph has added several new cast members to its roster of voice talent. The pic, which stars John C. Reilly has an 8-bit video game ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network, FOX Dominate Animation Emmy Race

Earlier this morning (Thursday) the nominees for Outstanding Animated Program were announced by the TV Academy. Fox scored big time with three nods for American Dad (really?), Bob’s ... Continue Reading →
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Andrew Stanton to Direct ‘Finding Nemo’ Sequel

After the brutal experience of directing the live-action flop John Carter, Andrew Stanton will return to the more reliable world of animation by directing a sequel to Pixar’s Finding ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jake and the Pirates’, ‘Batman’ Help Mattel’s Bottom Line

Toy giant Mattel reported an overall entertainment product sales drop of 36 percent, but posted a profit of $96.2 million (up from $80.5 million) in the year-ago period. The company ... Continue Reading →
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Phineas and Ferb to Mix with The Avengers

As if we didn’t have our share of Marvel at the Con this weekend, Disney’s pint-size heroes Phineas and Ferb have also announced that they will be crossing over to the Avengers ... Continue Reading →