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Avast! Aardman’s ‘Pirates’ to Attack Theaters This Friday!

With The Pirates! Band of Misfits Peter Lord and his team have outdone themselves with another delightful, beautifully crafted animated movie. We’ve all seen stop-motion family pictures, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Chairman Rich Ross Steps Down

Disney Studios’ Chairman Rich Ross has resigned as what many believe is the direct result of the disappointing performance of John Carter at the box office. “I no longer believe ... Continue Reading →
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Who Won The 2011 Animated B.O. Derby?

Now that we have embarked on a brand new year, it’s a good time to look back and see how our favorite animated movies performed at the box office in 2011. Here’s a quick snapshot ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toons Land Golden Globe Nominations

The five Golden Globe nominees in the Best Animated Feature category were announced this morning in Beverly Hills. They are: Among the well-reviewed movies that didn’t make the ... Continue Reading →
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10 Titles Up for Best Feature Annie Award

The nominations for the 39th Annual Annie Awards were unveiled this morning. Thanks to the healthy number of animated features released in 2011, ASIFA members will vote on ten titles ... Continue Reading →
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John Lasseter Defends ‘Cars 2′

In time for the release of Disney/Pixar’s Cars 2 on DVD, John Lasseter spoke to The New York Times today (Oct. 17) about the movie’s reception and the various challenges of overseeing ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s VIEW Confab Offers ‘Tintin’ Sneak Peek

Turin’s VIEW Conference, the Italian digital and computer animation event (Oct. 25-28) has added a special program devoted to the art and technology of Steven Spielberg’s highly ... Continue Reading →
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Telemundo Gets Animated With 10 Disney/Pixar Titles

U.S. Spanish language broadcaster Telemundo has acquired the rights to air 10 acclaimed animated features from Disney/Pixar, including Up, Ratatouille, WALL.E, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, ... Continue Reading →
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Italy’s View Conference Unveils Stellar Program

Turin’s leading digital technology confab View Conference (and sister festival ViewFest) have announced the impressive plans for this year’s edition, which takes place Oct. 25-28. Among ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Jobs in Animation

Not since Richard Nixon was seen leaving on a jet plane in 1974 has one man’s resignation created the kind of hoopla that Steve Jobs’ stepping down as CEO of Apple has generated. ... Continue Reading →