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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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Five Animated Pics Nominated for Academy Awards

This morning (Jan. 16), the nominations for the 86th Annual Academy Awards were announced at a news conference at the Samuel Goldwyn theater in Beverly Hills. Here are the animation ... Continue Reading →
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February 2014 Tech Reviews

Best of the Year Our brilliant tech critic picks 12 of his favorite releases of the past year: Lagoa. This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Wins Golden Globe for Best Animated Pic

Disney’s Frozen won the Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature, beating DreamWorks’ The Croods and Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 at the awards ceremony ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Wins Top Animation Prize at Capri

Chalk another win for DreamWorks Animation’s sleeper caveman family hit of 2013 The Croods. The movie picked up the Best Animation Prize at the Capri Hollywood Film Festival in ... Continue Reading →
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A Toon of Love and Fury

Rio 2096, Brazil’s ... Continue Reading →
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American Cinematheque Plans Adult Animation Series

The American Cinematheque is planning an “Animation for Adults” series, beginning this Thursday (Jan. 9) and running through Jan. 25 at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood. ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks and Fuhu to Launch New Kids’ Tablet at CES

DreamWorks Animation has partnered with tech company Fuhu to launch a new tablet called The DreamTab for children, which the studio will be able to program like a cable channel. According ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Titles Dominated 2013 Global Box Office

The animation community got some great news as the final numbers for the 2013 box office came out. Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 ($393.5 million), Disney/Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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To Be Seen in ’14: Your New Year Hot List

While everyone is looking back at the animated movies of 2013, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for the goods in store for us this year. Here are some of the big animated treats ... Continue Reading →