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Watch: Incredible Animation Breaking Down The Hobbit Trilogy in Less Than 3 Minutes Mashable‘s “Too Long; Didn’t Watch” tackles the eight-hour Tolkien adaptation, ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy Full Program Revealed

Taking place June 13-18, the Annecy International Animation Film Festival (accompanied by the MIFA market, June 15-17) will once again offer the very best in animation from around the ... Continue Reading →
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Shout! Bringing ‘Long Way North’ to U.S. Theaters

Shout! Factory and Urban Distribution International have entered an exclusive deal to distribute European animated feature Long Way North in the United States. A theatrical release ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Lord Named Prez of European Animation Pride

Last year, top players in the European animation industry announced the intent to found an annual award event to celebrate the best in the artform from across the continent, the European ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy: Brunner’s Folivari Sets Full Slate

Former Les Armateurs chief Didier Brunner’s new Folivari shingle has announced at Annecy additions to its slate of animation productions. In addition to the previously announced adaptation ... Continue Reading →
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Superights, Folivari Ink Three-Special Deal

French entertainment company Superights has signed its first deal with neophyte production company Folivari to distribute three TV specials adapted from hit comic books by Benjamin ... Continue Reading →
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Hollywood Legend Lauren Bacall Dies Age 89

Tony and Honorary Oscar-award winning actress Lauren Bacall, whose smoldering good looks and husky voice made her a Golden Age of Hollywood legend and who continued voice and acting ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Sets Feature Film Retrospective

GKIDS will screen a retrospective of its films in six U.S. markets over eight weeks, starting July 12 and running through Sept. 3. The program, titled An Animated World: Celebrating ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 27 to Join Shorts and Animation Branch

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is extending invitations to join the organization to 271 artists and executives who have distinguished themselves by their contributions ... Continue Reading →
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Everything Is Awesome About ‘Lego Movie’ Release

It’s a pretty great week for animation (and related topics) on DVD and Blu-ray. Leading the pack is the playful three-disc set The LEGO Movie: Everything Is Awesome Edition (Warner ... Continue Reading →