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Settling the Score: The 2014 Musical Oscar Race

The big Toon Town players are not just concerned with the coveted Best Animated Feature trophy—the genre also tends to be well represented in the Score and Song categories come awards ... Continue Reading →
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Ten Things We Loved About 2013!

That mouse, that bear…and the exquisite charm of the 2D French movie, Ernest & Celestine. Frozen‘s spunky princess, that goofy snowman and the return of the Disney ... Continue Reading →
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Three Toons to Vie for Golden Globe

The nominees for the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards have been unveiled, and Toon Town seems a bit under-represented considering all the great flicks offered throughout 2013. Only three ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS Announces 5-Year Anniversary Festival

New York-based indie animation distributor GKIDS will launch a special five-year anniversary retrospective of its best titles at the IFC Center, Dec. 20 thru Jan. 2nd. The program, ... Continue Reading →
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English Dub of ‘Ernest & Celestine’ to Debut at Sundance

New York-based distributor GKIDS has announced that the English-language version of acclaimed French film Ernest & Celestine, directed by Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier and Vincent ... Continue Reading →
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Question for the Week of December 2 2013

Which animated feature do you think deserves the Oscar this year? Frozen (Disney) The Croods (Fox/DreamWorks) The Wind Rises (Disney/Studio Ghibli) Despicable Me 2 (Universal/Illumination) Ernest ... Continue Reading →
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GKIDS to Release ‘Ernest & Celestine’ on March 14

New York-based indie distributor GKIDS announced today that it will release the English-language of the acclaimed pic Ernest & Celestine on March 14. The title will first open in ... Continue Reading →
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English-Language Voice Cast Announced for ‘Ernest & Celestine’

GKIDS has unveiled an impressive cast for its upcoming English-language version of the much-lauded animated feature Ernest & Celestine. The pic, which played at the Los Angeles ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Croods’ Is First DVD Mailed to Voters

The team at Fox/DreamWorks are hoping that being the first studio to send out their DVD screeners to Academy members will get them a head start in the wide-open Oscar race this year. ... Continue Reading →
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Garcia Delivers A New Edgar Allan Poe Short

Veteran animator Raul Garcia has finished a new animated short based on Edgar Allan Poe’s short story The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar, narrated by British actor Julian Sands. The ... Continue Reading →