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Kate Winslet, Willem Dafoe Lead ‘Manou the Swift’ Voice Flock

Multi-award-winning actors Kate Winslet and Willem Dafoe will be heading the voice cast for upcoming animated feature Manou the Swift. Produced by Germany’s LUXX Film, the project ... Continue Reading →
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Pre-Sales Take Off for ‘Stardog and Turbocat’

Kaleidoscope Film Distribution has secured pre-sales in several territories for the family animated feature Stardog and Turbocat, now in production at Sheffield, UK studio Red Star. ... Continue Reading →
Chicken Run

Aardman Incubating ‘Chicken Run’ Sequel

Nearly two decades after it first flew the coop, Aardman Animations is reportedly working on a sequel to the most successful ever stop-motion feature, Chicken Run (2000), according ... Continue Reading →
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Skydance Media Names Leadership for Growing Animation Studio

Having recently announced that Nathan Greno has been tapped to direct its upcoming animated feature Powerless, Skydance Media has now named several key additions to the executive team ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Invites 683 New Members for 2016

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has extended membership invitations to 683 distinguished filmmakers, artists and executives “who represent the best in our global ... Continue Reading →
John Stevenson

‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →
Bill Murray

Bill Murray Joins Cast of DreamWorks’ ‘B.O.O.’

Here’s a perfectly timed Halloween news item: DreamWorks Animation has roped in Bill Murray to voice the villainous ghost Addison Drake for its 2015 feature B.O.O.: Bureau of ... Continue Reading →
David Bowers

Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →
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Gallat Launches Indiegogo Campaign for New Game

Veteran animation director Lionel Gallat (Despicable Me, The Lorax, Flushed Away) has launched an Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign for a game he created titled Ghost of a Tale. Gallat ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman Preps ‘Shaun the Sheep’ Movie for 2015

Following in the footsteps of Wallace and Gromit, another popular Aardman character is getting ready for its big movie adventure. The Bristol-based animation studio announced today ... Continue Reading →