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‘Kingsman,’ ‘SpongeBob’ Hold Up Under ‘Grey’

You might think from all the hubbub that Fifty Shades of Grey was the only movie to do well at the box office this weekend. But it was also a strong weekend for the indie comic-book ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Wins WGA Award for ‘Brick Like Me’

There was only one award for animation at the WGA Awards this weekend, and it followed the odds and went to The Simpsons. The beloved and long-running Fox animated series earned four ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Comes to Home Video Libraries

One of the major animated features of 2014 comes to home video this week with the release of The Book of Life (Fox, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; $39.99 Blu-ray, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Hits the Road for Live Shows

Loren Bouchard’s Emmy-winning animated comedy Bob’s Burgers, which recently got picked up for a 22 episode sixth season on Fox, will be touring the States in 2015 with Bob’s Burgers ... Continue Reading →
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CAS Nominates Five Toon Features for Sound Mixing

The Cinema Audio Society Awards nominated five animated features for outstanding achievement in sound mixing. The nominees are: Big Hero 6 Original Dialogue Mixer — Gabriel Guy, ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Orders Sixth Season of ‘Bob’s Burgers’

Fox has renewed Bob’s Burgers for a sixth season, ordering 22 new episodes of the Emmy Award-winning animated series. In the next all-new episode of Bob’s Burgers, “Speakeasy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Archer: Vice’ Hits Disc Ahead of Season 6 Premiere

The world’s (self-proclaimed) greatest spy lends a certain, somewhat delusional, swagger to this week’s animated home entertainment releases. Archer: Vice – The Complete ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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Price Was Right, and a Farewell

After 163 entries over the course of 2½ years — all culled from the thousand or so interviews stowed inside my garage — I have decided that it is time to call a wrap on Tales from ... Continue Reading →
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New Dates for ‘Angry Birds,’ ‘Alvin 4′

Looks like the studios are shuffling their lineups before taking a holiday break. The good news for fans of Angry Birds is the animated feature from game-maker Rovio and Sony has been ... Continue Reading →