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Fox TV’s Animation Head Jennifer Howell Exits

Twentieth Century Fox TV’s head of animation Jennifer Howell is leaving the studio to pursue other ventures, says Deadline.com. Howell, whose contract ends in May, has been at her ... Continue Reading →
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Tim Reckart and the Making of ‘Head Over Heels’

A couple of days ago, we had the chance to catch up with Timothy Reckart, the young animator who wrote and directed the Oscar-nominated stop-motion short Head Over Heels. The project, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gladiators of Rome’ to Open L.A. Italia Festival

Iginio Straffi’s much-anticipated CG-animated 3-D feature Gladiators of Rome is set to open the Los Angeles-Italia Film, Fashion and Art Festival this Sunday (February 17). The Rainbow ... Continue Reading →
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Maggie Simpson Short Crawls Back to Theaters

Maggie is back! Fox has brought back the Oscar-nominated short Maggie Simpson in “The Longest Daycare”, to select theaters this month to increase awareness of the project, directed ... Continue Reading →
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Universal-Illumination to Reboot Seuss’s ‘Grinch’

Universal Studios and its Illumination Entertainment animation division are banking that Dr. Seuss fans have sufficiently recovered from the much-maligned Jim Carrey take on the green ... Continue Reading →
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Benedict Cumberbatch Has V-Day Date with ‘Simpsons’

Benedict Cumberbatch, star of mystery-solving TV sensation Sherlock, will be guest starring in Sunday night’s special Valentine’s Day themed episode of The Simpsons on Fox. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Writer Joel Cohen Keynotes Kidscreen Summit

Joel Cohen, veteran writer and producer for The Simpsons, offered a hilarious take on the iconic’s show approach to creativity during Kidscreen Summit’s opening keynote session ... Continue Reading →
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Aron Warner Hired as Reel FX’s President of Animation

Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In ... Continue Reading →
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Marvel Toons to Stream on Amazon’s LoveFilm U.K.

Amazon.com-owned streaming video service LoveFilm has signed a deal with Disney in the U.K. and Ireland to air animated shows featuring Marvel characters. U.K. and Irish subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Matt Groening & David Silverman

The Simpsons creator and long-time director/producer discuss crafting the property’s first theatrical short. Last summer, family audiences settling down in theaters to enjoy Fox/Blue ... Continue Reading →