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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 →
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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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All the Pretty Digital Pictures

A passing glance at the list of the 10 features which made the vfx Oscar shortlist and will present 10-minute clips at the January 3 Bake-0ff is that many of them are returning champs. ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Releases Details of New Late-Night Toon Block

Fox TV’s Animation Domination High-Def, the broadcaster’s new alternative animation programming block is set to premiere on Saturday, July 27 (from 11 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.). The new ... Continue Reading →
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Warner Bros. Ratchets Up Animation Feature Push

Warner Bros. Studios is making a big push to produce more animated features at the studio in order to compete with Disney, Sony, Fox and Universal. Deadline.com reports that the studio ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Films Have a Good Year in France

French animated features such as The Rabbi’s Cat, Zarafa and The Painting (Le Tableau) are playing a big role in the year-end awards scene in the U.S., thanks to maverick indie distributor ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar’s ‘Brave’ Is No. 1 Animated Pic of 2012

Brave, Disney/Pixar’s charming tale of a bold Scottish princess, took the crown as the best-selling animated movie of 2012. Directed by Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman, the movie ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tad, the Lost Explorer’ Becomes Spain’s Top Animated Film

In 2012, while American animation fans were enjoying the usual handiworks of DreamWorks, Pixar, Disney, Sony and Fox, Spanish audiences chose to take in a home-grown feature about a ... Continue Reading →
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Jonathan Groff Joins Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Cast

Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced that its extreme mountain man character Kristoff from the upcoming animated comedy-adventure Frozen will be voiced by Tony Award nominee ... Continue Reading →
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Building a Beguiling Bengal Tiger

VFX supervisor Bill Westenhofer discusses some of the mind-blowing visual effects of Ang Lee’s Life of Pi. Life of Pi is not a movie about mathematics, but numbers played a big role ... Continue Reading →