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‘Big Hero 6′ Opens Strong in Japan

Disney’s feature-film adaptation of Marvel’s superhero property Big Hero 6 posted the studio’s second-biggest box office opening weekend of the year in Japan — second ... Continue Reading →
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The Evolving Role of the CG Director of Photography

The key live-action title has gaining traction in the animation business after years of being seen as a largely live-action only task. This year the field of computer animation passed ... Continue Reading →
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The Anime Income Gap

While American animation heroes are above money problems, Japan’s struggle to scrape by in modern economy. In Frozen, Anna and Elsa lived in palaces; Gru in Despicable Me commanded ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen Fever’ Opens with ‘Cinderella’ March 13

Disney’s all new short Frozen Fever, which reunites the CG stars of its Oscar winning feature, will open in theaters in front of the studio’s live-action fairy-tale Cinderella ... Continue Reading →
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Menzel Says ‘Frozen’ Sequel is in the Works

Looks like Idina Menzel might have “Let it Go” when it comes to news of a sequel to the hit Frozen. The singer and actress, who voiced Elsa in Disney’s smash-hit Frozen, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lego,’ ‘Shaun,’ CN Take Top Kids’ BAFTAs

The LEGO Movie, Shaun the Sheep and Cartoon Network won top categories at the 2014 Children’s BAFTA Awards, presented Sunday in London at a gala awards ceremony. The LEGO Movie ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Marvel

Disney ... Continue Reading →
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The Problem With Predictions

The critical success of this fall’s salsa-flavored The Book of Life got me thinking about an effort a decade ago by the Canadian company H2V to create a series of urban Hispanic-oriented ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s Millstein, Pixar’s Morris Promoted to President

Disney-Pixar president Ed Catmull has announced that Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Andrew Millstein and Pixar Animation Studio’s Jim Morris have both been promoted to President. ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Sets 2015 Plans

The Brussels International Animation Film Festival, or Anima, has set its 2015 dates for February 13-22 in Flagey, Belgium. Part of the program will also be screened in the cities of ... Continue Reading →