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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Spotlight: Doug Crane

Animation Block Party (www.animationblock.com) is the premier animation festival of the East Coast. In this interview series, the founder of ABP, Casey Safron will be introducing Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Rodriguez’s New Quickdraw Animation Preps ‘Heavy Metal’

Director Robert Rodriguez is getting into animation, announcing he’s formed a new company called Quickdraw Animation and that it is already working on a new feature film version ... Continue Reading →
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Acclaimed Comics, Film Artist Jean ‘Moebius’ Giraud Dies

Jean Giraud, whose comic book work and film designs under his own name and his science fiction nom de plume Moebius made him one of the most acclaimed and influential artists in the ... Continue Reading →
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Animator, Illustrator and Teacher Corny Cole Dies at 81

We were saddened by the passing of beloved animator, illustrator, painter and teacher Cornelius “Corny” Cole who passed away this morning (Monday, Aug. 8th) at the age of 81 from ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Plans New ‘Heavy Metal’ Feature

Robert Rodriguez is looking to bring Heavy Metal back to the big screen. The filmmaker announced at Comic-Con that he had acquired the film rights to the long-running and iconic sci-fi ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Forges Deal for ‘Metal Hurlant’

Universal Pictures Germany has acquired home video and VOD rights to French sci-fi TV series Metal Hurlant Chronicles. According to Variety, the deal which was made with The Licensing ... Continue Reading →