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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →
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Animag to Honor Foray, Sanders, DeMicco and Chakravarti

Animation Magazine is pleased to announce more of its 2013 award recipients, which will be presented at the World Animation & VFX Summit, Opening Night Party, on November 3 at the ... Continue Reading →
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We All Grew Up With June

I have written several times before in this blog about the amazingly talented June Foray, but the astonishing thing about June is that after some seven decades in the business, she ... Continue Reading →
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June Foray to Receive Governors Award at Creative Emmys

Animation legend June Foray will receive the prestigious Governors Award at the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on September 15. The beloved voice actress, who is 95, and ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Ramsey to Exec Produce ‘Tailchaser’s Song’

Rise of the Guardians director Peter Ramsey has joined Animetropolis/IDA/EFG-Renascence’s upcoming adaptation of Tad Williams’ fantasy novel Tailchaser’s Song as exec producer. ... Continue Reading →
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Tito Ortiz Hired as Illumination’s Development VP

Veteran animated features exec Tito Ortiz (Ice Age, Despicable Me) is returning to Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment after being absent for two years pursuing his music ... 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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The Grinch Wins Over Audiences Again

ABC had a big night with its annual airing of the animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The evergreen special surpassed original episodes of several ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Eyes More Seuss with CG ‘Cat in the Hat’

The animation studio behind the hit movie The Lorax is returning to the Dr. Seuss library, this time for a 3D CG-animated feature based on The Cat in the Hat. According to Deadline.com, ... Continue Reading →
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Universal’s ‘The Lorax’ Expected to Top the Charts

How the team at Illumination Entertainment put a shiny new 3-D polish on Dr. Seuss’ cautionary, environmentally themed The Lorax. More than 40 years after Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) ... Continue Reading →