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Penguins of Madagascar Accept ALS Ice Mission

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has taken over social media, and animation is getting in the spirit of the fund-raising fun. Over on Facebook, the stars of Penguins of Madagascar accepted ... Continue Reading →
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DiSalvo Named Creative Director of Paramount Animation

Veteran animator Lino DiSalvo has joined Paramount Animation as its new creative director. The announcement came from Adam Goodman, president of the Paramount Film Group, who oversees ... Continue Reading →
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Bakshi, Kaplan to Present at SVA Dustys

Filmmaker Ralph Bakshi and acclaimed producer Yvette Kaplan are among the animation and movie making professionals set to present awards at the 25th annual Dusty Film & Animation ... Continue Reading →
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New Talent for ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Masters of the Universe’

+ Thomas Lennon, best known for his role as Lieutenant Jim Dangle on Comedy Central’s mockumentary Reno 911! (which he co-created with Robert Ben Garant) and MTV’s The State, ... Continue Reading →
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Return to Rio

Director Carlos ... Continue Reading →
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Dustys Add SVA Alumni Awards

The School of Visual Arts will present at the 25th annual Dusty Film and Animation Festival the inaugural Dusty Alumni Awards to animation director Yvette Kaplan (Ice Age, King of the ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Will Release ‘Ice Age 5′ in July of 2016

It looks like Manny and the goofy, prehistoric gang from the Ice Age franchise will be back for their fifth movie in July of 2016. Although Fox and Blue Sky haven’t released any ... Continue Reading →
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VES Summit Addresses Vast Changes in Industry

Illumination Entertainment founder Chris Meledandri, former Digital Domain president and Ender’s Game producer Ed Ulbrich, Warner Bros. president of digital production, animation ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #233

        Directing for Animation: Everything You Didn’t Learn in Art School By Tony Bancroft [Focal Press, $34.95] Imagine taking a one-on-one class with one ... Continue Reading →
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Rio’s Saldanha in Talks to Helm Live-Action ‘Rust’

Veteran Blue Sky Studios director Carlos Saldanha, who helmed two Ice Age sequels, Rio and the upcoming Rio 2, is reportedly in talks with Fox to take on the live-action sci-fi movie ... Continue Reading →