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Illuminating Shorts

Our reporter zeroes in four toons that represent the rich diversity of talent spotlighted at the Annecy Festival this year. Anyone looking for a panorama of the modern animation scene ... Continue Reading →
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Spellbound Co-Founders Launch Nurture Rights Kids Co.

Peter Curtis and Nick Barrington, co-founders of Spellbound Entertainment (The Koala Brothers), have started a new children’s entertainment company, Nurture Rights and acquired their ... Continue Reading →
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Tiny Island’s ‘Dream Defenders’ Debuts on Hulu

Tiny Island’s popular 3-D CG-animated series Dream Defenders premieres on Hulu and Hulu Plus subscription service this summer. The 26-half hour series centers 14-year-old twins Zane ... Continue Reading →
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You Think Your Film Was a Challenge?

Any discussion of the different styles of animation invariably cover traditional, digital, stop-motion, paper cut-out, sometimes even puppetry. But there is one style that is rarely ... Continue Reading →
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‘Iron Man 3' Intl. Opening Beats ‘Avengers’ Record

You’ve got to give it Tony Stark and his alter ego Iron Man: They definitely know how to put on a show. This past week, Disney/Marvel’s Iron Man 3 posted phenomenal numbers in ... Continue Reading →
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Will ‘Oz’ Prove Great and Powerful at the Box Office?

Disney is looking to heat up a so-far tepid year at the box office with its VFX-heavy reimagining Oz: The Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi, who turned Spider-Man into a billion-dollar ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ Preview Coming to IMAX

Paramount Pictures will be releasing the first 9 minutes from J.J. Abrams’ hotly anticipated Star Trek Into Darkness exclusively in IMAX 3D theaters on December 14—months ahead ... Continue Reading →
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48-Frames Version of ‘Hobbit’ to Screen in 450 Theaters

Peter Jackson’s upcoming adaptation of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey generated a lot of interest earlier this year when the director screened part of the film in its 48 frames-per-second ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dream Defenders’ Square off in North America

Dream Defenders Adventure from Tiny Island Productions, Singapore’s first 3-D stereoscopic animated series, has landed in North America thanks to 3net, a U.S.-based 3-D TV channel ... Continue Reading →
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Dawn of the Dead Pets

Director Tim Burton pays homages to his favorite monster movies and his childhood pet in the charming stop-motion gem Frankenweenie. Filmmaker Tim Burton had two great childhood loves: ... Continue Reading →