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UPA Artist David Weidman Dies

David Weidman, the animation and silkscreen artist who helped shape UPA’s mid-century modern style in classic cartoons, died last Wednesday at age 93 in his Highland Park, Los ... Continue Reading →
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‘Divergent,’ ‘Muppets’ Bump ‘Peabody’

It was a strong weekend for newcomers at the box office, as Lionsgate’s teen sci-fi fantasy Divergent and the return of Jim Henson’s signature characters pushed Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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’300,’ ‘Peabody’ Stand Tall at the Box Office

Nothing could withstand this weekend at the box office the brave Spartan warriors of Warner Bros.’ sequel 300: Rise of an Empire, but DreamWorks Animation’s Mr. Peabody ... Continue Reading →
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The Past Ain’t What It Used to Be!

How Rob Minkoff and his team at DreamWorks assembled a ... Continue Reading →
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New Clip for ‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’

20th Century Fox has released a new clip from the upcoming DreamWorks Animation feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman, due for release March 7 in stereoscopic 3D. The feature is based on ... Continue Reading →
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Kracov’s Toons: A Career with Legs

I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the past quarter-century and have heard a lot of stories about how individuals found their ways into the Toon Trenches, but none have been ... Continue Reading →
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IDW to Publish New ‘Rocky & Bullwinkle’ Comics

Here is a wonderful new comic-book venture we can all get behind. Over the weekend, we got word that San Diego-based IDW Publishing will be launching a new series featuring Jay Ward’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Monsters Univ.’ Shine at CinemaCon

Animated features took center stage at the CinemaCon confab in Las Vegas today. The industry event, which targets exhibitors, producers, distributors, equipment and concession industry ... Continue Reading →
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Teletoon Commissions New Season of ‘George’

Jay Ward’s classic animated series George of the Jungle will continue to swing into action thanks to a new season of the show commissioned by Teletoon Canada and produced by Singapore’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mr. Peabody & Sherman’ Moved Back to March ’14

The release date for DreamWorks Animation’s much-anticipated CG-animated feature Mr. Peabody & Sherman has changed from Nov. this year to March 7, 2014. The film, which will ... Continue Reading →