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Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman to Step Down in Settlement with National Amusements Following the investor’s renewed demands for shake-ups in the troubled media giant’s leadership, an ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lastman’ Turns to Kickstarter to Complete Season 1

The production team of Everybody On Deck have been hard at work on the animated adaptation of Lastman, but have hit a bump in their funding road. Based on the comic-book by Balak, Vives ... Continue Reading →
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New Documentary Follows ‘Curious George’ Creators

In celebration of one of the world’s most popular primates — who turns 75 this year — filmmaker Ema Ryan Yamazaki announces the first ever mixed-media documentary ... Continue Reading →
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Video: Aardman’s #ToadOff for Vimto U.K. animation house teams up with Driven ad agency for an epic amphibian fruit-fight in this energetic CG spot, directed by Will Studd (Stuff ... Continue Reading →
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Anime Expo Welcomes Game Designer Koji Igarashi

Renowned video game designer and ArtPlay Inc. co-founder/producer Koji Igarashi has been confirmed as a Guest of Honor for Anime Expo 2016 — taking place at the L.A. Convention ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Tippett’s Week: Uncovered ‘Star Wars’ Pics, AMA and HoloGrid Demos

Special effects legend Phil Tippett has three pretty cool pieces of news to share this week. It seems that he found and developed a roll of film from the making of the original Star ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Tippett & HappyGiant Launch AR Game Kickstarter

Two-time Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and director Phil Tippett  — whose credits include the original Star Wars films and The Force Awakens, Jurassic Park, ... Continue Reading →
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IFC Center to Hold WIP Screening of ‘Seder-Masochism’

New York City’s IFC Center will be holding a work-in-progress benefit screening for Nina Paley’s latest project, Seder-Masochism. Taking place Thursday, April 21 at 7:30 ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Ghibli Auteur Reflects on His Oscar-Nominated Animation Hiromasa Yonebayashi discusses his haunting hand-drawn film When Marnie Was There with the Japan Times. Guardians of the Galaxy ... Continue Reading →
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‘Anomalisa’ Brings Soul to Stop-Motion

This article originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine. Charlie Kaufman is lauded as one of the most creative writers in the movie business, and he has credits ... Continue Reading →