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Lost Oswald Short Emerges in Norway

A long-lost short film created by Walt Disney back in 1927 has been uncovered in the National Library of Norway. Titled Empty Socks, the newly rediscovered toon features Oswald the ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Cowell Partners with Animal Logic for Betty Boop Flick

The original animation super-starlet Betty Boop will take to the silver screen thanks to a partnership between Australian animation house Animal Logic, Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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Frist Plans Animation Exhibition for Summer

Nashville, Tennessee’s The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will celebrate the art and history of animation with a special summer exhibition. Watch Me Move: The Animation Show ... Continue Reading →
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Time to Meet Cartoon Network’s ‘Uncle Grandpa’

The manic minds behind the channel’s new 2D toon Uncle Grandpa give us a glimpse into their super-positive world. Most of us have memories of a special relative that made an impact ... Continue Reading →
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Old Visitor from Another Planet

One of the themes of the 2013 Comic-Con, which ended last week, was the 75th anniversary of the most popular space alien of American culture: Kal-El of Krypton, a.k.a. Superman. Superman ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the New Annecy Director!

This is Canadian producer, director and author Marcel Jean‘s first year as the artistic director of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. We recently chatted with ... Continue Reading →
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Experimental Animator Robert Breer Dies at 85

We are sad to report that pioneering experimental animator Robert Breer passed away on August 12 at the age of 85. Born in Detroit, Mich., Breer, moved to Paris after graduating from ... Continue Reading →
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Wisconsin Town Hosts 2nd Betty Boop Festival July 28-31

The hometown of the animator behind the iconic character Betty Boop is throwing another party in her honor. The town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., is playing host to the second annual ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Festival Returns to Wisconsin Rapids

Betty Boop appears to have found a new home in Wisconsin Rapids. After the success of last year’s inaugural Betty Boop Festival, the town of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., will host ... Continue Reading →
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Fleischer Studios Loses Betty Boop Copyright Appeal

The heirs of animator Max Fleischer have lost a legal appeal to recover the copyright to the popular cartoon character Betty Boop, according to news reports. In a 2-1 ruling the 9th ... Continue Reading →