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Voice Actor & Annie Awards Founder June Foray Dies at 99

June Foray, known to generations of cartoon lovers for her iconic voice roles like Rocky the Flying Squirrel and Looney Tunes’ Granny, has died at age 99. The news was made public ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Tix Open for ‘Kiki,’ New ‘Kuso’ Spot, ‘DM3′ Tops China Records & More

GKIDS & Fathom Events Bring ‘Kiki’s Delivery Service’ to US Cinemas Tickets are on sale now for the next installment of STUDIO GHIBLIFEST, July 23 (English dub ... Continue Reading →
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Zac Posen ‘Betty Boop’ Line Launches with New Short

For the first time in nearly 30 years, Max Fleischer’s iconic cartoon starlet Betty Boop has appeared in a new animated project with the debut of A Betty Boop Cartoon: “Betty ... Continue Reading →
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Director Andy Baker Signs on with Friends Electric

Just a fortnight after officially opening its doors in London and LA, Friends Electric announces that experimental animation director Andy Baker has joined its artists’ roster ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Unveils 2016 Program

The 13th annual Animation Block Party is returning to Brooklyn July 28-31, and organizers have revealed the full programming lineup for this year’s celebration of animated artistry. ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Returns in New TV Series

Max Fleischer’s iconic cartoon flapper Betty Boop will be returning to animation nearly 90 years after her debut in Dizzy Dishes. Betty will be starring, for the first time in 30 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, ‘Simpsons’ Cels at Auction in Dallas

Heritage Auctions will be offering up a collection of beautiful cels from old and new classics in Dallas during an Animation Art Signature Auction on December 13 & 14. One outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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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 →