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Could The Jungle Book Become the First “Live-Action” Film to Win the Oscar for Animation? Washington Post‘s Michael Cavna walks readers along the ever-thinning line ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Supe Spencer Cook Joins Framestore

VFX house Framestore announces that animation veteran Spencer Cook has joined the studio as Animation Supervisor on Disney’s upcoming live-action reimagining of Beauty and the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

Animator and children’s book artist Jane Aaron, who is best known for creating dozens of animated shorts for Sesame Street, died June 27 from cancer in New York City. She was ... Continue Reading →
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Titmouse Reanimates MTV with ‘Fancy Bastards’ Pilot

MTV — once the home of subversive animated classics like Beavis and Butthead, Liquid Television, Daria, Celebrity Deathmatch and Aeon Flux — is considering getting back ... Continue Reading →
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‘Kingsman’ Trailer Gets Animated

To help promote its soon to be released comic-book inspired feature Kingsman: The Secret Service, 20th Century Fox has tapped animator/illustrator Rachel Ryle to create a stop-motion ... Continue Reading →
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SpongeBob Movie Kicks Off ‘Day of Positivity’

Listen to SpongeBob: Today may be Monday, but it’s also been declared “The Day of Positivity!” The event, presented by Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon Movies in ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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6 Point Harness Ups Rooney; Releases 3 We the Economy Shorts

6 Point Harness is just full of news today, announcing the promotion of Deanna Rooney to director of development and the release of three films for We the Economy: 20 Short Films You ... Continue Reading →