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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: D23 Expo Edition!

As has become a proud annual tradition, Disney (and its assorted studio brands) spent the weekend laying down a veritable carpet of official announcements during the D23 Expo. Here ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Floyd Norman to Keynote SIGGRAPH ’17

World-leading computer graphics confab SIGGRAPH 2017 announces that Floyd Norman, the tenacious and trailblazing artist who bears the distinction of being the first African-American ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mulan’ Helmer Bancroft to Direct Chinese Musical, ‘Songhua’

Mulan and Animal Crackers helmer Tony Bancroft has signed on to direct the musical Songhua, a Chinese animated feature. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony on day two ... Continue Reading →
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Arclight’s ‘Animal Crackers’ on the Menu at Cannes

Animated family adventure Animal Crackers is making its Cannes market debut through worldwide sales manager Arclight Films. The CG flick features an all-star voice cast including Emily ... Continue Reading →
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‘Frozen 2,’ Marvel & Star Wars Flicks Get Dates from Disney

Walt Disney Studios’ feature release schedule for the next four years has been revealed. On top of 2017’s lineup of titles detailed in January (view here), we finally have debuts ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Recruits Genius Brands’ ‘Rainbow Rangers’

Genius Brands International has licensed exclusive US and Caribbean Basin broadcast rights for season one of its CG-animated series Rainbow Rangers (52 x 11 min.) to top-rated kids’ ... Continue Reading →
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Available Now: Studio Ghibli’s ‘Ocean Waves’ on DVD GKIDS has issued the home entertainment release of the acclaimed studio’s “forgotten” film, directed ... Continue Reading →
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CALL FOR ENTRIES: TOFUZI 2017 Submit your animated films and series by June 30, 2017 for consideration in the 9th annual international festival of animated films, taking place Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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VIDEO: GLAS Animation Festival 2017 Trailer Passes are now on sale for this year’s Berkeley event, taking place March 2-5. Visit the website for program details. Disney’s Live-Action ... Continue Reading →