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Jeremy Whitham Named Dev Director at Shout!

Shout! Factory has appointed industry vet Jeremy Whitham as Development Director, a newly created role that expands Shout!’s development and production team. The announcement ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Writer Daniel Gerson Dies Age 49

Daniel Gerson, a long-time story and script writer for Disney and Pixar feature films who co-wrote the 2015 Oscar winner Big Hero 6, has died at age 49 after being diagnosed with brain ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Nominations, Reactions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Dec. 10 five films for the Best Motion Picture — Animated category in the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominees are: Anomalisa ... Continue Reading →
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World Animation Summit: Michael Hirsh Master Class

In the world of animation production few names inspire as much awe and respect as Michael Hirsh, co-founder of Nelvana, Cookie Jar, and current vice chairman of DHX Media and chairman ... Continue Reading →
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WB Animation Ups Execs Bastian, Adams

Warner Bros. Animation creative executive Jay Bastian has been promoted to senior VP series, and operations chief Ed Adams has been promoted to senior VP and general manager in new ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →
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Market Showcase: IMPS

The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford (Peyo). A film version of this first comic book was made in 1975, entitled “The Smurfs and the ... Continue Reading →
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Justin Lin to Direct ‘Star Trek 3′

Justin Lin will captain Star Trek 3, replacing outgoing director J.J. Abrams, who’s moved on to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film had originally lined up Roberto Orci to ... Continue Reading →
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Five Toon Features Nominated for Golden Globe

Nominees were announced today for the 72nd Annual Golden Globes Awards, including five Best Animated Feature contenders. The nominated films are: • Big Hero 6 (Disney) • The ... Continue Reading →
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NBC Teases Stop-Mo ‘Elf’ Special

The hyperactive pop culture icon brought to life by Will Ferrell in the hit holiday film Elf (and reinvented for Broadway in Elf: The Musical) will make his animation debut this month, ... Continue Reading →