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‘Underdog’ Co-creator William Biggers Dies at 85

William Watts Biggers, the co-creator of the popular animated series Underdog died at 85 of undisclosed causes last Sunday. Biggers, who was also a novelist, was part of the influential ... Continue Reading →
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NBC Introduces Animated ‘Revolution’ Webisodes

To keep the momentum of its popular global blackout show Revolution during the winter hiatus, NBC has launched animated webisodes of the show on its website, reports ew.com. Starting ... Continue Reading →
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The Grinch Wins Over Audiences Again

ABC had a big night with its annual airing of the animated special How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Tuesday (Nov. 27). The evergreen special surpassed original episodes of several ... Continue Reading →
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Rick Hoberg’s Seriously ‘Amazing Friends’

What’s the classic line…“Everything old is new again?” Nowhere is that more evident than in the world of television. This week I’m thinking of what has happened to the ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Eyes ‘Manimal’ for Live-action-CG Animation Hybrid

Just in case you thought — after Alf and The Smurfs — there was no 1980s property that couldn’t be reimagined, Sony Pictures Animation has optioned movie rights to the short-lived ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writers File Complaint with TV Academy

Animation writers and exec producers aren’t happy with the TV Academy this year. Variety reports that more than 50 animation exec producers and writers, including Seth MacFarlane ... Continue Reading →
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NBC’s ‘Community’ Goes 8-Bit

The stars of NBC’s live-action comedy Community have been through their share of quirky adventures—including stop-motion and anime inspired toon ones—but according to The Hollywood ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Appoints Mary Sandell as Head of Production

Mary Sandell is Portland-based animation house LAIKA’s new head of production, says The Hollywood Reporter. The animation veteran was a producer on the stop-motion studio’s Coraline ... Continue Reading →
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Influential Animation Producer Buzz Potamkin Passes

We are sad to report that animation producer Buzz Potamkin (1945-2012) passed away from pancreatic cancer on Sunday, April 22nd. The much-liked and talented Potamkin founded many animation ... Continue Reading →
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Bernadette Peters Joins ‘Dorothy of Oz’

After her successful appearances on NBC’s Smash and Broadway’s Follies, actress Bernadette Peters is joining the voice of Summertime Entertainment’s upcoming 3D animated movie ... Continue Reading →