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Daily News Bytes: ‘Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay’ Cast, Bay Area Kid Fest Highlights & More

‘Suicide Squad’ Animated Movie Cast Led by Tara Strong, Christian Slater The next Warner Bros. Animation / DC Entertainment direct-to-video movie will feature Strong (reprising ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Birdboy’ Opens Friday, Syfy Gets ‘Happy!’, Image Engine Breeds ‘GoT’ Dragons & More

Christopher Meloni and Patton Oswalt on the Insane Syfy Series ‘Happy!’ Having just premiered to strong ratings, the hybrid series adaptation of Grant Morrison’s graphic novel ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Winning Canadian Animator Grant Munro Dies Age 94

Grant Munro, an animator and actor who starred in Norman McLaren’s 1953 Best Short Film Oscar-winning pixilation Cold War parable Neighbors (Voisins) and co-directed 1963 Oscar-nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Race Heats Up with 26 Animated Films

Twenty-six features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 90th Academy Awards. The submitted features, listed in alphabetical order, are: The ... Continue Reading →
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Poetry and Personal Connection: ‘Window Horses’

An imaginative young Canadian poet named Rosie Ming (voiced by Sandra Oh) learns about Persian culture and the healing power of poetry ... Continue Reading →
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‘Ugly’ and ‘Night Is Short’ Win Grand Prizes at Ottawa

The 2017 Ottawa International Animation Festival wrapped this weekend with the announcement of this year’s Official Competition winners. This year’s festival received 1,992 ... Continue Reading →
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First Pond Saddles Up NFB Feature ‘Window Horses’

First Pond Entertainment — a film sales and distribution company concentrating on issue-driven narratives centering underrepresented communities — has picked up US rights ... Continue Reading →
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TIFF Shorts Program Features 3 NFB Animations

The National Film Board of Canada will have its animation studio projects well represented at the Toronto International Film Festival (taking place Sept. 7-17), with three films selected ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Short ‘Skin for Skin’ Gets Fantasia Fest World Premiere

Neo-Gothic mixed technique animated short Skin for Skin — directed by Calgary filmmakers Carol Beecher and Kevin D. A. Kurytnik, produced by the National Film Board of Canada ... Continue Reading →
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NFB Animated Short Doc ‘Oscar’ Streams for Free

Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s animated documentary short Oscar — a biographical piece on acclaimed jazz pianist Oscar Peterson — has been made available to stream for free ... Continue Reading →