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Animated Indie ‘Long Way North’ Combines Arctic Exploration and Female Empowerment Shout! Factory tosses its hat in the Oscar ring with the Annecy Audience Award-winning film about ... Continue Reading →
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‘Brainwashing’ Docu Featuring Plympton Animation Out Now

Jen Senko’s award-winning documentary film The Brainwashing of My Dad, which features animation by Oscar-nominated indie legend Bill Plympton, has arrived on DVD and Blu-ray via Gravitas ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Surf’s Up 2’ Enters the Ring

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has debuted a brand-new trailer for Surf’s Up 2: Wavemania. The CG sequel to the Oscar-winning 2007 animated comedy is a coproduction with WWE Studios, ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Reveals International Shorts Selections

The Ottawa International Animation Festival — North America’s leading animation fest — announced the official selections for the 2016 International Short Film Competition. ... Continue Reading →
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Annecy: Aardman’s Peter Lord and David Sproxton

Few studios around the world are as beloved as Aardman Animations, the U.K. stop-motion and Claymation studio behind such hits as Creature Comforts, Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Drops first ‘Red Turtle’ Trailer

A first trailer for The Red Turtle — the new Studio Ghibli co-production project directed by Oscar winner Michael Dudok de Wit (Father and Daughter) — has arrived, ahead ... Continue Reading →
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Eddie Redmayne Starring in Aardman’s ‘Early Man’

Aardman Animations and production partner StudioCanal announce that Oscar, Golden Globe and BAFTA-winning actor Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything, The Danish Girl) has come on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Finding Dory’ Full Cast & Character Roster Revealed

Disney-Pixar has fished out the full voice cast roster and character list for its long-awaited sequel, Finding Dory, which swims into theaters June 17. Directed by Andrew Stanton — ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6’ Series Coming to Disney XD

A new animated television series based on Disney’s Oscar-winning feature film Big Hero 6 is now in production, heading for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD. Emmy-winning producers Mark ... Continue Reading →
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Ex-Ghibli Auteur Reflects on His Oscar-Nominated Animation Hiromasa Yonebayashi discusses his haunting hand-drawn film When Marnie Was There with the Japan Times. Guardians of the Galaxy ... Continue Reading →