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Memorial Service Planned for John Coates

A memorial service celebrating the life of the late animation producer John Coates will be held at St. George’s Church (on the corner of St George St. and Maddox St., London W1) ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Talks Oscar Host Gig

Hot on the heels of the official announcement that Seth MacFarlane—the busy guy behind Family Guy, American Dad, The Cleveland Show and this summer’s hit live-action comedy Ted—will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Junkyard,’ ‘Wrinkles’ Are Ottawa’s Top Prize Winners

Dutch animator Hisko Hulsing’s powerful short Junkyard took home the Grand Prize for Best Independent Short Animation at the Ottawa Intl. Animation Festival on Sunday (Sept. 23). ... Continue Reading →
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British Animation Icon John Coates Dies at 85

We are saddened by the news that beloved British animator John Coates, the man behind such revered projects such as The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine and the Oscar-nominated special The ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts Celebrates Chuck Jones’ 100th Birthday

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) celebrates the 100th birthday of animation legend Chuck Jones with a special program at the REDCAT theater in Los Angeles. At the event, John ... Continue Reading →
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Italian VFX Artist Carlo Rambaldi Dies at 86

We were saddened by the recent death of Italian special effects wizard Carlo Rambaldi, who is best known for this work on Steven Spielberg’s E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial, Ridley Scott’s ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Hosts a Tribute to the Hubleys

Husband-and-wife indie animators John and Faith Hubley will be the subject of a special tribute on Friday, September 14, at 7:30 p.m. at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences ... Continue Reading →
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Pixomondo Adds New Facility in Detroit

International visual effects company Pixomondo today announced the opening of a new studio in Detroit, bringing its global network total to thirteen facilities spanning three continents. The ... Continue Reading →
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Gkids to Release English-Language ‘Cat in Paris’

New York-based indie GKids will release an English-language version of the Oscar-nominated feature A Cat in Paris in select cities on June 1st. Directed by Jean-Loup Felicioli and Alain ... Continue Reading →
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Gene Deitch Sees Red!

Even some fans of UPA, who have rushed out to buy the new, long-awaited DVD collection of their classic theatrical cartoons, might not know that Walt Disney had a particular name for ... Continue Reading →