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‘Paperman’s’ Kahrs to Helm ‘Shedd’ at Paramount

The winner of last year’s Oscar for best animated short film has been hired by Paramount to direct the first original feature from its new animation department. John Kahrs, who ... Continue Reading →
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New This Week: Geek Out with ‘Dilbert’ and Others on DVD

The Emmy-winning toon adaptation of Scott Adam’s hilarious working schlub comic strip is once again available to fans as Mill Creek Ent. releases Dilbert: The Complete Series ... Continue Reading →
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‘Riddick,’ ‘Marvel Knights’ Top Busy Week for New Discs

The return of Vin Diesel’s cult-favorite sci-fi hero in Riddick leads a strong and diverse week of animated and visual-effects home video releases. Riddick (Universal, $29.98 ... Continue Reading →
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Animated Titles Dominated 2013 Global Box Office

The animation community got some great news as the final numbers for the 2013 box office came out. Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 2 ($393.5 million), Disney/Pixar’s ... Continue Reading →
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Betty Boop Takes a Lickin’

Remember when animation professionals used to take pains to argue that animation was not simply a children’s entertainment medium? Neither do the studios. But during the feature ... Continue Reading →
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Bela Lugosi Meets a Hollywood Animator

Halloween is upon us once again, which set me thinking about Walter Lantz. What, you may ask, does the purveyor of Woody Woodpecker and Andy Panda cartoons have to do with Halloween? ... Continue Reading →
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MGM producing Animated ‘Addams Family’ Movie

Charles Addams’ classic monster family is coming back to the big screen. Variety reports the beloved kooky characters are being prepared for an animated movie, produced by MGM. ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Basks in Licensing Rewards of Hit Shows

This past week at the Brand Licensing Show in London, Nickelodeon was in the spotlight for its popular L&M programs for its hit animated series, the new CG-animated Teenage Mutant ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Brings Back Classic Looney Tunes in Oct.

Fans of the old classic Looney Tunes cartoons have a big reason to celebrate the arrival of October. Boomerang is bringing back the famous Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘South Park,’ ‘Family Guy’ ‘Geronimo Stilton’

The animation DVD elves must be in town this week, because there are plenty of animated releases begging for our collective attention. Don’t they know the new TV fall season has ... Continue Reading →