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Sony’s ‘Smurfs’ Sequel Ready to Dominate Theaters

The Smurfs 2 director Raja Gosnell and animation director spill the beans on the trials and tribulations of bringing the little blue creatures’ second big cinematic adventure ... Continue Reading →
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D23 Expo to Offer Peeks at ‘Frozen,’ ‘Good Dinosaur’

Forget Comic-Con. The big toon fan experience will be happening at Disney’s D23 Expo, planned for August 9–11 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The event will feature a special ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wolverine’ Claws His Way to No. 1 Spot

Thanks to Hugh Jackman’s star power and the continued popularity of The X-Men, Fox’s The Wolverine made it to the No. 1 spot at the U.S. box office this weekend. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Enlists for ‘Henchmen’

Canadian toon house Bron Animation will kick off production this fall on a feature-length CG animated film titled Henchmen, based on an original script by Jay D. Waxman. The flick will ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH: The Foundry Announces Collabs, Developments

Amid all the buzz-worthy happenings at the SIGGRAPH confab in Anaheim, software developer The Foundry has a number of exciting announcements for animators and visual effects artists. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Keynote Selick Talks Studio Challenges

During Monday’s keynote panel at SIGGRAPH, which featured top Toon Town vets from major studios, acclaimed stop-motion film director Henry Selick (Coraline, The Nightmare Before ... Continue Reading →
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‘Wind Rises’ Tops ‘Monsters U.’ Opening in Japan

Hayao Miyazaki’s latest turn in the director’s chair, his first in five years, filled plenty of seats over its opening weekend. The 2D-animated pseudo-historical adventure ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Sputters at No. 3 Spot

Turbo, DreamWorks Animation’s tale of a speedy snail with the dream of winning the Indy 500, had a difficult time drawing large numbers to theaters. The pic, which brought in ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Wins Wednesday Movie Race

DreamWorks’ second feature of 2013, Turbo, was able to bring in about $6 million during its first day of release at the U.S. box office on Wednesday. Box office watchers are estimating ... Continue Reading →