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‘Dragon 3′ Falls Back to 2017

DreamWorks Animation will be pushing back the third installment of its smash-hit How to Train Your Dragon franchise a year, a clear reason is not evident at the moment. Meanwhile, Dragon ... Continue Reading →
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First Clip From Pixar’s Next Short, ‘Lava’

Pixar has no features coming out in 2014, but next year sees the release of the feature Inside Out and the short film Lava — and we’ve got an early peek at Lava. Take a look: The ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Canada Strikes Disney Deal

Netflix streaming service in Canada has reached a multiyear exclusive agreement with Walt Disney Studios that will bring first-run live-action and animated feature titles to subscribers ... Continue Reading →
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Meet Uku, Star of Next Year’s Pixar Short ‘Lava’

We wrote a while back about the Pixar short Lava, which will screen in front of next summer’s feature Inside Out. Now the first image from the film itself has cropped up, featuring ... Continue Reading →
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Dwarf Labs Launching In-House Academy

In September, Dwarf Labs (also Dwarf Animation Studio) will establish a new in-house training department called Dwarf Academy, under the direction of Pixar and DreamWorks vet Minhyung ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Teases ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Lava’ Short

It’s a sad year for animation fans when there are no features due out from Pixar Animation Studios. But based on a sneak peek offered to journalists in Hollywood this week of ... Continue Reading →
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Licensing Reports Soaring Sales as Expo Opens

Sales of licensed merchandise from animation and VFX-based properties are on the rise and earning big bucks for the companies that own them. With the Licensing Expo now under way in ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy ‘Jumps’ ‘Dragon 2′ at Box Office

It was a big weekend at the box office, with two dueling sequels entering the fray with big hopes. In the end, the chips fell with a $60 million opening for the R-rated comedy 22 Jump ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Vet Troy Skabelund Joins Starburns Industries

Former Disney Interactive finance leader Troy Skabelund will join the ranks of toon house Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa) as Chief Financial Officer. Skabelund brings ... Continue Reading →