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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 →
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The Animated Movie Dossier

The past few years have seen familiar animated faces as well as franchise reboots and original concepts raking in the box office bucks, and the toon features landscape for the next ... Continue Reading →
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Books We Love – Issue #240

Magic Color Flair: The World of Mary Blair By John Canemaker [Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, $40] Iconic Disney artist Mary Blair (1911-1978) is one of the most notable illustrators ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Movies Anywhere Presents Pixar Summer Content

If your eyes tire of the brilliant sunshine and you feel like you scream if you pick up one more over-charred BBQ burger this summer, you can take a break with a slate of surprises ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Confirms Sony Animation Deal

Following some Wall Street speculation, streaming giant Netflix has confirmed that it has struck a deal for Sony Animation films, taking over films like Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Dishes ‘Inside Out’ Plot Details

Pixar Animation has finally revealed further details of Pete Docter’s intriguing new project Inside Out, due in theaters June 19, 2015. The inventive story centers on a young ... Continue Reading →