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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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Auction Planned to Aid LAIKA Artist Jamie Baker

Animation junkies will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to bid on an amazing catalog of more than 150 items of unique art, props and other movie memorabilia in a one-off celebrity ... Continue Reading →
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‘Rise of the Guardians’ Helps DreamWorks Earnings

DreamWorks Animation announced on Tuesday that it earned 12 cents per share on $154.5 million revenue, beating analysts’ predictions who had said the company would earn 2 cents ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar Editor Comes to Ken Loach’s Rescue

It’s not every day when you find an editor from Pixar lending out a helping hand to a British master of social realism. But that’s exactly what happened when director Ken ... Continue Reading →
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‘Monsters U’ DVD/Blu-ray Arrives for Halloween

The folks at Disney Home Ent. have prepared the perfect Halloween DVD/Blu-ray for animation fans. This past summer’s blockbuster hit Monsters University arrives on Tuesday (Oct. ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Store to Open in China in 2015

The first Disney Store in mainland China will open its doors by early 2015 in Lujiazui, a locality within Shanghai. The 53, 000 square-foot Lujiazui site will be located in Shanghai’s ... Continue Reading →
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New DVDs: ‘DreamWorks Holiday Classics’ and More

It’s one of those off weeks in which we don’t have a lot of high-voltage animated titles hitting the home entertainment market. However, if you look closer, you can still ... Continue Reading →
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iam8bit Studio To Host Ben Butcher Exhibit

L.A.-based iam8bit studios is hosting “Part of a Complete Breakfast,” the first-ever solo exhibition by former Pixar artist Ben Butcher. The exhibit will open Thursday, Nov. 7 (7-11 ... Continue Reading →
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Elusive ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Creator Talks Toons

It would be hard to find an animator working in the industry today who isn’t a fan of Bill Watterson’s, the elusive and hugely talented creator of the seminal Calvin and ... Continue Reading →
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‘Toy Story of Terror’ Scares Up Big Numbers for ABC

Halloween celebrations got an early start on Wednesday (Oct. 16) night on ABC as the network premiered the half-hour special Toy Story of Terror!. The show placed No. 1 among total ... Continue Reading →