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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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‘Panda’s’ Stevenson Directs United’s Ark Tale

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson has been tapped to direct a CG-animated feature inspired by the biblical tale of Noah’s Ark for United Pictures. Slated for completion in ... Continue Reading →
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Animators Seek ‘Lost Treasure’ Aid on Kickstarter

We don’t normally post news items about Kickstarter campaigns — if we did, we’d just have to change the name of the magazine to Animation Kickstarter Magazine — but ... Continue Reading →
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That Other (Sort of) Thanksgiving Movie

One more Thanksgiving Day has come and gone, but this year there actually was a Thanksgiving-themed animated film out there. But nearly 20 years ago, there was another picture that ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ to Warm Hearts This Week

The ... Continue Reading →
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Toon Goggles to Debut Mondo TV’s Shows

On-demand children’s entertainment platform Toon Goggles will debut eight series from the library of Italy’s Mondo TV. Among the titles available for viewing will be Mondo’s ... Continue Reading →
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Blaise and Williams Launch ‘Art Story’ Kickstarter

Disney Animation vets Aaron Blaise (Brother Bear) and Chuck Williams are using Kickstarter to raise funds for Art Story, an animated picture a boy and his grandfather people jump into ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Once Upon a Time’ Reveals Cast

Nicholas Hoult, Gemma Arterton and Stephen Fry will provide the voices for three of the main characters in the upcoming British animated feature Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen. The ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks’ ‘Turbo’ Ready to Race the Minions

Turbo, DreamWorks’ second animated feature of 2013, offers a high-energy tale about an unlikely hero who dreams of winning the Indianapolis 500 race. Hollywood has always had ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Publicist Denise Greenawalt Dies at 52

We were saddened by the recent death of longtime Disney publicity exec Denise Greenawalt who passed away in her sleep following a long illness May 22 at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena. ... Continue Reading →