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Video: Lindalee & Jeremy Zag Talk ‘Miraculous’ Pint-sized reporter Lindalee Rose interviews Zagtoons founder Jeremy Zag about what’s in store for his breakout superhero stars ... Continue Reading →
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‘Force Awakens’ Rockets Past $1 Billion in Record Time

J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: The Force Awakens continued to blast through box-office records at warp speed over the Christmas holiday, hitting the $1 billion milestone faster than ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top Critics’ Toon and VFX Choices

The nominees have been set for an extensive range of categories in the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards. On the movie side, Pixar’s Inside Out was the top animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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Robert Rodriguez Tapped to Direct Live-Action ‘Jonny Quest’

Warner Bros. has brought on action helmer Robert Rodriguez to co-write and direct its live-action feature adaptation of the cult hit Hanna-Barbera adventure toon Jonny Quest. Rodriguez ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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MAD’s Kevin Shinick Talks About the 100th Episode

It’s hard to believe that Cartoon Network’s popular MAD series will hit the big 100th episode mark this week. The Emmy and Annie Award-nominated series will premiere a special ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Announces New Chinese Co-pro ‘Tibet Code’

DreamWorks Animation Chief Exec Jeffrey Katzenberg announced the launch of a new Chinese co-production on Friday (April 18) in Beijing. Based on a popular Chinese book series set in ... Continue Reading →
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Matthew Modine On Board Bakshi’s ‘Coney Island’

Over the weekend, we got word that actor Matthew Modine has signed up to voice the lead character in Ralph Bakshi’s upcoming short The Last Days of Coney Island. The project which ... Continue Reading →
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