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Costumed Toons Glitz Up White House Easter Egg Roll

Animated characters will help the first family and the nation celebrate Easter this year, with costumed characters ranging from Babar, the Cat in the Hat and the Smurfs to Spider-Man, ... Continue Reading →
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Beyond Talking Pigs and Singing Chipmunks

VFX powerhouse Rhythm & Hues celebrates 25 colorful years, embarks on more ambitious projects and plans bigger expansion overseas. Although average moviegoers may not be able to ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Randy Cunningham’ Goes into Production

Disney TV’s London-based studio has commissioned Ireland’s Boulder Media and L.A.’s Titmouse to produce a new animated comedy titled Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Set to ... Continue Reading →
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The Animated Life Aquatic

Octonauts, the hit animated U.K. preschool show, finds a new home across the pond on Disney Junior this month. Sometimes you can tell a lot by the imaginative names of the recurring ... Continue Reading →
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Cartoon Network Offers Treats for Halloween

Cartoon Network will be offering a slew of tasty toon treats to boils and ghouls this Halloween (Monday, October 31, if you haven’t been paying attention)! Its Monday night comedy ... Continue Reading →
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Tales from the Toon Trenches: Big Roy’s Bad Day

When the late, great American artist Iwao Takamoto and his wife Barbara asked me to help write his memoirs in 2005, I was stunned and flattered. Iwao was a legend, and a quiet genius. ... Continue Reading →
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Sesame Street: “Bert and Ernie Aren’t Gay!”

In response to an online petition on change.org urging Sesame Street puppets Bert and Ernie to marry, the org has issued a statement noting that the two popular characters are just ... Continue Reading →
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Smurfs and the City – ‘The Smurfs’ in 3D

Peyo’s beloved little blue creatures come to CG life in Sony’s Smurfalicious 3-D hybrid extravaganza. It’s been 53 years since Belgian artist Pierre “Peyo” Culliford came ... Continue Reading →
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Fox Inkubation Grad Ruiz Gets Development Deal

Fox’s Inkubation program for up-and-coming animators has produced its first deal, with the studio signing Jason Ruiz to a one-year deal developing an animated series tentatively ... Continue Reading →
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Extended ‘Lord of the Rings’ Arrives on Blu-ray

Fans of Middle Earth can put the final touches on their high-def home video collection. Out this week for the first time on high-definition disc is The Lord Of The Rings: The Motion ... Continue Reading →