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Books We Love – Issue #234

The Noble Approach: Maurice Noble and the Zen of Animation Design By Tod Polson [Chronicle Books, $40] Fans of classic animation gems such as Dumbo, How the Grinch Stole Christmas and ... Continue Reading →
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RGH, Unique to Produce McCartney’s ‘High in the Clouds’

RGH Entertainment and Unique Features are collaborating to bring Paul McCartney’s children’s book High in the Clouds to the silver screen in 3D. The partnership was jointly ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Animation Keynote Is Available Online

This week’s buzz-worthy CG animation Confab SIGGRAPH has released the video of its opening day keynote, which was presented in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture ... Continue Reading →
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The Gru Next Door: Building ‘Despicable Me 2'

Universal/Illumination’s acclaimed anti-hero returns to the big screen in the 3-D summer sequel Despicable Me 2. Three years ago, when Despicable Me was heading into U.S. theaters, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Despicable Me 2' Breaks B.O. Records Overseas

Although the Universal/Illumination animated feature hasn’t opened in the U.S. yet, the film has already made over $41.5 million from only seven international territories. The pic, ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Mitchell to Direct DreamWorks ‘Trolls’ Movie

Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After, Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked) has been tapped to direct DreamWorks Animation’s upcoming animated Trolls feature. The pic will be written ... Continue Reading →
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Shane Acker to Direct Reel FX’s ‘Beasts of Burden’

Reel FX announced today that Oscar nominee Shane Acker (9) will direct the studio’s upcoming untitled CG-animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden, written ... Continue Reading →
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‘Puss in Boots’ Boosts DreamWorks 2012 Revenues

DreamWorks Animation has posted a 26% boost in revenue of $136 million, raising profits to $9.1 million for the first quarter of 2012, thanks to the healthy box office and home-entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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More Stars Join DreamWorks ‘Turbo’ Charge

It looks like DreamWorks Animation’s summer 2013 movie Turbo is attracting a very long list of star voices. The Hollywood Reporter says Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Pena, ... Continue Reading →
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The Island of Lost Chipmunks

The CG-animated singing critters are back and in excellent form in the new family movie Chipwrecked. The Chipmunks first rose to international fame in December of 1958 with their  ... Continue Reading →