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Why Matthew McConaughey Chose Kubo and the Two Strings as His First Animated Film The voice of insect samurai Beetle cites the appeal of “Laika’s quality” during red ... Continue Reading →
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Google Spotlight’s ‘Buggy Night’ on YouTube

The latest buzz from Google Spotlight Stories is that another short has been added to its YouTube library: Buggy Night. Previously launched on Moto X and Moto G as well as the Google ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con News: ‘Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders’, WB Booth, Sanrio & More

+ Stan Lee’s Cosmic Crusaders — the new adult-targeted action/comedy animation series from POW! Ent. and Genius Brands — has launched July 19 on The Hollywood Reporter‘s ... Continue Reading →
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Disney, ‘Simpsons’ Cels at Auction in Dallas

Heritage Auctions will be offering up a collection of beautiful cels from old and new classics in Dallas during an Animation Art Signature Auction on December 13 & 14. One outstanding ... Continue Reading →
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China’s Original Force Makes Feature Film Move

Original Force Animation — a well-established Chinese service studio with a roster of TV and videogame clients including Disney, DreamWorks Television, Sony, Tencent, Activision ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Lineup Boasts New Toons, Third ‘BoJack’ Order

Leading internet TV network Netflix has announced premiere dates, new series and specials to be available globally in all its territories in the near future. Among these are a new grownup ... Continue Reading →
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VAMN, Chavvo to Produce Erick Tran’s ‘ZodiX’

VAMN-TV and Chavvo Animation Studios are teaming up to produce as an animated series ZodiX, a Japanese-inspired lifestyle brand consisting of character personalities loosely based on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Co-Creator Sam Simon Dies Aged 59

Sam Simon, the nine-time Emmy winning writer who helped make TV animation history by co-creating The Simpsons, has died of colorectal cancer at home in Los Angeles, aged 59. Simpsons ... Continue Reading →
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Cancer Claims Hungarian Animator Andras Erkel

Animator Andras Erkel, founder of Hungary-based Studio Baestarts, died Dec. 29 from brain cancer. He was 52. Erkel started his animation career in the 1980s, producing a series of claymation ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Dominates WGA Animation Noms

The Writers Guild of America have released the list of nominations for the 2015 Writers Guild Awards, which honor outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio and promotional ... Continue Reading →