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The Best Western You’ve Never Seen

I’ve written before about the increasingly thin barriers between animation and live-action filmmaking, barriers that are becoming more transparent with time (check out Guillermo ... Continue Reading →
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Craig Bartlett Offers Inspiring Keynote at Ottawa

If you were a kid in the ’90s, then chances are Craig Bartlett’s hugely popular Nickelodeon series Hey Arnold! played an important part in your childhood. The talented animator ... Continue Reading →
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Meet the New Oddball Superheroes

SNL favorite Seth Meyers and writer Michael Shoemaker spill the beans on their new animated Hulu series, The Awesomes. We’ve been used to having talented actor/comic/writer Seth ... Continue Reading →
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‘Yoda Chronicles’ Launches on Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network will be welcoming the latest edition to the LEGO Star Wars toon family tonight (Wednesday, May 29) at 8 p.m. with the premiere of The Yoda Chronicles—a three-part ... Continue Reading →
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A Real-Life Replica of Springfield to Spring in Orlando

Cowabunga, dude! A real-life replica of Simpsons’ hometown of Springfield is coming to The Simpsons Ride in Universal’s Orlando Resort this summer. According to the concept art, ... Continue Reading →
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Will Oscar Love Maggie?

Some who read this will be doing so after the 2013 Academy Awards have already been handed out, making Daniel Day-Lewis, Jennifer Lawrence, Anne Hathaway, Tommy Lee Jones, and Ben Affleck ... Continue Reading →
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Animated People: Matt Groening & David Silverman

The Simpsons creator and long-time director/producer discuss crafting the property’s first theatrical short. Last summer, family audiences settling down in theaters to enjoy Fox/Blue ... Continue Reading →
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Spike & Mike Fest Turns 30

Iconic indie toon fest Spike & Mike’s Festival of Animation will be holding a 30th Anniversary Celebration this year which will feature the most popular and award-winning short ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Set to Win B.O. Game

Inspired by many of our favorite videogames, Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph delivers a funny, original and heartwarming tale about an 8-bit bad guy in search of a new life. Nobody could ... Continue Reading →
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Comickers Pay Tribute to Groening’s ‘Life in Hell’

In case you haven’t been keeping tabs on your local alternative weekly rag, Simpsons creator Matt Groening pulled the plug on his long-running homage to angst Life in Hell this ... Continue Reading →