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‘Untitled Smurfs Movie’ Pushed to 2016

Director Kelly Asbury (Gnomeo & Juliet, Shrek 2, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron) announced on his official production blog this morning that the franchise-remodeling Untitled ... Continue Reading →
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Firsts Among Equals

I doubt anyone was really surprised last week when Frozen was announced as the winner of the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature, though I have to say that I have been a little ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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Melbourne to Host ‘Art of DreamWorks’ Exhibit in 2014

Australian audiences will be able to enjoy an exhibit devoted to the art of films produced by DreamWorks Animation in its 19-year history next year. Melbourne’s Australian Center ... Continue Reading →
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The End of an Era …Yet Again

Last month’s announcement that the Walt Disney Company would no longer pursue traditional feature animation brought some mixed responses among toon heads. For many it was the final ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Vitae Strengthens Ties to Asia and Hollywood

Anima Vitae, the Finnish animation studio behind the movie Niko 2 – Little Brother, Big Trouble, The Flight Before Christmas and The Magic Crystals is expanding to Asia and strengthening ... Continue Reading →
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John Stevenson to Helm ‘Sherlock Gnomes’

Kung Fu Panda director John Stevenson will direct the upcoming sequel to last year’s CG-animated feature Gnomeo and Juliet. The new garden gnome adventure is titled Sherlock Gnomes ... Continue Reading →
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Howard to Milk Runaway Cow Story

Animation producer Max Howard (Igor, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron), writer/producer Kirsty Peart (The Hero of Color City, Thomas the Tank & Friends), Munich’s Papa Loewe Filmproduktion ... Continue Reading →
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A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation have enjoyed ... Continue Reading →
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Kelly Asbury to Write Sony’s Pic ‘Pooch Café’

Oscar-nominated writer-director Kelly Asbury has been tapped to write Sony Picture Animation’s upcoming feature Pooch Café. Asbury most recently directed and co-wrote Gnomeo and ... Continue Reading →