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Netflix Gets Final ‘Clone Wars’ Episodes

The final 13 episodes of the hit CG-animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars will air not on a broadcast or cable outlet, but via streaming video on Netflix starting March 7. The fan-favorite ... Continue Reading →
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The Building Blocks of an Animated Franchise

Is anybody surprised that The LEGO Movie opened huge? It is the perfect storm film for today’s Hollywood: a digitally animated movie based on a video game that’s based on ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Unveils Kanan, the Cowboy Jedi

It’s just not Star Wars if you don’t have some Jedi in it, so the creators of the new animated series Star Wars Rebels have unveiled the lightsaber-wielding cowboy Kanan. Voiced ... Continue Reading →
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Pixar-’Star Wars’ Rumor: Is it a Good Idea?

Star Wars fandom has been in a perpetual state of anticipation ever since Disney acquired the franchise when it bought Lucasfilm and announced plans for a new movie every year. Details ... Continue Reading →
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PGA to Honor Jackson, Letteri and Weta Digital

Director Peter Jackson (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit), vfx legend Joe Letteri (The Hobbit, Man of Steel, Star Wars) and Weta Digital (Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit) will receive the ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Animation Expo Unveils Full Schedule

If you happened to be in Los Angeles this weekend, you’ll certainly need to check out the annual CTN Animation Expo at the Burbank Marriott Hotel (Nov. 15-17). We recently had ... Continue Reading →
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MAD’s Kevin Shinick Talks About the 100th Episode

It’s hard to believe that Cartoon Network’s popular MAD series will hit the big 100th episode mark this week. The Emmy and Annie Award-nominated series will premiere a special ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘Star Wars’ Pic Will Be Out on Dec. 18, 2015

So yesterday, after much fanfare, Disney and Lucasfilm confirmed that Star Wars: Episode VII will be released on December 18, 2015. “We’re very excited to share the official ... Continue Reading →
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First Disney Store to Open in China in 2015

The first Disney Store in mainland China will open its doors by early 2015 in Lujiazui, a locality within Shanghai. The 53, 000 square-foot Lujiazui site will be located in Shanghai’s ... Continue Reading →
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Lawrence Kasdan to Write New ‘Star Wars’ Script

Even Oscar-winning in-demand writers like Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, Little Miss Sunshine) can be at the mercy of the whims and changes of studios and projects. It was just announced ... Continue Reading →