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ASIFA Unveils List of 41st Annie Awards Nominees

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominations for the 41st Annual Annie Awards. In the Best Animated Feature category, 2D is holding its own ... Continue Reading →
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President Obama to Visit DreamWorks Animation

It looks like Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Toothless the Dragon are going to find out the details of the Affordable Healthcare Act next week. You see, President Obama is scheduled to visit ... Continue Reading →
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Kracov’s Toons: A Career with Legs

I’ve interviewed a lot of people over the past quarter-century and have heard a lot of stories about how individuals found their ways into the Toon Trenches, but none have been ... Continue Reading →
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Digital Domain Promotes Barba to CCO

Venice-based studio Digital Domain 3.0 Oscar-winning vfx supervisor Eric Barba to Chief Creative Officer/senior vfx supervisor. In his expanded role, Barba, will help to drive the development ... Continue Reading →
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‘Turbo’ TV Series Largely Produced in S. Korea

DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg told reporters in Seoul that a large part of its upcoming Netflix Turbo series is being produced in South Korea. According to The Hollywood Reporter, ... Continue Reading →
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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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‘Cloudy 2′ Serves Up Second Helping of Laughs

Sony Pictures Animation delivers a delicious, second helping with its 3-D CG sequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. This back-to-school season, kids may be treading through the ... Continue Reading →
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Jeffrey Katzenberg Is MIPCOM 2013 Honoree

DreamWorks Animation CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg has been named MIPCOM 2013 Personality of the Year. He is expected to accept the award on Wednesday, October 9, during a gala dinner for ... Continue Reading →
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Spielberg to Produce Microsoft’s ‘Halo’ Series

Steven Spielberg will exec produce a live-action TV series based on the popular video game franchise Halo for Microsoft’s new console Xbox One. The series will include exclusive interactive ... Continue Reading →
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Stop Motion Legend Ray Harryhausen Dies at 92

Visual effects icon Ray Harryhausen, whose stop-motion creations brought many monsters alive in movies such as Jason and the Argonauts and Clash of the Titans, died on Tuesday morning ... Continue Reading →