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Michael Rose Discusses ‘The Gruffalo’s Child,’ ‘Chico & Rita’

Producer Michael Rose discusses his well-received animated projects, The Gruffalo’s Child and Chico & Rita About seven years ago, Aardman veteran Michael Rose set up Magic Light ... Continue Reading →
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Quad’s Animated ‘Ballerina’ Ready to Move

French producers Nicolas Duval, Yann Zenou and Laurent Zeitoun (Quad Films) have announced their next project, a 3D animated feature called Ballerina. Quad is the shingle behind recent ... Continue Reading →
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‘Lion King’s’ Roger Allers Joins Animated ‘Prophet’

Roger Allers, who co-directed Disney’s smash hit The Lion King and Sony Pictures Animation’s Open Season, has signed on to an animated adaptation of Khalil Gibran’s ... Continue Reading →
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How to Create a Spanish Gem

Director Ignacio Ferreras discusses the joys and challenges of adapting the graphic novel Arrugas (Wrinkles) into a 2D animated film. First-time reactions of audiences to an animated ... Continue Reading →
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‘Nos Amis’ Across the Sea

How the French government is bolstering international animated co-productions, plus a whirlwind tour of top toon houses. As a country renowned for its artistic temperament, fans of ... Continue Reading →
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13 Animators, 12 VFX Artists Invited to Join AMPAS

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 13 animators, 12 visual effects artists and a total of 178 filmmakers and film industry executives to join its ranks. Animators ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Illusionist’ Casts Its Spell on DVD

Sylvain Chomet’s highly acclaimed and Oscar-nominated 2D feature The Illusionist arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today. The beautifully drawn movie, which is based on a screenplay by French ... Continue Reading →
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Salma Hayek Joins Effort to Animate Gibran’s ‘The Prophet’

Award-winning actress Salma Hayek and her company Ventanarosa Productions are reportedly joining a project to make an animated feature based on the classic poetry collection, The Prophet, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gnomeo’ Posts Strong Start in Competitive Weekend

It was a crowded and uplifting weekend at the box office, which heralded a solid opening for the star-crossed lovers of Gnomeo & Juliet, even though the animated feature didn’t ... Continue Reading →
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Filmmakers React to Oscar Nominations

It’s always a good day when it starts off with being nominated for an Academy Award. Here’s what the filmmakers nominated for the best animated feature Oscar had to say ... Continue Reading →