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‘Penn Zero’ Gets Second Season Pickup

Disney XD has ordered a second season of Disney Television Animation’s Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero. Created and executive-produced by Jared Bush (All of Us, Zootopia) and Sam Levine ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Penn Zero’ to Materialize Feb. 13

Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, an animated comedy adventure series about a regular boy who inherits the not-so-regular job of part-time hero, is set for a simulcast premiere Feb. 13 at ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Ups Arnold, Soria; Damaschke Steps Down

DreamWorks Animation announced today that it has appointed veteran producers Bonnie Arnold and Mireille Soria as co-presidents of feature animation. In their new roles, Arnold and Soria ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Animation Rife with Violent Death Says Study

A new study published in the Christmas issue of the British Medical Journal suggests that, while less graphic than a live-action gore fest, children’s animated films seem to feature ... Continue Reading →
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Smith, Keane, McGrath to Keynote VIEW

Pixar co-founder Alvy Ray Smith, longtime Disney animator Glen Keane and Madagascar director Tom McGrath have been announced as keynote speakers for the 2014 VIEW Conference set for ... Continue Reading →
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Animators Seek ‘Lost Treasure’ Aid on Kickstarter

We don’t normally post news items about Kickstarter campaigns — if we did, we’d just have to change the name of the magazine to Animation Kickstarter Magazine — but ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legends Illuminate Studio’s 90th Birthday Celebration

Many of Disney’s veteran animators and legends came out to shine last night at a special 90th birthday celebration held at the “Legends Plaza” at the studio last night ... Continue Reading →
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ to Warm Hearts This Week

The ... Continue Reading →
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Lou Scheimer: An Appreciation

It seems that everyone in the animation business loved Lou Scheimer. The Saturday morning kidvid devotees of the 1960s (which included me) loved the cool shows Lou produced through ... Continue Reading →
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R.I.P. Lou Scheimer (1929-2013)

We are sad to report that TV animation giant Lou Scheimer has passed away at the age of 85. The Emmy and Grammy award-winning producer, was one of the original founders of Filmation ... Continue Reading →