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Five Films Up for PGA Animated Feature Award

The Producers Guild of America offered few surprises in its nominations for the 2015 Producers Guild Awards, announced Jan. 5. No animated films were among the 10 nominees for The Darryl ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar Watch: Best Visual Effects Contenders

The short list of visual effects films that will head to the annual bake-off won’t be known until early in December, but the race is still a hot one that’s proving more ... Continue Reading →
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‘TMNT’ Fights for a Spot in Your Video Collection

Cowabunga, dudes! Clear some space on your home video shelf for the home video release of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (Paramount, $49.99 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD and digital copy; ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Offers On-Air Feast Thanksgiving Week

Nickelodeon will be serving up a hearty helping of entertainment for Thanksgiving week, kicking off Monday, November 24. Highlights include new episodes of toon favorites, an original ... Continue Reading →
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House of Moves Gets Creative Boost from OMG Buyout

L.A.-based motion-capture and animation studio House of Moves announces the close of a management-led buyout from parent company OMG plc, effective as of last week. House of Moves CEO ... Continue Reading →
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‘Gumball’ Earns Pair of Children’s BAFTA Noms

The Amazing World of Gumball earned two nominations in this year’s BAFTA Children’s Awards, leading all animated contenders. The Cartoon Network Europe-produced show was ... Continue Reading →
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Nick to Open Flagship Store in London

Nickelodeon Viacom Consumer Products has partnered with Entertainment Retail Enterprises to create Nickelodeon stores in a slew of destination cities around the world, kicking off with ... Continue Reading →
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‘Boxtrolls’ Opens at No. 3; ‘Guardians’ Hangs in at 8

While the weekend box office belonged to the opening of action-packed Denzel Washington vehicle The Equalizer from Sony (no. 1 with an estimated $35 million), Focus Features made a ... Continue Reading →
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Growth Spurt

Canada’s deep talent pool, excellent infrastructure and generous tax incentives are fueling a new boom in animation and visual-effects work. Michael Hefferon Few countries as ... Continue Reading →