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‘Roger Rabbit’ Star Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

Prolific British actor Bob Hoskins, best known in the toon world for his role as private eye Eddie Valiant in Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, ... Continue Reading →
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An Animated Conversation with Bill Plympton

In 1960, when Bill Plympton was 14, he mailed some cartoons he’d drawn to Disney in the hope of being hired. Not surprisingly, Disney declined. The good news: he had talent. The ... Continue Reading →
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The B-Movie Beasts Are Baaaaack!

Emmy-winning animation veterans Bob Schooley and Mark McCorkle spill the beans on their eagerly awaited Nickelodeon show, which is based on DreamWorks’ Monsters vs. Aliens. Nick and ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-winning British Animator Bob Godfrey Dies at 91

We were saddened to hear of the passing of influential British animator Bob Godfrey on Friday (Feb. 22). The 91-year-old animator was best known for creating the  popular animated ... Continue Reading →
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Casting a Visual Spell

The new adaptation of young adult best-seller Beautiful Creatures aims for magical effects that don’t remind viewers of other movies about teens with special powers. If you’re plugged ... Continue Reading →
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40th Anniversary Annies Hosts Are Announced!

The 40th Annual Annie Awards have revealed which names from the toon biz will be hosting honors at the awards ceremony on Saturday, February 2 at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The lucky fellows ... Continue Reading →
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40th Annie Nominations Reveal Cluttered Field

The 40th Annie Award nominations were announced this morning (Dec. 3) and it looks like ASIFA voters decided to spread the wealth among many of this year’s animated features and TV ... Continue Reading →
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And Now, For Something Completely Different…

A Liar’s Autobiography uses various animation techniques to shed light on the outrageous life and career of the late Monty Python player, Graham Chapman. It sounds like a classic ... Continue Reading →
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A Good Time to Watch ‘Adventures in Plymptoons!’

Fans of indie animator Bill Plympton are in for a treat this week as the new documentary Adventures in Plymptoons! becomes available on DVD and VOD. Directed by Alexia Anastasio, this ... Continue Reading →
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Oscar-Nominated ‘Chico & Rita’ Arrives on Home Video

It’s a great week for indie toons on home video, with the release of Chico & Rita and Adventures in Plymptoons! leading the way. Nominated for an Oscar, Chico & Rita (New ... Continue Reading →