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John Coates and the American Invasion

Twenty-twelve is shaping up to be such a year of plenty for high-profile animated features—originals, adaptations and franchise sequels—that it is starting to remind one of the ... Continue Reading →
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Breakthrough’s ‘Crash Canyon’ Lands on MAV TV

Crash Canyon, the prime-time animated series produced by Breakthrough Entertainment will debut on MAV TV, a U.S. cable broadcaster reaching 45 million homes through affiliates such ... Continue Reading →
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Activision and Disney to Release ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Game

Activision and Disney Interactive announced this week that they will produce and distribute a Wreck-It Ralph video game, in conjunction with the release of the movie this fall. Available ... Continue Reading →
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‘Simpsons’ Producers to Get Special Saturn Award

The producers of FOX’s long-running animated series The Simpsons are not too happy with the TV Academy for its snubbing of animation writers (see story here http://www.animationmagazine.net/tv/animation-writers-file-complaint-with-tv-academy/), ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Writers File Complaint with TV Academy

Animation writers and exec producers aren’t happy with the TV Academy this year. Variety reports that more than 50 animation exec producers and writers, including Seth MacFarlane ... Continue Reading →
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Cowabunga! Cartwright Receives Career Award

Actress Nancy Cartwright, the one-and-only voice of Bart Simpson, will receive the Don LaFontaine Legacy Award at this year’s PromaxBDA kudofest tonight (June 14). Cartright, who ... Continue Reading →
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The Tooning Up of ‘Car Talk’

Here’s a pop-quiz for pop culture geeks: what do Jack Benny, Abbott and Costello, and Click and Clack, the Tappet Brothers, from NPR’s Car Talk, all have in common? Give up? They ... Continue Reading →
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Maggie Simpson to Star in 3-D Animated Short

The youngest star of The Simpsons family, Maggie, who had the distinction of being voiced by the late Elizabeth Taylor in one episode, will star in her own animated short this summer. ... Continue Reading →
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Comedy Central Reveals ‘Futurama’ S7 Details

Good news, everyone! Season 7 of Matt Groening and David X. Cohen’s Emmy-winning sci-fi comedy series Futurama will kick off on Comedy Central with two new back-to-back episodes Wednesday, ... Continue Reading →
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Bill Plympton Launches New ‘Cheatin” Vlog

Indie animation titan Bill Plympton has just launched a new video blog, documenting his progress on his latest feature, Cheatin’. The director will deliver new installments every ... Continue Reading →