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Market Showcase: IMPS

The Smurfs began life in 1958 as comic book characters created by Pierre Culliford (Peyo). A film version of this first comic book was made in 1975, entitled “The Smurfs and the ... Continue Reading →
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Rocket Named U.K./Eire Agent for Smurfs

Rocket Licensing has been appointed the exclusive U.K. and Eire agent for globally beloved brand The Smurfs by brand owner International Merchandising, Promotion & Services (IMPS) ... Continue Reading →
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Patinkin In Talks to Play Papa in Sony’s ‘Smurfs’

Mandy Patinkin is in talks to star as the voice of Papa Smurf in Sony’s upcoming animated reboot of the hit kids’ property The Smurfs. Patinkin is best known for having played Inigo ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Animation Updates Production Slate

Sony Pictures Animation today revealed updates to their upcoming projects line-up, which includes a new Genndy Tartakovsky original, the animated feature debut of Popeye and the continued ... Continue Reading →
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Longtime Animator ‘Lefty’ Callahan, 84, Dies

Oliver Edward “Lefty” Callahan, who had a long career in animation ranging from MGM theatrical shorts to pretty much every show made by Hanna Barbera from the 1960s into ... Continue Reading →
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CG Master Academy Unveils Stellar Winter Lineup

Online digital art school CG Master Academy will be offering a course titled “The Art of Color and Light,” taught by acclaimed production designer, concept artist and visual ... Continue Reading →
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The Jurassic Beasts Are Back!

Walking ... Continue Reading →
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Boomerang Offers Terrific Classic Christmas Marathon

You know you can always rely on Boomerang, Cartoon Network’s all-cartoon-classics network, to provide us with some of our seasonal favorites during this time of the year, and ... Continue Reading →
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Bowers In Talks to Direct ‘Clifford’ Movie

Veteran animation director David Bowers is in talks to helm a hybrid feature film take on the classic children’s book series Clifford the Big Red Dog. The Wrap reports that Universal ... Continue Reading →
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June Foray to Receive Governors Award at Creative Emmys

Animation legend June Foray will receive the prestigious Governors Award at the upcoming Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on September 15. The beloved voice actress, who is 95, and ... Continue Reading →