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The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films has revealed the list of nominees for the 39th annual Saturn Awards, with Peter Jackson’s vfx blockbuster The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey garnering the most nods with nine nominations. Other top contenders are Ang Lee’s Life of Pi and Sam Mendes’ [...]
It was another big weekend of awards for animated titles. Fox-TV’s long-running animated series The Simpsons received a Writers Guild honor for the episode “Ned and Edna’s Blend Agenda” written by Jeff Westbrook. The episode was competing against three other episodes of the show and the “Forget-Me-Not” episode of Family [...]
Gale Anne Hurd’s Valhalla Entertainment, Toei Animation and All Nippon Entertainment Works (ANEW) will be producing a new live-action feature based on Toei’s popular anime property Gaiking. This marks a new push for Toei into the U.S. marketplace and the first development deal for ANEW. The anime property follows a [...]
Bill Damaschke first joined DreamWorks in 1995 as production coordinator on Prince of Egypt. He quickly rose through the ranks and became head of production and development in 2005 and co-president of production for feature animation soon after. In early 2011, he became the division’s chief creative officer, overlooking all [...]
It’s a huge video week for fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli (and who isn’t a fan?). This week sees the release of the film regarded by many as Miyazaki’s masterpiece: Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Disney, $29.99 DVD, $39.99 Blu-ray). Originally released in Japan in 1984, this [...]