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‘Foosball’ Scores Big at NYICFF

The animated feature Foosball, directed by Juan Jose Campanella, won the grand prize at the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Foosball is scheduled for release ... Continue Reading →
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Weinstein Kicks in for ‘Foosball’

Variety revealed today that The Weinstein Co. has picked up rights in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand and France for Argentina’s high-profile animated film, Foosball ... Continue Reading →
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New Producer Gnosis Launches with Vinton Film

A new L.A.-based CG film and social gaming studio, Gnosis Moving Pictures, has announced it will kick off its production slate with an animated feature, The Quest, directed by Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Anima Vitae’s ‘Niko 2′ Takes Top Prize in Tokyo

Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble has won top prize at the Tokyo Children’s Film Festival. As a winner of the prize, the feature will also screen at the Tokyo Intl. Film Festival ... Continue Reading →
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Bron Enlists for ‘Henchmen’

Canadian toon house Bron Animation will kick off production this fall on a feature-length CG animated film titled Henchmen, based on an original script by Jay D. Waxman. The flick will ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oggy’ Producer Announces Next Animated Feature

French animation producer Marc du Pontavice, who presented his latest project Oggy and the Cockroaches: The Movie at Annecy last week, has started development on a new original fantasy ... Continue Reading →
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Long Weekend News: ‘Tad,’ ‘Simpsons,’ ‘Planet Earth’

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 ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Hobbit’ Continues to Draw Auds to Theaters

No animated movies made the U.S. top 10 this weekend, but several of 2012’s popular toons are still continuing to deliver strong numbers both stateside and overseas. Peter Jackson’s ... Continue Reading →
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‘Escape From Planet Earth’ Gets a Weinstein Screening

The case of writer-director Tony Leech and producer Brian Inerfeld against the Weinstein company over the studio’s handling of the CG-animated movie Escape From Planet Earth seems ... Continue Reading →
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‘Five’ is Fast, But ‘Rio’ Hangs On as ‘Hoodwinked’ Struggles

Most of the attention this weekend was on the blazing fast start for Universal’s Fast Five, which had the best opening of the year to date and Universal’s best-ever opening ... Continue Reading →