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Star British Actor Alan Rickman Dies at 69

One of Britain’s most admired stars of stage, film and television Alan Rickman has died in London at age 69. The acclaimed performer, whose turns as Severus Snape in the Harry Potter ... Continue Reading →
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Inside CBBC’s ‘Scream Street’

This story originally appeared in the December 2015 issue of Animation Magazine Inside an unassuming red brick building on the outskirts of Manchester, England, a fantastical world ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Teases ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’

Walt Disney Studios have released a colorful, danger-filled teaser trailer for its upcoming sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass from producer Tim Burton and director James Bobin. Out ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Director Among Gumby Fest Guests

This year’s Gumby Fest Stop Motion Festival (gumbyfest.net) will be celebrating the iconic claymation character’s 60th birthday with 16 presentations by TV and film professionals ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Animation Historian John Culhane Dies

John Culhane, a Disney animation historian who penned numerous books, taught animation for many years and was caricaturized by animators in The Rescuers (Mr. Snoops) and Fantasia 2000 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Miss Hokusai,’ ‘Ant-Man’ to Open Fantasia Fest

Montreal’s Fantasia International Film Festival, running July 14 through August 4, has revealed its 2015 film lineup. Featuring a healthy blend of animated and live-action projects ... Continue Reading →
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Prolific Actor Christopher Lee Dies at 93

British actor Christopher Lee, who became the silver screen embodiment of Count Dracula for a slew of films in the latter 20th century, as well as the wizard Saruman in the Lord of ... Continue Reading →
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Bald Mountain ‘Fantasia’ Sequence Gets Feature Treatment

File this one under “Huh… Okay.”: Disney has announced that its next big live-action feature adaptation project will be a take on the “Night on Bald Mountain” sequence from ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Peraza to Receive Friz Freleng Award

Award-winning Disney artist Mike Peraza will be honored with the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation at the International Family Film Festival this year ... Continue Reading →
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Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →