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Who Can Turn the World on with His Voice

Whereas once animation was the province of a small, but talented group of actors who specialized in voice work––Mel Blanc, June Foray, Daws Butler and Don Messick among others––today ... 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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Five Animated Shows Get Streamy Award Noms

The nominations for the 3rd annual Streamy Awards were announced early Monday. The five nominees for Best Animated Series are:     Tom Hanks’ Electric City (Tom Hanks, ... Continue Reading →
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Katzenberg Receives Academy’s Humanitarian Prize

DreamWorks chief Jeffrey Katzenberg was honored by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences for his humanitarian efforts on Saturday (Dec. 1). The much-admired studio head ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer Surfaces for Warner Bros.’ Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’

A new trailer for Warner Bros.’s adaptation of David Mitchell’s acclaimed novel Cloud Atlas has been generating lots of fan interest on the web today. The movie, which is directed ... Continue Reading →
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Hanks Promotes Animated Web Series ‘Electric City’

Tom Hanks’ new animated series Electric City, premiered on Tuesday on Yahoo.com. Set in a troubled dystopian world which is the result of a series of ecological and human-related ... Continue Reading →
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Hanks’ ‘Electric City’ to Debut on Yahoo on July 17

The new animated project exec produced and voiced by Tom Hanks will premiere on Yahoo.com on July 17. The show, which is titled Electric City, was originally announced in January. Hank’s ... Continue Reading →
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Tom Hanks Creates Show for Yahoo

Hollywood royal Tom Hanks has created a new animated sci-fi series set to stream exclusively on Yahoo as the ‘net portal’s first foray into narrative storytelling entertainment, ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Releases First Image from Pixar’s ‘Small Fry’

USA Today unveiled the first image from the new Toy Story short Small Fry today. The short accompanies The Muppets (in theaters on Nov. 23). Directed and written by Pixar veteran Angus ... Continue Reading →
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‘Transformers’ Morphs into Box Office Monster

We might need to roll out a new definition for blockbuster and call it Transformers: Dark of the Moon. The movie, based on the Hasbro toys and classic 1980s animated TV series, had ... Continue Reading →