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57 Shorts Are in the Oscar Game This Year

Last weekend, a total of 57 animated shorts which had qualified to compete in the Oscar race were screened in New York. Thanks to animator Michael Sporn’s (Poe) fantastic blog, we ... Continue Reading →
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Method Studios Create Epic ‘Cloud Atlas’ FX

Method Studios combined efforts of three of its locations—Los Angeles, Vancouver and London—to complete a total of 398 shots for, and was the main visual effects vender on, Warner ... Continue Reading →
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Relativity and Reel FX Raise ‘Turkeys’ in 2014

Relativity Media and Dallas and Santa Monica-based Reel FX have announced they will jointly produce and finance the upcoming animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release. Directed ... Continue Reading →
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Credit Where Credit is Due?

One of the tasks of a cartoon historian is to research and identify as accurately as possible which artists and artisans worked on what projects. That, however, can be surprisingly ... Continue Reading →
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Trailer for ‘LEGO Batman Movie’ Rises

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for its upcoming project LEGO Batman: The Movie – DC Superheroes Unite. Inspired by the game, the movie centers on some of DC superheroes ... Continue Reading →
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Conan O’Brien Joins ‘Dark Knight’ Cast

Talk show host Conan O’Brien has joined the voice cast for Warner’s 2013 title The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2. O’Brien will voice the role of talk show host David Endocrine, ... Continue Reading →
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It’s Cartoon Network’s 20th Birthday! (That’s Algebraic!)

Two decades after its launch, the 24-hour cable channel is one of the most influential forces in pop culture and the toon business. It all started with Daffy Duck. This month as Cartoon ... Continue Reading →
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SunnyBoy’s ‘Politicats’ Offers Special Debate Episode

Delivering over a million hits in less than a month, SunnyBoy Entertainment’s web series, Politicats, continues to attract toon fans to SMOSH’s Shut Up! Cartoons YouTube channel. ... Continue Reading →
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Glass, Oliver Join VIEW’s Lineup of Speakers

Italy’s popular VIEW visual effects conference has added several new top-notch speakers to its stellar lineup. Conference director Maria Elena Gutierrez has announced that senior ... Continue Reading →
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Animated ‘Dark Knight Returns’ Pic Out Today

After several months of build-up, Warner Bros. new animated feature Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 is finally available on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD, On Demand and for Download ... Continue Reading →