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Imageworks Adds Dowdeswell, Nichols to Vancouver Studio

Sony Pictures Imageworks has further plumped up its Vancouver, Canada vfx and digital character animation studio (established in 2010) with the appointment of Jason Dowdeswell as VP, ... Continue Reading →
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Bardel Collaborating with Frank Saperstein

Canada’s award-winning animation and digital media studio Bardel Entertainment, Inc. has entered into a non-exclusive partnership with L.A.-based, Emmy-nominated toon vet Frank Saperstein ... Continue Reading →
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Aron Warner Hired as Reel FX’s President of Animation

Dallas-based animation and live-action studio Reel FX has announced that Aron Warner, the Oscar-winning producer the Shrek features has joined the company as president of animation. In ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hotel Transylvania’ Opens for DVD/Blu-ray Business

Genndy Tartakovsky’s blockbuster comedy Hotel Transylvania arrives on DVD and Blu-ray today, after making over $324 million worldwide. The Sony Animation feature, which began its ... Continue Reading →
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Nic Mathieu to Direct Warner’s ‘Robotech’ Movie

Warner Bros. has signed commercials director Nic Mathieu to direct its much-anticipated live-action movie of Robotech. The film will be produced by Akiva Goldsman and Tobey Maguire, ... Continue Reading →
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A Legendary ‘Calamity’

I am writing this week’s blog on the day that President Barack Obama is being sworn in for his second term. What has that to do with the Toon Trenches? Outwardly, nothing, except ... Continue Reading →
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DVD Picks: Iron Man, Young Justice and Wild Kratts

It’s not a huge week for animated DVD/Blu-ray releases, but there are enough good titles out there to keep the die-hard toon fans happy.     For starters, there’s the ... Continue Reading →
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The Russians Love Their ‘Ice Age’ Too!

The number-one movie at the Russian box office in 2012 was the Fox/Blue Sky blockbuster toon Ice Age: Continental Drift, with $50.1 million in ticket sales. The summer release, which ... Continue Reading →
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WB Announces Hanna-Barbera Animation Honorship

Warner Bros. Animation has announced the details about its 2013 Hanna-Barbera Honorship. The program, which was established in 2005, is open to graduating high school seniors enrolling ... Continue Reading →
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Clips: Key Voicers Discuss ‘Dark Knight Returns Pt. 2'

Warner Bros. has released three cool new interviews with the voice stars of the hotly anticipated finale to director Jay Oliva’s animated feature adaptation of the classic Frank Miller ... Continue Reading →