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First ‘Five Armies’ Trailer Debuts

Warner Bros. has unveiled the first trailer for Peter Jackson’s final entry in the saga of Middle-earth, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (due out December 17). The climactic ... Continue Reading →
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Comic-Con: Bruce Timm Returns to DC Animation

Batman: The Animated Series co-creator Bruce Timm will return to the DC animated universe to direct the next Justice League original movie Gods and Monsters. Based on a 2001 comic, ... Continue Reading →
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The Early Hanna-Barbera, a la Benedict

San Diego Comic Con is once more upon us, offering a virtual Roman coliseum packed with all things pop culture. For baby boomer toonheads, there will be one bright spot (well, probably ... Continue Reading →
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ToonBox Expands to L.A.

Canadian animation studio ToonBox Entertainment is toasting the success of its indie feature The Nut Job by expanding its operations to the U.S. with a new office in downtown Los Angeles. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Appleseed: Alpha’ Grows Series Mythology

It’s a hot week for anime releases with the arrival of Appleseed: Alpha (Sony, $30.99 Blu-ray, $26.99 DVD), the prequel to the hit series from the director of Ghost in the Shell. ... Continue Reading →
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Little Stars, Big Voices

Disney assembles an all-star voice cast to bring a modern, comic spin to its classic characters ... Continue Reading →
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Change Keeps Caped Crusader Young

Key projects in comics, animation and countless other media have made Batman more popular than ... Continue Reading →
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‘Aquaman’ Animated Feature Sets Cast

Matt Lanter, best known as the voice of Anakin Skywalker on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, will voice the title role of Aquaman in Justice League: Game of Thrones, the next animated DC ... Continue Reading →
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Chuck Jones Exhibit Opens July 19 in NYC

We wrote previously about a new traveling exhibition of the art of animation great Chuck Jones, which is slated for a four year, 13-city tour of the nation through 2019. But we wanted ... Continue Reading →
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HIT Appoints Christopher Keenan Global Head of Content & Production

Leading preschool entertainment company and Mattel subsidiary HIT Entertainment has announced the appointment of Christopher Keenan as new VP, Creative & Executive Producer. Based ... Continue Reading →