June Foray

Which Witch is Which?

Halloween season seems to be the perfect time to bring up one a cartoon character who had one of the most remarkable careers of any animated figure in toon history: Witch Hazel. Live ... Continue Reading →
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Animating the Active Mind of ‘Kirby Buckets’

Animation and live action haven’t always gotten along terribly well together in the same frame — Who Framed Roger Rabbit? excepted. But with the tech getting better and animation ... Continue Reading →
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Simon Cowell Partners with Animal Logic for Betty Boop Flick

The original animation super-starlet Betty Boop will take to the silver screen thanks to a partnership between Australian animation house Animal Logic, Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment ... Continue Reading →
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‘Roger Rabbit’ Star Bob Hoskins Dies at 71

Prolific British actor Bob Hoskins, best known in the toon world for his role as private eye Eddie Valiant in Robert Zemeckis’ groundbreaking 1988 film Who Framed Roger Rabbit, ... Continue Reading →
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Animators Seek ‘Lost Treasure’ Aid on Kickstarter

We don’t normally post news items about Kickstarter campaigns — if we did, we’d just have to change the name of the magazine to Animation Kickstarter Magazine — but ... Continue Reading →
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Frist Plans Animation Exhibition for Summer

Nashville, Tennessee’s The Frist Center for the Visual Arts will celebrate the art and history of animation with a special summer exhibition. Watch Me Move: The Animation Show ... Continue Reading →
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Line-up Announced for Animex Festival 2014

Animation exec Max Howard and top game designer Georg Baker are among the speakers now set for the 2014 edition of the Animex international festival of animation and computer games ... Continue Reading →
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Original Cut of ‘Thief and the Cobbler’ to Screen at Academy

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen the rarely seen, director’s cut of Richard Williams’ The Thief and the Cobbler on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m. ... Continue Reading →
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SIGGRAPH Asia to Focus on Immersive Technologies

This year’s SIGGRAPH Asia, which takes place Nov. 19 to 22nd in Hong Kong, will offer a wide variety of programs focusing on the latest developments in animation, human-computer ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Plans a Special Richard Williams Evening

Oscar-winning animation legend Richard Williams will step into the spotlight once again on Oct. 4th at a special evening planned at the Academy of Arts and Sciences in Beverly Hills, ... Continue Reading →