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Score One for Animation

***This article originally appeared in the June/July issue of Animation Magazine (No. 281)*** Probably no area of filmmaking has changed so much over time as animation, the art form ... Continue Reading →
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Alex Zamm Helps ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Take Wing Feb. 6

Fans of Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird will be excited to catch his latest on-screen adventure Woody Woodpecker , arriving on DVD, Digital, On Demand (via Movies Anywhere) and ... Continue Reading →
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Live-Action ‘Woody Woodpecker’ Takes Flight in February

Walter Lantz’s iconic cartoon bird makes his live-action feature film debut in Universal 1440 Ent.’s family comedy Woody Woodpecker debuts on DVD, Digital and On Demand (Movies ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: ‘Spirited Away’ Returns, Woody Woodpecker Reinvented, Input from Keiichi Hara & More

The Walt Disney Family Museum 2017 Gala Multi-talented entertainment pro (and frequent Pixar movie voice-over artist) Bonnie Hunt has been confirmed as the MC for the third annual fundraising ... Continue Reading →
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Universal Teases Hybrid Woody Woodpecker Film in Sao Paulo

Universal Pictures brought a new take on a familiar toon to Sao Paulo’s Comic Con Experience over the weekend, revealing a teaser trailer for its hybrid feature Pica-Pau — ... Continue Reading →
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H. Jon Benjamin Talks ‘Archer’ Season 7

Everyone’s favorite animated baritone checked in from his “modest New York apartment” to discuss Archer season 7 with Animag editor Tom McLean. The new season is airing now on ... Continue Reading →
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A Tale of Two Walts

This weekend is the 20th anniversary of the passing of Walter Lantz, creator — or at least producer and sometime director — of Woody Woodpecker, Andy Panda, Chilly Willy and a host ... Continue Reading →
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Illumination Taps Altschuler, Krinsky for ‘Woody Woodpecker’

Illumination Entertainment’s proposed Woody Woodpecker feature has a pair of writers. John Altschuler and Dave Krinsky have been tapped by Illumination chief Chris Meledandri ... Continue Reading →
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Lantz Foundation Supports LMU Animation Lab

Thanks to a $540,000 grant from the Walter Lantz Foundation, Loyola Marymount University’s School of Film and Television will be able to outfit its new Animation Lab with state-of-the-art ... Continue Reading →
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5-Day Webcam Event Celebrates 100th ‘Robot Chicken’

Adult Swim’s Emmy Award-winning show Robot Chicken will broadcast its 100th episode Sunday, January 15 at 11:30 p.m. during the Adult Swim block on Cartoon Network. Created by Seth ... Continue Reading →