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Daily News Bytes: Joan Lee, ‘Despicable’ China Opening, End of Artland & More

VIDEO: Remembering Joan Lee Marvel released a touching tribute to Stan Lee’s wife of 69 years and a key player in comics history, who passed away July 6 at age 95. The video is ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inner Workings’ Creator Leo Matsuda Signs to WME, Gotham Group

Annie Award-nominated animation artist and writer-director of the Disney theatrical short Inner Workings (released with Moana), Leo Matsuda, has signed on with WME and Gotham Group ... Continue Reading →
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CalArts Premieres 2017 Character & Experimental Animation Showcases

In the last week, hundreds of students, faculty, alumni and entertainment executives gathered for a duo of screenings and celebrations showcasing the 2017 CalArts Character Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Stuttgart Fest ‘17: Open Air Fare, Awards & Musical Updates

Kicking off next week in Germany, the 24th International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart (ITFS) has already announced many of the exciting program highlights that its expected 80,000 ... Continue Reading →
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FMX Adds ‘Valerian,’ ‘Rogue One’ to VFX Track; Plus ‘LEGO Batman,’ ‘Moana,’ ‘Smurfs’

The audiovisual confab FMX is rapidly approaching, with the organizers announcing even more cutting edge additions to its informative tracks on animation, effects, VR, games and more. ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Titles and Dates ‘Wreck-It Ralph’ Sequel

Wreck-It Ralph is busting out of the arcade and venturing into the expansive universe of the internet for the pixel-powered sequel Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, coming ... Continue Reading →
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‘SpongeBob,’ ‘Dory,’ ‘Pets’ Are Kids Choice Winners

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards were celebrated on Saturday, with host WWE Superstar John Cena bringing the slime in a big way to the pop-culture fete. This year’s ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

VIDEO: ‘Star Wars Rebels’ – Secret Cargo When a routine refueling mission goes awry, the Ghost crew find themselves transporting Mon Mothma (voiced by Genevieve O’Reilly, ... Continue Reading →
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LIVE! Oscars go to ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Piper,’ ‘The Jungle Book’

Disney’s Zootopia won the best animated feature award at the 89th annual Academy Awards. Disney-Pixar’s Piper won the best animated short film category. Another Disney project, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Moana’ Wins MPSE Golden Reel for Animation

The 64th Golden Reel Awards, presented by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE), took place Sunday to celebrate the best in cinema and television soundcraft from 2016. The feature ... Continue Reading →