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Disney XD Builds to Sept. 26 ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Premiere

The Marvel Animated Universe is going cosmic this autumn, with a Sept. 26 premiere date on Disney XD now set for its upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy animated series. Leading up to ... Continue Reading →
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Movie & TV Animators OK Producers Deal

The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers have agreed to a new three-year collective bargaining agreement, set to take effect ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Show of Shows Hits Funding Goal

The newly reinvented nonprofit Animation Show of Shows has wrapped up the Kickstarter campaign for its next installment, hitting its minimum funding goal with one day to spare and winding ... Continue Reading →
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‘Inside Out’ Tames ‘Jurassic’ at Box Office

Pixar’s emotional family-friendly adventure Inside Out finally got a leg up on the CG dino destruction of Jurassic World as the Monday tally for the Fourth of July weekend box ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Legend Blaine Gibson Dies at 97

Animator, sculptor and Disney Legend Blaine Gibson, one-time head of the sculpture department at the precursor to Walt Disney Imagineering, died July 5. He was 97. Born in Rocky Ford, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Sesame Street’ Animator Jane Aaron Dies at 67

Animator and children’s book artist Jane Aaron, who is best known for creating dozens of animated shorts for Sesame Street, died June 27 from cancer in New York City. She was ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maya’ Buzzes Off to U.K., Nordics

Studio 100 Film has secured a new distribution deal for its CG-animated Maya the Bee movie with London-based entertainment company Primal Screen. The agreement includes all rights for ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: GKIDS Presents ‘Zarafa’

GKIDS will open the internationally acclaimed animated feature Zarafa in New York City’s IFC Center this Friday, July 3. But the indie distributor is giving our online readers a special ... Continue Reading →
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Zodiak, Britt Allcroft Bringing Back ‘Mumfie’

Zodiak Kids has announced a new development deal with Britt Allcroft Productions — the company owned by the eponymous British film and TV producer, writer and director responsible ... Continue Reading →
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Cinesite, Image Engine Announce Merger

Cinesite and Image Engine have announced a merger of their two companies, which now employ a combined staff of over 525 artists worldwide, with capacity for 675 at their studios in ... Continue Reading →