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Rankin/Bass Character Designer Paul Coker Jr. Dies Age 93

Animation artist and illustrator Paul Coker Jr., best known for his character and produciton designs for the classic Rankin/Bass stop-motion specials as well as...

Movie News: ‘Sea Beast’ Tops Netflix Views, ‘Last Unicorn’ at Academy Museum, ‘Inu-Oh’ Sets Theaters & More

In this week's Netflix Top 10 report covering July 4-10,  original animated family feature The Sea Beast took viewers on an epic journey with Maisie...

Tyler Childers Gets Animated with Bomper Studio for “Country Squire” Video

Welsh CGI and animation shop Bomper Studio has partnered with Colonel Tony Moore for his directorial debut: an ambitious, animated music video for...

Chiodo Brothers and Netflix to Deliver ‘Alien Xmas’ Holiday Special

Stop-motion artists Charles, Stephen and Edward Chiodo are working on a new half-hour holiday special titled Alien Xmas which will premiere on Netflix in...

Sophomore Season Fun in the Big City!

Catch up with show creators Chris and Shane Houghton and learn about the second season of Big City Greens. Ever since brothers Chris and Shane...

Daily News Bytes: Happy Holidays!

Making Christmas: The Animated History of Rankin-Bass Productions Take a stop-motion sleigh ride through TV history in this look back at the 19 Christmas specials...

Amazon Greenlights ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series

Good news for fantasy fans: Amazon has officially given the go-ahead to a new series based on J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings...

Second Annual LAIKA Animation Fellowship Announced

Non-profit arts organization Film Independent (producers of the Spirit Awards and LA Film Festival) and Oscar-nominated studio LAIKA announce the second year of the...

‘Witch’s Night Out,’ ‘Gift of Winter’ Coming to DVD

Two Canadian holiday specials from the 1970s featuring the voices of Gilda Radner, Catherine O'Hara and Dan Aykroyd are coming at long last to...

ABP Takes Summer Show to Downtown Manhattan

This summer, for the first time in the history of Animation Block Party, opening night will be held in lower Manhattan. The evening is...

‘House of Monsters’ Series Seeks Funding

Artist and filmmaker Dawn Brown is campaigning for funds on Kickstarter to bring back her stop-motion short film House of Monsters as a web...

Warner Bros. Brings Superman and Batman to WonderCon

It looks like DC Comics fans will have a blast next weekend (March 29-31) at the WonderCon confab in Anaheim. Warner Bros. Home Ent....

Stop Motion Casts a Spell on SpongeBob

How the talented team at Screen Novelties brought a familiar 2D toon to 3D life in It’s a SpongeBob Christmas! special. You can call it...

A High-Tech, Dysfunctional Santa’s Coming to Town

How the wizards at Aardman joined forces with Sony Animation to deliver the poignant and funny CG-animated holiday adventure, Arthur Christmas. Santa Claus and animation...

Animated Bieber Helps Santa in Music Video

Taking a break from his tabloid headaches, Canadian singer Justin Bieber is getting a little more animated this holiday season. The new Animagic video...

Animated People: Writer Peter S. Beagle on ‘The Last Unicorn’

The 1980s are kind of hit and miss when it comes to animated features, especially independent productions. One of the hits is The Last Unicorn,...

First Look at Anime-Style ‘ThunderCats’ Revival

Cartoon Network unveiled the first official look at its new ThunderCats cartoon. The new, anime-style series revives the classic series, which was created by Tobin...

Classic Brings ‘Rudolph,’ ‘Frosty’ to Radio Shack

Classic Media and Radio Shack have teamed up to offer the beloved holiday specials Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman on DVD...

‘Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town’ Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Santa Claus is Comin' To Town, the classic Rankin-Bass-produced stop-motion animated TV special, is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a new live attraaction,...
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