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Kevin Conroy, Animation’s Iconic Voice of Batman, Dies Age 66

Actor Kevin Conroy, prolific fan-favorite voice of DC's Batman in the animated universe, died Thursday at age 66 after a short battle with cancer. Donning...

‘FernGully: The Last Rainforest’ Returns in Lush 30th Anniversary Edition from Shout! Kids

The beloved animated feature FernGully: The Last Rainforest is getting an exciting new release this summer. On August 23, Shout! Factory will release FernGully:...

‘Sketchbook’ Draws Attention to Disney’s Hand-Drawn Animation Artists

If you’ve ever dreamt of sitting with a master animator to learn how they made the magic that was part of your childhood, Sketchbook,...

Exclusive: Shout! Studios Secures Worldwide Rights to ‘FernGully: The Last Rainforest’

Leading multi-platform media company Shout! Factory and Machine Media Advisors announced a new entertainment distribution deal for the beloved animated feature FernGully: The Last...

Live-Action ‘Aladdin’ Rubs Many Critics the Right Way

After months of speculation and Internet grumbling, moviegoers can finally find out for themselves whether Disney’s latest live-action version of animation fan favorite Aladdin...

Disney Summons New ‘Aladdin’ Trailer and Poster

Aladdin and the Genie will be back in 2019, this time as stars of the new Disney live-action adaptation of the beloved 1992 animated...

Live ‘Aladdin’ Prequel in the Works

Disney has revealed yet another live-action spin on one of its animated classics, giving heads-up to Hollywood Reporter that a prequel to Aladdin is...

Animation Legend Eric Goldberg to Teach at USC

Veteran animator Eric Goldberg has joined the USC School of Cinematic Arts’ John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts. Goldberg will teach classes...

Working with a Genius Genie

As these words are being written, the world is still reeling from the shocking news of Robin Williams' death. Virtually every tribute to the...

‘Aladdin’ Helmers Mourn Death of Genie Actor Robin Williams

In the wake of the tragic death of celebrated actor and comedian Robin Williams on Tuesday, Walt Disney Studios has issued the following statements...

Robin Williams Dead, Police Suspect Suicide

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead today, according to reports from the Marin County Coroner in northern California. The TV and film...

Dates Announced for ‘Popeye,’ ‘Hotel Transylvania 2'

Sony Animation has announced the release date for two eagerly anticipated projects. First up, Genndy Tartakovksy will be helming a new 3-D, CG-animated version...

Tartakovsky to Direct Sony’s 3D ‘Popeye’ Movie

Hotel Transylvania director Genndy Tartakovsky won’t be slowing down any time soon. The much-respected animation veteran (Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, Clone Wars) will be...

‘Tintin’ and ‘Happy Feet Two’ Dance Onto Home Video

The world's most famous boy reporter and the return of the light-footed penguins headline a strong week for animated home video releases. Steven Spielberg directs...

One More Time with Feathers

George Miller’s Oscar-winning, soft-shoeing penguin crew is back in the new 3-D adventure, Happy Feet 2. Back in 2006, audiences around the world got their...

‘Happy Feet 2’ Bravely Battles ‘Twilight’ in Theaters

George Miller’s dancing penguins of Happy Feet Two will be aiming for the family audiences this weekend, before Disney’s The Muppets and Sony/Aardman’s Arthur...

‘Smurfs’ Writers Tackle Sony’s Animated ‘Popeye’ Movie

Sony Pictures Animation has set screenwriters Jay Scherick and David Ronn to write the screenplay for a new animated feature version of Popeye. Scherick and...

New Poster and Trailer for ‘Happy Feet Two’

The push is starting for Warner Bros.' Happy Feet Two, which hits theaters in November, via the release of a new poster and theatrical...
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