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"The Simpsons" Producer Says No More DVDs; Commentary & Bonuses Coming via Simpsons World

by Ed Liuon April 10, 2015
Al Jean, longtime producer of The Simpsons, has stated on Twitter that there will be no more DVD releases of the famed cartoon, citing the “DVD market is dying” as the reason why Fox has discontinued them. The series skipped from season 17 to 20 on DVD, but seasons 18 and 19 and all subsequent […]

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"Maya the Bee Movie" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Combo on May 19, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2015
MAYA THE BEE MOVIE Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® Nominee Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Noah Taylor, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Justine Clarke BUZZES ONTO DVD AND TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK (WITH 2D BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL COPY) AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 19, 2015 FROM SHOUT! […]

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Sony Pictures Animation Names Tim Reckart to Direct "The Lamb"

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2015
Sony Pictures Animation today announced that Oscar nominated director Tim Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS) will develop and make his feature directorial debut with THE LAMB. THE LAMB is a fully CG animated theatrical feature project which tells the inspirational story of a young lamb who will change the world. Based on an original pitch by Tom […]
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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]

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NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]
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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]