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Hollywood Reporter on Developing the Cast of Oscar-Nominated Animated Films

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The Hollywood Reporter has spoken to different crew members of the five films nominated for this year’s Best Animated Feature Film Academy Awards, digging into ideas that defined characters in the films, or were changed or deleted during development. Included are tidbits like a different background for Grug in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods; some ideas […]

Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Steve Jobs Planned as U.S. Postage Stamps

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The Washington Post has uncovered a list of planned designs for upcoming U.S. postage stamps for 2014-2015, which includes Charles Schulz’s Peanuts, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Apple co-founder and seminal Pixar figure Steve Jobs. Rudolph is listed as “Design Approved” for release in 2014 (alongside stamps commemorating events of the Civil War, the War […]

Fantastic Four Cast Announced

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The upcoming feature film from Fox, “Fantastic Four”, based on the popular comic book series, has its cast with the announcement of Kate Mara [“House of Cards”] as the Invisible Woman, Michael B. Jordan [“Fruitvale Station”] as the Human Torch, Miles Teller [“The Spectacular Now”] as Mr. Fantastic and Jamie Bell [“The Adventures of TinTin”] […]

Hollywood Reporter Interviews Disney Animation's Andrew Millstein on "Frozen," "Big Hero 6"

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The Hollywood Reporter has interviewed Walt Disney Feature Animation executive VP and GM Andrew Millstein about the studio’s recent string of critical and box-office successes, focusing heavily on Frozen, followed by the upcoming Big Hero 6. Among other topics, Millstein discusses the development of Frozen (and some of the surprises along the way), the popularity […]

"Frozen" Box Office Approaches $1 Billion Worldwide

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Disney’s Frozen is closing in on $1 billion in ticket sales worldwide, with $5.8 million in domestic ticket sales and another $18.2 million from foreign markets bringing its cumulative total to date to $955.7 million. The total puts it right behind Toy Story 3 (just over $1 billion) and Despicable Me 2 ($970.76 million), making […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy Trailer May Have You Hooked On A Feeling

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The new trailer for “Guardians of the Galaxy” [release date: August 1, 2014] may have you hooked on a feeling, if Mac Davis has anything to say about it…

Vanity Fair on the CalArts Alumni that Changed the Animation Business

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Vanity Fair has examined a set of alumni from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) whose work has defined animation for a generation through work for Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Laika, and other studios. The list of the alumni include John Lasseter, Tim Burton, Henry Selick, John Musker, Brad Bird, Gary Trousdale, and Genndy Tartakovsky, […]

CLIP: Exclusive Valentine's Day Clip from "Khumba"

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Nickelodeon UK Reveals Hot Animated Summer Lineup

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Nickelodeon UK have announced the highlights of their summer schedule, including several animated series new and recurring. The main Nickelodeon channel will see the addition of Pop Pixie, a spin off of the popular Winx Club series focussing on the Pixie side characters as they have their own adventures in Pixieville starting this month. Winx […]

"Star Wars: The Clone Wars" Final, Unaired Season Coming to Netflix on March 7, 2014

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The sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars begin broadcasting on Netflix on March 7, 2014. Dubbed “The Lost Missions,” the 13 episodes promise to bring closure to the series and reveal some of the deepest mysteries of the conflict between the light and dark sides of the Force. All 13 episodes […]

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