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How to Be a Tough Guy the Danny Trejo Way

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Danny Trejo spent his youth throughout the 1960’s in and out of all the California state penitentiaries, but had gone clean and sober and straight after getting released in 1969. In 1985, he was working as a drug counselor when a young, recovering addict gave him a call asking for help, saying he was about […]

DreamWorks Animation Cutting 500 Jobs; Marketing Chief and COO Departing

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Variety reports that earlier rumors of layoffs at DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc, are now confirmed, with the studio cutting 500 jobs company-wide, with marketing chief Dawn Taubin and chief operating officer Mark Zoradi among those leaving. Vice chairman Lew Coleman is retiring, while former chief creative officer Bill Damaschke departed earlier this year to be […]

Making Beautiful Music with "The Book of Life" Composer Gustavo Santaolalla

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Multi-talented Gustavo Santaolalla has made an impact in the world of music as a musician, a songwriter, an album producer, and a film music composer. The Argentinan-born musician began his career as a teenager when he founded the rock band Arco Iris in the late 1960’s, which fused rock and Latin American folk music to […]

2015 Oscar Nominees Announced; "Dragon 2," "Song of the Sea," "Kaguya," "Big Hero 6," and "Boxtrolls" for Best Animated Feature

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The 87th annual Academy Award nominees were announced today. Categories with an animated feature in contention are: BEST ANIMATED FEATURE How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) Song of the Sea (GKIDS/Cartoon Saloon) The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (GKIDS/Studio Ghibli) Big Hero 6 (Disney) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA) BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM “The Dam […]

Entering the Land of the Remembered in "The Book of Life"

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Animation Scoop has posted a brief interview and several video clips with director Jorge Gutierrez discussing the scene of Manolo entering the Land of the Remembered in the CGI animated feature film The Book of Life. Gutierrez discusses the many challenges of the scene (which received a very prominent place in the trailers for the […]

New Trailer for DreamWorks Animation's "Home" Released

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20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation have released a new trailer for Home, the intergalactic 3D adventure film set for release on March 27, 2015. In addition, a cast chat has been released where the movie’s stars Rihanna and Jim Parsons interview each other. HOME Animation Release: March 27, 2015, in 3D Director: Tim Johnson […]

CLIP: KT Tunstall Lights Up Pixie Hollow in "Legend of the NeverBeast" Coming March 3, 2015

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"Strange Magic" Trailer Released

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Lucasfilm has released the trailer for Strange Magic, the recently announced CGI animated movie musical written by George Lucas and set for release on January 23, 2015. Yahoo Movies is hosting the trailer, along with a feature article about the movie, with director Gary Rydstrom quoting George Lucas’ emphasis that the story should be about […]

Disney Sets 2016 Release Dates for "Zootopia" and "Moana"

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Walt Disney Animation Studios has announced release dates for their next two animated feature films. Zootopia will be released on March 4, 2016; the movie will be directed by Byron Howard (Tangled) and will center on a fast-talking fox framed for a crime he didn’t commit. Moana will be released on November 23, 2016; co-directed […]

George Lucas Animated Musical "Strange Magic" Coming on January 23, 2015

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“Strange Magic,” a new animated film from Lucasfilm Ltd., will be released by Touchstone Pictures on January 23, 2015. “Strange Magic” is a madcap fairy tale musical inspired by “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Popular songs from the past six decades help tell the tale of a colorful cast of goblins, elves, fairies and imps, and […]

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