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Annie Awards Issues Call For Submissions

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The International Animated Film Society has issued a call for submissions for the 42nd Annual Annie Awards. There are 36 categories for 2015 including a new category – Best Character Animation in a Video Game – and a “Special Productions” category for animation not released in the USA but created during 2014. Other than excepted […]

BBC Introduces Kids To Computer Coding Via Animation, TV Shows

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The British Broadcasting Corporation is launching a new effort to teach kids about computer coding through animation on its Bitesize website as well as television programs “Technobabble”, “Appsolute Genius” and “Nina and the Neurons” which address more intricate technology topics. The BBC is seeking to collaborate with major technology players such as Google, Microsoft and […]

GusGus Turns Live Action Into Animation In Mexico

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Icelandic techno musical group GusGus has released a music video for “Mexico” – the title track from their ninth album – usinglive action transformed into a variety of animations…

Me Want Cookie App

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The Cookie Monster is about to get his own app – Cookie Monster’s Challenge – on the Apple iPad tablet. The app is geared toward kids ages 3-5 and includes 10 mini games with personalized profiles for each player. Cookie Monster’s Challenge is to build the ultimate cookie-making machine – and he encounters many educational […]

Review: "Robotics;Notes Part Two" - Hitting the Right Notes

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WARNING: Spoilers for the first volume of Robotics;Notes are sprinkled in this review. The problems with adapting visual novels to animation are plentiful. You need to satisfy a built-in audience who have their preferred routes in mind, along with any potentially preferred romantic partners for the lead character. You need to distill important plot elements that […]

Netflix Renews BoJack Horseman

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“BoJack Horseman” has already been awarded a renewal for another season just days into its initial season. The animated comedy voice-stars Will Arnett as a failed 1990s sitcom star trying to navigate his way through whiskey and life. Aaron Paul voice-stars as his sidekick, Todd. The second season of “BoJack Horseman” is slated to contain […]

NY Times Looks at Ari Folman's "The Congress"

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The New York Times has taken a look at The Congress, the latest live-action/animated hybrid film from director Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir). The movie is adapted from The Futurological Congress by renowned science fiction author Stanislaw Lem, and centers on actor Robin Wright playing a version of herself, and the aftermath of a final […]

Amazon Studios Greenlights Five New Kids' Series Pilots

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Deadline.com covers the announcement from Amazon Studios of five new childrens’ series, set to premiere in 2015. The five will include three animated and two live-action series. The animated series are: Buddy: Tech Detective from writer Jennifer Hamburg (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood): “an exciting preschool whodunit that follows super-sleuth Buddy, his incredibly organized best friend Trudy, […]

Review: "Robotics;Notes Part One" - A Slow-Burn With Little Fire

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Production I.G. had two shows premiere on Fuji TV’s noitamina block in Japan on October 11, 2012. One was Psycho-Pass, and the other is Robotics;Notes. The two shows could not be any more different. Psycho-Pass is a dreary look at the future, a cyberpunk dystopia that is ever so thinly veiled as a utopia. Robotics;Notes looks at the […]

DadBoner Gets Comedy Central Pilot

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The popular Twitter feed, @DadBoner, hnow has its own animated pilot in the works at Comedy Central. The Twitter feed is written by comedian Mike Burns who pretends to be a hick named Karl Welzein from Grand Rapids, Michigan, spouting off about his ‘Maro and making chicks cream. In his fictional life, Welzein hangs with […]

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