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Submit Your Questions for the Live AMA with Animation Director Tod Polson on December 8

by Peter Paltridgeon December 1, 2016
On December 8, Craft is hosting a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Tod Polson, an award winning animation director, designer, and teacher. Some of his projects include the Emmy award winning El Tigre for Nickelodeon, the Oscar nominated feature The Secret of Kells, and the Golden Globe nominated The Book Of Life. In 2013, […]
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Billy Dee Williams to Voice Two-Face in “The LEGO Batman Movie”

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2016
On his Twitter feed, director Chris McKay confirmed that actor Billy Dee Williams will be voicing Two-Face in The LEGO Batman Movie. The actor played Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent, the alter-ego of Two-Face, in the first Tim Burton Batman movie, but never reprised the role in any of the movies afterwards, although draft […]

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An Alphanumeric Look Back At Mainframe Studios

by Peter Paltridgeon November 30, 2016
This is one of the rare times we’re going to link you to a BuzzFeed page, but we have good reason today. The normally fluffy site has published a detailed history of Mainframe Studios — one of the world’s premiere computer animation factories. Starting with the Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing video in the mid-80’s […]
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44th Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2016
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of the 44th annual Annie Award nominees, recognizing the year’s best animated work in the eyes of the industry. Highlights of this year’s nominees include: Best Animated Feature Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation Moana – […]

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Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a £2.99-17.99 price range. […]
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Exploring “The Paranormal Action Squad” with Writer/Producer Mike Rowe

by Ed Liuon November 28, 2016
There’s Mike Rowe the Dirty Jobs host and there’s Mike Rowe the animation writer/producer who cartoon fans may recognize from his tenures on Family Guy and Futurama (the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award). The latter Mike Rowe began his show business career on the New York City stand-up scene before landing gigs […]

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Florence Henderson, Actress, 1934-2016

by Dan Collinson November 26, 2016
The Hollywood Reporter reports that actress Florence Henderson died on Thursday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles from heart failure, she was 82. Henderson was known to TV audiences as Carol Brady on The Brady Bunch, and reprise the role in various Brady Bunch spin-offs and  TV movies. After The Brady Bunch was cancelled […]
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NY Times on How and Why Maui Got So Big in Disney’s”Moana”

by Ed Liuon November 22, 2016
The New York Times examines the thinking that went into the character design of Maui, the demigod with the voice of Dwayne Johnson and animation supervision by Mack Kablan and Eric Goldberg, in Disney’s upcoming animated feature film Moana. The character is well-known in lore across the South Pacific islands, but nearly all earlier depictions […]

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New Web Service “Craft” Explores The Art Of Animation

by Peter Paltridgeon November 21, 2016
Let’s say you’re about to make your own animated short, or even a movie, and you’re looking for inspiration. Or you may be new to the entire process and could use a professional shoulder to look over and learn from — but there are no shoulders around. What if there was an animation archive where […]
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Teaser Trailer for “Cars 3” Released

by Ed Liuon November 21, 2016
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