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"Frozen" News: Finding a Diva in 41 Languages & International 3D Society Awards

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Variety reports that Disney’s Frozen was a big winner at the International 3D & Advanced Imaging Society’s 3D Creative Arts Awards on January 28, 2014, alongside Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity. Frozen won the society’s best animated 3D feature and best stereography – animation awards, while Gravity won in multiple categories including best live action 3D feature, […]

Chris Colfer and Ron Perlman Join Cast of "RoboDog"

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Broadway World reports that Chris Colfer (Glee) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Sons of Anarchy) will voice the main characters in RoboDog, Marza Animation Planet Inc’s first 3D CGI feature animated film. The film will be directed by Henry F. Anderson III (Gnomeo & Juliet), from a script by Robert Reece (The Little Mermaid: Ariel’s Beginning) […]

Forbes Magazine on "The LEGO Movie" Reviving Theatrical Warner Bros. Animation

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Forbes contributor Scott Mendelson has taken a look at The LEGO Movie, noting how the positive buzz on the eve of its release across demographic quadrants could be a harbinger for a surprise hit and a revival of fortunes for Warner Bros’ theatrical animation division. Among other factors, the movie is getting strong buzz across […]

Hollywood Reporter on Princesses vs. Neanderthals for Animated Oscar

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In tracking the race for the 2014 Best Animated Feature Oscar, The Hollywood Reporter is noting efforts by DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., to challenge Disney’s Frozen for the award. While Frozen is the heavy favorite and will benefit from its later release date keeping it more prominent in Academy members’ minds, DreamWorks has launched into […]

Animation Magazine Speaks with Writer Anne D. Bernstein

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Animation Magazine has interviewed writer Anne D. Bernstein, who rose to prominence as a writer on the TV series Daria and has credits on other hit shows ranging from The Backyardigans to Angelo Rules. In the interview, Bernstein fields numerous questions about the relative absence of women in writer’s rooms and casts for animated shows, […]

ComicsAlliance Profiles "Transformers" Writer Mairghread Scott

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ComicsAlliance has profiled writer Mairghread Scott as part of its “Hire This Woman” series of articles, focusing on female comics pros. Scott is a well-known writer for Hasbro’s Transformers franchise, with credits on Transformers Prime and Transformers Rescue Bots (as well as Kaijudo), and is also co-writer on IDW’s Rage of the Dinobots and Transformers […]

"Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1: The Super Powered Black Box" Coming To UK DVD This February

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The first volume of Power Rangers Super Samurai, the mid-series upgrade of the latest incarnation of Saban’s long running hit series, will be coming to DVD in the UK Monday 17th February. Subtitled ‘The Super Powered Black Box’, the disc will contain 8 full episodes of the series which airs on Nickelodeon and Channel 5, […]

Michael Sporn, Animator, 1946 - 2014

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Independent animator Michael Barrier reports on the passing of fellow animator Michael Sporn on January 19, 2014, at the age of 67 due to pancreatic cancer. Sporn’s career in animation was heralded by a powerful interest in the medium from a very young age, thanks to several then-new how-to books on animation published in the […]

Hal Sutherland, Co-Founder of Filmation, 1929 - 2014

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The Saturday Morning Historical Reenactment Society weblog has noted the passing of Hal Sutherland on January 16, 2014, due to health complications from a gall bladder issue. Sutherland began his career in animation in 1954 working with Disney on Sleeping Beauty, before moving on to Larry Harmon Pictures where he met Lou Schiemer. The pair […]

PR: "Captain Underpants" Saves the Day by Recruiting Top Comedy Talent for New DreamWorks Animation Film

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CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS SAVES THE DAY BY RECRUITING TOP COMEDY TALENT TO VOICE NEW DREAMWORKS ANIMATION FILM Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and Jordan Peele Help Eccentric Superhero Foil Evil Archenemy Plot Glendale, CA – January 21, 2014 – Some real-life comedy superheroes – Ed Helms, Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll and […]

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