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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 […]

PR: The Charts In The Palm Of Your Hand With "Music Inc"

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The charts in the palm of your hand with Music Inc. New music app lets players nurture the careers of their own aspiring artists Music Inc. is a brand new music app that will allow gamers to guide aspiring musicians through the highs and lows of a music career in the 21st century. Taking control […]

Toonzone Attends Nickelodeon UK's 2014 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles/Animation Reveal

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Before speaking to the panel of TMNT producers we viewed an upcoming episode of season 2, ‘Attack of the Squirrelanoids’. Making its UK debut at 9:30am 25th January on Nicktoons, it’s a love letter to Aliens and pulp sci-fi comics in which our heroes must face a ninja’s natural enemy- mutant squirrels. Scary, funny and […]

FUNImation Will Release Season Six of One Piece to U.S. Home Video in 2014

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More adventures of Monkey D. Luffy and his Straw Hat Pirates are coming to home video. FUNImation Entertainment announced today that it has acquired the U.S. home video rights to season six of One Piece. Season six contains the “Thriller Bark Saga” and spans episodes 337-384. FUNImation will release the season in four installments throughout […]

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