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PR: "McLaren Wall-to-Wall:" NFB & Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Call for Norman McLaren Centenary Projects

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McLaren Wall-to-Wall: NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership issue call for projects to mark centenary of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren Montreal, December 5, 2013 – Norman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking […]

Danny Wells, Actor, 1941 - 2013

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Actor Danny Wells passed away on November 28, 2013, in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 72. Wells may be best known to animation fans as Luigi the plumber (both in voice-over and on-camera) on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! alongside Captain Lou Albano as the title character. Wells also had a number of […]

41st Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Annie Awards, marking the best achievements in animation for 2013. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website; nominees in major categories includes: Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – 
GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – 
Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine
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"Frozen" Takes $66.7M Over Weekend, $93.36M Since Open

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Disney’s Frozen has contributed to a record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend at the movie box office, taking $66.7 million (estimated) over the weekend for a total of $93.356 million over the five days since its premiere. The total makes it the biggest Thanksgiving opening weekend, easily topping the $80.1 million taken by Toy Story 2 in 1999, […]

Rudolph Won’t Let Marvel Play Any Reindeer Games

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The first official holiday showing – because you know there will be at least 97 other re-broadcasts – of the season for “Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer” by CBS easily won the ratings race for Tuesday evening over superhero-tinged and poorly-titled newcomer “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Rudolph, with his nose so bright, gathered 11.4 million viewers […]

PR: Aardman Craft Brand New Online Home For "The Gruffalo"

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BRISTOL UK, Thursday 21st November – In celebration of The Gruffalo’s forthcoming 15th anniversary in 2014, Macmillan Children’s Books commissioned Aardman to create a stunning new online fan site for the brand, which went live this month. The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler is a modern classic, loved by an international […]

NekoCon 2013: Steve Blum

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Prolific voice actor Steve Blum was one of the feature guests at Nekocon 2013 in Hampton, Virginia. This article covers his Sunday afternoon Q&A session, since he had several throughout the con. Blum proved to be a wonderful guest, taking multiple requests from the audience for lines spoken in the voices of many of the […]

Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa Get More Toons

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Prepare to see more of Uncle Grandpa’s RV and Steven Universe’s belly button as Cartoon Network announced that they have ordered additional episodes of both Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa for 2014. Each will receive 13 additional episodes. Steven Universe airs on Monday nights at 8 p.m. on the network while Uncle Grandpa airs at the same […]

Fox Sells Simpsons Syndication Rights To Themselves [FXX]

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Fox sold the cable syndication rights to their biggest moneymaking animated television series – that would be The Simpsons – to their smaller cable network, FXX, for a reported price tag of at least $750 million [that also includes VOD and non-linear rights]. The deal will last for 10 years and includes 574 episodes over […]

PR: Aardman Produces Magic Game For Hit CBBC Show "Wizards vs Aliens"

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‘Take on the role of Tom and Benny and embark on a perilous adventure to save the world from the evil Nekross!’ BRISTOL UK, Monday 18th November – To support the launch of the brand new series of Wizards Vs Aliens on CBBC, BBC Wales Interactive and CBBC have commissioned Aardman to create a fun […]

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