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No Bonus For Laid Off Frozen Animators

by Shawn Hopkinson April 25, 2014
A union representative is alleging that laid off Frozen animators were frozen out of a bonus Disney awarded as thanks for the billion-plus grossing film. “Disney paid bonuses to everyone who worked on Frozen except for those who were laid off after the film was completed,” said Steve Hulett, business representative of IATSE Animation Guild Local 839, according to […]
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Warner Bros Animation Cashes In On Register

by Alex Beanon April 23, 2014
Warner Bros Animation promoted their executive vice president, Sam Register, to president of the company’s historically significant animation division as well as putting him in charge of a newly created live-action digital division. Register spent 10 years at Cartoon Network where he created “Hi Hi Puffy Ami Yumi” before joining Warner Bros Animation in 2007 […]

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Russia's Soyuzmultfilm Animation Studio to Target Chinese and Indian Markets

by Ed Liuon April 23, 2014
The Hollywood Reporter notes efforts by Russia’s Soyuzmultfilm animation studio to dub its library of cartoons into foreign languages for sale abroad, specifically targeting the Chinese and Indian markets as the most promising prospects. The studio was founded in 1936 and was the Soviet Union’s main cartoon studio until the fall of the Soviet empire, […]
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PR: Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s "Jutra" Selected for Directors' Fortnight at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre’s Jutra selected for Directors’ Fortnight at Cannes The prestigious Cannes International Film Festival has announced that Jutra, a short film directed and produced by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre (MJSTP Films) in co-production with the NFB (Marc Bertrand), will feature on the lineup of the 46th Directors’ Fortnight. An international showcase organized by the Film Directors’ […]

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PR: Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of the Princess Kaguya" to Screen at Cannes Film Festival

by Ed Liuon April 22, 2014
STUDIO GHIBLI’S THE TALE OF THE PRINCESS KAGUYA TO SCREEN AT CANNES FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT FILM OF ANNECY INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL FILM TO RECEIVE FALL 2014 RELEASE AND AWARDS SUBMISSIONS New York, NY – April 22, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announced that Studio […]
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Animaniacs Reunite At MomoCon

by Alex Beanon April 22, 2014
The last time anybody heard “The Animaniacs” on its regular television run was 1998, in the final year of its five-year run. Since then, the voice actors who provided the dulcet tones behind Wakko, Yakko and Dot Warner have not been heard together until now. Rob Paulsen, Jess Harnell and Tress MacNeille will all reunite […]

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Dark Horse Comics to Publish "Art of the Venture Bros" in October 2014

by Ed Liuon April 21, 2014
At WonderCon 2014, Dark Horse Comics confirmed rumors which surfaced back at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 with an announcement that The Art of the Venture Bros would be published and on sale on October 22, 2014. The large coffee-table art book will contain a wealth of information about the Adult Swim hit series, including “original […]
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Cramming For Comic-Con 2014

by Alex Beanon April 21, 2014
It is never too early to prepare for Comic-Con and if you really want to know what makes the convention tick, then Ben Bolling and Dr. Matthew J. Smith are way ahead of you. They are the co-authors of the recently released [February 2014] book “It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture […]

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Conan At Comic-Con In 2015

by Alex Beanon April 16, 2014
Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien will film a week of shows in San Diego during the 2015 Comic-Con. O’Brien will base his show in San Diego’s Spreckels Theater from July 8-12, 2015, marking the first time a talk show has been set at Comic-Con. O’Brien’s late night show “Conan”, runs at 11pm from […]
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Aardman Creates Trailer For Abbie Ross "Hippy Dinners" Memoir

by Grant Whiteon April 16, 2014
Aardman have produced a trailer for Abbie Ross’ “Hippy Dinners” book directed by Darren Dubicki. Published by Transmedia, the book is described thusly: ‘In 1972 Abbie Ross’s cosmopolitan parents move the family from London to rural North Wales, exchanging a town house in Islington for a remote farmhouse on a hill. Abbie’s Liverpudlian grandparents — […]