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"Hotel Transylvania" Sets September Box Office Record with $42.5 Million Debut Weekend

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Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania set a box office record for a film released in September, scaring up $42.5 million in ticket sales in its premiere weekend, handily beating the last recordholder (2002′s Sweet Home Alabama, which took in $35.6 million). The box office take also represents the best opening for a Sony Pictures Animation […]

NY Times Profiles Tim Burton on the Eve of "Frankenweenie"

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The New York Times has published an interview with filmmaker Tim Burton on the eve of the release of Frankenweenie, his newest stop-motion animated feature film coming to theaters on October 5, 2012. Among other topics, Burton discusses his young life, his career in film, what it’s like being turned into an adjective, his on-again/off-again […]

BBC Learning and Aardman Animations Launch Competition for Schoolchildren to Score Wallace & Gromit Clips

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BBC Learning and Aardman Animations have launched a new competition for small groups of primary school children to compose mini film scores to accompany a Wallace & Gromit animated clip. All shortlisted teams will win a trip to visit Aardman’s studios, and the winning entry will be recorded and broadcast on CBBC’s Blue Peter. The […]

Canada's Rainmaker Entertainment Nixes Deal to be Acquired by China's Xing Xing Digital Corp.

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The Hollywood Reporter states that Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has scuttled a deal to be acquired by China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. after the two companies could not close the transaction before the  deadline of September 14, 2012. Rainmaker is currently producing the feature film Escape from Planet Earth for the Weinstein Company along […]

Cinema Audio Society Adds Award Category for Sound Mixing in an Animated Feature

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The Hollywood Reporter states that the Cinema Audio Society has added a new category for outstanding sound mixing in an animated motion picture. The first award in the new category will be handed out at the 49th CAS Awards on February 16, 2013.

PR: Voices Voicecasting Upcoming Events for September - October 2012

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Voices Voicecasting has announced the schedule for upcoming events for September – October, 2012, including new “Meet the Pros” sessions with voice actor Rob Paulsen and casting/voice director Andrea Romano. MEET THE AGENT NIGHTS LYNDA McCARRELL,  McCARRELL & ASSOC. (West Coast) & GROUND CREW (East Coast) Thurs.  September 20    7pm     $95 DEAN PANARO,  ABRAMS ARTISTS […]

64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award Winners: "Penguins of Madagascar," "Regular Show", "Futurama", & More

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The 64th Annual Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Award winners have been announced, with the following animated TV shows winning awards: OUTSTANDING ANIMATED PROGRAM: The Penguins of Madagascar: “The Return of the Revenge of Dr. Blowhole” (Nickelodeon) OUTSTANDING SHORT-FORMAT ANIMATED PROGRAM: Regular Show: “Eggscellent” (Cartoon Network) OUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE: Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, […]

Bob Lambert, Disney Exec and Digital Media Trailblazer, R.I.P.

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Former Walt Disney executive Bob Lambert passed away at his home in Glendale, CA, on Friday, September 7, 2012, at the age of 55 of undisclosed causes. Lambert was a senior executive at the Walt Disney Company for 25 years, starting with the company in 1985, and was instrumental in the development of CAPS (Computer […]

Analyst States Nickelodeon is Underperforming, Needs to Improve Programming

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Pivotal Research Group analyst Brian Wieser wrote that the Nickelodeon cable network is “dragging (parent company) Viacom down” by underperforming in ratings compared to many of its competitors. Wieser’s analysis states that TV viewership among kids 2-11 has been up in the past 10 months, but not at Nickelodeon, and added that, “Kids have not […]

Nickelodeon Apologizes for Vulgar Twitter Posts About Wives of Republican Presidential Candidates by Jason Biggs

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Actor Jason Biggs made several off-color jokes during the Republican National Convention about Ann Romney and Janna Ryan, the spouses of Republican Presidential and Vice-Presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. A public outcry from Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly led to calls for boycotts and firing of Biggs from his role as Leonardo on […]

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