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Despicable Trailer Roundup, Baby: “Despicable Me 3” and “Boss Baby” Trailers Released

by Ed Liuon December 16, 2016
With the holiday season upon us, thoughts turn to sugarplum fairies dancing in our heads, lords a-leaping, menorahs being lit, and the raft of animated movies coming our way in 2017. Universal/Illumination and DreamWorks Animation SKG have got the latter bit covered, at least, releasing new trailers for Despicable Me 3 and Boss Baby, respectively. […]

Toonzone @ MCM London Comic Con October 2016 – Kent Osborne “Adventure Time” Panel

by Grant Whiteon December 12, 2016
Adventure Time writer, storyboard artist and voice actor Kent Osborne was ushered onto the Platinum stage by a chorus of the audience singing Finn’s “Tough Tootin’ Baby” song from the show. Kent discussed how his involvement with the industry began with aspirations to be an actor, including moving to LA in the 90’s. Struggling, he […]

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Props From Coraline, Kubo And More Returning To Universal Studios

by Peter Paltridgeon December 8, 2016
If you missed the LAIKA exhibit at Universal Studios this past summer, you’re getting a second chance. The world-class animation studio is bringing the attraction back for three weeks this holiday season. “From Coraline to Kubo: A Magical LAIKA Experience” is a nifty collection of models, sets, puppets and props that were all used in […]
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Submit Your Questions for the Live AMA with Animation Director Tod Polson on December 8

by Peter Paltridgeon December 1, 2016
On December 8, Craft is hosting a live AMA (Ask Me Anything) with Tod Polson, an award winning animation director, designer, and teacher. Some of his projects include the Emmy award winning El Tigre for Nickelodeon, the Oscar nominated feature The Secret of Kells, and the Golden Globe nominated The Book Of Life. In 2013, […]

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Billy Dee Williams to Voice Two-Face in “The LEGO Batman Movie”

by Ed Liuon December 1, 2016
On his Twitter feed, director Chris McKay confirmed that actor Billy Dee Williams will be voicing Two-Face in The LEGO Batman Movie. The actor played Gotham City District Attorney Harvey Dent, the alter-ego of Two-Face, in the first Tim Burton Batman movie, but never reprised the role in any of the movies afterwards, although draft […]
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An Alphanumeric Look Back At Mainframe Studios

by Peter Paltridgeon November 30, 2016
This is one of the rare times we’re going to link you to a BuzzFeed page, but we have good reason today. The normally fluffy site has published a detailed history of Mainframe Studios — one of the world’s premiere computer animation factories. Starting with the Dire Straits’ Money For Nothing video in the mid-80’s […]

44th Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon November 29, 2016
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of the 44th annual Annie Award nominees, recognizing the year’s best animated work in the eyes of the industry. Highlights of this year’s nominees include: Best Animated Feature Finding Dory – Pixar Animation Studios Kubo and the Two Strings – LAIKA Kung Fu Panda 3 – DreamWorks Animation Moana – […]

Nickelodeon UK Assigns Invader Zim To Conquer Forbidden Planet

by Grant Whiteon November 29, 2016
The Almighty Tallest at Nickelodeon UK have assigned Invader Zim to conquer the retail and online resources of Forbidden Planet by way of merchandise bearing his glorious visage!!! Decorated with both Zim and his loyal if hopeless assistant GIR, the line up includes t-shirts, travel pass holders, coasters and mugs with a £2.99-17.99 price range. […]