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Get Your Christmas Gifts Wrapped by Boxtrolls in Los Angeles

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LAIKA has let us know that the Boxtrolls Gift Wrapping Truck will be wending its way through Los Angeles through Monday, December 22, 2014, with 20 scheduled stops from Venice, Santa Monica, Glendale, Burbank, and Los Angeles proper. The truck is part of the Boxtrolls’ partnership with 93.1 JACK-FM on their Toys for Tots drive. […]

Celebrating (and Redesigning) Christmas with Torill Kove and the NFB

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The National Film Board of Canada has posted animator Torill Kove’s latest clip inspired by the characters in her short film “Me and My Moulton.” “Redesigning Christmas” pits the main character’s architect parents and their principles of good design against the holiday season. Redesigning Christmas from National Film Board of Canada on Vimeo.

"Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" Los Angeles Premiere Set for January 12, 2015

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Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Announces World Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS at The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles Aquaman & Justice League in Spotlight at January 12 event; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly […]

Review: "Looney Tunes Platinum Collection Vol. 3" - A Swell Swan Song

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It’s hard to review the third Looney Tunes Platinum Collection release without addressing the genuine possibility that this may be the last Looney Tunes Blu-ray release for a long time. Between gradually declining sales with each volume, the market shifting away from Blu-ray to digital, and Warner Bros.’s reluctance to devote much of their budget […]

Archie's 75th Anniversary Makeover to Include New Comics, TV Cartoon, and More

Proposed artwork for the "Archie" comics re-launch, by Fiona Staples.

The New York Times covers plans for a makeover of the renowned perpetual comic book teenager Archie Andrews, with parent company Archie Comic Publications using the character’s 75th anniversary in print as an opportunity to update the character. A new comic book will be launched with writer Mark Waid pairing with artist Fiona Staples, building […]

"Transformers" Fan Forum Reveals 'The Allspark Foundation' Charity

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After many successful charity drives on behalf of the Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Transformers/My Little Pony fan community The Allspark has announced the formation of a committed charity foundation. Their first charity focus will be to raise $10,000 by February 28th for the Hospital’s Scrabble Ball, due to be held March 7th. Those within the US […]

Martha Goldman Sigall, Termite Terrace Animator, 1917 - 2014

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Animation historian Jerry Beck reports on the passing of Martha Goldman Sigall, a veteran of the animation industry who worked mainly as a painter and inker (along with numerous other tasks) for studios including Leon Schlesinger Productions (a.k.a., the Termite Terrace that produced the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies cartoons), the MGM Cartoon Department, […]

How to See "Justice League: Throne of Atlantis" at the Paley Center in NY on January 26, 2015

Justice League Throne of Atlantis

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment sets East Coast Premiere of JUSTICE LEAGUE: THRONE OF ATLANTIS at The Paley Center for Media in New York Aquaman takes center stage at January 26 event; Limited Free Tickets Available to Fans on First Come, First Served Basis Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and The Paley Center for Media proudly present […]

2015 Golden Globe Animated Nominees: LEGO, Robots, Dragons, Boxtrolls, and Dead People

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The 72nd annual Golden Globe nominations have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The nominees for Best Animated Feature Film are: The LEGO Movie (Warner Bros) Big Hero 6 (Disney) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (DreamWorks Animation) The Boxtrolls (LAIKA/Focus Features) The Book of Life (Reel FX Creative Studios/20th Century Fox) In […]

Mamoru Hosoda's Next Film Is "The Boy and the Beast"

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In a press conference held at the headquarters of Toho Co, Ltd. in Japan, The Boy and the Beast (a.k.a. Bakemono no Ko) was announced as the next feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children). The film is being produced by Nippon TV and Studio Chizu, […]

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