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PR: GKIDS’ Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective Returns to NYC IFC Center from November 16 – December 20, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 13, 2012
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: GKIDS’ STUDIO GHIBLI ANIMATION RETROSPECTIVE RETURNS TO NYC’S IFC CENTER FOR FIVE WEEKS   CASTLES IN THE SKY MIYAZAKI, TAKAHATA AND THE MASTERS OF STUDIO GHIBLI 15 FILMS FROM 1984 TO 2009 INCLUDING HAYAO MIYAZAKI MASTERPIECES “SPIRITED AWAY” “PRINCESS MONONOKE” “MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO” “CASTLE IN THE SKY”   AND WEEK-LONG THEATRICAL […]
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PR: Sony Pictures Animation & Sony Pictures Imageworks @ CTN Animation Expo Nov 16-18, 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
SONY PICTURES ANIMATION AND SONY PICTURES IMAGEWORKS FILMMAKER PRESENTATIONS AND RECRUITMENT OPPPORTUNITIES AT CTN ANIMATION EXPO NOV. 16-18 IN BURBANK Special Hotel Transylvania Behind the Scenes presentation with Director Genndy Tartakovsky Culver City, CA, November 12, 2012 – Sony Pictures Animation and Sony Pictures Imageworks will lead several engaging panels, signings and recruitment opportunities November […]

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“Wreck-It Ralph” Takes in $33.05M in Week 2 for #2 Spot at Box Office

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph raked in another .056 million (estimated) at the box office in its second week, representing a respectable 32.6% drop from its premiere weekend and bringing its cumulative box office total up to $93.690 million. The movie came in second to the latest James Bond outing Skyfall, which broke records with its $87.8 […]
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10 Animated Shorts Eligible for 2012 Academy Awards

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
The Hollywood Reporter has listed the 10 animated short films eligible for nomination in this year’s Best Animated Short Film category: “Adam and Dog,” Minkyu Lee, director (Lodge Films) “Combustible,” Katsuhiro Otomo, director (Sunrise Inc.) “Dripped,” Leo Verrier, director (ChezEddy) “The Eagleman Stag,” Mikey Please, director, and Benedict Please, music scores and sound design (Royal […]

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Lucille Bliss, Voice Actor, 1916 – 2012

by Ed Liuon November 12, 2012
Cartoon Brew reports the passing of voice actor Lucille Bliss on Thursday, November 8, 2012, at the age of 96 of unstated causes. Bliss’s career stretched to the dawn of the television age, whose voiceover career began as the first TV cartoon character Crusader Rabbit (1949). Bliss went on to hundreds of voiceover jobs in […]
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Platform International Animation Festival: Best of World Student Animation: Highlights of Annecy 2012

by Christopher Glennonon November 12, 2012
October 26, LOS ANGELES, CA—As part of Platform’s International Animation Festival, a selection of films animated by students was screened.  Picked straight from this year’s Annecy International Animated Film Festival, these are the best animated student films the world has to offer.  Animation is such a diverse medium full of possibility that anything can happen, […]

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Platform International Animation Festival: Toonzone Interviews Katsuhiro Otomo on His New Short Hi-No-Yojin: Combustible

by Christopher Glennonon November 12, 2012
Katsuhiro Otomo debuted as a manga writer/artist in 1973 and is known for such works as Domu and Akira. Otomo directed the animated adaptation of Akira in 1988, which went on to become highly influential in the world of animation. Otomo also directed 2004’s Steamboy; his most recent work is a short film “Combustible (Hi-No-Yojin).” […]
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Review: “Ninja Scroll” (UK Theatrical Screening): Art of the Ninja

by Grant Whiteon November 12, 2012
Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff […]

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A Look At Sam Gilbey’s Exclusive Ninja Scroll Poster For Manga Entertainment’s Hackney Screening

by Grant Whiteon November 11, 2012
Manga Entertainment have released a preview of the exclusive limited edition poster that will be issued to the audience of their special premiere screening, produced by artist Sam Gilbey whose work includes Scott Pilgrim and Call of Duty. Gilbey comments ‘I often include portraits of real people in my work and capture likenesses, but because […]
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PR: GKIDS Brings Feature Animation Showcase to Los Angeles November 14-18, 2012, in Celebration of Burbank Animation Week

by Ed Liuon November 9, 2012
GKIDS BRINGS FEATURE ANIMATION SHOWCASE TO LOS ANGELES NOVEMBER 14 to 18 IN CELEBRATION OF BURBANK ANIMATION WEEK LINEUP FEATURES NINE FILMS INCLUDING SPECIAL SCREENINGS OF GKIDS OSCAR® TITLES “FROM UP ON POPPY HILL” “THE PAINTING” “THE RABBI’S CAT” “ZARAFA” LAEMMLE NOHO 7 – AMC BURBANK 16 FULL SCHEDULE AND TICKETS AT WWW.GKIDS.TV/SHOWCASE   New […]