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2013 Golden Globe Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 13, 2012
The nominees for the 2013 Golden Globe Awards have been announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The only category with an animated feature in contention is the Best Animated Feature Film award, with the nominees being: Brave (Walt Disney Pictures, Pixar Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures) Frankenweenie 
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Cartoon Intro Cavalcade: “Dirty Pair: Project Eden” (1986)

by Ed Liuon December 12, 2012
The opening credits sequence to the Dirty Pair: Project Eden OVA movie are a tantalizing blend of sex, technology, and spy thrillers, along with some bracingly bizarre images and segues. It reminds me of the best Maurice Binder opening sequences to the James Bond movies, using powerfully evocative imagery to create a distinctive artistic statement […]

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DreamWorks Names Michael Francis as First Chief Global Brand Officer

by Ed Liuon December 11, 2012
Reflecting the growing importance of the international market to Hollywood companies, DreamWorks Animation SKG, Inc., named Michael Francis as its first Chief Global Brand Officer, with the newly created position responsible for the studio’s licensing and consumer products push. Francis will begin immediately at DreamWorks in a part-time capacity, going full-time in February 2013. He […]
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PR: “Tom and Jerry: Pint-Sized Pals” 30-Cartoon Collection Coming to DVD on March 5, 2013

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2012
TOM and JERRY: PINT-SIZED PALS BRINGS BIG FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY WITH A 30-CARTOON COLLECTION AVAILABLE MARCH 5, 2013 FROM WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT Two-Disc Set Features Over Three Hours of Tom and Jerry Content BURBANK, CA (December 3, 2012) – Meet Nibbles, Tuffy, Quacker and Tyke, some of Tom and Jerry’s cutest companions on Warner Bros. […]

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PR: Shout! Factory Secures US Rights to “A Monster in Paris” and “The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec”

by Ed Liuon December 7, 2012
Shout! Factory and EuropaCorp Announce Multi-Film Pact for Cross-Platform Distribution SHOUT! FACTORY SECURES U.S. RIGHTS TO BIBO BERGERON’S A MONSTER IN PARIS (Un Monstre à Paris) STARRING VANESSA PARADIS, SEAN LENNON, ADAM GOLDBERG, BOB BALABAN, DANNY HUSTON, CATHERINE O’HARA, JAY HARRINGTON LUC BESSON’S THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC STARRING LOUISE BOURGOIN, MATTHIEU AMALRIC Los […]
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40th Annual Annie Awards Nominations Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2012
ASIFA-Hollywood has released the list of nominees for the 40th Annual Annie Awards, with the winners set to be announced on February 2, 2013. Among the nominees are: Best Animated Feature Brave – Pixar Animation Studios Frankenweenie – The Walt Disney Studios Hotel Transylvania – Sony Pictures Animation ParaNorman – LAIKA/LAIKA/Focus Features Rise of the […]

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How to Improve the DC Comics Animated Original Movie Franchise

by Dan Collinson December 3, 2012
At the New York Comic Con, Warner Brothers announced that the next DC Comics animated movies for 2013 will be Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2, Superman: Unbound, and Justice League: Flashback.  The lineup takes after this year’s films, but in reverse order.  I’ve been a fan of the animated DC films from the […]
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PR: “Frankenweenie” on Blu-ray Combo Pack, Digital, and On Demand on January 8, 2013

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
Disney and Creative Genius Tim Burton (Creator of “The Nightmare Before Christmas”) Proudly Announce the Home Entertainment Debut Of Including an All-New Short “Captain Sparky vs The Flying Saucers” and Burton’s Original Live-Action “Frankenweenie” Short! ON BLU-RAY™ COMBO PACK, DIGITAL AND ON-DEMAND – JANUARY 8, 2013! BURBANK, Calif. November 30, 2012— Disney and creative genius […]

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Review: “A Cat in Paris”: This Cat Is Where It’s At

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
The opening scenes of A Cat in Paris follow a cat burglar named Nico on a jewel heist, depicting his movements with a sinuous grace that could only be achieved through hand-drawn animation. Nico practically flows through the hole he cuts in a window, and seemingly turns his joints to jelly to avoid security cameras […]
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PR: Walt Disney Animation Studios Names Jennifer Lee Director of “Frozen”

by Ed Liuon November 30, 2012
WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS NAMES JENNIFER LEE DIRECTOR OF FROZEN Screenwriter/Director Lee Joins Director Chris Buck at the Helm of WDAS’ 53rd Full-Length Animated Feature BURBANK, Calif. (November 29, 2012) — Walt Disney Animation Studios (WDAS) taps Jennifer Lee to join Chris Buck at the helm of its 53rd full-length animated feature “Frozen,” which is […]