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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Final Trailer

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Final Trailer

Marvel says they won’t be issuing any further trailers prior to the official release of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” on May 1, 2015 – but this is the same company that unleashed a deluge of trailers and marketing hype for last year’s “Guardians of the Galaxy,” so don’t take that statement to the bank and […]

Sony Pictures Animation Names Tim Reckart to Direct "The Lamb"

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Sony Pictures Animation today announced that Oscar nominated director Tim Reckart (HEAD OVER HEELS) will develop and make his feature directorial debut with THE LAMB. THE LAMB is a fully CG animated theatrical feature project which tells the inspirational story of a young lamb who will change the world. Based on an original pitch by Tom […]

Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

Stan Freberg

The Hollywood Reporter notes the passing of Stan Freberg — satirist, author, recording artist, voiceover actor, comedian, puppeteer, and advertising creative director — at the age of 88 due to natural causes. He began a career in animation voiceover shortly after graduating from Alhambra High School in 1944, working for Warner Bros. as Pete Puma, […]

NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

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The New York Times has taken a look at the growing number of partnerships between Hollywood film studios and Chinese creative companies, paying specific focus on Oriental DreamWorks and its work to make Kung Fu Panda 3 a true international co-production. The article notes how the Chinese market is growing in importance to Hollywood studios, […]

Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh has dismissed a class-action lawsuit that claimed that several animation companies (including the Walt Disney Corporation, DreamWorks Animation, and Sony ImageWorks) violated anti-trust laws by fixing wages of animators in a non-poaching arrangement between numerous tech firms. The ruling relied on the statute of limitations […]

Marvel Unveils Fantastic Four International Trailer

Marvel Unveils Fantastic Four International Trailer

The newest incarnation of the superhero-laden “Fantastic Four” film franchise will be hitting theaters later this summer [USA release date: August 7, 2015] with Jamie Bell, Michael B. Jordan, Kate Mara and Miles Teller doing the superhero honors. But the international trailer for the upcoming movie was released and it gives you a little snippet […]

"An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI" in NYC from April 24 - May 29, 2015

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THE ACADEMY PRESENTS “AN ANIMATION SHOWCASE: FROM CELLULOID TO CGI” TO TAKE PLACE IN NEW YORK APRIL 24 – MAY 29 Animation Series To Feature Panel With LAIKA & Sneak Peek of Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” New York, NY – The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present “An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to […]

Veteran Disney Animator Glen Keane Does a "Duet" with Toonzone

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"Spirited Away" and "The Cat Returns" Come to Blu-ray on June 16, 2015

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Disney Presents Two Beloved Films from the Acclaimed Studio Ghibli Available for the First Time on Blu-ray™ Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar®-Winning Masterpiece SPIRITED AWAY The Enchanting Fantasy Adventure THE CAT RETURNS Experience these Magical Adventures Like Never Before on Blu-ray Combo Pack June 16, 2015 SPIRITED AWAY: Synopsis: From Hayao Miyazaki, one of the most celebrated […]

NYC MoMA Hosts Glen Keane and John Canemaker on April 6, 2015

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The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City will be hosting renowned animator Glen Keane in discussion with animator/historian John Canemaker on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 7:00 PM as part of their “Modern Mondays” film exhibition. The screening will feature the New York theatrical premiere of Mr. Keane’s “Duet” short film, which […]

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