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"Maya the Bee Movie" Coming to DVD and Blu-ray Combo on May 19, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2015
MAYA THE BEE MOVIE Featuring All-Star Voice Cast of Coco Jack Gillies, Academy Award® Nominee Jacki Weaver, Miriam Margolyes, Richard Roxburgh, Noah Taylor, Kodi Smit-McPhee and Justine Clarke BUZZES ONTO DVD AND TWO-DISC BLU-RAY™ 3D COMBO PACK (WITH 2D BLU-RAY + DVD + DIGITAL COPY) AVAILABLE IN STORES EVERYWHERE ON MAY 19, 2015 FROM SHOUT! […]

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Five Nights At Freddy's May Become Feature Film

by Alex Beanon April 8, 2015
Video game “Five Nights at Freddy’s” about a Chuck E. Cheese-style band of bears going engaging in murderous sprees has had its film rights picked up by Warner Bros. for a possible feature film adaptation. In the game, the object is to stay alive once you are locked inside the Freddy FazBears Pizza establishment where […]
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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Final Trailer

by Alex Beanon April 8, 2015
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 […]

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

by Ed Liuon April 8, 2015
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 […]
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Stan Freberg, 1926 - 2015

by Ed Liuon April 7, 2015
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, […]

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NY Times on Oriental DreamWorks and Growing China/Hollywood Partnerships

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
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, […]
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Judge Dismisses Animation Workers' Anti-Trust Lawsuit Over Wage-Fixing Practices

by Ed Liuon April 6, 2015
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

by Alex Beanon April 3, 2015
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 […]
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"An Animation Showcase: From Celluloid to CGI" in NYC from April 24 - May 29, 2015

by Ed Liuon April 2, 2015
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 […]