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PR: “Ernest & Celestine” to Premiere January 18, 2014 at Sundance Film Festival

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
ENGLISH LANGUAGE VERSION OF ERNEST & CELESTINE TO PREMIERE JANUARY 18, 2014 AT THE SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL ***** AWARD-WINNING FILM FEATURES THE VOICES OF FOREST WHITAKER, MACKENZIE FOY, LAUREN BACALL, PAUL GIAMATTI, WILLIAM H. MACY, MEGAN MULLALLY, NICK OFFERMAN, JEFFREY WRIGHT “E&C” IS COMPETING FOR OSCARS, ANNIES AND GOLDEN GLOBES IN ORIGINAL FRENCH VERSION New […]

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PR: “McLaren Wall-to-Wall:” NFB & Quartier des Spectacles Partnership Call for Norman McLaren Centenary Projects

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
McLaren Wall-to-Wall: NFB and Quartier des Spectacles Partnership issue call for projects to mark centenary of celebrated Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren Montreal, December 5, 2013 – Norman McLaren, one of the most famous animation filmmakers in the world, would have been 100 years old in 2014. McLaren brought an energy and vision to animation filmmaking […]
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Review: “Littlest Pet Shop: Lights, Camera, Fashion!” – Incremental Improvement

by Ed Liuon December 6, 2013
I was disappointed with the premiere episodes of Hasbro Studios’ Littlest Pet Shop, and managed only limited praise for the first DVD release of the show’s initial five episodes. The latest DVD, Lights, Camera, Fashion!, presents the last unreleased episodes of the show’s first season, and while I can say that the show has improved […]

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Danny Wells, Actor, 1941 – 2013

by Ed Liuon December 5, 2013
Actor Danny Wells passed away on November 28, 2013, in Toronto, Canada, at the age of 72. Wells may be best known to animation fans as Luigi the plumber (both in voice-over and on-camera) on The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! alongside Captain Lou Albano as the title character. Wells also had a number of […]
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Netflix Goes “Turbo FAST”

by Alex Beanon December 5, 2013
Debuting on Netflix – in collaboration with DreamWorks Animation – later this month will be their first original animated series entitled Turbo FAST, which is an adaptation and progression of the Turbo film plot about a garden snail who enters an automobile race. He will be joined in his adventures by a cast of characters […]

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41st Annual Annie Award Nominees Announced

by Ed Liuon December 4, 2013
ASIFA-Hollywood has announced the nominees for the 41st annual Annie Awards, marking the best achievements in animation for 2013. The full list of nominees is at the Annie Awards website; nominees in major categories includes: Best Animated Feature A Letter to Momo – 
GKIDS Despicable Me 2 – 
Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures Ernest & Celestine
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The Legend of Korra – “Darkness Falls” Episode 25 Recap

by Neo Yion December 2, 2013
Korra must prevent Unalaq from merging with Vaatu to become the Dark Avatar. Wow, how much more intense can this show get? Amon may be the better villain, but he didn’t turn into a giant dark rage monster. “Darkness Falls” is epic. Korra vs. Unalaq is a fast-paced, heart-pounding battle. Even with all her tricks […]
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“Frozen” Takes $66.7M Over Weekend, $93.36M Since Open

by Ed Liuon December 2, 2013
Disney’s Frozen has contributed to a record-breaking Thanksgiving weekend at the movie box office, taking $66.7 million (estimated) over the weekend for a total of $93.356 million over the five days since its premiere. The total makes it the biggest Thanksgiving opening weekend, easily topping the $80.1 million taken by Toy Story 2 in 1999, […]