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Review: "The Anime Encyclopedia Third Edition"

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Many animation-related books exist, but the newly released third edition of The Anime Encyclopedia is an example of tremendous ambition successfully realized by British authors Helen McCarthy and Jonathan Clements. Within its pages lies an account of the totality of modern Japanese animation, ranging from its infancy in the 20th century all the way to […]

New "Hotel Transylvania 2" Trailer Released

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"The Dam Keeper" Graphic Novels Coming from First Second Starting in 2016

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FIRST SECOND BUYS TWO GRAPHIC NOVELS SET IN THE WORLD OF THE OSCAR®-NOMINATED ANIMATED SHORT “THE DAM KEEPER” New York, NY (March 11, 2015) – First Second, an imprint of Macmillan, has preemptively acquired world rights to two graphic novels based on the Oscar®-nominated short, The Dam Keeper from Tonko House founders Robert Kondo and […]

Disney Announces the Development of "Frozen 2"

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Walt Disney Animation has officially begun the development of a sequel to its smash hit 2013 film Frozen. Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger made the announcement during Disney’s annual shareholder meeting with Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter and Frozen actor Josh Gad (Olaf the snowman). Frozen 2 reunites directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee […]

New Trailer for Disney/Pixar's "Inside Out" Released

Disney/Pixar Roll Out Inside/Out Teaser Trailer

Through Ellen DeGeneres’ EllenTube channel, Disney/Pixar has released a new trailer for Inside Out, the upcoming animated feature film directed by Pete Docter scheduled for release on June 19, 2015. In addition, a behind-the-scenes “meet the voice cast” video has also been released: INSIDE OUT social!  Like/ Follow #InsideOut on: Facebook | Twitter / Headquarters | Instagram | YouTube | Pinterest The movie’s fact sheet follows: […]

Review: "Jasper: Journey to the End of the World" and "Jungle Shuffle"

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They come from two different countries and from two different distribution companies, but Jasper: Journey to the End of the World and Jungle Shuffle are both CGI animated movies with talking animals that just aren’t very good. Neither of these imports to American shores seem to be trying very hard, and even then still fall […]

Black Mask Studios Unveils YouTube Channels for Comics and Movies

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The New York Times reports on the initiative from Black Mask Studios to launch a series of YouTube channels devoted to comics, and of the upcoming release of its first animated movie, Godkiller, this summer. The studio was founded by Matt Pizzolo (also the creator of Godkiller), writer Steve Niles, and musician/Epitaph Records founder Brett […]

"Toy Story 4" to Shift Focus to a Romantic Comedy

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In comments to Disney Latino and published on The Telegraph, Pixar president Jim Morris stated that Toy Story 4 is “not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3“ and added that, “In temperament it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will […]

Gordon Kent, R.I.P.

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Several websites are marking the passing of longtime animation industry veteran Gordon Kent on Thursday, March 5, 2015, after a long bout with cancer. Mr. Kent began working in animation immediately after college on CBS Storybreak. In his long career in the industry, he worked as a writer, producer, director, storyboard artist, animation timing director, […]

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Third Trailer Released

Avengers: Age Of Ultron Third Trailer Released

Perhaps hoping to deflect the recently disclosed bad news of not intending to show up to the 2015 San Diego Comic Con, Marvel Studios released the third trailer for their upcoming sure-to-be-megahit “Avengers: Age of Ultron” [release date: May 1, 2015]…

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