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Cartoon Saloon to Present "Designing the Secret of Kells," "Song of the Sea" at San Diego Comic Con 2014

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IRISH ANIMATION STUDIO CARTOON SALOON TO PRESENT AT SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON “DESIGNING THE SECRET OF KELLS” BOOK LAUNCH PLUS EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW OF SELECTED SCENES FROM UPCOMING “SONG OF THE SEA” New York, NY – July 10, 2014 – GKIDS, a distributor of award-winning animation for both adult and family audiences, announces that Kilkenny-based Cartoon Saloon […]

Dick Jones, Pinocchio Voice Actor, 1927 - 2014

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Actor Dick Jones passed away on July 7, 2014, at the age of 87, after a fall in his home. Jones is best known as the voice actor for Disney’s Pinocchio in the classic 1940′s animated feature film. Jones was notable for being a child actor in an animated role, since it was (and to […]

"The Boxtrolls" Interview With Directors Anthony Stacchi and Graham Annable

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Anthony Stacchi joined LAIKA in 2007 from Sony Pictures Animation after co-directing the CG hit Open Season. Before Sony, he worked as Head of Story, Storyboard Artist and Animator at PDI/DreamWorks, Industrial Light and Magic and Skellington Productions on projects including Antz, Spirit, James and the Giant Peach, Frankenstein and Curious George. Graham Annable makes […]

James Earl Jones To Receive Voice-over Icon Award

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The inimitable James Earl Jones will be the recipient of the Voice Arts Icon Award at the inaugural Voice Arts Award show later in 2014. Jones has provided the voice of many animated characters over the years but is perhaps best identified as the voice of Mufasa in Disney’s “The Lion King” from 1994. The […]

Song Of the Sea Sings At Comic Con

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The 2014 edition of Comic Con in San Diego will be the site of the first-ever clips of upcoming animated feature film, “Song of the Sea” from Ireland’s Cartoon Saloon. “Song of the Sea” stars Fionnula Flannagan as Saoirse the Selkie – legendary women who turn from seals into people – and is due to […]

On Set With “The Boxtrolls” - A Tour Through Laika Animation

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Remake For The Incredible Mr. Limpet Surfaces

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Warner Bros. is exploring a remake for “The Incredible Mr. Limpet” – a 1964 animation/live-action hybrid feature film which starred Don Knotts as a meek office worker who imagines himself in heroic scenarios and turns into an animated fish. Jon Hamm and Zach Galifianakis are reported to be interested in the film directed by Richard […]

Disney Bringing Dumbo Back To Life

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The Disney classic “Dumbo” is set to fly again – this time as a live-action feature film – written by Ehren Kruger [who has written most of the “Transformers” feature film franchise]. “Dumbo” was released in 1941 with a whopping $950,000 budget but pulled in $1.6 million at the box office [approximately $26 million today]. […]

Right Stuf's Anime Expo 2014 Announcements: Mobile Suit Gundam UC Pt. 4, Yakitate!! Japan, Sengoku Collection, and More

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RIGHT STUF, Inc. Announces: the Acquisitions of YAKITATE!! JAPAN, SPACE PIRATE MITO, FANTASTIC DETECTIVE LABYRINTH and YONDEMASUYU YO, AZAZEL-SAN; Upcoming SENGOKU COLLECTION Release; and Exclusive Release of MOBILE SUIT GUNDAM UC (UNICORN), Part 4 Anime Expo 2014: New License and Project Announcements GRIMES, Iowa, July 5, 2014 – Several new anime licenses were announced by […]

Guardians Of The Galaxy Extended Trailer

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“Guardians of the Galaxy” is slated to hit the theaters on August 1, 2014 and here is the newest extended trailer featuring Star-Lord [Chris Pratt] admitting he only has 12% of a plan and Rocket Raccoon [voiced by Bradley Cooper] mocking that 12%…

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