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PR: Platform International Animation Festival Makes Los Angeles Debut on October 26-28, 2012

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 1, 2012 PLATFORM INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL MAKES ITS LOS ANGELES DEBUT OCTOBER 26-28, 2012 The festival celebrates animation from the past, present and future with a diverse slate of programs and events at REDCAT in downtown Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA — PLATFORM, the internationally acclaimed animation festival, is hosting a […]

Review: "Hotel Transylvania" Brings the Laughs

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Sporting a host of amusing G-rated monsters and an overt Aesop about overprotective parenting, Hotel Transylvania is a successful and relentlessly silly comedy that might also have been a winning family movie with a stronger script. In lieu of that, the movie makes the most of Adam Sandler’s surprisingly effective performance as Count Dracula, which […]

Warner Bros Developing New "Looney Tunes" Movie

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The Hollywood Reporter reports that Warner Bros is producing the first Looney Tunes movie since 2003′s Looney Tunes: Back In Action. A script is being written by actress and comedienne Jenny Slate while David Katzenberg, Seth Grahame-Smith, David Heyman and Jeffrey Clifford are producers for the film project, which has been characterized as a “reboot”. In […]

Canada's Rainmaker Entertainment Nixes Deal to be Acquired by China's Xing Xing Digital Corp.

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The Hollywood Reporter states that Canadian animation studio Rainmaker Entertainment has scuttled a deal to be acquired by China’s Xing Xing Digital Corp. after the two companies could not close the transaction before the  deadline of September 14, 2012. Rainmaker is currently producing the feature film Escape from Planet Earth for the Weinstein Company along […]

Review: "Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally" and "Dinosaur Train: Big, Big, Big" == Big Family Fun

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The Adventures of Chuck and Friends: Monster Rally provides another 10 episodes of fun with the Hub’s anthropomorphic dump truck and his assorted automotive friends. While I wasn’t quite as impressed with this disc as I was with the first one, Chuck and Friends is still consistently fun, gentle, and family-friendly for everyone in the […]

Tobey Maguire and Fox to Adapt "Cardboard" Graphic Novel

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Variety reports that Fox’s WedgeWorks banner and Tobey Maguire’s production company Material Pictures have optioned the recently-published graphic novel Cardboard by writer/artist Doug TenNapel (Earthworm Jim). The graphic novel centers on an impoverished widower who gives his young son a disappointing birthday gift of a cardboard box. The pair turn the box into a boxer […]

Anime Studio Pro 9 Review - Fun and Easy to Learn

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Anime Studio Pro and Debut 9 were released yesterday and Smith Micro sent us a review copy of the Pro edition. Anime Studio, if you’re unfamiliar, is an affordably priced animation software package that addresses both the needs of the casual animation enthusiast (through Debut) and the hard core animator with previous training in other […]

Anime Studio 9 Introduces New 2D Character Animation Tools for Pros and Enthusiasts Alike

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Smith Micro released Anime Studio Debut 9 and Anime Studio Pro 9 today. This latest offering allows streamlining of the 2D animation process for pros and enthusiasts alike. For Anime Studio 9, Smith Micro reached out to their community of artists to help understand their workflow and streamline the software to increase their productivity. According […]

DreamWorks Animation Unveils 12-Picture Slate to Run Through 2016; Fox Gives Dates for "Epic" and "Rio 2"

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DreamWorks Animation, SKG, Inc. has announced an ambitious 12-film slate, scheduling the dozen films for release through 2016. The films include a number of sequels and new projects: The Croods (March 22, 2013) Turbo (July 19, 2013) Mr. Peabody & Sherman (Nov. 1, 2013) Me and My Shadow (March 14, 2014) How to Train Your Dragon 2 (June 20, 2014) […]

Toonzone Talks Toons and Turtles with Voice Actor Rob Paulsen

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If you’re a fan of animation made within the last 20 years or so, it’s an almost sure bet that Rob Paulsen has been in something that you loved. While growing up, Paulsen aspired to be a hockey player, but after learning at age 18 that he “had neither the talent or the temperament to […]

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