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Game-Inspired Ratchet a Clunker


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The video-game inspired animated film Ratchet & Clank opened this weekend, but could not overpower the 1-2 punch of Disney animation. Despite opening on nearly 2900 screens, the Rainmaker Entertainment and Blockade Entertainment production could not overcome the almost universal panning by critics, and the film only took in 4.8 million, and coming in at 7th in the box office.

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NBCUniversal Buys DreamWorks Animation


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In a stunning shake-up of animation studios, NBCUniversal has picked up DreamWorks Animation for 3.8 billion dollars, in a deal announced April 28th. Comcast- the parent company of NBCUniversal- says that Dreamworks “will become part of the Universal Filmed Entertainment Group.

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Cartoons for Children, Part 2


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From the late 19th century everything had changed in the new world. The working class had been growing fed by thousands and thousands of new immigrants, who, unlike the first ones who came from Britain, Canada, Germany, Ireland and Scandinavia, these arrived from Hungary, Italy, Poland and Russian. The new immigrants were often Catholics and Jewish and, often as well, their cultural and religious heritage collided with the one of the first colonists.

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Nut Job 2 Gets Release Date


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ToonBox Entertainment’s The Nut Job 2– originally to be released January 15th- is now looking at a release next month on May 19. The sequel to 2014’s The Nut Job features the return of Will Arnett as Surly Squirrel.

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Cartoons for Children, Part 1


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The idea that cartoons are created only for children is a pretty common one. However you may find that this preconception is a lot farther away from reality than you would think. Disney became the king of cartoon- land, and in doing so turn animation into an integral part of the film industry, with his philosophy dominating the market until the end of the century. But animation- not even in Walt Disney original intentions- was never intended only for kids.

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Zootopia Or The Importance Of The Second Character


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Zootopia is a classic lesson about cinema. Full of references to the history of Hollywood, its script is a good example model for teaching new writers. The story shows that the magic can only emerge when the whole set and the relationship between the parts are working in harmony.

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Big Hero 6 As Animation Series


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Big Hero 6 The Animated Series” will be an animated television series for kids, tweens and families, and is based on Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Academy Award-winning 2014 feature film, also titled Big Hero 6. The TV series has begun production for a 2017 premiere on Disney XD.

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Power Puff Version 2


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Almost two years ago, Cartoon Network announced a reboot of the popular 1998-2005 Craig McCracken series The Powerpuff Girls at the 2014 Licensing Expo in Las Vegas. The new series is a little closer to it’s June debut on Cartoon Network, and now we have a fully animated teaser video of the first episode to judge it by.

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French César Nominations Announced


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France’s national film awards- the Césars- have been announced. With two animation categories, it is not unlike the Academy Awards, except the entrants are limited to French films. The ceremony will take place in Paris on February 26 at the Théâtre du Châtelet.

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