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Aardman’s Lord to visit Toronto kids’ film fest

Peter Lord

Peter Lord, producer, director and co-founder of the Academy Award–winning Aardman Animation, will engage with audiences at the TIFF Kids International Film Festival during the Canadian premiere of his latest film, The Pirates! Band of Misfits.

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Fox forges new unit for Saturday night animation

Fox Animation Studios

Building on its more than 20 years of animation domination, Fox Broadcasting Company has created a new unit to oversee the development and production of alternative animated series, shorts and user-adapted material for a brand new late-night animated programming block and new digital multi-platform network, FOX president of entertainment Kevin Reilly announced Sunday.

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“Beauty and the Beast” return with $18.5 million

Beauty And The Beast

Walt Disney’s 3-D revamped version of its 1991 animated classic Beauty And The Beast opened in second place in North American theaters this weekend with $18.5 million, researcher Box-Office said in an e-mailed statement Sunday.

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“Rango” wins Critics’ Choice Award for animation


Yet again, Paramount Pictures’ “Rango” has won an award from movie critics.

Rango was named best animated feature on Thursday night at the 17th Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, presented by the Broadcast Film Critics Association.

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Cartoon voice actors nominated by ACTRA Toronto

ACTRA Awards

Five actors from three cartoon series have been nominated for Outstanding Performance – Voice in time for the 10th Anniversary ACTRA Awards in Toronto, to be presented at the Carlu on Saturday, February 25.

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