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The Mind Of Lucas Fails


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It’s official: George Lucas has officially lost his mind. Or, perhaps, his mind is just not worth exploring any further. His newest fantasy film- billed as “From The Mind of George Lucas”- has earned a distinction it’s opening weekend that no film ever wants-Strange Magic hit the screens with the lowest box ticket sales. But…

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Lords Response To Oscar Snub


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Philip Lord, director of the animated hit film  The Lego Movie from Lin Pictures and Warner Bros., has had the perfect response to his film not being picked for consideration for this years Best Animated film Oscar. Many feel that The Lego Movie was slighted by the Academy when they announced the nominees earlier this…

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Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation


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Financially strapped DreamWorks Animation has announced the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California and the subsequent laying off of the 500 employees there. The studio is said to be offering some of the artists in the northern California facility an opportunity to relocate to the southern DreamWorks…

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Oscar Animation Film Nominees List 2015


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This morning the nominees for 24 categories of the Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills by the president of the Academy Cheryl Boone Issacs, Chris Pine, J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. Among the surprises was the lack of a nomination for Warner Bros. The Lego Movie, though we are not crying much about that…

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Laika Announces New Animated Film


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Continuing their every-two-year production schedule (Coraline in 2009, ParaNorman in 2012 and this years’ The Boxtrolls), Liaka Entertaiment has announced their fourth feature animated film, based on a new, original story. The film, to be titled Kubo and the Two Strings will hit screens in summer 2016, and has a great cast so far announced….

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Lost Disney Cartoon Found… In Norway


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Were you expecting a Christmas present  from Walt Disney and the frozen North this year? Well get ready, because that is exactly what is under the tree. Disney’s Oswald the Lucky Rabbit short Empty Socks- long considered a lost film- was recently found in a library almost at the Arctic circle. The short, released just…

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Golden Globe Best Animated Films


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The Golden Globes have announced their picks for the Best Animated Feature Film of the year. Sponsored by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the Golden Globes picked the five nominees for the award.

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Disney Animated Films Dates Set


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With Big Hero 6 heating up the box office over the weekend, Disney Studios is firming up their slate for 2016 this week. s expected, Disney has confirmed Zootopia for theatrical release and 3D screens on March 4, 2016. Later that year, the Polynesian-flavored Moana will open for the holiday crowd on November 23, 2016….

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Ten Shorts That Could Be Oscar Material


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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences- you know, the Oscar people- have released a short list of the ten short animated films that this years nominees will be drawn from. These ten were taken from fifty-eight shorts originally submitted for consideration. Disney made the list, but Pixar was snubbed for the second year…

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Good Dinosaur Gains A Director


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Pixar’s troubled feature The Good Dinosaur has taken a new turn, and is hopefully sailing on calmer waters. In late October, Pixar announced- via Twitter- that  Pete Sohn has been promoted to the director’s chair. Previous, Sohn had manned the co-directors position under Bob Peterson, before he was removed from the project in 2013.

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