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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Briefly: Captain Underpants to become feature film

Captain Underpants

DreamWorks Animation has obtained the rights to Dav Pilkey’s Captain Underpants book series, with plans to pursue a feature film adaptation for the big screen, the studio announced Thursday.

DWA development executive Damon Ross is overseeing the project at the studio.

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“BirdBoy” soars to win at Chicago film festival


BirdBoy,” directed by Pedro Rovero and Alberto Vazquez of Spain, has won the Silver Hugo for Best Animated Short at the 44th Chicago International Film Festival.

In the 13-minute BirdBoy, a terrible industrial accident changes Little Dinki’s life forever. Now Dinki’s fate may ride on the wings of her eccentric friend Birdboy, a misfit who hides in the Dead Forest, lost in his fantasies… a beautiful, haunting tale told with stark, stylized animation based on a graphic novel.

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Laika’s ParaNorman Has A Poster


Laika Entertainment’s feature for next summer, ParaNorman, now has a pre-release poster. Due for release August 17, ParaNorman will be a stop-action film on the order of their last film, the highly acclaimed film adaption of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline.

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“Tatsumi” honored in Sitges as Best Animated Film


Tatsumi,” by Eric Khoo, was named Best Animated Film at the 44th annual Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival in Spain on Saturday.

The 98-minute film is a co-production of studios in Singapore and Indonesia. Khoo borrowed manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi’s autobiography, A Drifting Life, and five short stories to take the big leap from cartoon to the big screen.

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