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Monthly Archives: April 2012

Booty call: Aardman’s “The Pirates!” makes $11.4M

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

The Pirates! Band of Misfits,” co-produced by Aardman Animations and Sony Pictures Animation, opened in North America in a very close second place, making $11.4 million at the box office between Friday and Sunday.

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“Rango,” “Archer” win at 2nd annual Comedy Awards


Rango” has won for Animated Comedy Film and “Archer” for Animated Comedy Series on Saturday night at the Comedy Awards 2012, the second annual blockbuster event dedicated to celebrating all that is funny.

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Clements, Musker developing drawn Disney feature

Ron Clements and John Musker

Co-directors Ron Clements and John Musker are working to develop Disney Animation’s next hand-drawn feature film, an official division of the Mouse House has confirmed.

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Rocky and His Friends director Jim Hiltz dies, 84

Jim Hiltz

Jim Hiltz, a director of “Rocky and His Friends” and several other Jay Ward cartoon series, has died, Normand Rompre, a former cameraman from Michael Mills Studios, where he had also worked, said Thursday. He was 84.

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SEC probing DWA, Disney over business in China

DreamWorks Animation SKG

DreamWorks Animation and Disney have received letters of inquiry from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission over their business activities in China, according to an unnamed person familiar with the matter.

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Hooked Bear (1956) – Humphrey Bear Cartoon Series

Hooked Bear

CotD: First appearing in the Goofy cartoon Hold That Pose, Humphrey the Bear was in “Hooked Bear” was a big, dumb, opportunistic, neurotic brown bear who lives in Brownstone National Park.

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