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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Who’s In At London Animation Festival

London International Animation Festival

The largest animated film festival in the United Kingdom- the London International Animation Festival- has announced this years program. Included are over 280 films from thirty countries competing in 10 categories. Showcasing the best in British and international animation, this years festival also includes several important premieres, in addition to attendee events and symposiums.

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Bento Animation To Open In Atlanta

Bento Box Entertainment

California based animation studio Bento Box Entertainment has announced a new branch studio to open in north west Atlanta by the end of the year. Bento Box is the producer of the Fox series Bobs Burgers. The new studio is expected to employee about 100 artists, and up to three hundred within 3 years.

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Dracula To Take A Big Bite Out Of BO?

Hotel Transylvania

Sony Pictures Animation is set to take a big bite out of weekend box office with the release of the animated film Hotel Transylvania. Bets are on that the 3D film will slide to an easy victory in the weekend race to sales, with estimates raising as high as 35 million for the film.

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Former Digital Domain Team Seeks to Revive “Tembo”

The Legend Of Tembo

Despite being “devastated” by the sudden closure of Digital Domain Media Group’s new Florida studio, director-producers Chuck Williams and Aaron Blaise are bidding for the rights to animated feature The Legend of Tembo, a film canceled when Digital Domain went belly-up.

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SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D Comes to Life in Spring

SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D

Who lives in a pineapple under the sea and may be coming soon to a theme park, zoo or aquarium near you? SpongeBob SquarePants.

Nickelodeon is teaming again with attraction powerhouse SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment and creative studio Super 78 to bring the smash hit cartoon series to life in SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D – The Great Jelly Rescue.

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Michael Rye, 94, was Cartoondom’s Lone Ranger

Michael Rye

Voiceover actor Michael Rye, who had the title role in the 1966 Format Films cartoon series “The Lone Ranger,” died Sunday in Los Angeles after a short illness. He was 94.

Rye was a mainstay in many cartoon series and radio shows.

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MacPherson wins twice at Montreal World Film Fest


MacPherson,” an animated tale of friendship between a white man and a black man in Quebec, was named both the best short film and best Canadian short at the Montreal World Film Festival.

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