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Monthly Archives: October 2012

Disney Purchasing Lucasfilm Ltd. For $4.05 Billion


The Walt Disney Company has agreed to acquire Lucasfilm Ltd. in a stock and cash transaction valued at $4.05 billion, the firms announced Tuesday. Lucasfilm is 100% owned by its chairman and founder, George Lucas.

Lucasfilm has been involved as a producer of the animated series The Clone Wars and Droids: The Adventures of R2-D2 and C3P0, as well as the animated movies Twice Upon A Time (1983) and Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008). The firm also supported Williams Street’s Robot Chicken: Star Wars specials.

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Ice Age 4 Sets Foreign Record For Animated Film

Ice Age: Continental Drift

After opening at the top of Italy’s box office this past weekend, Fox’s Ice Age: Continental Drift — also known as Ice Age 4 — now holds the record for the highest-grossing animated movie ever to be released abroad.

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Brasil Animado 3D Cartoon Movie Offered for Distribution

Brasil Animado

The stereoscopic “Brasil Animado 3D” is among the slate of feature films from the acquisitions team at ITN Distribution Inc. which will be offered at the 2012 American Film Market, taking place from October 31 to November 7 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach hotel.

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Creators of Chicken Run Release A Pig’s Tail

A Pig's Tail

The Humane Society of the United States has teamed up with Academy Award-winning film company Aardman Animations to produce a four-minute animated children’s film titled “A Pig’s Tale” exposing problems with factory farming from the perspective of a piglet named Ginger.

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Wolf Children, Fuga Win Awards at Sitges Animation Fest


Mamoru Hosoda’s Ôkami Kodomo No Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children) was named best animated feature film at the 45th Sitges – International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, while Fuga, by Juan Antonio Espigares of Spain, was honored as best animated short.

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Animated “Turkeys” Coming to Movie Houses in 2014


Relativity Media and Reel FX, a movie studio based in Dallas and Santa Monica, announced Wednesday that they will jointly produce and finance the animated comedy Turkeys, slated for a 2014 release.

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Tartakovsky Offers Animated Cartoon Short for Halloween

Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania” — the record-setting 3D computer-animated monster comedy from Sony Pictures Animation that ranked as the biggest September opening in movie history and the best opening ever for the studio — is releasing a new animated short as a special Halloween treat.

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