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Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vancouver Hosts Major Studio Ghibli Animation Retrospective

Studio Ghibli

The Cinematheque and the Vancity Theatre, both located in downtown Vancouver, are co-hosting a major retrospective of the films of Studio Ghibli, the world-renowned anime studio founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki.

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21 Animated Features Submitted For 2012 Oscar Race

Oscar Statuette, Academy Awards

Twenty-one features have been submitted for consideration in the Animated Feature Film category for the 85th Academy Awards, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Friday.

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Leonard Termo, 77, Acted in 5 Mickey Rourke Movies

Leonard Termo

Character actor Leonard Termo, who appeared alongside Mickey Rourke in five 1980s films, died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday at his Santa Clarita, California home, his friend, actor Elias Koteas, said Friday. He was 77.

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DreamWorks Animation’s Profit Rises by 24 Percent

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation had net income of $24.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, up 24% from $19.7 million for the same period in 2011, the studio announced Thursday.

For the quarter, the company reported total revenue of $186.3 million. This compares to revenue of $160.8 million for the same period in 2011.

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Ireland To Brown Bag An Animated Film

Brown Bag Films

Irish animation house Brown Bag Films is set to begin pre-production on their first feature length animated film early next year. Nightglider will be co-produced by Brown Bag Films and Wind Dancer Films, and directed by Brown Bag Films’ creative director Darragh O’Connell.

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Dave Borthwick Directed Doogal, Magic Roundabout

Dave Borthwick

British stop-motion animator Dave Borthwick, a director of the feature films The Magic Roundabout (2005) and Doogal (2006), died this past week in Bristol, England, cartoon historian Jerry Beck said Thursday morning.

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