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New Art From Zootopia

Zootopia Logo

In less than a year, we will see Disney’s next animated feature Zootopia. This film is set in an animal-only populated world, a world in which humans never evolved.

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Digimon Fusion Sees Season Two

Digimon Fusion

Get ready for more fusion powers and endless battles as Nicktoons premieres the second season of the action-packed series, Digimon Fusion, with back-to-back episodes on Sunday, March 8, at 10 a.m. (ET).  The new season (24 half-hour episodes) continues the journey of Mikey and his Digimon partner, Shoutman, in the Digital World.  Digimon Fusion will…

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Untitled Kung Fu Space Western Is Reel

Untitled Kung Fu Space Western

Fresh off the success of Jorge R. Gutier­rez’s The Book of Life, Reel FX has signed the director to a multi-year, multi-picture deal. Get ready for an as-yet Untitled Kung Fu Space Western. Gutierrez will direct the feature…

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Top Five Animated Films to Watch Out For in 2015

Five for 2015

2015 is already looking promising as a year for animated features. Elizabeth Eckhart takes a look ahead at the new year in animation, what to expect, and what to look forward to.

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Cartoon Voiceover Artist Gary Owens Passes Away

Gary Owens

American voice over artist and actor Gary Owens passed away yesterday at his home in Encino California in the San Fernando Valley from complications due to type 1 diabetes, a condition he had experienced since childhood. He is survived by Arleta, his wife of 47 years. Owens provided the voices for dozens of animated characters-…

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Hertzfeldts World Best Cartoon Short at Sundance

World of Tomorrow

Independent- and solo- animation film maker Don Hertzfeldt has won the best short film jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. The prestigious award is all the more stunning in that Sundance does not segregate it’s animation short award from the other shorts- Hertzfeldt’s World of Tomorrow (which premiered at the…

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The Mind Of Lucas Fails


It’s official: George Lucas has officially proved that he has lost his mind. Or, perhaps more correctly, his mind is so bereft of any good ideas that it is just not worth exploring any further. His newest fantasy film- which he billed as “From The Mind of George Lucas”- has earned a distinction is in it’s second week that no film ever wants to see. Strange Magic broke records as having the lowest box office ticket sales ever for a film in major release.

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Lords Response To Oscar Snub

Peter Lord

Philip Lord, director of the animated hit film  The Lego Movie from Lin Pictures and Warner Bros., has had the perfect response to his film not being picked for consideration for this years Best Animated film Oscar. Many feel that The Lego Movie was slighted by the Academy when they announced the nominees earlier this…

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Massive Layoffs at DreamWorks Animation


Financially strapped DreamWorks Animation has announced the unexpected shutdown of one of its main studios, PDI DreamWorks, in Redwood City, California and the subsequent laying off of the 500 employees there. The studio is said to be offering some of the artists in the northern California facility an opportunity to relocate to the southern DreamWorks…

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