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Cartoon Network Shows For The Season

cartoon-networkCar­toon Net­work is look­ing ahead to a new year of pro­gram­ing with a vari­ety of new self-produced and syn­di­cated pro­gram­ing includ­ing a reboot for Bugs Bunny, and the newest return of Scooby-Doo and the gang. A vari­ety of exist­ing pro­gram­ming has also been green-lit for addi­tional sea­sons. Car­toon Net­work has also announced it’s first limited-time short series based on a short from Car­toon Net­work Stu­dios shorts program.

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DreamWorks Extends Partnership With NetFlix

dreamworksDream­Works has promised over 300 hours of new ani­ma­tion for stream­ing part­ner Net­flix. Three new series have just been announced to help fill that hefty plan for pro­gram­ming. Before the end of the year, Net­Flix should be stream­ing three new series: Puss In Boots, King Julien and Veg­gie Tales In the House.

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Sony Updates Animated Feature Film Roster

sony_pictures_animationSony Pic­tures Dig­i­tal Pro­duc­tions Pres­i­dent Bob Osher has set out more par­tic­u­lars on the stu­dios com­ing ros­ter of ani­mated films. Updat­ing three and adding a fourth film, Osher said: “I am really excited by the vari­ety of our upcom­ing projects as well as the amaz­ing tal­ent work­ing on them.” Two of the films in process are sequels to pre­vi­ous Sony projects, and one is a rework of a pop­u­lar ani­mated char­ac­ter; only one is an orig­i­nal project for the studio.

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Frozen And Mr. Hublot Win Gold Man

Frozen_4As expected, Disney’s Frozen won the Best Ani­mated Film Oscar at tonight’s Acad­emy Awards cer­e­mony. The film, which is near­ing one bil­lion dol­lars in total box office, beat out four other films to take the honor. This is The Walt Dis­ney Studio’s first win of the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture award since its intro­duc­tion in 2002.

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Annie Awards Animation Winners Frozen Over

Annie Awards Statue

Annie Awards Statue

Last night saw Dis­ney freeze out most of the com­pe­ti­tion when the best and most cre­ative in ani­ma­tion met at UCLA’s Royce Hall for the 41st Annual Annie Awards. Spon­sored by ASIFA Hol­ly­wood, the awards rec­og­nize great works in tele­vi­sion, the­atri­cal film and games. This years awards were hosted by voice actor Tom Warburton.

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Louis C.K. To Get Illuminated

illuminations_pet_filmIllu­mi­na­tion Enter­tain­ment is not con­tent to rest on the lau­rels of their Oscar nom­i­na­tions and sequel pro­duc­tions… Chris Meledandri’s ani­ma­tion com­pany is rush­ing head-first into an aggres­sive pro­duc­tion sched­ule. Barely ten days after announc­ing a third Despi­ca­ble Me and a new Dr. Seuss film, Illu­mi­na­tion has added another film to their release slate, an as-yet Unti­tled Pet Movie set for release Feb­ru­ary 12, 2016.

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Frozen Wins Best Produced

Frozen_4As it steam­rolls it’s way toward February’s Oscars, Frozen wins another award, this one for Pro­ducer Peter Del Vecho. The 25th Annual Pro­duc­ers Guild Awards were awarded last night at the Bev­erly Hilton hotel in Bev­erly Hills. In an non-animated stun­ner, this years com­pe­ti­tion fea­tured the first tie for the top film prize in the PGAs’ 25-year his­tory. Live-action films Grav­ity and 12 Years A Slave shared the Dar­ryl F. Zanuck Award for Out­stand­ing Pro­ducer of The­atri­cal Motion Pictures.

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You Knew It Was Coming– DM3

despicable_me_3Uni­ver­sal announced the release date for the fol­low up to the Academy-Award nom­i­nated Despi­ca­ble Me 2; Despi­ca­ble Me 3 will hit the­aters on June 30, 2017. No other infor­ma­tion for the film, like cast or sto­ry­line have been announced. Two other films were announced at thew same time– an orig­i­nal story and a reboot of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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Animated Film Oscar Nominations

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

Oscar Time!

This morn­ing in Hol­ly­wood, Chris Hemsworth announced the nom­i­nees for this year’s Acad­emy Awards. In the ani­ma­tion world, there are a few sur­prises, like no nom­i­na­tions for Pixar, either for fea­ture or short. Only five films were con­sid­ered for Best Ani­mated Fea­ture this year, despite a large field of pos­si­ble con­tenders. Best Ani­mated Short fea­tures a wide swath of for­eign shorts, with only one from the US.

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Globes Hot For Frozen

Golden Globe

Golden Globe

Disney’s Frozen was the big pick for the Best Ani­mated Fea­ture at the 71st Annual Golden Globe awards last night, spon­sored by the Hol­ly­wood For­eign Press Asso­ci­a­tion. Other top win­ners were “12 Years a Slave” and “Amer­i­can Hus­tle” for best motion pic­ture drama and best com­edy or musi­cal motion pic­ture, respec­tively. The wins thrust the two films into the top posi­tions for the Acad­emy Awards’ best pic­ture Oscar.

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