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Snowtime! An Animated Ball


La Guerre des Tuques snowtime!

In the wake of the massive snow storm on the Eastern seaboard, I found myself waiting in line to see Carpe Diem’s winter children’s animated snowfest La Guerre des Tuques, which is called Snowtime! for US audiences. This Sundance showing was the premiere of the English-language version of the film, and was shown as part of the Sundance Kids segment of the film festival. The kids at the show were all met by Chloe at the door, and most left with their very own Snowball of fun.

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Trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings


Kubo and the Two Strings

Ready for a first look at Laika Entertainments fourth stop-motion animated feature Kubo and the Two Strings? The studio has just released a sneak-peak advance teaser video for the film. Much more stylized than any of their previous films, Kubo and the Two Strings is also the first film from animator-turned-director (and Laika CEO) Travis Knight.

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2015 Student Academy Award Winners Announced


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Oscar

The Academy has announced this years medalists for the Student Academy Award. The medalists in the animation category are An Object at Rest, Soar, and Taking the Plunge. The specific placement for the films- gold, silver, and bronze- will be announced on September 17 at an awards ceremony in Beverly Hills, California. Animated shorts also showed up in the alternative category, with Chiaroscuro and Zoe both also placing there.

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Disney Giants To Be Gigantic


Disney's Gigantic

Disney’s planned feature film for 2018 is getting bigger, with a new title and more information. Now retitled Gigantic (formerly Giants), the film will be another retelling of the classic Jack and thew Beanstalk fairy-tale (Bryan Singer made a live-action/CGI version in 2013).

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Little Door Gods Releases On New Years


little door gods

Beijing-based Light Chaser Animation announced that it will release its first feature, Little Door Gods, on January 1, 2016 in China. The studio is on record that their goal is to create a “world-class animated film with a Chinese cultural touch.”

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Good Dino Shows Off


good dinosaur- pixar

“A single moment can change history” says Pixar’s first official trailer for The Good Dinosaur,, their rather troubled film to be released this November. And a single kindness can change everything. In what looks like a boy and his dog film with roles reversed, we see the asteroid barely miss the earth, and Arlo befriend a feral human he names Spot.

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New Cast For Good Dinosaur


good dinosaur- pixar

Troubled Pixar feature film The Good Dinosaur just suffered another shake-up- an almost complete change-up in the voice cast. The film, which was originally set for a December 2013 release, has suffered setback after setback, from release dates to story to even having the director replaced. Now, only one of the original cast remains.

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Trivia and Easter Eggs in Inside Out


Inside Out

Can you believe it? It has been over a year since the last Pixar film. The last was Monsters University in 2013. Now that Inside Out is out, it is time to enjoy another film in the stream of well written and produced movies from Pixar. But what is beneath the surface of Inside Out? We explore some of the hidden Easter eggs in the new Pixar film.

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Trailer For Robin Williams Last Film


Absolutely ANYTHING

A first-look trailer is out for ex-Monty Pythoner Terry Jones’ next film Absolutely Anything. The live-action film stars Simon Pegg, with a group of cgi-animated aliens voiced by Jones buddies John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, and Michael Palin, as well as the last performance of comedian Robin Williams, the voice of live-action Dennis the Dog.

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