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Timm Releases New Batman Video

batman_75Cre­ator of Bat­man: The Ani­mated Series Bruce Timm has brought his vision of the Dark Knight back again with a new short cel­e­brat­ing 75 years of the crime fighter. The short, titled Bat­man: Strange Days, fea­tures “a lost tale from Batman’s past, the Dark Knight tracks a strange giant to the mys­te­ri­ous lair of Dr. Hugo Strange.” Pro­duced in a tinted black and white, the short runs under 3 min­utes but sets quite a mood of dark and dank bat-reality rem­i­nis­cent of a ’30s serial.

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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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Third Boxtrolls Trailer

boxtrollsLaika Entertainment’s newest stop-motion fea­ture film The Box­trolls has a spiffy new trailer online today. The stu­dio which brought us Para­Nor­man in 2012 and Cora­line three years before that looks to repeat again with an incred­i­bly crafted film. Orig­i­nally titled Here Be Mon­sters, the film is a 3D stop-motion and CG hybrid ani­mated feature.

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Incredibles Animated Sequel

incredibles_2Dis­ney CEO Bob Iger con­firmed to the Dis­ney share­holder meet­ing that Pixar is actively work­ing on a sequel to their 2004 hit film The Incred­i­bles. While very lit­tle other infor­ma­tion was released, Iger did state the orig­i­nal direc­tor Brad Bird was work­ing on the script for The Incred­i­bles 2. Iger also men­tioned the stu­dio is in work on a sec­ond sequel to Cars, Cars 3.

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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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Live Action Chip ‘n Dale

rescue_rangersDis­ney is mov­ing ahead with a live-action movie based on the ani­mated series Chip ‘n Dale Res­cue Rangers accord­ing to the Hol­ly­wood Reporter. The orig­i­nal series, which ran 65 episodes in 1989–1990, was pro­duced by Tad Stones and Alan Zaslove. The new movie is to be a hybrid live-action film with ani­mated char­ac­ters, and will be pro­duced through Man­dev­ille Films.

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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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Maleficent Dream Trailer

MaleficentDis­ney pre­miered a new trailer for Malef­i­cent, the live-action adap­tion of the Dis­ney ver­sion of Sleep­ing Beauty. We see a lot more of Angelina Jolie as Malef­i­cent, and it is impres­sive. The new look at the film was first shown as an ad dur­ing Sun­day night’s Grammy awards show. The first look trailer was pretty hard to judge the film by; this new trailer seems give a lot bet­ter look at what to expect from this new film.

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Paperman Director Lands At Paramount

JohnKahrsThe Oscar-winning direc­tor of Disney’s  Paper­man- John Kahrs– has turned up across the street at Para­mount for his next project. Kahrs’ Oscar last year for the Dis­ney ani­mated short was the stu­dios first win in that divi­sion in the  since 1969’s It’s Tough To Be A Bird. His new project will be Shedd, a fea­ture film with no release date yet set.

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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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