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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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The Boom of Animation

stewie family guy

Once thought to be only for kids, the appeal of animated programming has expanded exponentially over the past decade. Prime time sitcoms like The Simpsons and Family Guy, as well as a wide variety of programs on channels like Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, have demonstrated that cartoons have high entertainment value for children as well as adults.

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Kung Fu Panda 3 Pulled Forward

kung fu panda 3

DreamWorks Animation has moved the release date for their third installment in the Kung Fu Panda series for the second time, moving it back to a January 2016 release. Kung Fu Panda 3 was initially moved from a December release to a March 2016 release last December to avoid a release conflict with J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

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Disney Copies Itself Again…. and Again

Frozen 2

We have seen Disney remake it’s classic films for years. And we had high hopes those days were gone with Michael Eisner and the twentieth century, but the announcement of Frozen 2 makes us wonder. And as we have seen in the last year, when they can’t make a sequel, Disney’s new love seems to be live-action remakes of classic animated properties. Is all the originality gone from Disney?

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Hotel Transylvania Trailer Two / Popeye Sinks

Hotel Transylvania 2

Good news and bad news from Sony Pictures Animation. First, on the good news side, the September sequel Hotel Transylvania 2 has a new trailer. But now for the bad news….

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Animated Worlds at Viewster

animated worlds

Viewster Online Film Festival 5 presents Animated Worlds from March 12-26 this year. Featuring over 140 entries from 37 different countries, each with a chance of winning some of the $50,000 prize…

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New Art From Zootopia

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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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Untitled Kung Fu Space Western Is Reel

Untitled Kung Fu Space Western

Fresh off the success of Jorge R. GutierĀ­rez’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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