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Warner Animation Group Names Abbate and Leahy As Senior Creative Team

Warner Animation Group, the animated film production arm of Warner Bros. Pictures, has announced the appointment of two senior-level creative executives: Allison Abbate has been named Executive Vice President, and Chris Leahy has been named Senior Vice President. Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Content Officer, Warner Bros. Pictures shares oversight of Warner Animation Group with Courtenay Valenti, President, Production and […]

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TRAILER: Universal’s “Woody Woodpecker”

One year ago we posted the Brazilian trailer for a live action/animation hybrid Woody Woodpecker feature. Well, “Guess Who?”… that feature makes its US debut on DVD on February 6th 2018, via Universal. Filmed in Vancouver and directed by Alex Zamm (Inspector Gadget 2), the movie stars Eric Bauza (Ren & Stimpy, Puss In Boots, Lego Star Wars) as the […]

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Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television to Premiere Six Original Series in 2018

Netflix and DreamWorks Animation Television are set to release six new original series in 2018 beginning with Trolls: The Beat Goes On! premiering Jan. 19, 2018, exclusively on Netflix. The new slate includes series inspired by DreamWorks’ beloved animated films as well as classic properties including an all-new She-Ra. From executive producer Noelle Stevenson, the new She-Ra series will present […]

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Bill Plympton’s “Your Face” Global Jam

In 1987, Bill Plympton burst onto the animation scene with the debut of his short Your Face at the Annecy Festival. After winning numerous awards and garnering a nomination for an Oscar, Plympton has gone on a 30-year career as “The King of Indie Animation”. To commemorate three decades, producer Ken Mora commissioned a special tribute for 2017, gathering independent […]

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2017 Golden Globe Nominees

The infamous Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced their nominees today – and included in the mix was their choices for Best Animated Feature. Animated entries were also represented for Best Song, with Pixar’s Coco, Blue Sky’s Ferdinand, and Sony’s The Star being recognized there. The Golden Globes will be awarded in a ceremony from the International Ballroom of the Beverly […]

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INTERVIEW: “Porky Pig” Voice Bob Bergen

He’s been the voice of Porky Pig for 27 years now, with so many credits he ranks #4 of the All-Time Top 100 Domestic Box Office Stars. Yet the one thing animation fans have never asked Bob Bergen is, how many kinds of ‘Porkys’ has he voiced? BOB BERGEN: That’s a really good question, because if you look back at […]

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TEASER: “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the creative minds behind The Lego Movie and Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs, bring their unique talents to a fresh vision of a different Spider-Man Universe, with a groundbreaking visual style that’s the first of its kind. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse introduces Brooklyn teen Miles Morales (voiced by Shameik Moore), and the limitless possibilities […]

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ANIME REVIEW: “Ranma ½: OVA & Movies Collection”

Rumiko Takahashi’s gender-bending martial arts comedy Ranma ½ debuted as a manga in “Shonen Sunday Comics” in 1988 and in animation soon after. Three decades later, it remains hugely popular in both Japan and the United States. Although Takahashi has said she wasn’t commenting on gender roles in Japan, its absurd premise suggests otherwise. Wiry, black-haired Ranma Saotome is a […]

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The “Robot Chicken: Santa Claus Pot Cookie” Season Premiere Special Interview

The highly-anticipated Season 9 of “Robot Chicken” kicks-off Sunday night at 11:30pm with a brand new Holiday Special – Freshly Baked: The Robot Chicken Santa Claus Pot Cookie Freakout Special: Special Edition. Series co-creator Matthew Senreich and director Tom Sheppard give us a preview of Santa’s wild ride and other highlights of S9. Jackson Murphy: I watched the trailer for […]

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TRAILER: “Have A Nice Day”

The first US theatrical release for 2018 may well be the Chinese indie, Have A Nice Day. Strand Releasing will release animator Liu Jian’s neo-noir in New York (at the Village East Cinemas) on Friday January 26th, with LA right behind it on February 2nd at the Ahrya Fine Arts Cinema in Beverly Hills. The Nezha Bros. Pictures Company Limited […]

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TRAILER: “Hedgehogs”

Lest you think you’ve seen every 2017 theatrical animated release, along comes Lionsgate with its limited release next week of Hedgehogs. Directed by Jianming Huang, with a voice cast that includes Chevy Chase and Jon Hader, the Chinese import (originally announced as “Bobby The Hedgehog”) will be both in theaters and available On Demand (VOD – Cable, Amazon Instant, Google […]

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Beyond The Simpsons: What Animation Assets Disney Will Own by Acquiring Fox

It’s not just The Simpsons, Family Guy or Bob’s Burgers. If the rumored Disney buyout of 20th Century Fox goes through, Disney will end up with a fortified cartoon library that will probably double their animation assets. For starters, they will be acquiring the rights to Crusader Rabbit – the first cartoon series created for television (in 1949). They’ll also […]

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TRAILER: “Batman Ninja”

You can’t really tell how good a movie is by the trailer – but this teaser for Batman Ninja looks amazing. Warner Bros. Japan is releasing, Jumpei Mizusaki (JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure’s) is directing from a script by Kazuki Nakashima (Kamen Rider Fourze). Character designer Takashi Okazaki (Afro Samurai) and animator Kamaikaze Douga take Batman (and various friends and foes) back […]

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Academy Releases the Nominee Short List for Qualified Animated Shorts

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 90th Academy Awards. Sixty-three pictures had originally qualified in the category. The 10 films are listed below in alphabetical order by title, with their production companies: Cradle, Devon Manney, director (University of Southern California) Dear Basketball, Glen […]

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Annie Award Nominations Announced

The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, announced nominations today for its 45th Annual Annie Awards recognizing the year’s best in the field of animation. For a complete list of nominations, please visit http://www.annieawards.org/nominees. This year’s Best Animated Feature nominations include: Captain Underpants (DreamWorks Animation), Cars 3 (Pixar Animation Studios), Coco (Pixar Animation Studios), Despicable Me 3 (Illumination) and The Boss […]