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Headline News Rare 1935 Mickey Mouse Animation Art Brings $98,000+ at Auction

Treasures from Disney offered in $1.28+ million Heritage auction included cel and background from “Mickey’s Service Station,” 1935, from Mickey’s last black and white cartoon, which shattered estimates to finish at $98,588.

Headline News Ringling Short, ‘Legend of the Flying Tomato,’ Now Online

CG animated thesis film from Ringling College of Art and Design follows the tale of red-headed Frida, the legendary luchador El Pirana, and a mysterious taco salesman.

Headline News Adult Swim Announces Annual San Diego Comic-Con Take-Over

The Meatwad Full Dome Experience offers surreal visual ride for fans; Adult Swim Fun House returns with puzzling new rooms; Series Panels for fan favorite shows and new series.

Headline News Emails, Court Docs Show Sony Resisted Wage-Fixing Cartel

Emails and court documents from the Silicon Valley “Techtopus” wage-fixing cartel class action lawsuit show that Sony Pictures Animation resisted efforts made by other studios to keep wages down.

Headline News 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Announced

Nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards are announced, with nods for Outstanding Animated Program going to FX’s ‘Archer,’ Fox’s ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ Comedy Central’s ‘Futurama’ and ‘South Park,’ and Nickelodeon’s ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.’

Headline News Cartoon Saloon to Preview ‘Song of the Sea’ at Comic-Con International

Irish animation studio Cartoon Saloon to present “Designing The Secret of Kells” book launch plus exclusive preview of selected scenes from upcoming ‘Song Of The Sea’ at San Diego Comic-Con.

Headline News Warner Bros. Bringing ‘Jupiter Ascending’ to 2014 Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Entertainment plants its flag at Comic-Con International: San Diego this year with a huge presence, including presentations for Peter Jackson’s ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ George Miller’s ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ and the Wachowskis’ sci-fi action ‘Jupiter Ascending.’

Headline News Zeitgeist Sets ‘Rocks in My Pockets’ for U.S. Theatrical Release

The U.S. theatrical release of Signe Baumane’s debut animated feature, ‘Rocks in My Pockets,’ is set for September 5 in New York and on September 12 in Los Angeles, followed by a national release.

Headline News Marcel Ziul and Joe Nash Launch State Design

New LA-based design & animation studio launches with projects including an animated graphics package for the NFL Network's 2014 NFL Draft coverage, and an animated Brazilian-market spot for Ecological Corredor to coincide with the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Headline News Sony Announces Hybrid Stop-Motion ‘Superbago’ Feature

Sony Pictures Animation confirms a new stop motion/live action hybrid feature project, ‘Superbago,’ to be directed by John Harvatine and Eric Towner of ‘Robot Chicken’ fame.

Headline News GKIDS Announces 8-Week Retrospective Tour

Film retrospective to include ‘The Secret of Kells,’ ‘A Cat in Paris,’ ‘Ernest & Celestine,’ ‘Tales of the Night,’ ‘Eleanor’s Secret,’ ‘My Neighbor Totoro,’ ‘Mia & the Migoo’ and ‘Nocturna,’ as well as a selection of short films from the GKIDS-produced New York Int’l Children’s Film Festival.

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