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The Simpsons Headline News

Fan-Made ‘Simpsons’ Couch Gag is Brutal & Amazing

Independent stop-motion animator Lee Hardcastle creates his own take on the classic couch gag that opens each episode of the series with a tribute to Adam Wingard’s home invasion horror film, ‘You’re Next.’

Studio Ghibli Headline News

Michaël Dudok de Wit’s ‘The Red Turtle’ Set for September 2016 Release Date

Dutch director and animator’s debut feature is being co-produced by France’s Wild Bunch and Japan’s Studio Ghibli, with Isao Takahata serving as artistic producer.

Television Headline News

New Featurette Goes Behind-the-Scenes of ‘The X-Files’

Showcasing visual effects from Image Engine and Psyop, new featurette includes interviews with series creator Chris Carter and key cast members as they reveal secrets from the set during the epic journey of bringing the classic series back to Fox.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Crosses $1 Billion

J.J. Abrams' record-shattering ‘Star Wars’ reboot earns $149.2 million domestically and $550.3 million overseas over Christmas weekend for a global cume of $1.09 billion through Sunday.

Stop-motion Headline News

Field Day Premieres Vincent Peone’s Stop-Motion Short, ‘The Sea is Blue’

Stop-motion animated short from directorial duo Josh and Vince was written and directed by Peone and produced at //kneeon Studios for YouTube channel Field Day.

Splash Entertainment Headline News

Learn the Arctic Shake in New ‘Norm of the North’ Clip

CG-animated comedy directed by Trevor Wall and featuring the voices of Rob Schneider, Heather Graham, Ken Jeong, Gabriel Iglesias, Loretta Devine, Michael McElhatton, Colm Meaney and Bill Nighy arrives in theaters January 15, 2016.

preschool Headline News

TreehouseGO Offers Special Holiday Sneak Peek of ‘Clangers’ and ‘Hey Duggee’

Corus Entertainment’s Treehouse to premiere two internationally acclaimed preschool series, ‘Clangers’ and ‘Hey Duggee,’ on Friday, December 25.

Awards Headline News

‘Of Shadows & Wings…’ Picks up Three New Awards

Vivement Lundi! and Nadasdy Film co-production is the first film directed by Elice Meng and Eleonora Marinoni; animated feature to screen in competition at Clermont-Ferrant International Short Film Festival in February.

Cinesite Headline News

Cinesite Unveils VFX Breakdown for Marvel’s ‘Ant-Man’

Cinesite delivers a major visual effects sequence for the Marvel Studios production featuring Ant-Man and his evil nemesis Yellow Jacket, creating Ant-Man’s helmet in CG and full-CG characters and effects.

Dreamworks Animation Headline News

‘Kung Fu Panda’ Lawsuit Plaintiff Charged with Fraud

A man who sued DreamWorks Animation in 2011 with the claim that it stole the idea for ‘Kung Fu Panda’ from him is indicted for wire fraud and perjury in connection with a scheme to defraud the studio.

Aardman Headline News

Aardman, Lionsgate Sign Home Entertainment Deal for ‘Shaun the Sheep’

Aardman signs a deal with U.S. home entertainment partner Lionsgate for the entire ‘Shaun the Sheep’ catalogue, including seasons 1-5 and the new half hour special ‘The Farmer’s Llamas.’

Aardman Headline News

Aardman Makes ‘Special Delivery’ for Google Spotlight Stories

Academy Award-winning animation studio teams with Google’s Advanced Technology and Projects team to release interactive video compatible with Android phones; non-interactive 360-degree video version available for iOS or web users.

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