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Box Office Report: 'Cloudy 2' Consumes $35 Million

A crowded weekend at the North American box office sees Sony's CG animated feature Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 opening to $35 million, while the three other new offerings -- Ron Howard's Rush, Baggage Claim and Don Jon -- turn in mixed performances.

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Oscars Revamp Animation Noms

The Academy opens nominations for the Oscar for Best Animated Feature to be chosen not by just L.A.-based volunteers able and willing to attend Sunday screenings, but by a much larger group thanks to newly-granted permission to view them on screeners.

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Guillermo Del Toro Directs 'Simpsons' Halloween Couch Gag

Filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro scares up a history of horror in the opening credits of The Simpsons’ “Treehouse of Horror XXIV,” airing Sunday, October 6, on FOX.

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VIFF Unveils 2013 Animation Slate

The Vancouver International Film Festival announces the highlights of its slate of animated films for the 2013 edition of the festival, including the Canadian premiere of Ari Folman’s The Congress, as well as screenings of Max Andersson and Helena Ahonen’s Tito on Ice and Hosoda Mamoru’s Wolf Children.

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Animation Guild Elects New Head

DreamWorks Animation technical director Nathan Loofbourrow is elected as President of the Los Angeles animation union, The Animation Guild, Local 839 IATSE; board member and DreamWorks Television writer Jack Thomas is elected as the Guild’s new Vice President.

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'Botheration', 'Joe Giant' Make A Splash at Cartoon Forum

Presentations for French hybrid series The Science of Botheration and Team TO’s 3D animated Joe Giant, directed by Arthur Qwak, become the two most highly-attended events in the history of the European animation marketplace.

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