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D23 EXPO 2015 Headline News

Disney Announces ‘Zootopia’ Panel, ‘Frozen’ Sing-A-Long and More for D23 EXPO 2015

Walt Disney Animation Studios celebrates its upcoming projects and its legacy through show-stopping presentations, engaging panels and immersive experiences at D23 EXPO 2015.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

First Look: Sony Titles ‘Get Smurfy,’ Unveils Voice Cast

Demi Lovato, Rainn Wilson and Mandy Patinkin to lend their voices to Sony Pictures Animation’s CG feature based on the work of Peyo Culliford; ‘Get Smurfy’ arrives in theaters on March 31, 2017.

box office Headline News

Box Office Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Sets Record-Breaking Debut

Universal’s long-awaited dinosaur feature beats out the May 2012 launch of ‘The Avengers’ with a $208.8 million domestic debut, and becomes the first film to cross $500 million worldwide in a single weekend.

Licensing Headline News

‘Peg + Cat’ Expands Licensing Program in Germany

Multiple Emmy Award-winning preschool hit co-produced by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group appoints Germany’s Super RTL to represent merchandising across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

th1ng Headline News

th1ng Signs Sweden’s Happycamper for U.S. Representation

London-based production collective th1ng signs Stockholm directorial collective Happycamper for U.S. representation; globally respected motion designers and directors to bring rogue creative style Stateside.

Method Studios Headline News

Method Demolishes Downtown Los Angeles in ‘San Andreas’

As one of the main visual effects vendors on the film, Method Studios delivers 247 complex VFX shots for ‘San Andreas,’ including the entire downtown Los Angeles sequence, in which an earthquake decimates the city.

Voice Acting Headline News

Voice Cast Revealed for Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Roster of voice talent for Pixar’s upcoming movie ‘The Good Dinosaur’ includes Raymond Ochoa, Jeffrey Wright, Steve Zahn, AJ Buckley, Anna Paquin, Sam Elliott, Frances McDormand, Marcus Scribner and Jack Bright.

Art Headline News

iam8bit Celebrates a Decade of Art, Games and Pop Culture with 10th Anniversary Show

Retro videogame-themed art extravaganza iam8bit celebrates its 10th anniversary with a legendary exhibit coinciding with E3, opening June 18, 2015 at the iam8bit gallery in Los Angeles.

Short Films Blogs

Creating a New Legacy for The Animation Show of Shows

The Animation Show of Shows -- dedicated to restoring, preserving and promoting exemplary animated short films with the world -- will be brought to the public for the first time with a new non-profit initiative.

Voice Acting Headline News

Original Voice Actors Left in the Cold for ‘Powerpuff Girls’ Reboot

Voice actors Tara Strong, Cathy Cavadini and E.G. Daily take to Twitter to express their disappointment over the recasting of the show’s title characters.

Sony Pictures Animation Headline News

First Look: Sony Announces New ‘Open Season’ Feature

Rainmaker Entertainment to serve as animation facility for the fourth installment in the titled series directed by David Feiss, head of story on the original ‘Open Season’ movie.

Licensing Headline News

Disney’s ‘Frozen’ Tops 2015 Licensing Expo Awards

The consumer products campaign for Disney’s mega-hit animated movie ‘Frozen’ takes top honors for Overall Best Licensed Program and Best Film, Television, or Entertainment (Animated) Program at the annual International Licensing Awards.

Animated Features Headline News

Animated Feature ‘Back to the Jurassic’ In Theaters June 12

Now available on disc, CJ Entertainment is releasing the new animated family adventure featuring the voices of Melanie Griffith, Jane Lynch, William Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Rob Schneider in theaters on June 12.

Disney Headline News

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Celebrating Disney Shorts

LACO @ The Movies celebrates Walt Disney Animation Studios in an evening of eye-popping animation with orchestral scores performed live by The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra led by Emmy Award-winning composer Mark Watters.

Short Films Headline News

The Animation Show of Shows Goes Non-Profit

Annual short film showcase establishes itself as a non-profit to preserve, restore and promote animated short films, and also announces the launch of a Kickstarter campaign with an eye towards theatrical distribution.

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