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Yahoo! Panel for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis Tonight at 8 PM

Tonight’s scheduled East Coast Premiere at the Paley Center for Media in New York City for Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, the animated Aquaman Origin story film from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment, has been cancelled due to the impending blizzard. Last year’s premiere of Justice League: War was able to go on with 12 inches of snow, but a Blizzard of historic proportions is about ...

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Update on Dreamworks Layoffs. It is Much, Much, Much Worse.

The western animation industry has taken one of the biggest blows in its history. And the VFX market is heading towards dislocation. PDI/Dreamworks Redwood, was one of  the biggest CGI production companies in history. They produced some of the most high end CGI this side of ILM, and they were the best in the business from 1983 to 1992. Some of those fantastic works pre Dreamworks will be shown ...

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Dreamworks going to be hit with massive layoffs (400).

The LA Times states: In a move to cut operating costs, the Glendale studio intends to significantly reduce the size of its workforce, said the people, who asked not to be identified because they were not authorized to discuss the plans. Layoffs are expected to include animators, story-board artists and other production personnel and support staff at the studio’s Glendale and Redwood City ...

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In a unusual move, Mandy Patinkin will voice Papa Smurf in new Animated Smurfs movie.

The last two times he did voices in animation was for Ghibi’s The Wind Rises and Jock the Hero Dog: Homeland star Mandy Patinkin is in final negotiations to voice Papa Smurf in Sony Pictures Animations’ reboot of The Smurfs. Kelly Asbury, the animation vet who was nominated for the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or for Shrek 2and directed the animated comedy Gnomeo & ...

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Billy Dee Williams introduces Lando Calrissian on Star Wars Rebels: Idiot’s Array!

Billy Dee Williams returns as smooth-talking scoundrel Lando Calrissian in an all-new Star Wars Rebels episode, “Idiot’s Array!” When Zeb loses Chopper in a game of cards to Lando Calrissian, the crew of the Ghost agrees to help the smooth-talking scoundrel make a dangerous cargo run in trade for their astromech. But when Lando plots a risky scheme to trade Hera for secret cargo, the crew ...

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Downington Abbey gets animated…for at least 11 minutes.

I really didnt know Arthur was still going – now in its 16th season?! In the drama-filled “Fountain Abbey,” Muffy finds herself absolutely devastated when she learns her great-great grandmother, Mary Alice, wasn’t royalty at all. She was a common maid — oh, the indignity! However, through reading Mary Alice’s diary, Muffy is transported back in time to the famous English ...

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GKids, Gets Marnie as the Last Films of Ghibi come state side:

Animation distributor GKIDS has announced that it has entered into a distribution agreement with Studio Ghibli for the North American rights to the upcoming animated feature When Marnie Was There (Omoide no Marnie). Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi (The Secret World of Arrietty) and based on the British children’s novel by Joan G. Robinson, the film tells the story of a troubled young girl, ...

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Is “Me and My Shadow” Back from the dead? The TAG Union Thinks So…

The TAG Union Blog stated this: To give a bit of history on Shadow: the movie was in development in 2011, when Mark Dindal was developing the feature from an idea by one J. Katzenberg. Mark started work on the picture in 2010. I saw some of the early art and test animation, and it looked promising. Different. Mark was nice enough to sit down for a TAG blog interview when he was slammed with work ...

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Sony, Dreamworks and Disney: “Lawsuits are Not Going to Work”

Note: There will be two articles coming that will showcase a bit more about what is going on in the VFX world – and give you the whole view on why their are so many problems ahead for VFX and Motion Capture as a whole. The recent expose concerning the techopolis scandal in animation has built up a firestorm in the VFX and animation world. That being said, the lawsuit that is in play in the ...

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The Venture Bros. Returns With an All-New Special

One can never get enough of The Venture Bros., especially since the series seems to take its sweet time during season breaks (at least, compared to other animated series that have no off-seasons.) Thankfully for fans like us, Publick and Hammer’s award-winning adult comedy series will be premiering an all new hour-long special on Monday, January 19 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim. Titled ...

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Vixen Coming to the CW (SEED)

The Flash has been the biggest live action success in recent times for the CW. Arrow isnt far behind, but some wonder how things will be handled with Vixen. This is the first animated series for the CW Brand since the end of the Vortexx run in August and the first Warner Brother Animated (action) production since the end of Kids WB back in 2008. However it will not air on the network, but on the ...

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