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Indonesian Animated Short Well-received Online
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Indonesian Animated Short Well-received Online

Indonesian studio Lakon Animasi has recently created a short film entitled Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon a Time), which perfectly captures the sights and sounds of everyday Indonesian life. The four minute short film is highly refined and crafted well that it can stand side by side with big budget productions from Pixar or Dreamworks, but the visuals and theme is undeniably Indonesian: with ...

Ranma Live Action Special
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Ranma Live Action Special

Ranma ½ tells the story of Ranma Saotome; a 16 year old boy who was trained from early childhood in martial arts. In one of his training journeys with his father, the two fell into a cursed spring. How cursed, you ask? Well, now, when he’s splashed by cold water he becomes a girl. Oh yeah, and when when he’s (she’s?) splashed by hot water, he turns in a boy again. That ...

Disney to adapt The Snow Queen on 2013
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Disney to adapt The Snow Queen on 2013

It’s no secret that Walt Disney is always looking towards the future, and their recent announcement of two new major releases for 2013 and 2014 attests to this. Their first planned major project, to be released on November 2013, is entitled “Frozen”, which will adapt the classic fairytale about the Snow Queen into CG form. ...

Richie Rich Comics goes Digital
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Richie Rich Comics goes Digital

Leading family entertainment company Classic Media and Ape Entertainment have recently announced the digital debut of the Richie Rich comic on Apple’s App store. The new comic app will feature digitally restored and color corrected master copies of the original comic series, as well as a new set of adventures entitled Rich Rescue. The app will be available for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch. ...

John Heder Talks About Napoleon Dynamite Cartoon
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Special Napoleon Dynamite Screening from the Paley Center

The Fox TV animated adaptation of Napoleon Dynamite will have a special premiere screening night on Jan 11th at the Paley Center for Media in Beverly Hills, LA. The event will be attended by executive producer Jon Heder (who starred in the original), Efren Ramirez (Pedro), Tina Majorino (Deb), Diedrich Bader (Rex) and Sandy Martin (Grandma). The full cast and creative crew will be revealed in a ...

Upcoming Remake of The Snowman
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Upcoming Remake of The Snowman

The Daily Mirror has recently reported that Channel 4 and Lupus Films are working on a new remake of the classic animated holiday special The Snowman. The original was based on Raymond Brigg’s popular book, and has been a staple of TV holiday programming since it was first aired in 1982. Lupus Films is helming the remake, and part of the plans is to incorporate a new adventure and a new ...

The Happy Hugglemonsters Greenlit by Disney
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The Happy Hugglemonsters Greenlit by Disney

As per Disney EMEA’s recent announcement, the preschool-targeted animated series The Happy Hugglemonsters has been greenlit and scheduled for a fall 2012 premiere on Disney Junior, giving the show a chance to be aired in as many as 150 countries all over the world. ...

Stop Motion Animation: The Dragon VS The Terminator
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Stop Motion Animation: The Dragon VS The Terminator

Bruce Lee VS Arnold Schwarzenneger (or at least, the characters they play) must be one of the most contentious fantasy bouts ever. People will have different preferences and conditions can be thrown all over the place: is speed going to win over strength? Or will the Governator’s overwhelming physique trump the lithe, yet less durable Lee? We may never know. Arnold has let himself go and ...

John Woo and Liquid Comics team up for Seven Brothers
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John Woo and Liquid Comics team up for Seven Brothers

Critically-acclaimed director John Woo (Mission: Impossible 2, Face-Off) has recently started a new animated web series with the help of Liquid Comics and Tiger Hill Entertainment, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter. The new animated web series is entitled Seven Brothers, and is based on a graphic novel created by Woo and famous comic book writer Garth Ennis, along with Indian artist Jeevan ...

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