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    DreamWorks Animation Acquires Classic Toon 'Felix the Cat'

    The problem is that publicly-held DreamWorks Animation's fortunes rise and fall with each individual release. When "Mr. Peabody" disappoints overseas, the company takes a $57-million write-down. So under pressure to diversify in order to improve DreamWorks Animation's financial performance, Katzenbe...

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    French Animated Pic 'Jack and the Cuckoo-Clock Heart' to Get North American English-Language Release

    When it comes to animated films, most people here in the U.S. think of the big names: Pixar, Disney, DreamWorks, Blue Sky, perhaps Japan's Studio Ghibli. The great films being made abroad either don't come to the states, or they don't get much play because they're not in English.

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    Lauren Faust to Direct Animated Comedy About Medusa

    It looks like Maleficent has paved the way for Medusa.

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    Pixar to Release Its Second Movie With a Female Protagonist Next Year

    Slated for a summer 2015 release, "Inside Out" will focus on an 11-year-old girl's painful move from the Midwest to San Francisco and the emotions -- voiced by Amy Poehler and Mindy Kaling, among others -- provoked by the life change.

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    Trailer Watch: Robin Wright Animates Herself in The Congress

    Wright plays a version of herself who undergoes cartoon-ification to prolong her stalled career and save her son.

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    Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Melissa Johnson (Love in the Time of March Madness)

    "I made 'Love in the Time of March Madness' because it's in my bones, literally. It's a dark comedy about my dating life as a woman who hit 6'4" in 8th grade at 127 pounds with size 12 feet -- and lived to tell about it."

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    Tribeca Women Directors: Meet Anete Melece (The Kiosk)

    "Inspiration came from my own [dissatisfaction] while working in an office. So I created a character: a kiosk lady who is literally stuck at her workplace simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life have made her bigger than the exit."

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    Tribeca Women DIrectors: Meet Elizabeth Swados (My Depression)

    "By keeping it extremely personal, but using line drawings and goofy cartoons, I could get away from the usual cliches that are associated when people talk about their experiences with mental illness."

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    Is The Key to Marketing an Animated Film Really All About the Color Scheme?

    Is it really as simple as that? Of course not, no kid wants to see an animated story about the development of the Pythagorean Theorem no matter how many splashy colors a studio marketing department tosses against a one-sheet or outdoor. But if we go back to 2011 and take out any sure fire hits, su...

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    Review: Oscar Nominated 'Ernest & Celestine' a Gentle and Delightfully Weird Animated Treat

    Taboo friendship is one of the many resonant themes in the sweetly strange and delicately animated “Ernest & Celestine,” which is up for the Best Animated Feature Oscar.

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