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    Proposed "Space-Missionaries" Puts Its Pitch Online

    Space-Missionaries is proposed animated series created by Solis Animation Inc., a Toronto based animation house. The studio is best known for working on funny, edgier content (Wondershowzen, Motorcity, SNL, Ugly Americans), and this is their first home-grown IP. It looks hilarious to me.

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    Titmouse Releases Its First Independent Short: "The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl"

    Hollywood animation house Titmouse (Disney's Motorcity, Adult Swim's Black Dynamite) is about to publicly release their first original animated theatrical short The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl on iTunes. It's a hilarious little film, a parody of true-life nature films, exquisitely directed my ...

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    Immersed in Movies: Exclusive Early Peek at Blue Sky's Star-Studded 'Epic' -- 'Avatar' Meets 'Gladiator'

    Blue Sky founder and director Chris Wedge recently gave a sneak peek of his latest animated feature, "Epic" (May 24), at Fox (you can view the new trailer below). It's certainly no "FernGully," and it's a far cry from "Ice Age" and everything else Blue Sky has ever made. It's more like "Avatar" meet...

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    America Gets the Dystopic Treatment in New Animated Indie 'Silver Circle'

    It's 2019, and runaway inflation has sunk the American economy into a cesspool of sky-high prices and rampant unemployment. A loaf of bread costs $50; bars advertise bargain deals on $90 beer Tuesdays.

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    Immersed in Movies: DreamWorks Has a 'Crood' Awakening

    You couldn't find a more apt movie to sum up DreamWorks Animation at the moment than "The Croods" (March 22), the prehistoric road trip adventure about embracing change as a survival strategy when the world turns terribly hostile. After last year's box office misfire with "Rise of the Guardians," wh...

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    Watch: Adorable Clips of Cesar-Winning 'Ernest & Celestine,' Possible 2014 Oscar Animation Contender

    Check out these adorable clips from the Cesar-winning French animated feature "Ernest & Celestine." The film is co-directed by Belgian team Stephane Aubier and Vincent Patar, who gave us 2009's hilariously nutty "A Town Called Panic," and Benjamin Renner.

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    BUGS BUNNY’S OSCAR BATTLE

    Did you know there was a furor over two strikingly similar cartoons—one from MGM with Tom and Jerry, one from Warner Bros. with Bugs Bunny—back in 1946?

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    WATCH 'Adam and Dog': Exclusive Animated Oscar Short

    Korean Minkyu Lee's Oscar-nominated animated short, "Adam and Dog," which won the Annie for best animated short last year, is available online.

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    'Wreck It Ralph' Dominates Annie Animation Awards

    Disney's animated comedy hit "Wreck-It-Ralph" dominated Saturday's Annies with five awards, winning best animated feature Saturday night at UCLA's Royce Hall. It is considered the frontrunner for the animated feature Oscar. Director Rich Moore also won best director; Alan Tudyk (King Candy) won voi...

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    Immersed in Movies: Assessing the Animated Shorts Oscar Race (TRAILERS)

    Animated shorts have never been bigger. Starting today, ShortsHD and Magnolia Pictures are screening the five nominees theatrically in North America and Europe for the eighth consecutive year along with the live-action and doc short nominees; they continue to sell briskly on iTunes; and, for the fir...

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