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7-8-2011 Animation News
First trailer for Batman: Year One
First look at Hotel Transylvania

Hotel Transylvania tells the story of Dracula's lavish five-stake resort, where monsters and their families can live it up, free from meddling from the human world. But here's a little known fact about Dracula: he is not only the Prince of Darkness; he is also a dad. Over-protective of his teenage daughter, Mavis, DracuHotel Transylvania la fabricates tales of elaborate dangers to dissuade her adventurous spirit. As a haven for Mavis, he opens the Hotel Transylvania, where his daughter and some of the world's most famous monsters Frankenstein and his bride, the Mummy, the Invisible Man, a family of werewolves, and more can kick back in safety and peace. For Drac, catering to all of these legendary monsters is no problem but his world could come crashing down when one ordinary guy stumbles on the hotel and takes a shine to Mavis. ...

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Older Animation News
First trailer for Batman: Year One
First trailer for Batman: Year One

The next animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Premiere will be the adaption of Frank Miller's Batman: Year One , with Bryan Cranston, Ben McKenzie, Eliza Dushku and Katee Sackhoff lending their voices to the main characters. ..

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ThunderCats will premiere Friday, July 29 on Cartoon Network

ThunderCats will premiere Friday, July 29 on Cartoon Network

The network announced the official premiere date for the series today, and revealed that the show will kick off with an hour-long special at 8 PM Eastern on July 29, then settle into a weekly schedule of half-hour episodes beginning August 5.

However, fans will be able to get an early look at the premiere during Comic-Con International in San Diego...

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Green Lantern: The Animated Series New Teaser For Cartoon Networks Green Lantern: The Animated Series

Cartoon Network just released a promotional trailer for their upcoming Green Lantern: The Animated Series. So far so good, it looks like it will stay true to the story in the comics. Produced by Batman: The Animated Series artist Bruce Timm whom we have total faith in, if anyone other than Bruce Timm was on this project I'd be worried but Bruce Timm has proven over the years that he understands the DC Universe as well as anyone.

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New Puss in Boots trailer

New Puss in Boots trailer

If, like us, you thought that Shrek's feline sidekick was one of the highlights of Dreamworks's standard-bearer's final cinematic outing, then you'll be pleased to known that Puss In Boots is set for his very own silver screen adventure this December. A teaser trailer has been around for some time, but now the full trailer has landed online giving us a sneak peak at what's in store for Antonio Banderas' swashbuckling sidekick.

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Batman: Year One sneak peek
Batman: Year One sneak peek

Fans who picked up Green Lantern: Emerald Knights were treated to a sneak peek of Warner Bros. Animation upcoming direct-to-video adaptation of Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One. Warner Bros. Animation released a pair of stills from the adaptation in April, but this video delves into how the directors, producers and actors brought Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's well-regarded 1987 story to life. Of particular interest is how co-directors Sam Liu and Lauren Montgomery tried to remain as faithful as possible to Mazzucchelli's art, in some instances even using the actual comic-book panels.

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MGM back in the animation game with Punk Farm
MGM back in the animation game with Punk Farm

MGM is back in the animation game with the children's book adaptation "Punk Farm," the studio's first animated movie since "All Dogs Go to Heaven" in 1989 and only its second project since emerging from bankruptcy. David Silverman ("The Simpsons Movie") is set to direct; David Stern will rewrite the script by Jim Hecht based on the Jarrett Krosoczka book.

Story revolves around five barnyard animals who form an underground rock band. Kevin Messick and Arish Fyzee are producing, with Anita Camarata and Kristin Dornig are exec producing for Prana Animation Studios, which brought the project to MGM and will handle the CG animation.

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How to Train Your Dragon 2 begins storyboarding
How to Train Your Dragon 2 begins storyboarding

Storyboarding has officially begun for DreamWorks Animation's upcoming How to Train Your Dragon sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The film is intentionally being written as the second chapter in a planned trilogy. "There are certain characters and situations that come into play in the second film that will becomes much more crucial to the story by the third," director Dean DeBlois said. "It's my way of guaranteeing that it is not another adventure that we throw the same five or six characters into, that it feels like part of a larger story." Fans of the original movie will have a long time to wait, though, as the sequel is currently set to hit theaters in 2014.

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Voltron Force debuts June 16 on Nicktoons Voltron Force debuts June 16 on Nicktoons

Nicktoons has set the date for Voltron's return to television. The network has announced it will premiere June 16 the all-new animated series Voltron Force at 8:3o p.m. ET/PT with a commercial-free airing of a 90-minute movie titled Voltron Force: New Defenders Trilogy.

The half-hour series is the first new Voltron content in 10 years and will air weekly on Thursdays at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT. The new series features a new theme song from Grammy-winning producer and artist Swizz Beatz and follows a team of new recruits who join the original team to fight evil as the giant robot called Voltron.

"I'm truly excited to be involved in the re-emergence of this classic cartoon," said Swizz Beatz. "I enjoyed watching Voltron as a child and now can enjoy it with my own kids." ...

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Mortal Kombat Legacy Web Series Mortal Kombat Legacy Web Series

We just started watching the Mortal Kombat legacy web series and I have to say it's pretty damn good each episode is about 10 to 13 min. long live-action Mortal Kombat fun. Lots of martial arts action, killing, good acting and storytelling. I really hope this series leads to a new Mortal Kombat movie with the same tone as the web series.

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Animation News
Rio leads the box office with $40 million opening weekend! Rio leads the box office with $40 million opening weekend!

Rio led with an estimated $40 million on approximately 6,400 screens at 3,826 locations, and its 3D presentations at 2,591 locations accounted for 58 percent of the gross. The animated comedy edged out Rango's $38.1 million and Hop's $37.5 million to claim the highest-grossing opening weekend of 2011 so far. However, excelling in a slow year like 2011 is not the same as excelling in the grand scheme of things:...

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Happy Feet Two teaser trailer hits the web

Warner Bros. has debuted the teaser trailer for the animated sequel Happy Feet 2] on Apple. The singing and dancing penguins return to perform more pop songs from the back catalogue, such as this remix of LL Cool J's Momma Said Knock You Out. Here's the official synopsis: Read Full Story >



Animation News
Green Lantern: The Animated Series Paramount Pictures Creates Animation Division

After the success of Rango Paramount Pictures has announced today the launch of a new, in-house animation division, Paramount Animation. With budgets of up to $100 million dollars a film, the studio will target its first release for 2014...

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Frist trailer for Pixar's Brave Frist trailer for Pixar's Brave

Disney has uploaded the teaser trailer for the animated film Brave, Pixar's first fairy tale staring a female protagonist. Judging by the lack of cuddly, anthropomorphic creatures, Brave looks to be one for creative storytelling, rather than for the merchandising. Brave is due for release June 22, 2012...

We say this every time a Pixar movie hits theaters, but seriously, this one looks absolutely incredible, with lush gorgeous textures and real emotion shining through the face of the film's protagonist. There's not much to go on just yet story-wise, but judging from the trailer below, Pixar has another hit on there hands.

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Promo images for The Croods, The Lorax, The Pirates! and more

The Muppets Movie releases new Green Lantern trailer

In brightest day and darkest night no evil shall escape my sight let those who laugh at my lack of height beware my banjo green froggy's light. There's a new The Muppets movie parody trailer on the net this time they spoofed the Green Lantern movie...

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Promo images for The Croods, The Lorax, The Pirates! and more

Promo images for The Croods, The Lorax, The Pirates! and more

Several early promotional images for a number of upcoming animated films, including Rise of the Guardians, The Pirates!, Madagascar 3, Arthur Christmas and The Croods have been revealed at this years Licensing International Expo.

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Batman: Year One sneak peek
Walt Disney Animation Studios Introduces "WRECK-IT RALPH"

his project was announced sometime last year, but at that time only the title and vague details about a 8-bit video game character was available. Well now Disney has officially revealed the project, now titled Wreck-It Ralph, with plot details and a voice cast that includes John C. Reilly as the titular character and Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer and Jane Lynch providing their voice talents as well. In short, the film follows an arcade game Bad Guy determined to prove he can be a Good Guy, but there's more below!

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SeeFood SeeFood Lands Worldwide Distribution Deals in Cannes

Malaysian 3D toon "SeeFood" has signed a flurry of distrib pacts at the Cannes Market. Deals are worth more than $2 million and cover over half the world's population, Hong Kong sales company Golden Network Asia said. The $8.5 million toon about a shark saving his family from poachers is a co-production between Malaysia's Silver Ant and Qatar's Al-Jazeera Children's Channel, and was previously sold to China Lion and Bona Film for China.

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Tim Burton Walks Away from Tim Burton Walks Away from "Maleficent"

The Sleeping Beauty update Maleficent needs a new director. Tim Burton has decided not to direct the upcoming new take on the fairy tale, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Angelina Jolie is attached to star in the project telling the fairy tale from the point of view of the evil witch who threatened to kill the princess....

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Seth MacFarlane To Reboot The Flintstones Seth MacFarlane To Reboot The Flintstones

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, has just won the rights to reboot The Flintstones. Supposedly this has been years in the making as MacFarlane's first ever cartoon he drew at 2 years old was Fred Flintstone and is ecstatic that he finally received the green light to go ahead on production. The show will undergo the production process beginning later this year and the first episode of the revamped show will air on Fox in 2013. The Flintstones will be MacFarlane's fourth cartoon series Family Guy, American Dad, and The Cleveland Show being the other three. ...

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Bobby Boom Beck Choosing an 2D Animation School

If you interested in Animation, then don't go to a school that _doesn't_ offer a program in Animation, electives don't count. A lot of schools offer electives in using animation software, and that's not the same thing as being educated in Animation...

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