ALS Ice Bucket Challenge—Good Times for a Good Cause

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Many in the animation community have taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge to help fight against this awful disease. Here are some of our favorites. Thanks to everyone for their support!

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Last Weekend for Your Free Copy of ‘The Incredibles’ with Disney Movies Anywhere

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Our friends at The Walt Disney Studios reminded us that this is the final weekend for a couple of great promotions they have been running with their terrific Disney Movies Anywhere app.

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Check Out These New ‘Big Hero 6′ Stills

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We love these new Big Hero 6 stills that were recently posted on a Big Hero 6 Tumblr blog and on the always awesome StitchKingdom.com fan site. Both stills are of Baymax who is featuring prominently in all of the film’s marketing materials so far.

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Sneak Peek at ‘Inside Out’ with Disney Movies Anywhere

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There is so much about the newest teaser from Pixar that has me happily reminiscing of the 90’s Disney films. The mystique and general feelings of wonder as to what this film is going to be along with the behind-the-scenes footage of work in progress brings me back to the glorious days of pencil-test trailers.

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FXX Network Now Playing Every Episode of ‘The Simpsons’ Through Labor Day

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FXX Network (the spin-off of the FX Network) has started showing a continuous marathon of The Simpsons. Over a 12-day period from August 21st to September 1st, FXX will show every single episode of the long-running animated series, along with The Simpsons Movie from 2007. That means all 522 episodes (plus the movie) will play over 278 continuous hours.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 74: AF News – Week of July 10, 2014

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Stanford Clark and Tim Costello join Marc Vibbert to pay tribute to the legend that was Robin Williams, as well as discuss all the news that came out of San Diego Comic Con. Also announced is an exclusive Big Hero 6 promotion from the Animation Fascination team.

Also Discussed: the August Disney Blu-ray releases reviewed, Disney and LAIKA say that 2D hand drawn animation is still very much alive, the next Toy Story holiday special, awesome toys from Mondo Tees, new trailers from DreamWorks and Paramount, and so much more …

(Recorded on 08/13/14)

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Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’ Has Been Completely Re-imagined

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Since 1914 when Winsor McKay introduced the world to his magnificent Gertie the Dinosaur, practically every animation company has followed suit, trying to bring to life the prehistoric pets. We got wind of Pixar’s project, The Good Dinosaur, at D23 in 2011, but received an icy blow last year when it was announced the film, scheduled for theater release May 2014, would be postponed until late 2015.

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Simon Pegg and Nick Frost Will Guest Star on ‘Phineas and Ferb’ This October

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Actor Simon Pegg took to his Twitter feed to make a very cool announcement. He and long-time collaborator and buddy Nick Frost are going to reprise their Shaun of the Dead characters Shaun and Ed in the upcoming Phineas and Ferb Halloween special.

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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Premiere Dates Announced

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Disney and Lucasfilm have announced the premiere dates for its upcoming animated TV series Star Wars Rebels.

The one-hour series premiere entitled “Spark of Rebellion” will make its debut on Disney Channel on October 3rd on Disney Channel. Regularly scheduled episodes begin airing on October 13th at 9pm ET/PT (check your local listings) on Disney X-D.

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Watch This: New U.S. Teaser for Studio Ghibli’s ‘The Tale of Princess Kaguya’

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GKIDS is releasing in the U.S. the next English-dubbed film from Studio Ghibli, The Tale of Princess Kaguya. Directed by Isao Takahata, the hand-drawn animated films looks visually stunning and one-of-a-kind.

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