Watch This: New Trailer and New Characters for ‘Kung Fu Panda 3′

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© DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks Animation has dropped a brand new teaser trailer for their upcoming feature Kung Fu Panda 3.

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Top Ten Most Fascinating Animated Characters: Number 4

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© Disney/Pixar

How could a character who emotes so much with virtually no dialogue NOT make the top ten—especially when that character is a hopelessly romantic, whimsically eclectic robot whose only friend left on the abandoned futuristic wasteland of Earth is a cockroach that he loves like a labrador? WALL•E is not just another Johnny Five, (although he undeniably looks like J5’s very close cousin) he is an endlessly fascinating character from SCENE ONE of Andrew Stanton’s masterful film.

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‘Inside Out’ Review

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Inside Out deserves—and is getting—unending praise from critics and fans, so my exuberant hurrahs will only add to the fervor of the roaring crowd. That’s fine and that’s what I intend to do, but I will also add that films like this continuing to come into the world fill me with so much vigor and hope; not just because of the overwhelmingly uplifting message of the story, but because of the memories it sparks in me of how good animation can and has changed the world.

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Watch This: Sony’s New ‘Smurfs’ Feature Gets Title, Voice Cast

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© Sony Pictures Animation

In cast you missed in, June 14th was Global Smurfs Day (I missed it, too). Sony Pictures Animation took advantage of the day to announce the title of their new fully-animated Smurfs movie currently in production as well as announce the cast for three of the lead roles in the film.

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Eric Goldberg Joins Faculty at USC School of Cinematic Arts

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Animator Eric Goldberg has joined the faculty of the University of Southern California. He will teach classes on the fundamentals of character animation at the John C. Hench Division of Animation and Digital Arts, which is part of the prestigious USC School of Cinematic Arts.

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