“Animation Fascination” Episode 44: Peter Lord – Aardman Animations

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Get ready to board the Pirate Captain’s ship and head across the pond as our site writer Phil Shenton interviews Mr. Peter Lord, the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations.

Peter Lord has produced many of Aardman’s films and television series, as well as directing The Pirates! Band of Misfits (or The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) and Chicken Run.

Marc and Matt also discuss Pixar’s first holiday special, new Disney Animation Blu-ray releases, MeridaGate, and much, much more.

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DreamWorks, Super RTL Join Forces in Europe

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DreamWorks Animation has partnered with Super RTL, Europe’s most watched children’s network, to supply the network with over 1,200 hours of programming for the next seven years. Super RTL currently has a deal in place with Disney for its exclusive programming, but that deal ends at the end of this year allowing DreamWorks to fill the void.

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Springfield to Open in Universal Studios Orlando

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Have you ever wanted to walk down Evergreen Terrace, or maybe stroll into the Android’s Dungeon & Baseball Card Shop for the new issue of Radioactive Man & Fallout Boy? How about grabbing a Duff at Moe’s Tavern, or a finely aged hot dog or a Squishy at the Kwik-E-Mart? How do you satisfy your cravings for a Krusty Burger with Cheese or a Lard Lad donut?

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Release Dates Set for Upcoming Disney and Pixar Animated Films Through 2018

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The awesome Disney fan site Stitch Kingdom is reporting that Disney has set release dates for its upcoming animated films from Walt Disney Animation Studios and from Pixar Animation Studios through the year 2018. No new titles have been announced.

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Watch This: Final Trailer for ‘Monsters University’

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Disney•Pixar has released the final trailer to their eagerly anticipated fourteenth feature film, Monsters University. This new trailer really shows the heart of the film and judging just by the footage shown, we’re in for another emotional roller coaster that only Pixar can pull off so masterfully. Check it out for yourself after the jump…

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‘Trolls’ Finds a Creative Team

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The upcoming re-introduction of the once popular Trolls to pop culture is picking up steam as DreamWorks Animation has tapped Mike Mitchell (Shrek Forever After) to direct the animated feature film which is expected to hit theaters in November of 2016. Joining Mitchell is award-winning veteran TV writer Erica Rivinoja (South Park, Up All Night) and the project will be produced by Shrek Forever After‘s Gina Shay, a DWA stalwart.

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Bruce Timm and Zack Snyder to Produce Animated Superman Short

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My geek-o-metor just snapped in twain! Zack Snyder, director of comic book movies 300, Watchmen and the eagerly anticipated Man of Steel, is teaming up with Bruce Timm, creator of Batman: The Animated Series and Jay Oliver, director of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and story board artist on Man of Steel, to work on an animated Superman short for Warner Bros… and breathe.

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