Meet Combat Carl from ‘Toy Story OF TERROR!’

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We’re all stoked for Pixar Animation Studios’ upcoming TV special Toy Story OF TERROR!  The special also gives us a chance to meet Combat Carl, a character referenced in the original Toy Story (a Combat Carl toy meets an unfortunate demise in Sid’s back yard). New artwork was released showing a closeup of the new character.  Combat Carl is voiced by Rocky and Predator actor Carl Weathers.

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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV’

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It’s that time of year again. Yes, The Simpsons is still on the air and still making ‘Treehouse of Horror’ specials at Halloween time, in case you’re a bit like me and checked out around season 10. However, there have been some gems of awesomeness within the fourteen seasons since I changed channels and their TOH specials have been among them.

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‘Star Wars: Rebels’ Voice Casting Rumors Surface

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The Hollywood Reporter has shined some light on the now dark Star Wars Animation universe by announcing possible voice actors for the new animated TV series, Star Wars: Rebels that will hit small screens in the fall of 2014.

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2D or Not 2D: There’s No Question

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Earlier this year, Disney chief executive Bog Iger said that the company has no plans to do another hand-drawn, feature-length film. This news is disheartening to many of us animation fanatics, as anyone perusing the animation blogosphere this year can attest to. The sentiments are predictable and apt: Disney’s legacy began with hand-drawn animation, it’s wrong to blame an art form for bad stories, and it’s depressing to imagine Disney as only doing CG films.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday September 24, 2013

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Greetings, animation fans! This week’s new releases bring us a variety! From the most popular adult-oriented shows on the air, to a classic show that everyone has loved. We have Family Guy: Volume Eleven, South Park: The Complete Sixteenth Season, American Dad! Volume Eight, and our featured release, Scooby-Doo: 13 Spooky Tales Ruh-Roh Robot!

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Watch This: Trailer for Award Winning Film ‘Approved for Adoption’

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Laurent Boileau and Jung Henin (or just Jung, as he goes by) co-directed and released the “animated true story” Approved for Adoption last year in Europe. After enjoying great critical success and winning several awards at film festivals, the feature has come to America. The 70 minute film is part documentary footage, part traditional animation adapted from Jung’s popular French graphic novel, Couleur de Peau: Miel (Color of Skin: Honey).

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 52: D23 Expo 2013 (Part 2)

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In part two of our two-parter, Media Fondue‘s Cortney Williams and Jenny Pereira join Marc to discuss their adventure at Disney’s 2013 D23 Expo.

From Oliver and Company to The World’s End, John Lasseter handing out compliments, and seeing Richard Sherman and Alan Menken in concert. All this, plus a whole lot more…

Listen to Part One Here

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