Enter ‘The Boxtrolls’ Cardboard Challenge

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LAIKA and Focus Features are sponsoring a new “Cardboard Challenge” contest in conjunction with upcoming opening of The Boxtrolls. They want kids of all ages around the world to create something creative out of cardboard and then post a picture of their creation on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #TheBoxtrollsCC.

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A Fascinating Day In Animation History: Disney’s ‘DuckTales’ (1987 – 1990)

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Premiered: September 18th, 1987

As though my childhood was not awesome enough thanks to the annual mind-blowing feature-length films Disney released, a little thing called the Disney Afternoon came out in 1990 that seriously rocked my after-school world. Featuring four half-hour blocks of cartoons, the Disney Afternoon ran on network television in select markets across the country for seven years and DuckTales, a ground-breaking series for future Disney spinoffs, starring Scrooge McDuck and Donald Duck’s nephews, Huey, Dewey and Louie, ran during the first two seasons. The series enjoyed considerable success and continues to be considered a classic cartoon among animation fans.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 75: The Spectacular Greg Weisman

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In this episode the man, the myth, the legend himself, Greg Weisman, joins Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert.

Weisman’s Shakespearian background, the origins of Gargoyles (and it’s twentieth anniversary), hopes for the possible futures of both The Spectacular Spider-Man and Young Justice, as well as voice acting on Star Wars: Rebels are all spoken of. Plus so much more…

Also Discussed: Doctor Who and Transformers – Beast Machines reviews, Donald Glover as Miles Morales/Spider-Man, Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters, and a flying Baymax.

(Recorded on 09/12/14)

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Complete ‘Pee-wee’s Playhouse’ Box Set Coming to Blu-ray on October 21st

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Get ready to scream the secret word because Pee-wee’s Playhouse: The Complete Series is coming to Blu-ray on October 21st from Shout! Factory. The 8-disc set will feature all 45 episodes of the TV show along with the great Pee-wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special.

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‘South Park’ Season 17 Coming to Blu-ray on September 16th

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Ready to see Cartman infiltrate the NSA? Or watch the boys as they tackle shopping on Black Friday? You’re in luck because South Park: The Complete 17th Season is coming to Blu-ray on September 16th.

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Watch This: Flight of the AF 3D Baymax Model!

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Have you seen our cool 3D Baymax model that’s available to download for our loyal Animation Fascination readers? Well, Marc Vibbert and Matt Quest have outdone themselves again by having the Baymax model take flight—literally. Continue reading

Fall 2014 Animated Film Preview

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It’s hard to believe that fall is already upon us, but here we are. The best thing about it is that we’ve got some terrific animated feature films to see over the next few months.

Here is Animation Fascination’s official look at the major animated feature films coming to U.S. theaters this fall.

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Watch This: New Trailer for ‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’

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Aardman has released a new trailer for their upcoming stop-motion animated feature Shaun the Sheep Movie.

As you know, the character of Shaun the Sheep was first introduced in A Close Shave, the 1995 Wallace and Gromit short film. Since then, Shaun has starred in his own series of television shorts (120 of them have been made so far) which are broadcast in over 170 countries. More episodes are on the way along with this new feature film currently in production.

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Donald Glover Voicing Miles Morales in ‘Ultimate Spider-Man’ Series

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Rapper and actor Donald Glover has another great gig to add to his resume – the voice of Spider-Man. In a recent USA Today article, Glover talked about his new role as the voice of Miles Morales/Spider-Man in season three of Ultimate Spider-Man: Web Warriors.

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