About Matt Hardeman

Writer/reviewer for TheHDRoom & AnimationFascination. Lover of film, television, music, basketball, his lovely wife and their four cats.

Academy Hosts 25th Anniversary Reunion For Roger Rabbit


It’s hard to believe it has been 25 years since the world was introduced to a rabbit named Roger and his crazy world in which we learned that Weasels die from laughing, “Patty Cake” is far from child’s play and sexy cartoon vixens aren’t bad, they’re just drawn that way.

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Wreck-It Ralph 2 On The Way?


Just in time for the Blu-Ray release of Disney’s blockbuster hit Wreck-It Ralph comes speculation (note the question mark in the headline) of a possible sequel. Even better, said speculation comes straight from the director’s mouth! Details and more after the jump!

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Pixar’s The Blue Umbrella Makes US Premiere At SXSW Film Festival

2013-01-31-sxsw_bannerAs much as fans look forward to Pixar’s feature length films, there’s always equally as much excitement about the short films that accompany them. With Monsters University is the next Pixar film to find its way to the silver screen (on June 21,2013) and the short accompanying it will be The Blue Umbrella (directed by Saschka Unseld). However, if you happen to find yourself in Austin, TX during this year’s SXSW Film Festival, you’ll get a chance to see the short stand on its own two feet.

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Dreamworks and Netflix Come Together For Exclusive Animated Series


Despite being a few months away from its July 19th opening, Dreamworks already has a huge amount of faith in its upcoming 3-D CG feature, Turbo; a film about a snail named Turbo with big dreams that, after an accidental turn of events, gains super speed. Dreamworks is showing that faith by joining forces with media-streaming powerhouse Netflix to bring Turbo to the small screen with its own series, Turbo: F.A.S.T. (Fast Action Stunt Team).

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Albert Brooks Confirmed For Finding Nemo Sequel


In July of last year, Deadline reported that Disney•Pixar were moving ahead with a sequel to their 2003 Oscar winning blockbuster, Finding Nemo. At the time, director Andrew Stanton and Ellen DeGeneres were attached to return, but Albert Brooks remained a hold out. That is, until today. Now, thanks again to Deadline.com, we have confirmation that, thanks to an apparent “fat deal” Brooks will return to the beloved franchise as Nemo’s father, Marlin.

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Watch This Now!: The Academy Awards Best Animated Short Nominees


It happens every year. The Oscars show up and when it gets to the Best Animated Short category, you find yourself wondering, “How on Earth does one go about seeing these shorts in the first place?” Well, thanks to some great effort by FirstShowing.Net, now you can!

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Laika Announces Third Feature Film: The Boxtrolls!

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If you’re a fan of us here at Animation Fascination, than you know that we have a deep love  and appreciation for Laika; the animation company who, along with Focus Features, brought us 2009’s Coraline and last year’s amazing ParaNorman. Well, it looks like the two companies are coming together again for a third collaboration with The Boxtrolls.

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Dr. Suess’ The Grinch Gets Reboot


It’s been 13 years since Jim Carrey donned the Grinch make up and ensured that children everywhere had a once beloved story turned into nightmare fuel. Feeling that enough time has passed, Universal and its animation division Illumination Entertainment are moving forward with a brand new CG animated take on Dr. Suess’ classic tale, How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

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Upcoming Pixar Film Gets Official Title!


It’s been known for some time that Pete Docter, director of the Pixar’s Academy Award winning UP, has been hard at work on his next Pixar production. Much like many Hollywood projects nowadays, it even already has a tentative release date of July 19, 2015. What no one knew was what it would be called.

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