“Animation Fascination” Episode 77: All Hollow’s Eve

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Happy Halloween boys and ghouls!

Prepare for a very eerie episode with Tom Fonss and Marc Vibbert as they discuss Halloween classics new and old (as well as some forgotten favorites).

Also discussed: Reviews for Disney’s Maleficent & Planes: Fire and Rescue, Beware the Batman, and Mr. Peabody and Sherman on Blu-ray, as well as the Avengers: Age of Ultron teaser trailer, plus so much more!

(Recorded on 10/24/14)

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Remaining Episodes of ‘Beware the Batman’ to Air on Adult Swim

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After Warner Bros. Animation’s CG-animated TV series Beware the Batman was abruptly pulled from its Cartoon Network time slot mid-season last October (only 11 episodes aired), many wondered what would happen to the rest of the season and to the show. IGN is reporting that the remainder of season one (and the series) will be burned off this summer on CN’s Adult Swim during its Toonami programming block.

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Cartoon Network is Saved!

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This past weekend, the L.A. Times reported that Stu Snyder, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Cartoon Network had been relieved of his duties effective at the end of March. To all in the know, this is welcome news, as Snyder was the person responsible for the lack of cartoons on the network dedicated to, you know, cartoons.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 63: Michael Amos – Character Animator at DreamWorks Animation

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You may have been expecting an AF news edition episode, but have no fear, we have something even more awesome for you. Jon Hueber joins Marc to interview DreamWorks Animation character animator, Michael Amos! We talk about Michael’s work on the upcoming Mr. Peabody and Sherman and the in-development Me and My Shadow, his animation influences growing up in Australia, and his time in the Animation Mentor program.

Also Discussed: the Guardians of the Galaxy teaser trailer, Gravity and Thor: The Dark World on 3D Blu-ray, as well as Adventure Time: Season 3 and Beware the Batman Blu-ray reviews.

(Recorded on 02/23/14)

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‘Frozen’ Wins Best Animated Feature at 41st Annie Awards

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Walt Disney Animation Studios’ mega-hit Frozen continues to dominate the award circuit–this time winning Best Animated Feature at ASIFA-Hollywood’s 41st annual Annie Awards. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ brilliant short film Get a Horse! took home the award for Best Animated Short Subject.

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41st Annual Annie Awards Nominees Announced

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ASIFA-Hollywood announced today the nominations for its 41st Annual Annie Awards. With 30 award categories that encompass animation production, individual achievement, and juried awards, the Annie Awards honor and recognize the year’s best animation in film, TV, and commercials.

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Warner Bros. Reveals Planned Slate of Cartoon Panels for Comic Con

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As the much-beloved, much-ballyhooed San Diego Comic Con draws ever closer (this years event takes place July 18th – 21st), studios are beginning to tease what type of content they will be showcasing during their panels and events. Warner Bros. has announced quite a slate of activity composed of not only their live action endeavors, but also quite a few notables in the realm of animation.

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