Watch This: New Trailer for ‘Ferdinand’

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Blue Sky Studios has released a trailer for their upcoming animated feature Ferdinand.

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Watch This: New ‘Ice Age’ Short Now Online

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If you saw The Peanuts Movie over the weekend (which hopefully you did), you probably also saw Blue Sky Studios’ new Ice Age short Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe. The short is now available on the Fox Family Entertainment YouTube channel.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 66: AF News Special – Disney’s ‘Big Hero 6’

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Tom Fonss and Stanford Clark join Marc Vibbert to discuss Big Hero 6. From its Marvel comic book origins to what Disney has released so far about the film, we cover it all.

Also Discussed: Sequels to Cars and The Incredibles, Blue Sky’s Peanuts teaser trailer, and Party Central / Muppets Most Wanted.

(Recorded on 03/24/14)

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Watch This: Final ‘Rio 2’ Trailer Features Jemaine Clement

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Are you getting ready to go back to Rio? 20th Century Fox and Blue Sky Studios have released the final Rio 2 trailer prior to its U.S. release on April 11th. The trailer features Nigel, voiced by the fantastic Jemaine Clement, doing a hilarious cover of Gloria Gaynor’s disco standard “I Will Survive.” Background vocals are provided by the lovely and talented Kristen Chenoweth, the voice of Gabi the poison dart frog who appears to be number two to Nigel’s number one. Check out the trailer after the jump…

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Teaser Trailer for ‘Peanuts’ is Disarmingly Charming

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Blue Sky released their teaser trailer for the upcoming film based on the Peanuts comics and cartoons of Charles Schulz and I can’t stop watching it! The concerns about turning such a familiar 2D design into a 3D world had many of us traditional animation addicts highly skeptical, but the care and attention the studio apparently is putting into the adaptation is amazing.

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Spring 2014 Animated Feature Film Preview

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2014 is off to a great start with the huge success of Warner Bros.’ hilarious and extremely clever hit The LEGO Movie. The animated feature films scheduled to open in the U.S. over the next few months will offer filmgoers a variety of stories, styles, and experiences that all look “awesome” to us. Marc Vibbert and Tom Fonss discuss the spring features in episode 62 of the Animation Fascination podcast. Here’s my take on what to expect with the animated features coming to theaters this spring.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 62: Spring Movie Preview ’14

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Tom Fonss is back as our recurring monthly co-host! During the episode Marc and Tom discuss the four films being released during the late winter and spring. Among them; Studio Ghibli’s The Wind Rises, Dreamworks Animation’s Mr. Peabody and Sherman, Blue Sky’s Rio 2, and Summertime Entertainment’s Legends of Oz: Dorothy’s Return.

Also Discussed: Star Wars: The Clone Wars is coming to Netflix Instant, Game of Thrones, and tangents galore.

(Recorded on 02/17/14)

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