Warner Animation Group to Launch Hanna-Barbera Cinematic Universe

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At the annual CinemaCon convention this week in Las Vegas, Warner Bros. announced its intention to start up a CG-animated (we assume) “cinematic universe” centered around the animated characters from the Hanna-Barbera studios and run by the Warner Animation Group (WAG) team.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 43: Tara Platt – Voice Actress

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Ready for a bad pun? No? Well here it is anyway…

On the “Platt”-er for this episode is our awesome guest, the mile-a-minute voice actress, Tara Platt (Naruto, Ben 10: Ultimate Alien).

Tara joins Matt and Marc to discuss the acting industry, what it’s like to run your own production company, and how life is awesome when you’re married to someone in the same profession as you.

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Charlie Brown, Snoopy, ‘Peanuts’ Gang Heading to Theaters

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Jim Gianopulos, chairman of Fox studios and Chris Wedge, co-founder of Blue Sky Studios announced today that Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang will be hitting theaters in November, 2015, which coincides with the 65th Anniversary of Charles M. Schulz’s classic comic strip.

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Dragon 2; Peabody; Peanuts Highlight Fox Animation Slate at CinemaCon

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During Thursday’s press conference at CinemaCon, Fox Studios chairman Jim Gianopulos unleashed a Dragon..or a sequel to Dragons. How to Train Your Dragon 2 (not a confirmed title), the sequel to DreamWorks Animation’s 2010 hit will fly into theaters on June 20th, 2014.

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Disney Screens ‘Monsters University’ at CinemaCon, Makes Other Cool Announcements

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Attendees at The Walt Disney Studios’ CinemaCon presentation yesterday were treated to a screening of a full, unfinished cut of Pixar’s Monsters University. Director Dan Scanlon was in attendance and told the audience that they were some of the first people outside of Pixar to see the film. While I’m sure they’ve been embargoed from saying much, those attendees who did comment on Twitter and on their various news sites and blogs all had positive things to say about the film. Needless to say, all of us at Animation Fascination wished we were in attendance, but we’ll have to wait along with the rest of the U.S. to see Monsters University when it arrives in theaters on June 21.

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