Cool Image from Guillermo del Toro’s Upcoming Netflix Series ‘Trollhunters’

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It would pretty much be the coolest thing ever to attend a master class taught by visionary director Guillermo del Toro. Some lucky folks will get that chance this summer when del Toro will be presenting at the 2016 Annecy International Animation Festival. In the Annecy advertisements, we were give a peek of Trollhunters, one of his latest projects for DreamWorks Animation and Netflix.

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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 ‘The Book of Life’

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20th Century Fox and Reel FX have released a new trailer for their upcoming animated feature The Book of Life. Check it out after the jump …

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San Diego Comic-Con Begins Today, But It’ll Take the TARDIS to Get Me In

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So, as much as I have always loved comics, cartoons and everything related to the world of being a nerd, generally, I have never attended or paid much attention to the many, varying comic conventions that are so popular these days. Maybe because I haven’t lived in SOCAL that long, but I now realize how incredibly out of the loop I am. In researching what, in relation to animation, this year’s Comic-Con has to offer, I have been bowled over by all the cool exhibits, guests and products available to the 130,000 fans that managed to get tickets to this exclusive event. I went online to try to pick up a ticket for Sunday because I am off work, but apparently I need to locate the Doctor about traveling back in time, since they are all long sold-out.

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Watch This: Behold the Beauty of Reel FX’s ‘The Book of Life’ Trailer

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The first trailer for producer Guillermo Del Toro and writer/director Jorge Gutierrez‘s new animated film The Book of Life is now available online. First reaction: this movie looks beautiful. Check it out after the jump…

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They Really Will Never Stop ‘The Simpsons’! Homer And The Gang Renewed For 26th Season

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Way back when in The Simpsons‘s thirteenth season, an episode titled Gump Roast (DABF12 for those in the know), ended with the catchy tune They’ll Never Stop The Simpsons, which was merely a clever exercise in self-deprecation on a show that, 13 years in, was still quite beloved. Nearly 12 years later that song has turned quite prophetic as FOX has just renewed the entire town of Springfield for one more season.

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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXIV’

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It’s that time of year again. Yes, The Simpsons is still on the air and still making ‘Treehouse of Horror’ specials at Halloween time, in case you’re a bit like me and checked out around season 10. However, there have been some gems of awesomeness within the fourteen seasons since I changed channels and their TOH specials have been among them.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 49: In the Pacific Rim with Hal Hickel

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Join Marc and guest host Jon Hueber as they head to the Pacific Rim to talk with returning guest Hal Hickel, of Industrial Light and Magic.

Hal discusses in-depth the production of the film and what it was like to work with Guillermo del Toro, who he’d co-pilot a Jaeger with, what Kaiju was his favorite, and where he’d like to see the story go in a sequel.

So sit back and enjoy, because today we are cancelling the apocalypse!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 37: Alex Mandel – Pixar Composer

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In this episode Marc and Matt interview Annie Award nominated Pixar composer Alex Mandel. We discuss Alex’s influences on his music, how he came to work for Pixar, Mickey Mouse-ing, and what it’s like to have an iTunes library in your head. Alex also talks about the collaborative process at Pixar and the 25 verse version of one of the songs he wrote for Brave.

The new trailers for Monsters University and From Up on Poppy Hill as well as our recommendations are also brought up.

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