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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‘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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2013 Animation on Blu-ray/DVD Holiday Gift Guide

AF holiday guide 2The movie studios are spreading lots of holiday cheer this year by releasing new animated films and series on Blu-ray just in time for the big gift giving season. We’ve recently reported on new titles coming to Blu-ray from the Walt Disney Studios. Here are some other items to consider giving to the animation fans in your life…

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Creative Arts Emmy Awards Handed Out

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On September 15th, the 65th annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards were handed out in Los Angeles, California. The Creative Arts Emmys are typically awarded a week before the full-blown–and more hyped–Emmy Awards, which focuses more on above-the-line names and front-of-camera talent.

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New Releases – Week of Tuesday September 3, 2013

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Hello, everyone! After a light week in new releases last week, this week is sure to bring some awesome new releases that will please all! This week brings us Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest, Regular Show: Fright Pack, and our featured release, From Up on Poppy Hill. Let’s dive in!

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2013 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

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The Academy for Television Arts and Sciences has announced the nominees for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards. Here are the nominees in their animation-specific categories… Continue reading

“Animation Fascination” Episode 47: Monsters University Orientation with Chris Chua and Austin Madison

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Hop on the bus with Marc and Matt as they head to Monsters University for orientation. Joining them on campus are Pixar story artist Austin Madison and animator Chris Chua to give us an in-depth look at the production of the film as well as a little bit about The Blue Umbrella.

Hear it here first: details about the MU short that will appear on the Blu-ray this fall, Party Central directed by Kelsey Mann.

Little surprises around every corner, but nothing dangerous, so stay tuned!

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 44: Peter Lord – Aardman Animations

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Get ready to board the Pirate Captain’s ship and head across the pond as our site writer Phil Shenton interviews Mr. Peter Lord, the Co-Owner and Creative Director of Aardman Animations.

Peter Lord has produced many of Aardman’s films and television series, as well as directing The Pirates! Band of Misfits (or The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists) and Chicken Run.

Marc and Matt also discuss Pixar’s first holiday special, new Disney Animation Blu-ray releases, MeridaGate, and much, much more.

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‘Adventure Time’ and ‘Regular Show’ Are Coming to Blu-ray June 4th!

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Do you see June 4th on your calendar? You might want to go ahead and plan on skipping school and/or calling in to work that day, because Cartoon Network and Warner Bros. are bringing two of their hottest shows to the home high-definition market.

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