Jackson Will Direct next Tintin…Eventually

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The Spielberg/Jackson MoCap film The Adventures of Tintin from 2011 may not have fared as spectacularly here as with the European audiences, but the film did favor well with critics and there are two sequels scheduled in the works. For the first film, Steven Spielberg directed and Peter Jackson produced. For the next installment, the two titans will reverse jobs and because of this, Jackson says the production of the next Tintin film will have to wait for a wrap on The Hobbit films.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 41: Cal Brunker – Writer/Director of ‘Escape from Planet Earth’

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Scorch me, baby! Straight from Planet Baab all the way to the Dark Planet itself, we’re back with another episode.

Marc and Matt interview Cal Brunker the writer/director of Rainmaker Entertainment’s Escape from Planet Earth. They discuss Cal’s introduction into the world of animation, what it’s like working at different animation studios, and the zombie version of Gary Supernova.

Also discussed: review of Dreamworks’ The Croods, new trailers for Despicable Me 2 and Turbo, and whole slew of animation news.

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Tintin Sequel in 2015, says Spielberg

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In an interview published in the Times of India, Academy Award-winning director Steven Spielberg let slip that the sequel to his and Peter Jackson’s 2011 animated effort, The Adventures of Tintin, would be ready by Christmas, 2015.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 34: The Best Green Lantern of Sector 2012

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Happy New Year! In the first episode of 2013 Marc and Matt are joined by returning guest host, Ralph Apel. Amongst things discussed are “Green Lantern: The Animated Series”, our best of 2012 lists, and what we’re excited for in 2013.

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“Animation Fascination” Episode 14: Keep Moving Forward

Welcome back to the Animation Fascination podcast. Each episode will feature an animated series or film from the past or present. Traditionally hand drawn, computer generated, or stop motion/claymation, if it’s animated, its up for discussion!

Today, Marc & Matt discuss their favorite animated films of 2011, what they’re looking forward to in 2012 and the winners of the Annie Awards.

  • Annie Awards Winners
    • Best Animated Feature
      • Rango
    • Best Animated Short Subject
      • Adam and Dog by Minkyu Lee
    • Best Animated Television Production (General Audience)
      • The Simpsons
    • Directing in a Feature Production
      • Jennifer Yuh Nelson for Kung Fu Panda 2
    • Music in a Feature Production
      • John Williams for The Adventures of Tintin
    • Voice Acting in a Feature Production
      • Bill Nighy as Grandsanta in Arthur Christmas
    • Writing in a Feature Production
      • Rango
  • If you want to see all the nominees & winners check them out at annieawards.org
  • New Releases (Reviews)
    • Lady and the Tramp BLU-RAY (2/7)

    • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas BLU-RAY (2/7)

  • Our favorite animated films from 2011
    • Marc’s Favorites
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Winnie the Pooh
      • Puss in Boots
      • The Adventures of Tintin
      • Cars 2
    • Matt’s Favorites
      • Arthur Christmas
      • Rango
      • Kung Fu Panda 2
      • Rio
      • Winnie the Pooh
  • Looking forward to in 2012

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