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  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2′ and 'The Tale of Princess Kaguya' to Play at Annecy Animation Festival

    PARIS -- Dean DeBlois' "How to Train Your Dragon 2" and Studio Ghibli's "The Tale of Princess Kaguya" are among the high-profile toon pics set to play at the upcoming Annecy Intl. Film Festival. Both movies will first world-premiere at Cannes....
  • SC Films Intl. Sends TeamTO's 'YellowBird" Around the World (EXCLUSIVE)

    ANNECY- Simon Crowe's SC Films International has closed a flurry of major territories on Christian De Vita's 3D action adventure tale "Yellowbird," an ambitious animated feature produced by French studio TeamTO. Following Wrekin Hill's acquisition of...
  • 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' soars, with mild turbulence, reviews say

    Where does a franchise called "How to Train Your Dragon" go after said dragon is already trained? The second installment in the DreamWorks Animation series, written and directed by Dean DeBlois and featuring the voices of Jay Baruchel and Cate Blanchett,...
  • First Look: Pixar's 'Lava'

    Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play. But "Lava," the short by director James Ford Murphy, isn't about a man, it's...
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Disney Picks 11 Tech and Media Firms for Startup-Accelerator Program

    Disney has announced 11 technology and media startups that will participate in the Disney Accelerator incubator and investment program, designed to provide entrepreneurs access to top execs and resources -- and give the Mouse House access to up-and-coming...
  • Netflix Taps Ex-Nickelodeon Exec Brian Wright to Lead Kids' Content Deals

    Netflix has hired Brian Wright, most recently Nickelodeon's senior VP of live-action development, to head up the streaming service provider's stepped-up efforts to acquire kids and family programming. Wright reports to Cindy Holland, Netflix's VP of...
  • Fox taps Social Rewards loyalty program to identify avid fans

    Sit through the two-minute YouTube trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," earn 25 points. Post a link to the trailer on Twitter, earn 15 more points. Facebook? Same deal, 15 points. Five hundred points earns discounts on...
  • Flying down to 'Rio 2'; getting 'Under the Skin'

    Rio 2 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99 The 2011 animated hit "Rio" isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda" or the Pixar films, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated...
  • Animation Guild to Look Into Possible Action Over Studios' 'No Poaching' Pacts

    While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
  • Apple Unveils Enhanced iTunes 'Extras' for Apple TV, as Studios Push Digital Movie Sales

    Apple launched a new version of the iTunes Extras feature that will let Apple TV users access bonus content for movies they buy through the service on their HDTVs - and also let studios dynamically update related material for their titles. The goal for...