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Will This Eye-popping CG Animation Test Power Up Genndy Tartakovsky's Popeye ?

Jim Hill | Posted 09.18.2014 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

What was this Sailor Man like before he discovered that those leafy greens gave him amazing strength? And what were Popeye's early days at sea like? And where exactly did he get that anchor-shaped tattoo?

Why Stephan Franck Was Drawn to Use Hand-drawn Animation on The Legend of Smurfy Hollow

Jim Hill | Posted 09.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

Mind you, Franck wasn't willing to settle for the sort of half-hearted hand-drawn animation that you used to see on Saturday morning television back in the late 1970s / early 1980s. He wanted to do something richer, far more highly detailed.

Talking Smurfs 2 With Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Hank Azaria and the Smurfs Themselves

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 09.30.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

Smurfs 2 has it all: gorgeously-lensed Parisian locales, groovy music, high adventure, magic wands, freaky spells, an intrepid mallard, numerous dubious puns -- plus, of course, our eponymous little blue friends, three apples tall. It's fast, funny and full-on zany.

Sony Pictures Animation: Reinventing How Toons Are Made

Jim Hill | Posted 06.17.2013 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

As the staff cuts at DreamWorks Animation and Walt Disney Studios prove, bigger is no longer thought of as better in Hollywood. The suits are now angling after a far more efficient business plan.

Arthur Christmas Preview Reveals the Celebrities Who Are Hiding Under Aardman's Tree

Jim Hill | Posted 12.27.2011 | Entertainment
Jim Hill

To make "Arthur Christmas" the must-see family film of the holiday season, Aardman Animations has a secret weapon. They've loaded up Santa's support staff with celebrities.

Smurfs Coming To The Bigscreen

Variety | Tatiana Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation are bringing a live-action/animated "Smurfs" project to the bigscreen. Sony obtained film rights to the...