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2010-09-21 08:59:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: CHUCK JONES Profile America -- Tuesday, September 21st. Today marks the birthday of a man who made generations of Americans laugh -- motion picture animator Chuck Jones. He created the characters of Road Runner and...

2009-01-22 14:27:00

LONDON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- "This Way Up," a short film directed by Adam Foulkes and Alan Smith at London based animation studio Nexus, has been nominated for this year's Academy Award(R) for Best Animated Short Film. Written by Foulkes, Smith, and Christopher O'Reilly, the humorous eight-minute film follows two dour undertakers as they battle a series of misadventures while trying to deliver a coffin to the graveyard. The film is currently screening at the Sundance Film Festival....

2008-09-01 00:03:51

By CHARLOTTE CRIPPS Film LONDON INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL Various cinemas LONDON Puppets take centre stage at this year's London International Animation Festival (Liaf). As well as a session showcasing puppet animations from the Russian Animose Studio, there will be a screening of the 2008 Academy Award-nominated Canadian short Madame Tutli-Putli. Plus there's an Icons of Puppet Animation strand, featuring films including The Hand, a dark political allegory about living under...

2008-08-27 09:00:59

Liberty Mutual today announced a collaboration with Acme Filmworks on the Boston-based insurance company's branded-entertainment initiative, The Responsibility Project. Through this arrangement, Acme Filmworks is delivering animated film shorts that bring to life the theme of personal responsibility and the decisions that confront people trying to "do the right thing." These films are showcased on The Responsibility Project's online community, www.ResponsibilityProject.com, which is an...

2006-08-16 01:12:56

By Sheigh Crabtree LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures Animation has acquired film rights to the classic children's book "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which it is actively developing as a feature film. The project was formally announced Tuesday at SPA's roadshow at the Sony studio in Culver City at a special presentation to introduce SPA's execs and creative teams in advance of the animation unit's first feature, "Open Season," bowing September 29. "Cloudy" will...

Word of the Day
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.