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1. Artist of the Day: Gyimah Gariba

Today we look at the work of Gyimah Gariba, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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2. First Look: Marvel’s ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Series

At New York Comic Con earlier this month, Disney-owned Marvel unveiled test footage from its "Guardians of the Galaxy" animated series, which will premiere in 2015 on Disney XD's Marvel Universe programming block.

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3. First Look: French-Produced ‘Peanuts’ Shorts

Our first look at the 'Peanuts' series produced by Angoulême, France-based Normaal Animation.

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4. Ward Kimball Is Featured In ‘The Who, The What, and The When’

"The Who, the What, and the When" is a new book by Jenny Volvovski, Julia Rothman and Matt Lamothe that celebrates the "secret sidekicks of history" who helped famous people achieve their goals.

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5. Peter Sohn Named New Director of Pixar’s ‘The Good Dinosaur’

Yesterday evening, Pixar quietly revealed on Twitter that the new director of "The Good Dinosaur," scheduled to be released in November 2015, is Peter Sohn.

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6. Tyler Perry and Bento Box Produce Direct-to-Video ‘Madea’ Feature

Actor Tyler Perry, whose drag performances as an elderly African-American woman named Madea have resulted in explicable live-action success, has transferred his Madea act to animation with the dreadful-looking "Tyler Perry's Madea's Tough Love."

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7. Oscars 2015: Best Animated Short Film Contenders

Cartoon Brew looks at some of the likely contenders in the Oscar race for this year's best animated short film.

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8. Amid Wage Theft Scandal, ‘Wired’ Calls Ed Catmull A ‘Big Hero’

To accompany its fawning story on the success of Walt Disney Animation, "Wired" labeled John Lasseter and Ed Catmull as "big heroes" on its cover.

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9. ‘The Hidden Life of the Burrowing Owl’ by Mike Roush

Meet the Burrowing Owl. He has recently lost his mate to a large predator that is hunting in his treacherous natural habitat. How will he survive in this dangerous wilderness alone? This is a story of love lost… and survival.

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10. Glen Keane, Nora Twomey, Roger Allers, Robert Kondo, Graham Annable Will Present at Spark Conference

This week in Vancouver, the Spark CG Society will hold its annual Spark Animation conference and festival with an impressive group of presenters including Glen Keane, Nora Twomey, Roger Allers, Robert Kondo, and Graham Annable.

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11. Breaking: Disney Sets ‘Moana’ For Late-2016 Release

Disney announced this afternoon that Moana, their 56th animated feature, will be released into theaters in late-2016. The film will mark the CGI directing debut of Disney stalwarts Ron Clements and John Musker, who have helmed many of the studio’s beloved hand-drawn films of the last 30 years. “John and I have partnered on so many films—from The Little Mermaid to Aladdin to The Princess & the Frog,” said Clements. “Creating Moana is one of the great thrills of our career. It’s a big adventure set in this beautiful world of Oceania.” The studio offered the following film description on their Disney Insider blog: In the ancient South Pacific world of Oceania, Moana, a born navigator, sets sail in search of a fabled island. During her incredible journey, she teams up with her hero, the legendary demi-god Maui, to traverse the open ocean on an action-packed voyage, encountering enormous sea creatures, breathtaking underworlds and ancient folklore. “Moana is indomitable, passionate and a dreamer with a unique connection to the ocean itself,” Musker said. “She’s the kind of character we all root for, and we can’t wait to introduce her to audiences.”

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12. ‘Book of Life’ Launches with $17 Million

This weekend the $50 million Fox/Reel FX film "The Book of Life," opened in the United States with an estimated $17 million.

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13. 6 Comedy Lessons that Chuck Jones Learned From Tex Avery

In this 1980 tribute to legendary animation director Tex Avery, fellow legendary director Chuck Jones shared six lessons that he learned about comedy from working with Avery in the 1930s. The advice remains essential to animation director working today.

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14. ‘Jamón’ by Iria Lopez

José is a teenage pig living in a Spanish town; he is the only pig in his family. One day a new neighbour moves in next door, and José starts to come to terms with who he really is.

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15. Dress Up (Kind of) Like The Looney Tunes This Halloween

Someone, somewhere within Warner Bros. Consumer Products, approved these Halloween costumes for sale to the general public.

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16. ‘Book of Life’ Director Jorge Gutierrez: “Write Your Own Story”

Today, Reel FX's film "The Book of Life" opens in the United States, and the story of its 39-year-old director, Jorge Gutierrez, is also one worth telling.

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17. Artist of the Day: Miki Montllo

Today we look at the work of Miki Montllo, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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18. New Job Openings at Augenblick, StoryCorps, Digital Magic and Nerd Corps

Are you hunting for a great animation job? The Cartoon Brew Job Board is the ideal place to look for your next gig.

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19. 6-Minute Preview of CN Mini-Series ‘Over the Garden Wall’

Last weekend at New York Comic Con, Cartoon Network screened the following six-minute preview of their new show "Over the Garden Wall" created by former "Adventure Time" creative director Pat McHale.

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20. Artist of the Day: Ian Abando

Today we look at the work of Ian Abando, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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21. Bill Plympton’s Animated Films Will Finally Be Available Online

Indie American animation legend Bill Plympton, whose films have been officially unavailable on the Internet for the past decade, has reached a deal with Shorts International to make his extensive body of self-produced work available to online audiences.

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22. Artist of the Day: David Merritt

Today we look at the work of David Merritt, Cartoon Brew's Artist of the Day!

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23. ‘Zerogon’ by Joshua Planz and John Mattiuzzi

A lonely creature, on a lonely planet, abducted into the false allure of a computer generated world.

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24. Boomerang is Dead, Long Live Boomerang!

Turner Broadcasting announced yesterday that they will rebrand the Cartoon Network spin-off Boomerang in 2015, changing it from a channel of classic cartoons and Cartoon Network re-runs to a "global all-animation, youth-targeted network."

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25. Extended 4-Minute Clip from ‘Penguins of Madagascar’

Here's a 4-minute piece from the upcoming "Penguins of Madagascar" that DreamWorks Animation teased last weekend at New York Comic Con.

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