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Whole Lotta Crowdfunded Love for the 2D Animated Feature Hullabaloo


All-star Ensemble of Animators hope to Save 2-D Films with New and Original Feature, Hullabaloo   By Sonya Bingham   Something wonderful is buzzing in the world of 2-D animation.  While the majority of animated feature length films are now created through

The Art of John Alvin book Releases to Rave Reviews


The Art of John Alvin book release has been greater than we could have even expected! As some of you who follow The Art of John Alvin, not the book, but the actual art, which is represented by ArtInsights Animation

Female Superhero Will Feature in Own Film


While Marvel studios president Kevin Feige considered the right timing to release a female action hero film, Sony made an announcement two days later deciding that the time to develop a story and character is now. They have hired screenwriter

Geek and Sundry sold to Legendary

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Legendary Entertainment Acquires Geek & Sundry Network Partners Felicia Day and Sheri Bryant of Geek &Sundry have sold their multi-network platform to Legendary Entertainment.  The deal was negotiated for an undisclosed amount.  Geek & Sundry have a passionate and loyal

Ghibli gone for good? Probably not.

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by Christine Munchak Ghibli fans fear not. Earlier this week there was a rumor that Studio Ghibli was shutting down for good, but fortunately it turns out that it was a misinterpretation of something Toshio Suzuki, producer at Studio Ghibli,

ArtInsights’ SDCC Overview-Preview

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by Christine Munchak SDCC ’14 is a week away now, and we at ArtInsights are very busy preparing. Our own Leslie Combemale will once again be a panel moderator. Her two panels this year are Meet the Flintstones, Meet George

New Studio Ghibli Film – The Legacy Continues


07/07/2014 Remember when acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki retired last year with his final film The Wind Rises? Well, he is still retired. From film making, at least. It’s believed that the 73 year-old creative powerhouse is working on a serialized manga

Tattoo Time: X-Men DOFP Hits 700mil


by Christine Munchak Looks like X-Men: Days of Future Past director Bryan Singer and producer Simon Kinberg are getting tattoos. A long time ago @kinberg and I agreed that if #DOFP crossed the WW 700mil mark we’d get #XMen tattoos.

DC Comics is Hitting the Movie Market and Hitting HARD


06/18/2014 With The Winter Soldier, Amazing Spider-Man 2 and Days of Future Past taking theatres by storm and Guardians of the Galaxy on the way (August 1st), there’s no denying that Marvel Comics has quite the stranglehold on superhero films. But, DC is looking

How to Train Your Dragon is a Book!?


06/15/2014 Two days ago (06/13/2014), How to Train Your Dragon 2 hit theatres to great acclaim. The movie’s great. If you haven’t seen it, what are you waiting for!? GO. But, if you’ve still got a HtTYD itch that needs to