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Characters from Disney Pixar's "Toy Story 3". ©REUTERS
To infinity and beyond: Disney to make 'Toy Story 4'

Animated film pioneer and original "Toy Story" creator John Lasseter is returning to make "Toy Story 4," Disney announced.

To infinity and beyond: Disney to make 'Toy Story 4'
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Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort

Zynga announced Thursday it was buying mobile game and animation firm NaturalMotion for $527 million in a fresh reboot effort for the struggling social games pioneer.

Zynga deals for animation firm in rebound effort
'Frozen' wins best animated film Golden Globe
'Frozen' wins best animated film Golden Globe

Disney's musical fairy tale adaptation "Frozen" won the Golden Globe for best animated film on Sunday, beating "The Croods" and "Despicable Me 2."

'Frozen' wins best animated film Golden Globe
Stilframe from Cars 2
More Hollywood characters to speak Kazakh

Six movies has been dubbed into Kazakh language so far.

More Hollywood characters to speak Kazakh
John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney animation studios, poses at the premiere of "Frozen" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood.©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Disney's 'Frozen' cools 'Catching Fire' at box office

Disney animated musical "Frozen" extinguished the box-office flames of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" to take top spot as the highest-earning movie in North American theaters this weekend, industry estimates showed Sunday.

Disney's 'Frozen' cools 'Catching Fire' at box office
John Lasseter, chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney animation studios, greets cast member Kristen Bell at the premiere of "Frozen". ©Reuters/Mario Anzuoni
Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in 'Frozen'

Disney has given a chilly makeover to a traditional fairy tale in its latest animated release "Frozen," which could be in the running for an Oscar.

Disney gives folk tale cool makeover in 'Frozen'
"Sazae-san". Photo courtesy of blog.xamjapan.com
World's longest-running cartoon to go digital in Japan

The world's longest-running cartoon is to go fully digital, its Japanese broadcaster said Friday, abandoning hand-drawn celluloid-based animation after a run of 44 years.

World's longest-running cartoon to go digital in Japan
Photo courtesy of filmofilia.com
French animation fuels Hollywood

French animators are enjoying global success, most recently with the blockbuster comedy "Despicable Me 2", US studio Universal's most profitable film ever.

French animation fuels Hollywood
Disney reaches for the skies with 'Planes'
Disney reaches for the skies with 'Planes'

As a lifelong aviation enthusiast and qualified pilot, filmmaker Klay Hall was the logical choice when Disney was seeking a director for its latest animated offering, "Planes."

Disney reaches for the skies with 'Planes'
Pixar goes back to class with Monsters prequel
Pixar goes back to class with Monsters prequel

Pixar sends its Monsters back to class this weekend with "Monsters University," the first time the animation giant has made a prequel to a member of its stable of hit franchises.

Pixar goes back to class with Monsters prequel
Three boys and two girls from Baganashil orphanage dubbed the scene when little monsters arrived to the Monsters University. ©tengrinews.kz
Monsters University dubbed in Kazakh by children from orphanage

Three boys and two girls from Baganashil orphanage dubbed the scene when little monsters arrive to the Monsters University.

Monsters University dubbed in Kazakh by children from orphanage
"Book of Legends" film frame.
It took Kazakhstan 3D-animators 3 months to make 1-minute scene in Book of Legends movie

Yernar Kurmashev, a Computer Graphics Studio producer, told about the challenges they experienced when animating the movie and their future plans.

It took Kazakhstan 3D-animators 3 months to make 1-minute scene in Book of Legends movie
Astana Festival of Action Films. ©Vladimir Dmitriyev
Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero

Timur Bekmambetov’s Festival of Action Films Astana announced a contest of Kazakhstan superheros.

Kazakhstan is looking for a superhero
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