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Watership Down Source newsDecember 29, 2016
Richard Adams passed away, aged 96

 

"My heart has joined the thousand, for my friend stopped running today."

Watership

Richard George Adams, author of Watership Down novel, born in 9th may 1920 has passed away at the age of 96. According to a statement from official book website:

"Richard’s much loved family announce with sadness that their dear father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away peacefully at 10pm on Christmas Eve."

Richard Adams didn't begin writing until he was 46. He began telling his kids a story about a group of rabbits, the story we know now as Watership Down. The novel was first published [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsDecember 28, 2016
      2016 - A Year in Review

       

      2016 - A Year in Review

      As we approach the closing of 2016, lets reflect on the theatrical animated features of that year, or as I’d like to call it, “The Year of Talking Animals”!

      2016 proved to be among the biggest years for animation with 15 major releases. Sure a few duds slipped into the cracks, but a majority of them ended up as critical successes, and some even broke lots of box office records.

      This recap of 2016’s animated movies will be based on box office results gathered by Box Office Mojo, as well as critical reception recorded on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. Lets [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsDecember 25, 2016
      WN 10: Sing, Rock Dog, Emoji Movie, Isle of Dogs

       

      Sing
      [Universal Pictures]

      Merry Christmas, Animation Source! Hope you’re enjoying you day of presents and family. With the 10th Weekly News, I’ll look at the reactions that Sing has been receiving, the new trailers of Rock Dog and The Emoji Movie, the announcement of Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion flick Isle of Dogs, and the first look at the Captain Underpants movie.


      Sing delivers a solid show

      We close the year off with Sing, Illumination Entertainment’s second 2016 output after highly-successful The Secret Life of Pets. This is the passion project [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsDecember 18, 2016
      WN 9: Golden Globes, The Boss Baby, DM3, Vivo

       

      Despicable Me 3
      [Universal Pictures]

      Greetings Animation Sourcers, and welcome back to another fancy Weekly News, the weekly article that provides the latest animation news. This week I’ll dive into the Golden Globes animation nominations, new trailers for The Boss Baby and Despicable Me 3, and the announcement of Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo.


      Animation at the Golden Globes

      Best Animated Feature nominations

      Golden Globe award

      While we wait for the 2016 Oscars, lets look into the other big film award ceremony, the 2016 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced all of this year’s nominations, and [...]

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      pawface
      Animation Source newsDecember 12, 2016
      Xmas Site Style

       

      Banner


      Hello

      As you may have noticed the new default style for Spirit Source is a festive one, complete with a Christmassy banner and menu pics. Feel free to change back to the style of your preference if the Christmas one is not to your taste (and/or if you're a Scrooge).
       

      Christmas


      Keep an eye out for a Christmas News post which may be posted later on.


      Special Note: Many thanks to Gums for making the banner and to Windhowler for your help!

       

      Banner
       

      [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsDecember 11, 2016
      WN 8: HTTYD3, Everest, CWACOM, Coco

       

      Coco
      [Disney/Pixar]

      ¡Hola amigos! Welcome to the Weekly News, the place to check out for the latest animation news! This week we’ll be looking at DreamWorks announcing Everest and delaying How to Train Your Dragon 3, the first look at Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs: The Series, and new details on Pixar’s upcoming movie Coco.


      DreamWorks delays How to Train Your Dragon 3 and announces Everest

      Those excited for the third and final How to Train Your Dragon movie will unfortunately have to wait a bit longer, because it’s been delayed yet again.

      How to Train Your Dragon 2
      [DreamWorks [...]

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      pawface
      Animation Source newsDecember 10, 2016
      "Lady & the Tramp" Christmas News

       

      Http

      Hello

      This is my first "Lady & the Tramp" news and
      I just wanted to show a few things that have been going on.


      Firstly, Windhowler and I have made a new "Christmas" themed banner for the Source, featuring the characters, Tramp, Lady, Scamp and his sisters, all in their own Christmas attire.


      Secondly, we have been editing and adding a few official "Lady & the Tramp" film characters (from both films) and also some "Scamp" comic characters.


      See some of them below -

      Quacky Duckhttps://www.animationsource.org/lady_tramp/en/chars/Quacky_Duck/57899.html

      Tiny     [...]

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      Mighty
      Zootopia Source newsDecember 06, 2016
      Christmas has come!

       

      Much

      I know what you guys are thinking. If I left the site, then why am I posting a news article? This article will probably be my last one, but I'll probably stop in every now and again to maintain Zootopia Source. That is if Steet doesn't revoke my permissions to do so. If that ends up being the case, then I guess this is my last project here.

      Anyway, it was planned that there would be holiday displays here, so I uploaded the images that were intended to be apart of a much larger project (I hated to delete them after I worked on them). It isn't much, but I lost the motivation to want to [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsDecember 04, 2016
      WN 7: Annies, Surf’s Up 2, DreamWorks, Storks

       

      Pigeon Toady
      [Warner Bros. Pictures]

      Oh hai, bro! Whatup? You here for some moar Weekly News? It’s pretty awesome stuff, bro!

      Now don’t worry, I won’t be talking like Pigeon Toady in this entire article. But what I will do here is discuss the latest animation news. I’ll look into the nominations for the 44th Annie Awards, the new trailer for the direct-to-DVD Surf’s Up 2: WaveMania, more unfortunate layoffs at DreamWorks Animation, and a brand new Storks mini-movie.


      The 44th Annie Awards nominations announced

      Award season is near, which is that time one again to [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsNovember 27, 2016
      WN 6: Moana, Smurfs, Cars 3, Kung Fu Panda

       

      Smurfs: The Lost Village
      [Sony Pictures]

      Hello again, and welcome this week’s Weekly News! Hope you readers in the States had a wonderful Thanksgiving. In this article, we’ll discuss about the rave reception Moana has been getting, the new trailers of Smurfs: The Lost Village and Cars 3, a person jailed for suing DreamWorks over Kung Fu Panda, and a bonus story.


      Moana amazes critics

      Well folks, the wait is over. The most-anticipated animated film of this year is out in theatres. I am of course talking about Moana, the new musical by Walt Disney Animation Studios!

      Moana
      [Walt Disney Pictures]

      As [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsNovember 21, 2016
      The 2016 Animation Source Christmas Project

       

      You all ready for Christmas?

      Christmas is Coming!
      [Image by Nakou]
      ♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫♫

      Season’s Greetings members! Boy do we have an exciting collaborative project in store for you during this Christmas season on Animation Source! The 2016 Animation Source Christmas Project! This will be a Secret Santa event, with the theme of Christmas and New Years. Set up by Barrow and Nakou, this will the first time for us English side members to participate in a project alongside [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsNovember 20, 2016
      WN 5: Miyazaki, Dam Keeper, Bone, Sainsbury's

       

      The Dam Keeper

      Hello again Animation Source. Well, it’s Sunday, so time for another round of Weekly News! This week, I’ll report about the surprise comeback of Anime master Hayao Miyazaki, The Dam Keeper being turned into a feature-length film, Warner Bros.’ Bone getting a director, and Sainsbury's new animated Christmas commercial “The Greatest Gift”.


      Hayao Miyazaki quits retirement to return to movies

      In all of Japanese anime, no individual has been more greatly admired than Studio Ghibli’s Hayao Miyazaki. The man responsible for creating some of the most [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsNovember 13, 2016
      WN 4: Croods, Oscars, Yellowbird, We Bare Bears

       

      Yellowbird

      Welcome folks! It’s that time again for the for the Weekly News! This is where every Sunday, I give the latest animation news in one sweet article. With this weeks stories, I’ll be looking into the unfortunate cancelation of The Croods 2, the complete list of 2016 animated features submitted to the Oscars, the Chinese release of TeamTO’s Yellowbird, and a heartfelt Twitter message from the creator of We Bare Bears.


      DreamWorks Animation cancels The Croods 2

      The Croods was a surprise hit when DreamWorks Animation released the prehistoric comedy back in 2013, earning [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsNovember 06, 2016
      Weekly News 3: Trolls, Sing, Lego, Infinity Train

       

      The Lego Batman Movie

      Greetings once again to the Animation Source’s Weekly News, the one-stop shop for the latest animation news published every Sunday! This week, we’ll look into what the critics say about DreamWorks Animation’s new musical Trolls, the new trailers for Sing and The Lego Batman Movie, and Cartoon Network’s pilot episode of Infinity Train.


      Critics say Trolls is predictable, yet trippy

      Fresh in theatres this weekend is Trolls, DreamWorks Animations’ big screen musical based on those Danish Troll dolls created by Thomas Dam.

      Trolls

      Pop singers Anna Kendrick [...]

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      Troll Berserker
      The Lion King Source newsOctober 31, 2016
      First preview of Lions Of The Outlands

       

      Hello, Lion King fans!

      Finally, we can see a first official preview of long-awaited The Lion guard episode featuring Outlander characters from Simba's pride.

      Lion

      Andy Dick, Lacey Chabert, Jason Marsden will reprise their roles as Nuka, Vitani and Kovu and in this episosode we will also see Jasiri again. The official summary of the episode says:

      "When Jasiri asks the Lion Guard for help, they must choose whether to side with the hyenas or the lions."

      Judging by the preview we might even get a bit more explanation to the Outlander lions' backstory and for the first time in the [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsOctober 30, 2016
      Weekly News 2: Pixar, Shaun the Sheep, Skylanders

       

      The Incredibles

      Hello once again Animation Sourcers! It’s that time of the week to fill you in with the second entry of Weekly News! This week’s article will look into Pixar’s new release dates of The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4, the announcement of Shaun the Sheep Movie 2, and the launch of the new animated Netflix series Skylanders Academy.


      The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 swap dates

      Out of all the Pixar sequels of this decade, none has been more anticipated than possibly the most-demanded sequel of all time. That one being The Incredibles 2, the sequel to Brad [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsOctober 28, 2016
      Byron Howard's answers have FINALLY arrived!

       

      BYRON HOWARD'S ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT ZOOTOPIA (ZOOTROPOLIS) HAVE FINALLY ARRIVED, AND WILL BE POSTED TONIGHT! 

      (Check the questions page for an update on the approximate posting time...)

      Okay, okay...yes yes yes, I know.  lol  "It's about TIME!"  Yes, it is.  But at long last, I finally received an e-mail from Disney Animation's Publicity and Communications department, and they included the answers to all of your questions (or practically all of them) from Byron Howard!

      Yes

      I KNOW you've all been waiting months for these answers.  And, [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsOctober 23, 2016
      Weekly News 1: The Boss Baby, Space Jam, Moana

       

      Space Jam

      Hello everybody, and welcome to the first of my weekly news articles on Animation Source, the place where I discuss about the animation highlights of this week! For this week, I’ll talk about the teaser trailer of The Boss Baby, the theatrical re-release of Space Jam, and Hawaiian Airlines’ Moana-themed planes.


      The Boss Baby teaser trailer

      Try to picture this idea as an animated feature: Alec Baldwin as a talking baby. Sound weird? Well DreamWorks Animation has apparently made that weird idea a reality with The Boss Baby, and have given us a first look with the first [...]

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      Mighty
      Animation Source newsOctober 20, 2016
      TZSN: Fan News 10.20.16

       

      First things first, if you haven't noticed, the default Zootopia Source theme has been changed to the Nocturnal District layout for Halloween. We also plan to make a few changes to the layout to give it more of a Halloween feel, which will hopefully be up soon.

      Drawing

      Going along with the Halloween theme, ThankU has made a rather spooky drawing of ClawHauser (which is quite accurate to his design if I do say so myself) as a demon in a graveyard. I would personally like to see a digital version of this drawing.

      The next drawing isn't in a Halloween style, but I want to be fair and feature [...]

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      Troll Berserker
      Balto Source newsOctober 13, 2016
      Balto Source gets spooky!

       

      Hello there, Balto Source.

      Here comes this time of the year when everything gets dark and spooky. Default style on Balto Source has been changed temporary into Halloween theme and will stay this way till the end of October.

      If you don't like the current theme, you can always switch back to your favourite style using "style" button on the banner.


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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsOctober 12, 2016
      First look at Sony's Emojimovie

       

      After the massive success of Warner Bros.’ The Lego Movie, Sony Pictures Animation is throwing their hat in the ring by taking a concept extremely bizarre and turning it into the animated feature. The subject in question being… emojis… you know, those smiley faces on your phone… in a movie called Emojimovie: Express Yourself.

      Emojimovie: Express Yourself
      Yes folks... This is a movie.

      SPA has released new details about this rather strange project, with new cast and characters, as well as the first screenshot (above). Press release states that the movie takes place in messaging [...]

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      Karlamon
      Tangled Source newsOctober 10, 2016
      Teaser for "Tangled: Before Ever After"

       

      Last year, Disney announced that their hit animated movie Tangled will be getting it’s own TV series in 2017, now titled Tangled: Before Ever After (a.k.a Tangled: The Series). Now we have been given the first sneak peak at the series with a new teaser trailer!

      Produced by Disney Television Animation, the Tangled TV series will bring back Rapunzel, Eugene, Pascal, and Maximus on exciting adventures in classic traditional animation. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi return to reprise their roles as Rapunzel and Eugene respectively, while the movie’s composer Alan Menken will [...]

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      pawface
      Spirit Source newsOctober 09, 2016
      October News

       

      Custom


      It's been fairly busy on Spirit Source, hence all the News posts, so here are some of the updates/adds on the Site and also some Fan creations -

       

      The Poster

      For the new "Spirit: Riding Free" series

      Featuring

       

      New Official Characters
      (Including the film characters, "Forever Free" game characters and a GBA character)

       

      The Cavalry Men  Lightning (GBA Game)  Blacksmith   Pete's Horse  Yellow Hawk

      Joe's Horse  Walt Jr.  Roy's Horse  Shaman  Gray (Game)

      Carrie   Lakota Horse No.3  Raccoon  Betsy   Chief Snoring Bear

       

      A Production Page

      Here

      Characters


      Includes backgrounds, character studies and concept art for the film

       

      More [...]

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      pawface
      Animation Source newsOctober 03, 2016
      Spirit "Riding Free" Breyer Toys?

       

      Spirit

       

      Breaking News!

      The Dreamworks series Spirit "Riding Free", which is coming in 2017, have recently released new Breyer models for the show.

      Video of the models -

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH8OwlLMp4o

       

      A fan's Twitter Page -

      https://twitter.com/SpiritRidingFre

       

      Featuring the following rider and horse characters:

      Lucky and Spirit * Abigail and Boomerang *  Prudence and Chica Linda

      ___________________________________
       

      My questions are:


      - Despite having "Dreamworks" on the boxes, are these models really [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsOctober 01, 2016
      October is Halloween month on Zootopia Source!

       

      Greetings fellow Zootopia fans!

      As you doubtless have noticed by now, coming into Zootopia Source has revealed that the default "style" has changed.  This was intentional, and is only temporary.  What you are seeing is the "Nocturnal District" style from the style list.

      This follows up on a discussion, a couple of months or so ago, about doing "seasonal" or "holiday" styles as temporary defaults--i.e. Noctural District for the month of October (which has the popular Halloween holiday in it, as well as the less well-known Samhain celebration), Tundratown for December and [...]

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      Troll Berserker
      The Lion King Source newsSeptember 28, 2016
      Lion King live action remake confirmed!

       

      Greetings, Lion King fans!

      Today we can officialy confirm a new live-action reimiagining of our beloved Disney movie. Jon Favreau, director another newly-remade Disney animation classic, The Jungle Book, premiered April this year, announced on his Facebook that his new project is going to be The Lion King!

      Going

      Official release date is unknown yet, but we know that the remake is going to include songs from the original film.

      [...]

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      pawface
      Animation Source newsSeptember 23, 2016
      A Warning

       

      Pinterest

       

      Here is a message from Windhowler concerning theft and claiming your creations on Animation Source, Devintart, and any sites you are on.

      ~Pawface

      --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      Hello,

      This is a message to all those who draw and render/edit screenshots.

       

      As you may or may not know, there are thieves on various websites, such as Chicken Smoothie, FeralFront, Facebook, Pinterest, Deviantart, and Google Plus.

      These thieves are mostly roleplayers. They use artwork and edits from Animation [...]

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      pawface
      Spirit Source newsSeptember 19, 2016
      Spirit Source September News

       

      Pages

      Just an update on what is new on Spirit Source

      First, Windhowler has made four new emoticons to be used -

       

      :EperanzaWhinny::SpiritWild::LittleCreekPaint::EsperanzaAww:

       

      Pages for more official "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron" film characters and "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Forever Free" game characters have been added to the site.

       

      Lakota Horse No.2  Little Brook  Lakota Horse No.1  Storm (Game)   Buffalo   Clara   Pete (Official)

      Farmer   Tally   Sierra (Game)  Rabbit  Little Indian Girl  Raphael (Game)   Roy

      Jake's Horse  Little Shoulders   Shadow (Game)  Bill's Horse Joe (Official)

       

      There is also a must-read topic on the Spirit Forums concerning watermarks and thieving - [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsSeptember 16, 2016
      Finally, some progress on the Byron Howard thing!

       

      Good news, folks!

      I know all of you have been waiting with supreme patience for some results of the submission of your questions to the Walt Disney Animation's Publiciy Department, which were to be forwarded to Zootopia director Byron Howard to answer.  We've all had to wait a long time (over two months), and I don't doubt that some of you, by now, firmly believe that the answers from Byron were never going to materialize.  And I couldn't possibly blame you at this point.  But there is a bright light at the end of that long tunnel!

      Byron

      Unexpectedly, I received an e-mail [...]

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      Mighty
      Animation Source newsAugust 27, 2016
      The hub gets an overhaul!

       

      Some of you may have known I was working on a new design for the hub, but otherwise I've kept quiet about it. lol Anyway, the design has been approved by Steet and is now the default theme! If you prefer Steet's design, you can still use it by clicking on the "style" button.

      Design

      The color scheme is a bit similar to the one found on the French side, but mine is a bit darker I believe. I was also aiming towards a old paper style. :P

       

      That's all!

      [...]

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      pawface
      Spirit Source newsAugust 03, 2016
      August Spirit Source News

       

      Spirit

      Hello, this is Pawface with the Spirit Source News.
      Here are a few of the Sources newest updates, fanworks and other by Blazetail, a few members and I
      . . .
       

      Firstly, some of you might have noticed, there are a number of new emoticons for Spirit Source (created by Windhowler, Gums and myself).

       

      :RainBigSmile::icon523::icon525::ScaredFoal::EsperanzaCry::SpiritEyeroll::MurphyAngry::RainGrin::CougarGrr::LilCreekLaugh::SpiritConfused:  :icon522::SpiritHmmm::FoalOops::SpiritPerkUp::GraniteShocked::MurphyOuch::EagleWink::GeneralRaiseEyebrow::EsperanzaLove: 

      :RainHappyDance:


      Now here are some things that have been added to/updated on the site .  . .


      ADDED . . .

      A New Official Character


      The Train Pull Foreman

      The Train Pull Foreman, a minor character in the film (one of a few more whose pages will also be added):
      https://www.animationsource.org [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsAugust 02, 2016
      Critics say Ice Age 5 is a cold disaster

       

      Ice Age 5: Collision Course has progressively made it’s way around the world in theatres and has finally arrived in North American cinemas. Reception-wise however, things are not looking good for the fifth instalment… In fact, like the meteor in the movie, it’s pretty disastrous when you think about it.

      The

      While the previous sequels have received mixed reactions from critics, the fifth movie set a new low for the ageing franchise where most critics and even Ice Age fans disliked the movie. At time of writing, Ice Age 5 has toxic scores of 12% on Rotten Tomatoes [...]

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      steet
      Animation Source newsJuly 29, 2016
      Articles revamped! Help wanted!

       

      I've been wanting to revamp the fan galleries for years, and I've started with the articles! (Believe it or not, there are more than 500 articles on Animation Source!)

      Articles revamped

      Now, each article has a thumbnail. It makes it much easier on the eye. Take a look!

      I've also improved the "Similar articles" part (which now include articles from other Animation Source sites), as well as the interface buttons :

      New interface


      The article texts and send system have also been improved. Images are now automatically retrieved from their remote locations, resized to fit on screen, and hosted on the Animation [...]

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      steet
      Animation Source newsJuly 20, 2016
      Notifications!

       

      Have you noticed this new "notifications" icon under the banner? => Notification icon

      Have you ever missed some messages that were posted on one of your drawing? Now you'll get notified when someone posts on your gallery, and you'll be able to reply immediately!

      You'll also get notified when drawings you've submitted have been accepted, or when you get a private message... (see the full list below)

      In addition to these, if you use either Google Chrome or Firefox, you'll get that kind of alert :

      Example of notification

      These notifications are displayed even if you're not currently browsing the site! All you [...]

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      pawface
      Animation Source newsJuly 19, 2016
      July Bambi Source News

       

      Bambi

      Hello, this is Pawface with the Bambi Source News for July.
      I just wanted to show some of the newest creations by some of the members on the Source and myself, plus three recently-sent official characters . . .

       

      ~:FalineProud::~

       

      New Official Characters

      The Mouse
      The Mouse
       A minor, but pretty memorable "Bambi" character.

      Trixie
      Trixie
       One of Thumper's sisters, known in the "Disney Bunnies" book series for having the biggest tail of her siblings.

      Teesa
      Teesa
      A character featured in the "Thumper Annual".


      Fanart

      Fan
      ''It's alright . . . ''
      By Windhowler, featuring her character [...]

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      steet
      Animation Source newsJuly 16, 2016
      Oh, my! Changes on AS!

       

      No, you're not dreaming - there are indeed new icons under the site banner!

      The

      I wanted to give a modern look to the interface and make it easier to use, with large and easy to identify icons.

      It retains all the previous possibilities, they're just reorganized a bit. And this new interface will allow me to add some really useful possibilities soon!

      You'll also notice a new "Quick Menu", which replaces the plain ugly select box and should make your life much easier to switch from one Animation Source site to another! :)

      Quick menu

       

      [...]

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      Troll Berserker
      Animation Source newsJuly 12, 2016
      Free icon gallery is on!

       

      Hello Animation Source!

      Free icon gallery is now open! It's a public gallery with many beautiful icons contributed by AS members, free to use for everyone. Gallery is divided in different categories for every movie and contains avatars in forum and site profile sizes. Take a look, and maybe you'll find something you like :)

      AndGalleryYou

       

      Gallery will still be open to contribute. If you wish to send your icons to the gallery, just post it in this project or send a PM with your creations directly to me aka. Troll Berserker.

      [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsJuly 03, 2016
      Submissions & other activity on Zootopia Source!

       

      Greetings, gang!  And, to the American members, let me wish you a happy Independence Day (one day early)!  Today I'd like to review the last month's worth of member contributions to Zootopia Source, and encourage you to have a look-see!

      Zootopia

      Before I delve into the great fan submissions that have been uploaded, let me first correct a long-standing accidental bit of neglect, in acknowledging the work that Grey Wolf did in uploading all of the screen shots from the Zootopia movie for both the English and French mirrors of Zootopia Source, which she did very shortly after the [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsJuly 02, 2016
      A quick reminder!

       

      Hey Zootopia/Zootropolis fans--the red hour approaches!  If you have any questions you would like to post to Byron Howard, a principal director of the movie, NOW is the time to get your questions posted!

      Questions

      The deadline for submitting questions is 11:59 P.M. (23:59 hours), Eastern Daylight Time (-5 hours Greenwich Mean Time) tonight, Friday, July 1st!  You can post those here, and they will be submitted this weekend to the Walt Disney Company's Publicity Department head for forwarding along to Byron Howard.  Within a short time, we will then receive our answers, and I will [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsJune 26, 2016
      Zootopia Source Latest!

       

      Hey gang!  Well, there's been a bunch of new additions to Zootopia Source lately, and I'd like to bring you up to speed in case you missed anything!  I would also note that, probably in a few days, we'll be doing a feature on recent fan uploads, because we certainly don't want to ignore the creations of members of the site who've been working hard in that area!  But there is a lot of official material to cover here, so we hope you'll be patient with our holding off for a few days on the latter thing.

      And

      First of all, as a reminder to each of you, if you have any questions [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsJune 22, 2016
      POSSIBLE Zootopia directors interview!

       

      Good news, folks!  I have reached out to Zootopia director Byron Howard, on Twitter, with a request to have the honor of interviewing he, Richard Moore, Jared Bush and anyone else we can.  And his response was amenable, though he specified that the request has to go through the Walt Disney Company's Publicity Department.  (UPDATE BELOW...please scroll down for more info!)

      Questions

      I got a contact name and e-mail from Byron, and have been negotiating some initial protocols, and what they will or WON'T allow us to do (which entails a lot of hoop-jumping-through, if you get the [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsJune 20, 2016
      Finding Dory scores biggest opening weekend

       

      Disney and Pixar have struck gold once again with a new box office record, this time with the loveable, yet forgetful blue tang fish Dory! Pixar’s latest movie Finding Dory, the sequel to the 2003 Oscar-winning animated classic Finding Nemo, now officially holds the record for the biggest opening weekend for an animated feature!

      The

      Following it’s wide release last week on June 17th, Finding Dory set the record with a massive $136.2m on it’s domestic opening weekend. This significantly surpasses the previous record holder Shrek the Third, which made $121.6m on it’s [...]

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      steet
      Animation Source newsJune 16, 2016
      An apology & Release of my game

       

      Hello Animation Sourcers! :) I'm your webmaster (remember me?!)

      As you know, I've not been very active on the site for a long time, and I apologize for that.
      I was very busy developing my video game, which is finally released!

      Demetrios

      http://store.steampowered.com/app/451570

      Demetrios is a funny point & click adventure game for PC (Windows / Mac / Linux) inspired by classics such as the Monkey Island and Broken Sword series, with a comic book style and full of silly jokes.
      I've decided to make you an exclusive offer! All members registered on Animation Source will be able to get the [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsJune 15, 2016
      Disney sets sail with Moana teaser trailer

       

      This year marks the first time since 2002 where Walt Disney Animation Studios releases two animated features in a year. After the surprise phenomena that is Zootopia (which recently surpassed $1 billion at the box office), WDAS will follow up with their second film of 2016 Moana, and an official teaser trailer of the movie has now been set sail online.

      Set in ancient Polynesia in the South Pacific, Disney’s latest musical tells the tale of Moana (voiced by newcomer actress Auli'i Cravalho), a young navigator who sets sail to discover a fabled island with the help [...]

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      Gums
      Animation Source newsMay 27, 2016
      Bambi Source Updates and Other

       


       

      Hiya all!
       

      :WagglefingerF.O.:::WorriedThumper:::BigSmileThumper::ToothyGrinThumper::MudInEyeRonno::BlushFlower::Barkingdog:::GroundhogPeeking:::BambiFalineLove::  :Annoyed.F.O:::SternFaline:::ExcitedDaisy:::CoolThumper::Half-smile Thumper::SadThumper::SnortAdultBambi::
       

      (How do you like the new emoticons created by Windhowler and Pawface?)

      Here's a brief update on what we've been up to on Bambi Source . . .

      New official characters have been added! Most are from the Disney comic ''Bambi's Children'' and the Disney book series ''Disney Bunnies''. I've put all the links to profiles and information below if you are intrested in checking them out.  

      Lana  Boso  Mr Fox  Buttercup  Primrose  Hopper  Patter  Tessie  Daisy  Smiley 

      Flower's [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsMay 26, 2016
      Zootopia DVD/Blu-Ray Release Almost Here!

       

      Hey Zootopia/Zootropolis fans!  I wanted to update you on the status of the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the movie.  And it's close (at least for some of us)!


      Blu
       

      As you may recall, if you've been checking in on our DVD information page, the U.S. release of the DVD and Blu-Ray of the movie are only a week and a half away!  This kinda makes up for the fact that, but for a small handful of countries (U.K., Turkey, Australia, Brazil, Ukraine, Ireland, Japan and New Zealand), the U.S. was one of the last countries to get to see the movie!  A whole bunch [...]

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      Draco
      Animation Source newsMay 20, 2016
      Mod Application Update

       

      Just to let everyone know, yes, we're still planning on using these applications for a few new mods! 

      This is a brief update to ask if those who have sent in theirs is they are still interested. If so, and sent in a serious application, please let us mods know so we can filter them out of the list and get on to possible hiring/adding by Steet.

      We hope to hear from you soon, thank you! 

       

      Please note: if you message us with any trolling or false messages about the positions, you will be warned or banned depending on your previous warnings. 

      ~ Draco

      [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsMay 13, 2016
      Say hello to the Nocturnal District!

       

      Guess what?  The latest layout for Zootopia Source is ready for your enjoyment--and it's gonna knock you right off your feet!  laugh


      Style


      Thaaaat's right--we've completed another one!  I know what you might be thinking at this moment, but look...there was no accident to including the last choice in the latest site poll ("I'm still awaiting the next style!").  We wanted to see just how serious you guys really have been in wanting us to continue this layout ("style") design process.  And clearly there is indeed sufficient interest.  Though this may be the last new [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsMay 12, 2016
      The Nocturnal District

       

      Hey everyone!  Mightybalto1925, Matsu and I would like to thank you for your continued activity and contributions on Zootopia Source! 

      Today I'm going to update you on our latest work-in-progress, the "style" (layout) for the Nocturnal District, and talk about influences, references, etc. 

      Layout

      Of course we all already know that, while there IS an official "Nocturnal District" listed in the Zootopia canon, it was never seen in the movie.  There are only references to it...and those are official references even made by Byron Howard and Richard Moore, two of the [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsMay 01, 2016
      Zootopia/Zootropolis fan input sought!

       

      Hey everyone!  Over here on Zootopia Source, we're seeking your input, by way of suggestions, ideas and so forth, to help us to continue to provide a great place for you to express your fandom of Zootopia (a.k.a. "Zootropolis")!

      Source

      So what I would like to do is to actually ask you to comment, below (or send me a private message) with any creative thoughts you may have about how to keep Zootopia Source going as a place you'd want to return to, however often you sign into Animation Source, and which you might think would draw people in (not only existing members, but even possibly new [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsApril 29, 2016
      Latest on Zootopia Source

       

      Hello everyone!  I'll bet you didn't expect to see another fan news so soon, right?  wink


      Well I've got one for you nevertheless.  Here I want to tell you about a few new updates to Zootopia Source, and how we've been keeping the ol' ball rolling to keep you interested and engaged!


      To begin with, a few minor but worthwhile changes to the appearance of the headers, in two of the layouts on the source, have just been completed.  We wanted to bring the headers in "SaharaJudy Blue" and "Rainforest District" more in line with those of "Tundratown" and "Sahara Square" so, in Judy [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Zootopia Source newsApril 27, 2016
      A new layout option, etc.!

       

      Hey everyone!  I wanted to give you some more good news regarding Zootopia Source!   We have yet another new layout for you to choose from! 

      Layout

      We've been talking about this subject on the forum, and prodding for feedback (so far there hasn't been much).  I'm pleased to inform you that the Sahara Square layout is now complete!  We're keenly aware of the fact that there are a lot of blues and greens evident in the prior layouts.  For those who prefer the warmer end of the color spectrum, we think you'll be quite pleased with the latest results.


      Mighty [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsApril 23, 2016
      Zootopia Source is here! Put your paws up!

       

      Great news for you Zootopia/Zootropolis fans on Animation Source!  The English-language Zootopia Source is now open and ready for your enjoyment and your contributions!  Please stop on by and have a look around, and please do contribute!  This news will break down the features if you're interested in getting some details...

      The


      Let me start off by telling you about the stunning layouts that we have for you!  Mightybalto1925 has created (with but a tiny bit of input from myself) three amazing layouts for you to choose from: the first is our default (seen above), which [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsApril 12, 2016
      Bolt Source goes live! - LET IT BEGIN!

       

      Greetings Animation Source! We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest English Source site, and our first of 2016, Bolt Source! This site is dedicated to the Academy Award-nominated 48th animation feature created by Walt Disney Animation Studios which was released in 2008.

      Animation

      MightyBalto1925 and I (Karlamon) have worked hard to get the English side of Bolt Source up and running, with me and her providing the content, and Mighty creating the design. We’d also like to kindly thank Nakou for an additional design graphic, Grey wolf for the screenshots, and Barrow for [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsApril 01, 2016
      Coming soon - Ratatoing Source!

       

      Animation Source is pleased to announce that a brand new fan site is in the works. One based on an animated feature that would boldly grow overtime to be an acclaimed cult classic. A masterwork of Video Brinquedo that would heavily challenge the major animation studios. And if you guessed it as Ratatoing, precisely!

      Animation
      Ratatoing Source. An animation fan's paradise, if you're a mouse.

      Released back in 2007 to “capitalise on the huge buzz stirred from Disney”, this heartfelt and incredible film tells the story of Marcell Toing, a fine mouse chef and proud owner of Ratatoing, the [...]

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      Mighty
      Balto Source newsMarch 20, 2016
      Fan News

       

      It has been a month since I posted a fan news last, so let's get crackn' on what I have to share this month!

       

      Fanart

      First up is a older drawing drawn by NaruWolf. It's an attempt at drawing Balto realistically, and I   think she did a fine job at doing so!

      The

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

      Drawing Drawn by 1919_Balto_1933, we have a drawing dedicated to Balto himself. The drawing also includes the inscription that's on the statue in Central Park, [...]

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      Karlamon
      Ice Age Source newsMarch 20, 2016
      New Ice Age TV special - The Great Egg-Scapade

       

      Happy early Easter, Ice Age fans! The great people at Blue Sky have been hatching us up an early Easter gift for us. That being a brand new Ice Age half-hour television special titled Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade.

      Ice

      In this spring adventure, Sid becomes a trusted egg-sitter when he takes care of the near-hatching eggs for stressed mothers. However, things go bad when Squint the pirate bunny steals, camouflagers, and hides the eggs in an act of revenge. With the help of Squint’s brother, Clint (voiced by Blake Anderson), it’s up to the pack to search and rescue [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsMarch 05, 2016
      Robin Hood Source rising!

       

      Hullo there!  Been down about all the inactivity on Animation Source lately?

      Source

      Then I have some good news for you!  Over on Robin Hood Source, we've begun an effort at expanding and revamping existing material (or the lack thereof).  It all started with an original request by site boosters Windhowler and XPennydisneyloverx to help them update the existing official character pages, and to add ones for the remaining official characters which were never done.  For a while, nobody seemed very interested in helping, so I volunteered and, with the help of Mightybalto1925 [...]

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      Mighty
      Balto Source newsFebruary 29, 2016
      Problems with the Balto III screenshots

       

      I apologize for the inconvenience, but the Balto III screenshots will be down until I can sort out the problem I'm having. Steet did get back with me, but all he could suggest was to re-upload them, which didn't solve the problem. I will have to examine my files to see if it IS a problem on my end. I hope to have the screenshots back up within 48hrs or less.

      -Mighty


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      Mighty
      Balto Source newsFebruary 17, 2016
      [UPDATE] New screenshots for Balto III?

       

      The screenshots have been updated! 

      This is more of a poll, but I want to know if you guys are happy with the current Balto III screenshots. (the ones that are there now are cropped and pixelated) If not, I can work on taking screenshots from the iTunes version of the film, which is MUCH better in quality. I will note that Balto III was never released in widescreen, so fullscreen screenshots is what you will get.

      Sample: (click on the images for a full view)

       

           [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsFebruary 16, 2016
      New teaser - Illumination invites us to "Sing"

       

      While the fine folks at Illumination Entertainment prepare the release of The Secret Life of Pets, more animated features have been in the works in the company’s Santa Monica and Paris studios including Despicable Me 3 for 2017, and one for this year’s Christmas. The latter is simply known as Sing, which has just been given a teaser trailer for us to get a taste of what’s to come.

      Just like The Secret Life of Pets, this one also involves cartoon animals. But instead, they are the anthropomorphic kind that are similar to Disney’s Zootopia. The premise [...]

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      Mighty
      Balto Source newsFebruary 15, 2016
      Fan News

       

      Hello everyone! It has been a looong time, if not years, since a dedicated fan news article was posted here! I'm here to fix that, and I'll continue to post fan news articles in the near future!


      Fanart

      First is a drawing done by Nephtys. I really quite like this drawing. It's simplistic, yet has a magical feel. Click on the image to see a larger version of the drawing.

      Fan

      The second drawing I have to share is a drawing of Balto and Boris. This drawing is very good. They have some other drawings as well that are worth a look.

      Jenna

      The last drawing I'm going to share is a drawing [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsFebruary 09, 2016
      Inside Out wins big at Annie Awards

       

      Pixar’s Inside Out was the movie that brought the studio back to the spot light, and now stands as one of the most critically-loved animated features of the decade. It was no surprise that Pixar would get a lot of accolades for this film, but it became the big stand out at ASIFA-Hollywood’s annual Annie Awards where it won almost all the feature film categories.

      Film
      Inside Out was this year's big winner at the Annie Awards.

      Inside Out took home ten of the eleven feature film awards including Best Animated Feature. The only exceptions being Best Animated [...]

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      Mighty
      Animation Source newsJanuary 31, 2016
      Learn Swahili, an open fan project!

       

      The

       Lionobsession has come up with a interesting challenge that will not only give you the chance to be creative, but educate you on Swahili, the language used in the film. All you have to do is create something (it can be anything) that follows the "quote of the week". At the end of each week, lionobsession will announce the winner and will award the winner. 

      If you're interested in participating in this challenge, click on the banner (created by lionobsession herself) above!

       

      [...]

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      lionobsession
      The Lion King Source newsJanuary 30, 2016
      New Weekly Scrolling Banner

       

      Jambo! 

      Some of you may have noticed the new scrolling banner - Learn Swahili.

      This is a new activity which I hope you'll enjoy and make the site more active, as well as be an interesting way to discover more about one of the languages used in The Lion King.

      The banner will change weekly and will range from basic Swahili phrases to mottos and teachings similar to those used in The Lion King.

      On this thread:

      https://www.animationsource.org/board/learn-swahili-quotes-and-activities-t36636.html

      I will post all the old scrolling banners, helpful hints on pronunciation, [...]

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      Mighty
      Animation Source newsJanuary 24, 2016
      Site updates!

       

      That

       

      The updates are small, but I would like to mention that the merchandise page is now complete... for the most part. lol There's one other tab that I need to work on, but I was at a loss as to what to include there, and I wanted to get this project out of the way. But when I do eventally do finish that tab (which I've deactivated for now), I'll see that it be added to a future news article. That aside, I created the pages in way that shows a picture of the item (which links to the product on Amazon), then a description next to it.

       

      I've also added a goodies page, [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsJanuary 17, 2016
      The 88th Oscar's Animation Nominations

       

      For

      Yes folks, it is once again that time of the year to celebrate the best of cinema with the 88th Academy Awards. While 2015 wasn’t a big year for animated features, there were still plenty of highlight movies, and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences have now officially selected five unique nominations for the Best Animated Feature category. Now without further delay, it’s now time to discuss about them.


      Anomalisa

      And

      In a time where most American animated features are primarily made for families, one aimed for adults comes in to stand out from any other movie [...]

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      Karlamon
      Robin Hood Source newsJanuary 15, 2016
      Robin Hood voice actor Brian Bedford dies at 80

       

      It is always sad when the voice of a Disney icon passes away, and this is no exception with Brian Bedford who unfortunately died from cancer this Wednesday. The British stage actor was most-widely known among the Disney community as the voice of the titular anthropomorphic fox in the 1973's Robin Hood. He was 80 when he died, and will be dearly missed by Disney fans.

      The
      Rest in peace Brian Bedford [1935-2016].

      News and image source: Mirror.co.uk

      [...]

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      BaltoSeppala
      Animation Source newsJanuary 13, 2016
      New goings-on at Despicable Me Source!

       

      Hey everyone!  Got some great new fan news for those of you who love the Despicable Me movies, and the latest Minions movie...or who are curious about them!  Lots of great little gems to talk about here!  XD

      Course

      We've uploaded a lot of fresh new material to the source, pertaining to the Minions movie (beyond what has already been placed there initially, like the basic information on the movie itself and about the soundtrack), which should whet your whistle if you've thought about seeing this latest hilarious chapter in the on-going Despicable Me storyline!  Let me [...]

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      Troll Berserker
      The Lion King Source newsJanuary 10, 2016
      It’s UnBungalievable! - Lion Guard shorts

       

      Hello Lion King source!

      This is the first eopisode of Lion Guard educational short.

      It’s UnBungalievable! "Who's Quicker?" has Bunga and Ono discuccing about the quickest animal in Africa.


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      Gums
      Animation Source newsJanuary 03, 2016
      Winter News

       

      Image (c) Pawface TLB

       

      Hello Everyone! Gums here with the Bumper Winter Bambi Source news!

      As Pawface mentioned in an earlier post, we would be sending a fuller news later on.
      So here it is!

      To start with, I just want to tell you a few things that Pawface and I have been doing these past few months; firstly, we have made a few more Bambi emoticons for the site, hope you enjoy them.

      :ConfusedBambi:   :SurprisedBambi:   :SleepingBambi:

      Secondly, as you might have noticed we have been adding other things to the site; deleted scenes and songs from the film, official characters, more info on the film [...]

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      Karlamon
      Animation Source newsJanuary 02, 2016
      Complete interview with Balto director Simon Wells

       

      A big thanks to everyone who submitted their interview questions to Balto director Simon Wells. The complete interview with all the answered questions has now been put into one article for the convenience of our readers.

      Interview

      Click here to read the interview!

      [...]

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