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Licensing Award Nominations Reflect ‘Star Wars’ Fever

Representatives of top brands and major merchandise partners will convene on Las Vegas this summer for Licensing Expo 2016, and trade association LIMA will be presenting the annual ... Continue Reading →
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VIZ Celebrates 30 Years with Refreshed Website

VIZ Media, the premiere publisher, distributor and licensor of Japanese anime and manga in North America, is proudly marking its 30th Anniversary this summer. While details of exciting ... Continue Reading →
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2016 CalArts Animation Showcases Attract Hundreds

Hundred of CalArts students, faculty and alumni as well as entertainment industry executives convened at two events to screen and celebrate the latest batch of student films from the ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes

Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot, per George Lucas’ original vision. Batman: ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman, Ogilvy Tell Stories with Stains in Persil Campaign

Ogilvy in collaboration with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has redefined the product demonstration with innovative content for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. A first of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Premieres in NYC May 6

New York City’s Metrograph cinema will run a week-long premiere engagement for lost Japanese animation treasure Belladonna of Sadness, from May 6 through 12. The newly restored 1973 ... Continue Reading →
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Albino Fawn Teases Hybrid Pic ‘Apocalypsis: Theosis’

Albino Fawn Productions, known for its experimental independent film and animation projects, has released a new teaser trailer for its new live-action/animation feature project, Apocalypsis: ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Tippett & HappyGiant Launch AR Game Kickstarter

Two-time Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and director Phil Tippett  — whose credits include the original Star Wars films and The Force Awakens, Jurassic Park, ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Roupenian Named Digital Studio VP at Digital Domain

Academy Award winning studio Digital Domain has hired on 30-year industry veteran Ken Roupenian as its Vice President, Digital Studio. He will be responsible for the company’s creative ... Continue Reading →