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Actor Anton Yelchin of Star Trek Films Dies in Freak Accident Actor who played Russian starship navigator Chekov in franchise reboot dies at age 27. Finding Dory Blows Animation Record ... Continue Reading →

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’Finding Dory’ Sets Animation Film Record with $9.2 Million Thursday Preview Pixar’s hotly anticipated sequel scores highest Thursday night preview take of all time, and might ... Continue Reading →

Zag’s ‘Miraculous’ Greenlight for Seasons 2 & 3

On the strength of its ratings performance around the globe, Zag Heroes title Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir has been greenlit for second and third seasons. Produced by ... Continue Reading →

Google Trailers ‘Rain or Shine’ from Nexus

Google Spotlight Stories has released a trailer for their newest, most interactive short yet: Rain or Shine, directed by Felix Massie and produced with Nexus Animation Studio. As with ... Continue Reading →

NFB Announces International Co-Pros

The National Film Board of Canada has entered a new international co-production agreement with Germany’s Studio Film Bilder for a project titled Altötting, directed by renowned filmmaker ... Continue Reading →

‘Overcoat’ Casts Cillian Murphy and Alfred Molina

Dublin-based Giant Animation has kicked off production on The Overcoat — a 26-minute animated film being co-produced with A Film Estonia — and announced that the short story ... Continue Reading →

CBeebies and FME Kids Engineer ‘Bitz & Bob’

CBeebies Controller Kay Benbow has commissioned a new animated comedy-adventure from FremantleMedia Kids & Family, Bitz & Bob (44 x 11). The groundbreaking series aimed at preschoolers ... Continue Reading →

SIGGRAPH Sets Making-Of Sessions for Films, Games and Beyond

SIGGRAPH 2016 will run its world-leading conference and exhibition at the Anaheim Convention Center in SoCal this July 24-28. Under the banner of “Render the Possibilities,” the ... Continue Reading →

Annecy Bestows Special Prizes

For the third year running, the Special Prizes were awarded in a ceremony held at Annecy’s Town Hall on Friday night. The Mayor of Annecy, Jean-Luc Rigaut, was on hand for the presentation ... Continue Reading →

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Right On: ‘Cuphead’s 1930s-Style Animation Will Exist Beyond Boss Fights The hotly anticipated game that brings retro rubber-hose animation to the new millennium has greater depth ... Continue Reading →