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Animation Production Day Open for Submissions

The Animation Production Day (APD), taking place for the 10th year on April 28-29, 2016 during the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film and FMX, is now open for Project Submissions. German ... Continue Reading →
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LAIKA Celebrates 10th Anniversary in 2016

Portland, Oregon stop-motion house LAIKA — the award-winning studio behind hit films Coraline, ParaNorman, The Boxtrolls and the upcoming original adventure Kubo and the Two Strings ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mad Max,’ ‘Inside Out’ Top Critics’ Toon and VFX Choices

The nominees have been set for an extensive range of categories in the 21st annual Critics’ Choice Awards. On the movie side, Pixar’s Inside Out was the top animated feature ... Continue Reading →
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13 Songs from Animated Films Among 74 Vying for Oscar

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 74 songs from eligible feature-length motion pictures released in 2015 are in contention for nominations in the Original ... Continue Reading →
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Asian Animation Summit Wraps Confidently

After watching 23 pitches from Korea, Thailand, Malaysia, Australia, India and China at the Asian Animation Summit, the departing delegates had plenty to reflect on concerning what ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli Retrospective Kicks Off in NYC

New York’s IFC Center is beginning a 22-film screening series on Friday, December 11 celebrating some of the finest Japanese animated features ever made: the complete longform works ... Continue Reading →
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Gold Titles Announced for Free Comic Book Day 2016

The Free Comic Book Day Committee has selected the twelve Gold Sponsor comic book titles for the comic book industry’s most anticipated annual event, Free Comic Book Day. FCBD takes ... Continue Reading →
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Golden Globes Nominations, Reactions

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated Dec. 10 five films for the Best Motion Picture — Animated category in the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards. The nominees are: Anomalisa ... Continue Reading →
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Sundance Sets 12 Animated Shorts for 2016 Fest

Sundance Institute announced its animated short-film lineup for the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The animated short films are: Bob Dylan Hates Me / U.S.A. (Director and screenwriter: ... Continue Reading →
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L.A., Boston Critics Honor ‘Anomalisa,’ ‘Inside Out’

The film critics are weighing in and giving awards season momentum to Anomalisa and Pixar’s Inside Out. The Los Angeles Film Critics Association gave Anomalisa its best animation ... Continue Reading →