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‘Little Prince’ to Open Santa Barbara Film Fest

The U.S. premiere of Mark Osbourne’s animated feature adaptation of The Little Prince will open the 31st annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival, screening at the Arlington ... Continue Reading →
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Society of Illustrators Presenting New Prize in 2016

The Society of Illustrators has announced the inauguration of the M. Prize, a financial award to be given in memory of American cartoonist Timothy Patrick Moynihan to gold and silver ... Continue Reading →
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Congress Adds 3 Toons to National Film Registry

Three animated animated films are among the 25 the Library of Congress inducted this year into the National Film Registry. This year’s animated inductees are George Pal’s ... Continue Reading →
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112 Original Scores Advance Towards Oscar Nominations

The Academy has announced that 112 feature scores are in contention for nominations in the Original Score category for the upcoming 88th Academy Awards, taking place in Hollywood February ... Continue Reading →
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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 →