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Interview: SIGGRAPH Technical Papers Chair Hugues Hoppe

This summer’s SIGGRAPH confab in Vancouver (August 7-11) has announced its list of 82 technical papers, selected from among 432 submissions. This year’s Technical Papers program ... Continue Reading →
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iKids West Conference Set for June 2 in Santa Monica

The agenda has been released for the one-day iKids West Conference, set for June 2 at the Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Santa Monica, Calif. The event is designed to bridge the ... Continue Reading →
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Nine Animated Finalists Set for Student Academy Awards

Nine animated student films have been selected as finalists for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 38th annual Student Academy Awards Competition. The nominated ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Joins Annecy YouTube Competition

Walt Disney Animation Studios is joining the Annecy 2011 YouTube competition. The competition, now in its second year, will offer the winner a week at the Annecy Festival in France ... Continue Reading →
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Makers of ‘Zambezia’ to Raffle Africa Trip During Cannes

Visitors to this year’s edition of the famous film festival and market at Cannes will have a chance to win a trip to South Africa, courtesy of the studio behind the 3D animated ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Golf Invitational Set for May 14

The animation industry is about to hit the links. The Animation Golf Invitational, open to all active or retired members of the animation industry, is set for May 14 at Elkins Ranch ... Continue Reading →
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3rd Diversity in Animation Fest to Unspool 22 Films in Rio

If the animated feature Rio got animation fans thinking about a trip to Brazil, then the lineup for the third annual Diversity in Animation festival may be the perfect reason to go. The ... Continue Reading →
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UCLA Festival to Present Crystal Anvil Award to June Foray

Legendary animation voice actress June Foray will be honored with the Outstanding Contribution in Animation Award, also known as The Crystal Anvil Award, at the UCLA School of Theater, ... Continue Reading →
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Academy Panel to Examine Production Design in Animation

The differences between production design for animation and live action will be explored in detail during the first installment of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ ... Continue Reading →
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Animation Block Party Sets July Dates, Seeks Submissions

The eighth edition of the annual Animation Block Party — now open for submissions — will take place July 29-31 at Rooftop Films and BAM Cinematek in Brooklyn, N.Y. The largest animation ... Continue Reading →