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HSBC Names Toon Boom Biz of the Year

Canadian animation software company Toon Boom Animation Inc. has won the inaugural HSBC International Business of the Year – Small and Medium Enterprise Award. The Award is part of ... Continue Reading →
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‘The External World’ Wins at Stuttgart

The winners of the 18th edition of the popular Stuttgart’s Festival of Animated Film (Trickfilm Festival) were announced on Sunday (May 8). David O’Reilly’s The External World ... Continue Reading →
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Nickelodeon Land Opens Doors in U.K.

The UK’s biggest amusement park, Pleasure Beach, Blackpool has opened Nickelodeon Land, a new six-acre area, costing £10.3 million ($16.9 million), offering 12 major themed rides ... Continue Reading →
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Inspired Visions Rendering Competition Opens

Nemetschek Vectorworks, Inc. and MAXON Computer GmbH are teaming up to present the Inspired Visions Global Rendering and Animation Competition. The contest is open to all professional ... Continue Reading →
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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 →