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Turner, AAN & Punch Monkey Rap on 1st FupiToons Fest

The first ever edition of the FupiToons short film festival has come and gone in Johannesburg, South Africa, and the co-organizers have provided us with a Q&A review of how this ... Continue Reading →
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F. Murray Abraham Gets Villainous for ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’

Deadline has revealed that Oscar-winning actor F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus, The Grand Budapest Hotel) will be voicing the villain “Grimmel” in upcoming DreamWorks Animation sequel ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Awards Two Phyllis Craig Scholarships

Women in Animation announces that, for the first time, it has selected two recipients for the Phyllis Craig Scholarship: Heather Forlong and Esther Tejano. The annual award for student ... Continue Reading →
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CTN Expo to Offer Many Panels, Sneaks & Artist Events

It wouldn’t be November without another exciting edition of the CTN Animation Expo held at the Burbank Marriott convention center. We had the pleasure of speaking to super-busy ... Continue Reading →
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Lucasfilm Prez Kathleen Kennedy to Receive Cinematic Imagery Award

The Art Directors Guild has announced that eight-time Oscar-nominated filmmaker and President of Lucasfilm Kathleen Kennedy will receive the 2018 Cinematic Imagery Award at the 22nd ... Continue Reading →
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‘Last Jedi’ Helmer Rian Johnson to Create New ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

Disney-Lucasfilm have revealed that Rian Johnson, writer and director of the soon to be released Star Wars: The Last Jedi (out Dec. 15) has been charged with creating a brand-new trilogy ... Continue Reading →
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Women in Animation Launches Courageous Roar! Art Project

In an open letter to the Women in Animation community yesterday, President Marge Dean announced a new art project aimed at speaking out, fighting against harassment and addressing gender ... Continue Reading →
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Audrey Diehl Named VP of Series at Warner Bros. Animation

Warner Bros. Animation has announced that Nickelodeon development exec Audrey Diehl has joined the studio as Vice President, Series. The appointment was announced Thursday by Sam Register, ... Continue Reading →
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An Artistic Journey: Concept Artist Luca Pisanu

I am an Italian-born visual development and concept artist working at Disney Publishing, and I am often asked how I got my big break in the business. I hope this brief column helps ... Continue Reading →
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Jim Henson Co. Ups Halle Stanford to TV Prez, Plans ‘IAmElemental’ Series

The Jim Henson Company came out with two key announcements this week, with the news that longtime executive Halle Stanford has been promoted to President of Television and the studio’s ... Continue Reading →