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View From the Top

Directors of awards-contending animated features weigh in on the key moments in making their movies and careers. By Karen Idelson. Directing a feature film is a life-long goal for ... Continue Reading →
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Seth MacFarlane Nabs WGA Lifetime Achievement Award

Seth MacFarlane, creator of Family Guy, American Dad! and The Cleveland Show, has been honored with the 2015 lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America West’s Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Lee Adams Appointed CCO of Toon Goggles

On-demand kids’ entertainment service Toon Goggles has hired on industry veteran Lee Adams as its new Chief Creative Officer. In this new position, Adams will be charged with expanding ... Continue Reading →
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DePaul Student Wins $25k Nickfluence Scholarship

Nickelodeon and national non-profit Get Schooled — co-founded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Viacom — have named DePaul University student Dawn Adepoju as ... Continue Reading →
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Assemblage Ent. Expands Leadership Team

Mumbai-based 3D animation studio Assemblage Entertainment has made three key additions to its leadership team. PMV Ramana has been appointed Art Director, while Rahul Nair and Vaibhav ... Continue Reading →
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Kids Producer Jocelyn Stevenson to Receive BAFTA Special Award

Accomplished children’s television producer and writer Jocelyn Stevenson will be honored with a BAFTA Special Award at the British Academy Children’s Awards ceremony taking ... Continue Reading →
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Michael Giacchino Composing for Disney’s ‘Zootopia’

Award-winning composer Michael Giacchino is embarking on his first-ever collaboration with Walt Disney Animation Studios to produce the score for the upcoming CG feature Zootopia, out ... Continue Reading →
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‘Oh Willy’ Directors Join Nexus

Nexus announces that Emma De Swaef and Marc James Roels, the directors of the multi-award-winning stop-motion short Oh Willy…, have signed on to the company’s roster for exclusive ... Continue Reading →
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Peter Lord Named Prez of European Animation Pride

Last year, top players in the European animation industry announced the intent to found an annual award event to celebrate the best in the artform from across the continent, the European ... Continue Reading →
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Patricia Arquette Considering ‘Toy Story 4’ Playdate

The Wrap reports that Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette is in talks with Disney-Pixar to voice a new character in Toy Story 4, currently slated for June 15, 2018. Arquette took ... Continue Reading →