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Aww, A Game about Lonely Robots Evokes the Best Children’s Animation
Grant&Bert Studios’ Abi is a story-driven puzzle game centered on a caretaker bot and industrial unit that evokes WALL-E’s emotional pull and Song of the Sea’s stylish animation.

Indie Animated Oscar Contenders: Sneak Peek
Indiewire’s Bill Desowitz, a regular Animag contributor examines the top indie toons vying for a nomination in the Academy Award race: The Red Turtle, My Life as a Zucchini and Miss Hokusai.

Ketan Mehta to Make an Animated Film on Kipling’s Novel ‘Kim’
Award-winning filmmaker and documentarian will tackle Rudyard Kipling’s less-adapted work with some contemporary updates.

CAPE Students to Do Animation, Game Design
Two new units of study join the offerings at Jamaica’s Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination this academic year.

Video: Interview with Hans Ulrich Stoef, CEO of m4e
A teutonic take on what licensors are looking for and how the company is pursuing original live-action and animated productions.

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