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Le Gala Quebec Cinema – 2017 Nominees Announced
The inaugural Iris Awards for Quebecois film are set for June 1. Best Animated Short noms go to: Casino by Steven Woloshen, J’aime les filles by Diane Obomsawin, Mamie by Janice Nadeau, Oscar by Marie-Josée Saint-Pierre, and Blind Vaysha by Theodore Ushev. Best VFX nods went to Artifex Animation, Fly Studio, MELS, Rodeo FX and John Tate.

CALL FOR ENTRIES: Festival Tofuzi 2017
The 9th edition of the colorful European animation fest is set for Batumi, Georgia this October 2-7. Organizers are seeking films aimed at adults and children, series, experimental and student works, with a number of awards to contend for.

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl and the New Warriors Are Coming to TV
Why Marvel’s cartooniest superhero is going to be in a live-action show, I don’t know. But it’s still pretty dang exciting.

Tapping into the Homegrown Content Demand, Nickelodeon Announces New Show ‘Gattu Battu’
Viacom 18 is launching its fourth made-in-India animated series (from Toonz Animation) on May 1.

“Animated World” Officially Launches at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong
Visitors will get to hang out with way cooler celebrity waxworks, with Yo-kai Watch and Balala the Fairies characers joining the existing McDull, Marvel heroes and Hello Kitty exhibits.

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