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Variety’s 2017 10 Animators to Watch
Congratulations to these amazing artists! This year’s list: Arthur de Pins, Megan Nicole Dong, Dorota Kobiela, Kirsten Lepore, Kira Lehtomaki, Dave Mullins, Julia Pott, Carlos Puertolas, Dana Terrace and Nora Twomey.

Metamorphose Animation Night 2017 Brings the Weirdness in August
The trendsetting center of Shibuya will host the fifth edition of this Japanese festival dedicated to finding the most wonderfully bizarre works the world of animation has to offer, August 12-15.

AAN & Digital Lab Africa Partner for Digital Lab Africa – Animation Transmedia
Having recently announced a partnership with Annecy’s Animation du Monde competition & DISCOP, the African Animation Network confirms DLA is joining the effort as transmedia cateogry partner.

All the Secrets Unlocked by the ‘Dark Tower’ Trailer
The VFX-fueled remix of Stephen King’s fantasy-western epic arrives August 4. Check out the trailer and then embark on this spoiler-ific breakdown at your own risk. And remember: “He who aims with his hand has forgotten the face of his father.”

VIDEO: The Secret Behind Vin Diesel’s Groot Voice May Surprise You
Vin Diesel: Action hero. Heart-throb. Secret cartoon nerd.

Hi Stranger by Kirsten Lepore

Hi Stranger by Kirsten Lepore