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BANPRESTO to Host Loot Crate Anime Figure Sculpt Contest

Artists and anime fans heading to New York Comic Con (Oct. 5-8, www.newyorkcomiccon.com) will get to witness the first-ever BANPRESTO World Figure Colosseum, a sculpting competition ... Continue Reading →
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‘The Master,’ ‘Parque Pesadelo’ Light Up Lanterna Mágica Awards

An Estonian stop-motion short swept Brazil’s Lanterna Mágica animation festival awards this weekend, with Riho Unt’s The Master taking three prizes (Best Film, Best Direction and ... Continue Reading →
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David Oyelowo Voicing Scar in ‘Lion Guard’

Acclaimed actor of stage and screen David Oyelowo (A Most Violent Year, Selma, Queen of Katwe) will be putting on the pelt of one of animation’s most iconic villains to voice Scar ... Continue Reading →
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Fred Seibert, Netflix’s Andy Yeatman to Keynote MIPJunior

MIPJunior (www.mipjunior.com) has announced that two major influencers in the kids’ animation industry have been confirmed a keynote speakers for the 2017 confab: Fred Seibert and ... Continue Reading →
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Exclusive Clip: First Look at Nick’s ‘Welcome to the Wayne’ Opener

Nickelodeon will bid viewers Welcome to the Wayne when the brand-new animated mystery series debuts Monday, July 24. Ahead of the big debut of Emmy-winning writer and composer Billy ... Continue Reading →
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Pélénope Bagieu’s ‘Brazen’ Getting Animated Series Treatment

Illustrator and comicker Pélénope Bagieu’s celebrated feminist webcomic Brazen (Les Culottées) is being adapted into an animated 30 x 3 min. TV series by France’s Agat ... Continue Reading →
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UK’s Blue-Zoo, China’s CU Animation Form Lanzu JV

Award-winning UK-based animation studio Blue-Zoo announced at Annecy a funding deal with China UK Animation Company (a subsidiary of Zhong Ze Culture Investment Group) that will see ... Continue Reading →
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Animasia Teams with Pilla-Scheetz for ‘Nine Lives of Claw’

Malaysia’s Animasia Studio (Chuck Chicken, Harry & Bunnie) and Pilla-Scheetz Productions in the US announce a co-production agreement to develop the 2D animation concept The ... Continue Reading →
Hilmar Koch

Q&A: Hilmar Koch Joins Autodesk as Director of R&D

Hilmar Koch, former tech head of advanced development at ILMxLAB, has joined Autodesk as its first Director of Research & Development, The Future of Storytelling. The newly established ... Continue Reading →
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Daily News Bytes: Clips for ‘Valerian,’ ‘Ferdinand’ & More

‘Ferdinand’ Trailer 2 The new spot for Fox/Blue Sky’s Dec. 15 release gets us better acquainted with the animal compadres helping the misunderstood bull on his homeward ... Continue Reading →
SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom

‘SpongeBob’s Halloween Special Treat: Stop-Motion!

Nickelodeon will take viewers on a spooky Halloween adventure throughout Bikini Bottom with the brand-new, stop-motion special, SpongeBob SquarePants: The Legend of Boo-Kini Bottom. In ... Continue Reading →
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Our Best and Brightest

The Animation Magazine Hall of Fame Awards reflect the hard work, creativity and public spirit the icons of animation and VFX display in their careers and in their lives. Animation ... Continue Reading →
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A Serious Turn

Brian Fee Jon Reisch Jay Shuster Lightning ... Continue Reading →
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A Kids’ Eye View

DreamWorks Animation lets its inner child run wild in bringing the Captain Underpants children’s books to the big screen. In ... Continue Reading →
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Ego and Groot

The living planet and the baby version of everyone’s favorite tree alien demonstrate ... Continue Reading →
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30 Years, 30 Great Anime Titles

Akira Cowboy Bebop Boy and the Beast Ghost in the Shell Dragon ... Continue Reading →
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‘Batman and Harley Quinn’ World Premiere Set for Comic-Con

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment will celebrate the 10th anniversary of its DC Universe Original Movie series July 21 at Comic-Con International: San Diego with the world premiere of ... Continue Reading →
Andrew Anagnost

Andrew Anagnost Named Autodesk President and CEO

Autodesk announced June 19 that its board of directors has appointed Andrew Anagnost, current interim co-chief executive officer and chief marketing officer, as the company’s ... Continue Reading →
Tony Bancroft

‘Mulan’ Helmer Bancroft to Direct Chinese Musical, ‘Songhua’

Mulan and Animal Crackers helmer Tony Bancroft has signed on to direct the musical Songhua, a Chinese animated feature. The announcement was made during a signing ceremony on day two ... Continue Reading →
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BGF Invests $2.5 million in U.K. Effects House Milk

The Business Growth Fund has invested an initial £2 million ($2.5 million) in Milk Visual Effects, an Oscar winning independent visual-effects company in the United Kingdom. The funding ... Continue Reading →