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Star Wars: Boba Fett’s Original Role in Return of the Jedi Revealed The fan-favorite Bounty Hunter was almost a much bigger part of the plot, per George Lucas’ original vision. Batman: ... Continue Reading →
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Aardman, Ogilvy Tell Stories with Stains in Persil Campaign

Ogilvy in collaboration with Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has redefined the product demonstration with innovative content for Unilever’s laundry brand Persil. A first of ... Continue Reading →
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‘Belladonna of Sadness’ Premieres in NYC May 6

New York City’s Metrograph cinema will run a week-long premiere engagement for lost Japanese animation treasure Belladonna of Sadness, from May 6 through 12. The newly restored 1973 ... Continue Reading →
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Albino Fawn Teases Hybrid Pic ‘Apocalypsis: Theosis’

Albino Fawn Productions, known for its experimental independent film and animation projects, has released a new teaser trailer for its new live-action/animation feature project, Apocalypsis: ... Continue Reading →
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Animator-Historian Tom Sito to Receive Dusty Alumni Award

School of Visual Arts BFA Film and BFA Animation chair Reeves Lehmann and Annie Flocco, producer-director of SVA’s 27th Dusty Awards, have announced this year’s recipients of the ... Continue Reading →
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Phil Tippett & HappyGiant Launch AR Game Kickstarter

Two-time Academy Award-winning visual effects supervisor and director Phil Tippett  — whose credits include the original Star Wars films and The Force Awakens, Jurassic Park, ... Continue Reading →
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Ken Roupenian Named Digital Studio VP at Digital Domain

Academy Award winning studio Digital Domain has hired on 30-year industry veteran Ken Roupenian as its Vice President, Digital Studio. He will be responsible for the company’s creative ... Continue Reading →
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Paramount and Locksmith Animation Enter Exclusive Multi-Pic Deal

Paramount Pictures and Locksmith Animation have announced that they have entered into an arrangement to co-develop and co-produce a series of animated projects. Under the deal, Paramount ... Continue Reading →
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Dan Aykroyd Producing Bento Box ‘Blues Brothers’

Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Bordertown) will be developing and producing a new primetime animated comedy series The Blues Brothers, with original Saturday Night Live ... Continue Reading →
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WIA Welcomes Disney as First Corporate Sponsor

Women in Animation announces that Walt Disney Animation Studios has been named the organization’s first official corporate sponsor. “While Disney Animation has long supported WIA, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Jungle Book’ Roars Past $700M Worldwide

Disney’s game-changing “live-action” Jungle Book adaptation has surpassed another global box office milestone, totting up $255.8 million domestically and $452.8 million ... Continue Reading →
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Ottawa Animation Fest Turns 40

North America’s largest dedicated animation event, the Ottawa International Animation Festival, is celebrating its 40 anniversary this year. OAIF 2016 will run September 21-25 ... Continue Reading →
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Gunpowder & Sky Animates Music Lore for ‘Drawn & Recorded’

Newly formed Los Angeles studio Gunpowder & Sky has partnered with Oscar- and Grammy-winning producer T Bone Burnett (Crazy Heart), acclaimed animator Drew Christie (New York Times ... Continue Reading →
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Turner Ups Cecilia Persson to VP of Programming Kids EMEA

Turner Europe, Middle East and Africa has promoted Cecilia Persson to Vice President of Programming and Content Strategy Kids EMEA, Acquisitions and Co-Production International. The ... Continue Reading →
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ACMI Presents ‘Nightingale and the Rose’ Exhibition

The Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) in Melbourne will be celebrating the extraordinary animated collaboration of two-time Archibald Prize winner Del Kathryn Barton and ... Continue Reading →
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Video: League of Legends – Taliyah: Homecoming Austin, Texas studio Powerhouse Animation collaborates with Riot Games on a lovely trailer piece starring the game’s young ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Follows Blue Sky in Settlement for Animators’ Suit

Just shy of a month after it was announced that Blue Sky Studios had offered a multi-million dollar settlement, Sony Pictures Animation and Imageworks are following suit (no pun intended) ... Continue Reading →
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‘Tumble Leaf’ Leads Animated Daytime Emmy Creative Winners

On Saturday night, the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 43rd Annual Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards at a gala ceremony held in the California Ballroom ... Continue Reading →
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Top Stuttgart Prizes Go to ‘Kaputt,’ ‘Psychonauts’ and ‘Long Long Holiday’

The 23rd Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film (ITFS) wrapped up in the German city over the weekend, and the selected prize winners definitely lived up to the year’s motto “Animation ... Continue Reading →
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Andy Heyward Launches Collectable Animation Art Outlet

Animation industry veteran Andy Heyward has launched a new destination for collectible animation cel artwork. Andy Heyward Animation Art offers limited edition hand painted, signed ... Continue Reading →