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9th Edition of Tehran Festival Seeks Entries

The Tehran International Animation Festival is looking for entries, which are due Dec. 6. The 9th edition of the festival will be held March 8-12. The regulations and details on submitting ... Continue Reading →
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Rare Rambaldi ‘E.T.’ Painting Up for Auction

An original painting of the titular alien from Steven Spielberg’s classic E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial by the character’s designer, Carlo Rambaldi, is up for auction with ... Continue Reading →
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Norman, Wooley Set for World Animation Celebration

Prolific voice actor Michael-Leon Wooley has been set as host of the World Animation Celebration, with legendary Disney animator Floyd Norman scheduled as the guest speaker. The international ... Continue Reading →
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‘A Letter to Momo’ Delivers at Home

A very light week for animated home video releases is nonetheless brightened considerably by the release of Hiroyuki Okiura’s A Letter to Momo (Cinedigm Entertainment, $29.95 ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Announces ‘Moana’ Feature for 2016

Walt Disney Animation Studios revealed plans for the animated feature Moana, a CG-animated comedy-adventure about a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors’ ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Opens with $17M Weekend

The Book of Life opened wide to solid results, selling an estimated $17 million in tickets this weekend. That’s good enough for third place at the box office, behind the opening ... Continue Reading →
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Animating the Active Mind of ‘Kirby Buckets’

Animation and live action haven’t always gotten along terribly well together in the same frame — Who Framed Roger Rabbit? excepted. But with the tech getting better and animation ... Continue Reading →
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2014 animago Awards Announced

The winners of the 2014 animago Awards for animation, visual effects, visualisation, game design and interactive media were announced Oct. 16 at a festive gala event in the Metropolis ... Continue Reading →
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Preview Clip Released for Disney’s ‘Feast’

We’re only a few weeks away from its general release, but Disney has served up an early taste of its new short film, Feast. Directed by Patrick Osborne and produced by Kristina ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks Divulges ‘Dragon 2′ Deleted Scene

Next week sees the release of the digital download of DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon 2 (the DVD and Blu-ray follow Nov. 11), and DreamWorks TV has debuted a deleted ... Continue Reading →
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Ryan Quincy Talks Artist-Driven Disney XD Spots

What do animators The Brothers McLeod, artist Buff Monster, street artist Tristan Eaton, and animators Joel Trussell and Ryan Quincy have in common? All of them have been tapped to ... Continue Reading →
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Russian Series ‘Alisa’ Crosses Borders

Russian-produced 3D animated kids series Alisa Knows What to Do! — brand new to the MIPCOM content market — will be entertaining children in Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Israel ... Continue Reading →
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m4e and Bastei Get Together for ‘Wissper’

Brand management and media company m4e AG and Bastei Media GmbH — a subsidiary of Bastei Lübbe AG — have agreed to an extensive cooperation in the production of a new CG-animated ... Continue Reading →
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Time Is Running Out for ASIFA Hollywood Membership Drive

If you’ve been dilly-dallying about enrolling as a member in ASIFA-Hollywood so you can help determine the winners of the coveted Annie Awards, the annual membership drive is ... Continue Reading →
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Patton Oswalt Hosting His Fourth VES Awards

The Visual Effects Society (VES) has announced that award-winning actor, comedian and author Patton Oswalt will return to host the VES Awards for the fourth time next year. The 13th ... Continue Reading →
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‘Book of Life’ Invigorates Box Office Picture

The Book of Life brings animation back to America’s multi-plexes this weekend, pitted against some relatively heavy competition. The animated feature from Reel FX is directed ... Continue Reading →
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WB Bets Big on LEGO, DC, Rowling

Warner Bros. is betting big on franchises, announcing an ambitious slate of movies based on DC Comics, LEGO and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter spinoff that will carry the studio ... Continue Reading →
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MIPCOM BITS: BRB and Vme, Zodiak and ‘Mini Ninjas’

The deals keep coming from the Croisette as MIPCOM enters its final stretch. Vme Media and BRB Internacional sealed at MIPCOM an accord for Spanish-speaking audiences in the United ... Continue Reading →
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Netflix Makes Friends with ‘Care Bears’

Lovers of ’80s classic toon properties will be getting the warm fuzzies at the news that streaming giant Netflix is bringing the loveable Care Bears to its popular service in ... Continue Reading →
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Feeln Revives ‘Rainbow Brite’

Rainbow Brite is returning to brighten up the animation scene on SVOD. The new original animated series based on the classic 1980s character will be air with three weekly episodes debuting ... Continue Reading →