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Go Behind-the-Scenes of Studio Ghibli’s Detailed Animation Process Former Ghibli producer Hirokatsu Kihara demonstrates the fine-pointed creative process behind classics like Nausicaa ... Continue Reading →

CCIFF Delegates Address SIGGRAPH

The Canada China International Film Festival (CCIFF) held its fourth pre-launch event last week at SIGGRAPH in Anaheim, with high profile delegates on hand to introduce the festival ... Continue Reading →

Masters & Savant’s New Site Shows Off Talent

Multi-award-winning, multi-disciplinary production company Masters & Savant has launched a new website showcasing the strong assemblage of creative talent now collected under their ... Continue Reading →

Shout! Sets U.S. Theatrical Release for ‘Blinky Bill’

This fall, audiences will get to go on a cinematic CG journey through the Australian outback when Blinky Bill: The Movie opens in U.S. theaters on October 7, 2016, through Shout! Factory ... Continue Reading →

Google Spotlight’s ‘Buggy Night’ on YouTube

The latest buzz from Google Spotlight Stories is that another short has been added to its YouTube library: Buggy Night. Previously launched on Moto X and Moto G as well as the Google ... Continue Reading →

Athena Georgaklis Named Head of Development for Nelvana

Corus Entertainment has appointed established animation executive Athena Georgaklis as Head of Development for production and distribution house Nelvana. Georgaklis will lead the acquisitions ... Continue Reading →

Okanagan Animation Fest Debuts in 2017

The inaugural Okanagan International Festival of Animation (OkIFA) will present five days of animation and digital media screenings, market and conference sessions next year from October ... Continue Reading →

UTS and Animal Logic Launch Postgrad Program

Award-winning Aussie studio Animal Logic has partnered with the University of Technology Sydney to create an industry-lead postgraduate program. Through the establishment of the UTS ... Continue Reading →

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Time Warner Confirms Hulu Stake The U.S. media giant has picked up a 10% stake in the streaming service, joining fellow industry behemoths Disney, Fox and Comcast. DreamWorks Animation ... Continue Reading →

‘Doc McStuffins’ Exhibit to Open in Indianapolis

Disney Junior is bringing its hit preschool show Doc McStuffins into local communities with the Peabody Award-winning TV series’ first-ever touring museum exhibit. “Doc McStuffins: ... Continue Reading →

NFB Animations Head to TIFF

The National Film Board of Canada is providing some animated garnish to the largely live-action offerings at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival (Sept. 8-18). Making their ... Continue Reading →

Fathom Dates ‘Welcome to Monster High’ Screening

Fathom Events, Mattel and the Women’s Forum are joining forces to present a special one-day screening event for Welcome to Monster High in select theaters nationwide. Just in time ... Continue Reading →

Boat Rocker Media Acquires Jam Filled Entertainment

Global entertainment company Boat Rocker Media continues to grow its family and kids’ content investments with the acquisition of Canadian full-service animation studio Jam Filled ... Continue Reading →

Acamar Packs ‘Bing’ for BLE

Acamar Films and its licensing agent The Licensing Company are taking award-winning animated preschool property Bing to Brand Licensing Europe this year. The continent’s premiere ... Continue Reading →

‘Mr. Madila’ Takes TAIS Grand Prize & Audience Award

On Saturday, July 30, the Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS) revealed the award winners for the 10th annual TAIS Animation Showcase. The program comprised 23 animated shorts created ... Continue Reading →

Digital Hollywood Sets VR/AR Track

Organizers of Digital Hollywood Fall for 2016 are quickly bulking up programming for the four-day event, being held October 18-21 at L.A.’s Skirball Center. Key themes being explored ... Continue Reading →

Toronto’s Arc Productions Shutters

Toronto animation studio Arc Productions, formerly Starz Animation up until 2011, has halted operations and locked up its offices. CEO Tom Murray stated in a written note to employees ... Continue Reading →

New ‘Storks’ Spot Takes Flight

Warner Bros. Pictures has released a spankin’ new trailer for its upcoming original CG comedy, Storks, which will be flapping into theaters September 23. The new spot gives a ... Continue Reading →

VIEW Conference 2016 Details Revealed

Italy’s largest computer graphics and digital media conference, VIEW, will take place in Turin October 24-28 this year. The 2016 edition promises the largest and most diverse ... Continue Reading →

‘April and the Extraordinary World’ Out Now

Take home a dazzling slice of indie European animation with GKIDS’ April and the Extraordinary World — available now on DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD. One of the best-reviewed ... Continue Reading →