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SIGGRAPH 2015 Calls for Submissions

Preeminent CG and tech event SIGGRAPH has officially opened its call for submissions for the 2015 edition, taking place August 9-13 in Los Angeles. Artists, scientists and scholars ... Continue Reading →
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DreamWorks, Hasbro Talking Merger

First it was Softbank looking to acquire DreamWorks Animation; now it’s been reported that talks are well underway for the animation powerhouse to merge with toy and media megacompany ... Continue Reading →
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New Trailer for ‘Song of the Sea’

GKIDS has released a new trailer for Song of the Sea, the most-recent animated feature film from Cartoon Saloon and director Tomm Moore. Song of the Sea tells the story of Ben and his ... Continue Reading →
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‘Hippopotamy’ Wins Top KLIK! Prize

The eclectic KLIK! Amsterdam Animation Festival (klikamsterdam.nl/festival) wrapped up over the weekend, awarding Polish animator Piotr Dumala’s Hippopotamy (Hippos) the Best ... Continue Reading →
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‘One Night in Hell’ Unleashed Online

One Night in Hell, a haunting new animated short from Unanico Group and rock visionary Brian May (of Queen) in association with the London Stereoscopic Company, has arrived for international ... Continue Reading →
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Nick Offers On-Air Feast Thanksgiving Week

Nickelodeon will be serving up a hearty helping of entertainment for Thanksgiving week, kicking off Monday, November 24. Highlights include new episodes of toon favorites, an original ... Continue Reading →
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Cathal Gaffney Keynoting U.K.’s Manimation

MIDAS, Manchester’s inward investment agency, and the Children’s Media Conference have announced the speakers for animation and content creation conference Manimation, taking ... Continue Reading →
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‘Blue Umbrella’ Helmer Unseld Joins Passion

Saschka Unseld, director of the Pixar short film The Blue Umbrella, has joined Passion New York as creative director. In addition to The Blue Umbrella, which screened in front of Monsters ... Continue Reading →
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‘Dragon 2,’ ‘Star Wars’ and Vintage ‘Sailor Moon’ Hit Disc

It’s a big day for adventure in the home video world, with major releases from DreamWorks, Disney and more. The most successful animated feature of the year comes to home video ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Dates ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Moana’

Disney has put names to dates for its 2016 animated features, filling the “Untitled Disney Animation” release slots with Zootopia (coming March 4) and Moana (November 23). Zootopia ... Continue Reading →
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Touchstone Enchanted by Lucasfilm’s ‘Strange Magic’

Lucasfilm has announced that Touchstone Pictures will be releasing its new CG-animated feature Strange Magic to theaters January 23, 2015. The musical fantasy adventure is inspired ... Continue Reading →
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Wizart Signs New Territories for Film Slate

Russian toon house Wizart Animation has closed out a successful visit to the American Film Market, closing new deals for its completed and upcoming CG feature films. Presented at the ... Continue Reading →
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Rosario Dawson Joins ‘NeverBeast’ Cast

Acclaimed actress Rosario Dawson (Sin City: A Dame to Kill For) has joined the cast of the next Disney Fairies adventure, voicing courageous Nyx in Tinker Bell and the Legend of the ... Continue Reading →
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‘Justin Time’ Spin-Off Coming to Netflix

Netflix continues to expand its kids content offerings with the announcement that the streaming service and Guru Studio will be delivering a new spin-off series titled Justin Time: ... Continue Reading →
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MIFA 2015 Opens Submissions

The MIFA market event — part of the Annecy animation festival — has opened registrations for the 2015 event. The call for projects will be open through February 13, 2015 ... Continue Reading →
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‘Big Hero 6′ Out-Powers ‘Interstellar’

It was set up as a box office duel between Disney’s animated action feature Big Hero 6 and Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated science-fiction opus Interstellar. The winner ... Continue Reading →
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Photo Report: The World Animation and VFX Summit

We already gave you a peek at the opening-night festivities of the World Animation and VFX Summit, so now we’re going to give you a look at how much fun the rest of the event ... Continue Reading →
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6 Point Harness Ups Rooney; Releases 3 We the Economy Shorts

6 Point Harness is just full of news today, announcing the promotion of Deanna Rooney to director of development and the release of three films for We the Economy: 20 Short Films You ... Continue Reading →
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Event Celebrates Disney TV Animation’s 30th Anniversary

Disney TV Animation celebrated its 30th anniversary with a special celebratory event hosted by ASIFA at The Walt Disney Studios in Burbank. The at-capacity event — filled within an ... Continue Reading →
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News Bytes: Merged Animafest, ‘Belladonna’ Restored and More

Wrapping up the week with the following desk-clearing news items: • After years of alternating its focus, The World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb has merged features ... Continue Reading →