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10 Films Make Oscars Animated Short Cut

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced that 10 animated short films will advance in the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards, out of 58 qualifying films. The ... Continue Reading →
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Miyazaki to Receive Honorary Oscar

This Saturday at the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences’ Governors Awards, legendary Japanese animation director Hayao Miyazaki will be presented with an honorary Oscar ... Continue Reading →
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Studio 100 and Shout! Ink ‘Maya the Bee’ Movie Deal

Studio 100 Film has announced that its Maya the Bee feature will be buzzing to the North American market thanks to a distribution deal with Shout! Factory. The agreement grants Shout! ... Continue Reading →
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‘Urbance,’ ‘Go! Samurai’ Hit Crowdfunding Goals

Kickstarter benefactors have risen to the challenge once again for two high profile animation projects this week. Firstly, Joel Dos Reis Viegas and Sebastien Larroude’s graphically ... Continue Reading →
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‘Penguins,’ ‘Minions’ Get New Trailers

The animated spin-off competition heated up this week as new trailers for DreamWorks’ Penguins of Madagascar (out Nov. 26) and Universal-Illuminations’ Minions (July 10,2015) ... Continue Reading →
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Soho Square Names Emily Whinnett Director of Programs

Soho Square Productions, part of Soho Square Studios Group, announces the appointment of Emily Whinnett to the new company as director of programs. Calling on her 13-plus years of experience ... Continue Reading →
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20 Films Enter the Best Animated Feature Oscar Race

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced that 20 films have been submitted for consideration in the Best Animated Feature category for the upcoming 87th annual ... Continue Reading →
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Mike Peraza to Receive Friz Freleng Award

Award-winning Disney artist Mike Peraza will be honored with the Friz Freleng Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Animation at the International Family Film Festival this year ... Continue Reading →
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Disney Movies Anywhere Comes to Android

The Walt Disney Studios and Google Play have announced that their partnership will now enable millions of Android users in the U.S. to enjoy their favorite Disney, Pixar and Marvel ... Continue Reading →
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USC Film School Opts for OptiTrack

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has installed state-of-the-art OptiTrack motion capture and tracking systems in three locations within the Robert Zemeckis Center for Digital Arts ahead ... Continue Reading →
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ISIS Rallies for ‘Archer’ Season 6

FX’s Emmy award-nominated animated spy comedy Archer will make it’s triumphant gun-toting, hot dog-eating, cyborg-loving return to television when a 13-episode season six arrives ... Continue Reading →
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WAC Winners Rep Global Animation Scene

Talented filmmakers from across the globe took home awards at the 2014 World Animation Celebration (WAC) held over the weekend. The event, presented by Animation Libation Studios and ... Continue Reading →
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Sony Partners with Cartoon Hangover to Find New Talent

Sony Pictures Animation is partnering with toon titan Fred Seibert to form GO! Cartoons — a new incubator project that will provide up and coming artists the opportunity to turn ... Continue Reading →
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‘King Julien’ Debuts on Netflix in December

DreamWorks Animation’s most notorious party animal is getting ready for his very own non-stop rager as All Hail King Julien is set to launch on Netflix. The first five 22-minute ... Continue Reading →
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‘Pet Pals’ High-Tails it to CEE

Gruppo Alcuni has completed an exclusive deal with MCF MegaCom Film for the TV and VOD rights for the full, 156-episode series of its animated kids’ show Pet Pals for Albania, ... Continue Reading →
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‘Maleficent’ Casts Spell Over Week’s Releases

Now that you’ve gotten your animated pre-game on with the Diamond Edition of Sleeping Beauty, you should be psyched up to tackle the live-action, villain-centric retelling of ... Continue Reading →
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Gala, Awards Kick Off World Animation Summit

The stars of the animation world gathered under the stars last night for the opening-night gala of the World Animation and VFX Summit, which feted some of the biggest names in the industry. The ... Continue Reading →
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‘Mario’ Creator Unveils ‘Pikmin’ Shorts

The legendary creator behind some of the world’s most popular videogame franchises — including Super Mario Bros., Donkey Kong and The Legend of Zelda — and an aid ... Continue Reading →
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Must-See Toons for Halloween

It’s the most spooktacular time of the year! Once you’ve made the rounds, sweated through your greasepaint, racked up way too big of a tab on pumpkin flavored microbrews ... Continue Reading →
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New ‘SpongeBob’ Trailer Gets Real

Nickelodeon and Paramount have debuted a new trailer for the highly anticipated hybrid flick The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, giving fans a broader look at the scope of the ... Continue Reading →