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John Knoll Upped to ILM’s Chief Creative Officer

Oscar-winning vfx veteran John Knoll has been promoted to Chief Creative Officer at Industrial Light & Magic. Knoll, who joined ILM In 1986, has been a vfx supervisor for the house ... Continue Reading →
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Channel 4 Offers More Info on ‘Snowman’ Sequel

Channel 4 in the U.K. has revealed a few more details on the upcoming sequel to its classic animated special The Snowman, which is co-produced by Lupus Films. Based on the popular children’s ... Continue Reading →
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Gran Canaria’s Grand Animation Event

Damian Perea, director of the ANIMAYO International Festivals, does not entertain the idea that something may be too difficult to accomplish: He dwells in the world of the possible. ... Continue Reading →
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‘Star Wars’ Designer McQuarrie Passes Away

Ralph McQuarrie, the Oscar-winning concept artist behind such iconic Star Wars characters as Chewbacca, R2-D2, C-3P0, Darth Vader and Boba Fett passed away Saturday, March 3, at the ... Continue Reading →
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Ghibli’s ‘Poppy Hill’ Wins Japan’s Academy Award

Studio Ghibli’s hit From Up on Poppy Hill won Japan’s prestigious Academy Award for Best Animated Feature last Friday. Directed by Hayao Miyazaki’s son, Goro, the gentle coming-of-age ... Continue Reading →
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David Stainton Leaves Paramount Animation

David Stainton has resigned from his post as president of Paramount Animation, for personal reasons. Paramount hired Stainton, head of Disney Animation from 2003 to 2006, last October ... Continue Reading →
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The Scoop on Cinequest Fest ’12

The organizers of the 22nd edition of the Cinequest Film Festival—an Academy Award qualifying festival for animated shorts—have given a first look at what visitors can expect from ... Continue Reading →
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McManus to Run Canada’s NFB Animation Studio

The National Film Board of Canada has named Roddy McManus as the new executive producer of its Oscar-winning English-language animation studio. McManus succeeds veteran animation producer ... Continue Reading →